I was surprised how flattering this color looked on me seeing as it looked a bit too orange for my liking. The overall quality is superb and I've yet to see any dupes for it. It's not the cheapest blush on the market. However, I think it's worth it because it's so pigmented that it'll end up lasting a you really long time.
I noted that I would buy this blush again, but I would probably never need to rebuy. It is very pigmented and I only need a dab and tap and I have more than enough on my brush. The color on me is very soft apricot. It lasts most of the day. It is easy to blend out...not powder-y and does not emphasize my pores or dry patches. I am NC20 with a definite light olive undertone and this color, lightly applied, looks quite natural on me. I like the fact that I can see the color through the clear window on top of the case, and it is fingernail friendly to open. Great product, expensive, but you definitely get what you pay for with these blushes. I have six of them now!
What makes Lover unique is there are not many pale apricot matte blushes on the market. Most brands choose to make them shimmery or more of a highlighting product. Lover is soft to the touch but buildable, and it's very pigmented. People say the packaging is bulky, but it's not. The way we pick things up with our fingers fits the shape of Illamasqua compacts. If you just grab the side of it to open it will open easily without ruining your nail polish. I can't say most packaging is that easy to open.
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.
-Lover is gorgeous as well. It is an apricot-peach shade. On me it tends to look a bit more orange than peach, but still looks great on a cool skin tone
The formula of this blush is classic Illamasqua Ė outstandingly pigmented! The powder quality of the blush is butter-soft and just one gentle sweep picks up a ton of colour. I agree with the description, itís definitely a peachy-apricot that is neither orange nor coral. Itís also pastel bright, which results in a gorgeous fresh look on my cheeks.
It lasts all day long and doesnít fade in the slightest. A lot of reviews on Lover often compare it to MAC Peaches. Peaches is a true peach in my opinion, whereas Lover is more a pastel apricot-peach. I also own NARS Gilda, which is more of a coral blush with a strong peachy undertone. Oh and MAC Melba, which is a dirty peach Ė it has elements of pink to it that make it a peachy-pink. Not one of them is similar to Lover at all! Itís unique to my collection, and I love it!
I love this product. I'm NC25/NC 30 and a bit olive and it looks very flattering. Like most Illamasqua blushes it doesnt maximize the appearance of my huge pores and it's a real no fuzz blush! it's very hard to overdo and it looks great with my blue based reds even though it's such a warm blush.This is a milky-apricot. I dont see any hints of pink or coral, definitely a pale orange. For ladies darker then NC40 this might look a bit ashy because of the "white" in it that makes it pale (Excite might be a better choice since it's not milky) But there is no harm in trying! I think pale ladies can really work this product! (like n10), it just looks so angelic on that skin tone!
I've used this for several days in a row now. It's different from what I expected. On my skin (NW10) it gives quite a bright flush. Pretty but IDK if I'd really consider it peach. Very flattering. I do like it a lot but I think I need to do a cheek comparison because I'm not sure if its much warmer than my pink blushes.
Super pigmented. I have 2 other Illa blushes so I'm used to the formula but this one still surprised me
I'm NC35 with red (coloured) hair and some freckles. Lover is a warm apricot type powder blush. Which if anyone had suggest to me I would have though EW OLD LADY BLUSH ALERT, but actually it's gorgeous. It makes me look a bit more like a natural redhead and has something youthful and gentle about it. Like all illamasqua blushes, it comes in a black mac-esque package and is highly pigmented so you don't need much if you want a more natural look. LOVE THIS BLUSH!
Lover has been in my everyday makeup routine for the whole summer. Love Love Love this blush. A little goes a long way. It looks fresh on my NW 30 skin during the summer. If I ever hit pan on this one, I will run out and get a new one, but using it all summer long, I still have a lot. So i do think it worth the price.
This is a great, pigmented blush. It's buildable, blendable, smells nice, not the greatest lasting power on me but ok (about 4hr). I'd call it a peachy orange, which on me turns orange. I was hoping for something with a little more pink in it to temper the orange. The color looks very very close to MAC Peaches or Style or L'Oreal Innocent Flush (those three are very similar to me). I'd say it's closest to Peaches though. It's less dirty than MAC Melba. It got returned because I have too many other blushes that look just like it. I still gave it a 4 because it's a great blush quality and use.