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.
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.
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 !