Illamasqua • Cream - Rude • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||80%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I'm not a big makeup-user, but I got this because my skin is dry and getting kind of "mature," and I read that I shouldn't be using powder blush. The color in the pan is ghastly -- a bright orange -- but it looks absolutely natural once I apply a small amount to my cheeks. Really nice. I used to use Nars Deep Throat, and this is an even nicer pink-coral color -- much more natural looking than the Nars. I agree with the reviewer below that it looks like a flush after a light run.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really do like this cream blush. It is one of the very few cream blushes I actually like using. I would describe the color as a peachy coral. The texture is very creamy and very pigmented. I barely have to tap my fingers into the product to get enough. However, if I put on too much, it'll easily blend down to something more wearable. And can easily be built up to be more of a pop of color. I like using this on its own on my bare skin on the days I don't feel like doing a full face of makeup. It doesn't settle into pores or bring out imperfections. It doesn't break me out if I use it directly on my cheeks. And it feels nice when applied. It gives a nice "I just quickly ran over here" flushed look. It also makes for a great cream base for a powder blush to go over to give your top color a little more umph. Definitely going to venture off and try the other cream blushes Illamasqua has to offer. I would definitely repurchase this if i were to ever run out (which i doubt) but that's just goes to show much great this product is.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is such a gorgeous colour. I bought this shade after seeing a lot of girls raving about it online, and it certainly didn't disappoint.
This was my first cream blush and I do not regret it at all. I think it is quite reasonably priced because there is a lot of product and it is very good quality.
When I first got it I wore it daily and it is perfect for the office. It's quite an adorable peach pink apricot colour. It isn't dewy like I expected and sort of dries to a powdery finish and blends very well. I can see this colour working on a lot of skin tones.
This was my first illamasqua product and I'd be very happy to try out more of their products after this. There aren't really any cons for me with this! Super happy with my purchase :) I recommend this very highly.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I really like this blusher. It is a rather frightening orange in the pan, but it goes on a lovely pop of coral. It can be very natural if you only apply a bit. The product is quite soft and it can be applied directly onto skin or over powder, which is something I appreciate. The packaging is nice and sturdy, typical Illamasqua.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Hazel
For Reference my skin is NC/NW 07-10 or Nars Sheer Glow Mont Blanc or illamasqua 3.5. I have Acne prone, extremely sensitive, combination, oily skin. I have a lot of topical and internal allergies/ intolerances. (wheat, soy, msg (yes it is in some makeup), beeswax, bismuth oxychloride)
Highlight/quick REVIEW this product:
Versatile (eyes, lips, cheeks, anywhere, heavy or light application)
Can be long wearing when set with a powder
Emollient, smooth, and creamy
A little goes a long way (on pale skin)
Crap packaging (though interesting to look at because of shape)
This product does not break me out, thankfully, and I have worn it many times since I purchased it last month. I recently decided I wanted to try a cream blusher for the first time. I was on an illamasqua product hunt because I really wanted to try the brand out. This blush in Rude I purchased from Sephora at $26 for 0.14oz of product. Because I am on the Pale end, a little goes a long way. I gently dab my brush in the product and stipple on both cheeks, blending one side and then the other back and forth until I get even coverage. I choose the brush because I felt I couldn't not control the product as well with my fingers (a common problem for me with any cream product).
Being a cream product, it is emollient, and I think it has a lovely texture. This is particularly easy to spread, not too dry not too emollient. I haven't had any issues with it transferring (though I do not rub my face on things or people) I have not been setting my face with a powder, do to it being a very dry fall where I am living. We shall see how the product acts once summer arrives again. I have had no problems, so far, with this product lasting all day or staying where I put it. Nor have I had any issues with it oxidizing or becoming darker or brighter or anything else. The color is a wonderful peach pink, and with a light hand looks absolutely natural. I quite enjoy this blush and I wear it quite often. This product will last me quite some time because of how pigmented it is and how little that means I have to use on my pale skin.
I am unsure I would purchase this again, Though the product is wonderful, the packaging is horrible and the price seems steep. It will take me quite a while to finish this container so I feel it is worth the money for this single purchase.
I also want to mention the packaging, I love black, and I like the odder shapes of illamasqua's products, and though I would like to complain about how light the packaging is, I think it is useful for travel, it keeps your bag from being too heavy if you are someone who applies makeup on the go, or travels a lot with your cosmetics. Because it is so light it feels like it maybe flimsy, however, I haven't had any problems with the packaging actually being flimsy, but it doesn't seal closed and I feel like this product may dry out quickly. It has a lip for easy opening and closing (unlike the cream pigments that do not have a grip or lip of any kind to aid in opening, and it irritates me to no end).
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
I went into illasmasqua to have a look at Lover, but my partner came across this and asked me to try it on. It's a very natural pinky blushing colour that really blends in for a lovely creamy effect. I left with this instead and wouldn't get lover for a few more months. It's a great colour. Does not look the same on as it does in the box. Would not be without this little staple, for sure! Possibly my HG blush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This colour is so gorgeous - peach pink - super natural for summer, and the formula is lovely. It is creamy, not sticky, and blends beautifully. Highly pigmented so you only need to touch once with your finger and that is enough for a whole cheek. I can see this one pan will last me forever.
I think it cost about AU$30 but I can't recall. Illamasqua recently dropped their prices and I really support their Fight for Fair campaign against Aust prices. I have put 2 lippies for price due to how little you need.
I am able to build this - layer upon layer - but be careful you don't overapply first go, because if you try and remove it, you may end up removing fdtn underneath.
Having said that, this looks gorgeous and natural over my liquid/creme fdtns.
I don't use this over powder fdtn.
The colour looks more natural on the skin than it does in the pan, like a healthy flush. When you first apply it, it looks crazy but blended out it is incredible. It works well for my yellow toned skin. It is pretty much a cream version of my powder blush Dior peach veil.
Nothing wrong with the packaging, standard plastic flip up lid. Very sturdy, clicks shut properly and stays shut.
If you aren't sure about cream blushes, give this one a try and you won't be disappointed!
More about me:
Asian normal skin - tending towards combination in summer
Was acne-prone for years
Foundation preference is to look as yellow as possible, absolutely nil pink
MAC NC-30, Shiseido O60, BeneFit Champagne, Bobbi Brown #4, MUFE Sand/Desert
Sunscreen everyday - alternating between Sofina and Invisible Zinc
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I love this blusher by ! The only downfall being its price!
It leaves a nice glow on the skin and you can control the coverage- I usually prefer a light finish!
As well as owning Rude, I also own Crush which is dark purple in colour and is slightly harder to control!
I double both shades up as a lip colour, although lip liner is required for the darker shades as they tend to bleed, the lighter ones are really unnoticeable!
It's a really versatile product overall and Rude gives a beautiful sun-kissed finish!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I love this blusher! it is very pigmented but not over the top. It's very blendable and creamy, better than the mac ones which I think that are very hard to blend. I also use this blush on my lips when i'm in a hurry, which gives me a very neutral lip and it isn't drying at all. I really recommend this !
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
on my recent friends & family binge, i finally bought some illamasqua products. my local (podunk) sephora doesn't carry illa products so i couldn't swatch anything prior to purchasing. soooooooooooo of course i stalked p-ville to figure out what i wanted.
i bought rude and the color is lovely. i am veeeeeeeery pale and love my blushes, and this color is rexactly what i wanted. it reminds me if nars niagra lippie were morphed into a blush. a bright, scary looking coral in the pan equals a pretty natural looking flush on the skin.
the formulation is my issue, it blends well, and isn't too sheer or too opaque. but, what i don't like about the formulation is the greasy, shiny look it imparts to my cheeks. i don't ever use powder to set my makeup as i end up looking like the crypt keeper. with my mac creme blushes i don't end up with super shiny, artificially textured looking . i need to find a different way of applying this that won't leave me with a weird sheen.
this blush is expensive, but there is a ton of product in the pan. wouldn't repurchase as it will likely last me years and it's not something i'll be reaching for everyday.