Love this blush. I'm an nc30 but I've been looking for a pale pink blush because warm tones tend to look more orange on my complexion and I needed something to just give my skin a little color without looking obvious that I'm wearing blush. Although its pale and more suited to fair complexions, I find this still shows up on me. I also have oily skin, this is moisturizing but I'm impressed with the staying power. It is more moisturizing than nars cream blushes but not as emollient as Mac cream blushes. I do set this with a setting powder as I do with my foundation and it lasts a long time for a cream blush. The only I don't like is illamasqua's bulky packaging. I find it also a bit hard to open the compact and I wish there was a mirror like nars packaging. Other than that, I think this is a fantastic product that if I ran out, I would definitely repurchase.
I absolutely LOVE this cream blush. I have only ever used MAC cream blushes, which I do like, but this is truly amazing for color, blendability, and staying power. Promise is exactly how it is described, a petal pink. It can be bright and bold, but also add a light flush of beautiful pink. It will look amazing with a tan (in fact I'm going to use fake tan tonight just so I can use this with a tan), but it also looks great with my pale, freckly skin. I just ordered another of their cream blushes in "Rude" and I can't wait for it to arrive. BUY THIS NOW!
Very pretty bright blue-based pink in the pan, this blush can be applied lightly for a more natural glowy pink look. It reminds me of a nice winter flush that you would get after being outdoors in the cold.
The first time I patted this pink blush on my "apples" I thought it was going to be a neon/candy pink, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it's sheer enough to look natural, like you've just come inside from a brisk, windy late autumn day. I have both cream and powder blushers in this cool pink tones but I find myself reaching for this one most of the time. It' s very expensive but a little goes a long way. Good quality and fades less than most cream blushes I've used.
Hands down this is the best creme blush I've tried. The consistency is light as air with a nice "slip" which makes it more easily blendable than MAC creme blushes. In younger days, I only wore powder blush, but the last few years since entering my 40's my combination skin looks more youthful and better hydrated in creamier formulas, although every other brand I've tried would tug and get blotchy especially over foundation or powder base. My issue has been getting them to blend well on my less than perfect complextion. This shade, "Promise" is simply gorgeous... just a dab of this soft, cool toned pink appears natural even on my fair skin. Another plus is that it has not caused any break outs or irritation despite the fact I often have allergic sensitivities. A bit pricey, but worth it, and will definitely repurchase.
This is my favourite blush ever! I'm fairly pale and when I get flushed (from exercise or eyebrow waxing) my natural flushed colour is basically an exact match for Promise. I like that I can use this blush without any foundation and it sticks around. I also like that I can use this on my lips, although it is a bit drying on the lips but the colour is pretty.
HG! Fair neutral skin here, perfect shade of light pink, looks extremely natural, decent lasting power, no break outs, creamy, pigmented, easy to apply and blend (have Bobbi Brown cream blush in Pale Pink which looks the same on me, but it's harder and waxier in texture than Illamasqua so I don't reach for it that much). Good amount for the price, and since it's very pigmented only a little is needed so it lasts a long time. Gave packaging a 4 because I would prefer if it was round instead of square.
This is a nice colour but not for me. highly pigmented as with all their stuff.
I prefer their powder blushes.
This is my first cream blush and I am in love. Promise is a blue-based pink that is surprisingly flattering on my warm skin tone (Asian, MAC C2). It is extremely pigmented and blends effortlessly. I am clueless about cream blush application and it looked perfect the very first time I tried it.
This is the best cream blush I own, my collection includes Nars, Stila, KA, and MUF's newst line. This blush goes on super smooth, pigmented but still look natural, I apply it with my fingers, it is a perfectly cute dolly pink on my asian skin, it's the kind of pink I was looking for all the time.
I will definitely repurchase it.
btw: I'm fair, MAC NC 20