This is a stunning blush. Light true peach. Very pigmented so use a light hand. I even use this as e/s since It's so pigmented. The texture is great, very soft. Blends beautifully. This is a great everyday blush. If I don't know what I wanna wear I just wear this. It never lets me down. I'm NC40.
I've been searching for the perfect peach blush for a long time, and I think I may have found it in this product. Lover really is a beautiful colour, it's a true apricot peach that would work for a variety of skin tones because it's neither too orange nor too pink. I do advise exercising caution the first time you use it, especially if you're fair, as it's so highly pigmented that it can be easy to overdo it if you've been used to blushes that are more sheer and have less impressive colour payoff. I'm fair myself, a neutral toned MUFE HD 115, and this works really well on me, it gives me a lovely Summer glow. This blush is quite strongly scented when in the pot, which personally I quite like, but I can imagine the fairly sweet vanilla fragrance will not suit everyone. However, the smell dissipates as you apply it.
I generally use either a 187 or a 188 to apply this, recently I've been opting for the 188 for a bit more control. This blush is so pigmented that it does have a mild tendency to stain the white sections of duo fibre brushes, so I do recommend washing your brush soon after use if using a similar brush. Because of the high level of pigmentation I can see this blush lasting a a very long time, so although I've selected that I would repurchase, chances are I won't need to for a while!
My main gripe about this blush applies to the rest of Illamasqua's line. The packaging just doesn't feel solid when in your hand, I would worry about putting this in my handbag. The clasp is a little awkward, as others have mentioned you have to open it with a fingernail and the clasp is where the "Illamasqua" brand is stamped, and I have a feeling that with repeated use that might wear away. Overall the plastic feels quite fragile; I found this to be true of their lipsticks as well.
However, that aside this product still gets a 5. It's a fantastic blush and I highly recommend it if you're still on the hunt for the perfect, non shimmer peach blush. I like it by itself as I tend to like a non shimmery look, but I also love it with a stroke of Lightscapade or Refined MSF along the cheek bones for further enhancement.
Until I found this product, I never used blush. Now I use this every day. The color is pure peach. I have very fair skin, and this is perfect. The blush is heavily pigmented and this would look great on a huge range of skintones. Because there is so much pigment in this blush, you only need a tiny bit. I have used mine every day for a week, and the pan still looks untouched because you literally only need to tap the brush to pick up enough colour.
Zero glitter, easily blendable, and it blends so perfectly that it makes you look like the color is emanating from your skin. I am not skilled with makeup at all, yet this was easy enough even for me to use. This is a gorgeous peach/apricot shade. I also got "Hussy" but it's a little harder for me to work with, so "Lover" is my go-to shade.
I also have skin that breaks out at the drop of a hat, but this hasn't made me break out at all. I love it.
The only feedback I have for Illamasqua is that the compact feels hella cheap and chintzy for a $23 blush. I have seen drugstore blushes with better-quality cases. The Illamasqua compact is lightweight plastic and doesn't feel "quality" at all. You have to use a fingernail to open the compact, which I don't like. I will still repurchase when this runs out in like 5 years, but I would prefer this if the packaging was better quality.
I am in love with this blush! I was a bit hesitant to try it at first, because I hate orange colors and I look terrible wearing anything orangey. But this blush looks absolutely exquisite! It gives this amazing, healthy glow and really perks my skin up and makes my complexion look smoother and more youthful. It is finely milled and pigmented and stays on all day. It has no sparkle and doesn't cake, so it looks natural. I would totally repurchase, it is worth every penny. It makes me want to try all of illamasqua's other blushes...
OMG this blush is BEAUTIFUL! It radiates the skin. I have got about 50 MAC blushes and dont use them anymore in favor of this blush. I have never seen such a beautiful natural looking peach blush. One major pluspunt for me is that it doesnt have glitters, I m not a big fan of glittery blushes! I apply it with my MAC #188 brush and it looks really good!!
My favourite blush, for a peachy tone. Gives a really sweet glow, that is not too orange on my NW20 skin. Works well with Illamasqua's Rumour Powder Blush as a contour. Really enhances my skin and wakes me up. Love it!
I am Nc40, I love this Blush, it really its peach color, no other colors added. Super pigmented, needs a super light hand. I love it.
I am absolutely in love with this blush, it is a perfect peach color - not orange, not pink, just peach.
A little goes a long way as it's very pigmented and it stays on all day. I have been using it a lot, and this is going to be a staple in my stash!
it comes in a classic illamasqua black square box, and has the vanilla scent as everything from illamasqua. you get 4.5 gramms that is about a a nars amount. i have to say it is even more pigmented than nars, so a little goes a long away.. i use it sincr november 2008, and it looks almost like a new one.
i love peach colours, and this is just the perfect shade-not orange or too burnt ot pink, it is just amazing!!
this is my everyday blush, makes me awake and healthy:))
i love the brand, just amazing, and this blush is my favourite ever blush in the world:)))) so amazing and the plus is that it is matte:DD the lasting power is excellent, and the fresh effect that it gives just amazing:)))
This powder blush from cult brand Illamasqua caught my eye when it was featured on their official blog and I decided I could not make do without it!
The colour is a true peach; no pink or coral tones, no pull toward red/plum/orange or any other distractions; just pure peach.
Texture is matte, non-chalky and very easy to blend. Because it is so heavily pigmented you can create everything from a light healthy flush to a full-on dramatic blush that doesn't look overdone. It creates a very youthful appearance, offers a "lit from within"- glow and really makes my blue eyes pop.
I'm NW 20-ish (fair, neutral) and find Lover a very good colour match for me, but it would probably work well on most skintones; ranging from pale to dark depending on how it's applied/layered. I also tried layering this with bronzer and it blends beautifully, looks very natural.
This blush is scented with some type of vanilla which is not my favourite fragrance but as I apply the product the scent dilutes/disappears and it does not bother me, however it does make me wonder what caused them to feel the need for a masking fragrance in the first place.
Size of product is 4.5g which is the same size as NARS blushes; you're getting a lot for your money with this.
I'm not crazy about the black plastic packaging which, to be honest, is cheap-looking, bulky and appears quite fragile, like it could easily shatter if dropped on a hard surface. It has a clear window on the lid which is great if you have a lot of products to choose from (and maybe more Illamasqua products) but that also means no mirror inside the lid, I'm still thinking there must be a way to get both! The opening is tricky; you have to stick your nail in to push open the top lid; girls who like well-manicured fingernails will probably not like this!
I would definately buy this product again and recommend to others; it is a unique shade with great product quality.