I am working my way through trying out my new haul of Illamasqua powder blushes. I have been wearing this one recently and really loving it. Well, I love all of the ones I have tried so far. These are just lovely and long lasting. So easy to apply and blend out too. On my light olive toned NC20 skin, this blush seems to be a vibrant peach. I use a light hand as it is quite pigmented.
These are by far the best blushes I have ever had. I have had more expensive high end brands to compare to, and nothing beats these. This blush is so incredibly pigmented. The texture is so silky, there's no fly away powder, and it blends on so nicely. The staying power is amazing, I've fallen asleep with it on and it was still there in the morning. I only need to just dab a brush with the product to apply, so it will last forever.
-Tremble is the other pink shade I have, which would work for a larger variety of skin tones, and it is so beautiful. It's a true neutral-warm pink shade, looks great on cool and warm tones. It is definitely a bright pink and more opaque as compared to the pastel-ness of Katie.
Beautiful blush on nc 30 skin. It is my HG blush my go to everyday blush it gives me just enough of a flush of pink that looks natural. Been using it for six months I still have much left in pan. Very pigmented and pretty good staying power. I think this blush does really well on oily to combo skin types for it mattifys the cheeks quite nicely.
NW10 (neutral-cool toned, very fair), blue eyes, Color season is True Summer, Baumann Skin Type is OSPW.
Much like my review of Hussy, I was disappointed in this blush because I found it didn't do anything for me that my other blushes already did. I liked how it looked, but I prefer my other blush, Palladio Rosey, which imparts a subtle glow. Meh, maybe I just am biased against matte blushes.
Ok seriously now I understand what all the hype is surrounding Illamasqua blushes! The color Tremble is a warm baby pink with hints of coral. It is a FANTASTIC colour, something I don't have in my ginormous blush collection, surprisingly. I've waited sooooo long for Illasqua to hit Sephora stores in Canada and now it finally has! Us Canadians couldn't even get Sephora to ship to us if we ordered online o_O
Tremble is very wearable and easy to pair with anything. It is very pigmented but if used with a light hand you can still achieve a minimalist look. It is matte and a dream to blend out. The wear-time really surprised me too, it lasted for pretty much 6 hours which is unheard of for me (because I have the oiliest skin in the world. No blush has lasted on my skin for more than 3 hours). The only negative thing I can say is the price ($32 Cdn) and the packaging feels pretty cheapy considering the price. Also, the powder is so incredibly finely milled, so when you dip your brush in it the powder sort of disperses, creating a dusty effect around the pan. It could potentially get messy but the trick is to pat the brush into the product, not swirl. Anyways, I hope this review helped some of you :)
I decided to switch to matte blushes & Illamasqua's always get such high praise that I ordered 3 sight-unseen from Sephora. This was the only one I decided not to keep & that is just because it was similar in color to my Stila CC in Petunia. Different formula, yes but I'm trying to avoid dupes (plus I had another lemming at Sephora so a store credit would help).
Very pigmented & bright. Gorgeous. continued >>
This is a bright warm pink blush. It works well for a sheer wash of bright color but is also fairly buildable. It's the only blush I've ever noticed a smell with; a sweet vanilla that you can smell as you apply it and fades quickly, which is sad because it's yummy! It's very pigmented, blends well but it doesn't seem to have great lasting power on me-only about 4 hours. Overall I feel this is a very user friendly blush. I can't think of any dupes I have for it either. It's warmer than MAC pink swoon. That's the only color I have that is even kind of similar.
I'm very fair and neutral-warmish, and this blush is beautiful on my skin.
It's an extremely bright pink in the pan, but if applied with a light hand, it is the prettiest peach color that lasts hours. It is also completely matte and looks very natural is applied correctly.
If you're gentle, you'll get very little fallout, and the blush will last forever!
Many suggested Tremble for my extremely pale, warm toned skin. However... I'm not in love with it. The color comes off as a sickly yellow pink, & is way too bright even applied with a light hand. I looked like a clown wearing this. Even though I probably would not repurchase, I still have nice things to say about this blush. For one - it's very pigmented. So if you do like the color, it'll last you for ages. Two - the packaging is very classy & unique. Three - You get a lot of product for only $24. All in all Illamasqua is a nice brand! continued >>
This is currently my favorite blush. As other reviewers have described it, it's a warm pink leaning on the peachy side. Illamasqua's description of this shade (warm lilac pink) is quite misleading because there is nothing lilac in this product.
The pigmentation is amazing. I need the smallest amount to make my cheeks look beautifully and naturally flushed. I'm not sure if this would go well with cooler undertones because it is an obviously warm shade, but for us yellowish girl, it's a gift sent from heaven.
The color is also quite versatile. I find I reach for it both during the day and evening and I combine it with a number of eye colors. I have yet to find a look which this blush doesn't complement.
It is matte, but not a flat kind of matte. There is no luminosity, but I guess the vibrancy of the color makes it not look dull.
As for the staying power, I have no complaints. I would go out at 8 in the evening and it would still be there at 4 am. However, a bit of fading can be noticed, but nothing terrible.
It does have some fallout, but I think that's because it is extremely finely milled. It really feels like silk.
And I find it hard to understand why this isn't as hyped up as Katie or Hussy. It's far more versatile and wearable on more skintones.