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Illamasqua blushes – just a few swatches

by Sonia G.

I wanted to share some Illamasqua blush swatches, not all of them but a nice selection of 4 cream and 10 powder formulas.

You’ll get 4g of cream product, 4.5g of powder, both in a plastic compact, no mirror, no brush. The names of the blushes are printed at the back but if you use them often, the name rubs off … That’s why Dixie it’s written “Pixie” in the white label 🙂 I thought the D was a P…  I put the labels on the front because of the way I store them, I can see the name immediately and that helps a lot in the organization.

Cream blushes

They are pigmented, have a decent lasting power and they are comfortable to wear. I am loving these 4 from their range :

I am on my second Rude blush and I had to give a Dixie away to a friend, so that’s also my second one…

I find Rude and Dixie to be the most flattering, I love the glowy finish on the skin, although I feel the texture of the cream blush on, it doesn’t feel thick or sticky on my cheeks.

Powder blushes

They look very powdery, you’ll have to remove the excess powder from the brush before you apply it but the result is actually a doll-like velvety flawless application, the more you blend, the better the result. I like to apply them with a sparse brush but once the  powder is placed, I blend with a denser brush, if I don’t do that, the powder tends to sit on the skin and it will enhance my facial hair… I prefer to stay from that 🙂

It’s also easy to over apply, mainly the darker shades, so I like to proceed with very small steps and with the appropriate brush.

I have only matte shades and these are very heavy swatches :

These are also heavy swatches but applied with a blush brush :

I use all of them, except for Disobey, I  thought I could use it as a bronzer but it’s not flattering for my skin type  (and my facial hair….).
Primal is for contouring, it has been discontinued but the others should still be available on the Illamasqua site or Sephora, I actually got Primal in a swap.

Illamasqua UK ships internationally, I always receive my items in less than 5 days, Sephora also sells the products but unfortunately we don’t have access to Sephora in Switzerland. I like to go to the Illamasqua counters in London (either Selfridges or their shop in Beak Street), the Illamasqua makeup artists are very creative and their looks are stunning and daring ! Love that !

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Nikoleta 29 August, 2012 - 7:32 pm

Colors are nice but Illamasqua products have all mineral oil that can cause sometimes breaks out to acne-prone skin 🙁

My Lucite Dreams 29 August, 2012 - 8:18 pm

These look lovely. Of course I want the discontinued primal. Looks like the perfect contour. Where do you swap? And how? I wanna swap! Haha

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 August, 2012 - 8:27 pm

😀 I will send you some details about swapping 😀

My Lucite Dreams 29 August, 2012 - 9:12 pm

Thank so much! I appreciate it 🙂

Sweet Make Up Temptations 29 August, 2012 - 9:23 pm

In the meantime I can also recommend the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting powder, there is a post here about it : http://www.thenonblonde.com/2012/02/kevyn-aucoin-sculpting-powder-medium.html it’s darker but I actually prefer it 😉
Also here in this site you can find some reviews : http://www.makeupalley.com/product/showreview.asp/ItemId=82696/The_Sculpting_Powder/Kevyn_Aucoin/Bronzers
Makeupalley is actually the site where I swap, I took me nearly a year to swap for the Primal 🙁 not that I cannot live without it, but it was in my wish list and suddenly when I wasn’t looking anymore someone sent me a message : “I have the Primal, do you want to swap for that ?”
I’ll send you an email tomorrow 🙂

Latoya 30 September, 2012 - 1:37 pm

~sigh~ I have four powder blushes from Illamasqua, which is pretty good for me, and I love each one! Unrequited I believe is also discontinued, I was lucky enough to get it before it was gone though! It’s my favorite of the four (I also have Hussy, Lover, and Tweak). Such a great brand! I never though about the application method, I’ll have to try your suggestion 🙂 Thanks Sonia!

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