Illamasqua • Powder in Unrequited • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Green
This is my first Illamasqua blush and I love it! It's a light pink, but warm toned. It is not an atrocious, blue toned, electric pink blush like some lighter pinks out there. It is also very pigmented. You don't need much on your brush! I've also found that this lasts a long time. It lasts pretty much all day and doesn't fade by lunchtime like cheaper blushes I've used. I'm really loving this blush and I can't wait to buy more from the brand!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I got this last year along with Katie and Kiss.
I really thought Katie (a very light cool pink) would be my "go to" shade seeing as I'm quite fair** but, I reach for Unrequited more than any blush I own. It's a pretty look, a little life without looking clownish. Unrequited, to my eye, is a matte warm pink with a good dose of peach. Baby pink is not what I would call this, Katie is what I think of when I hear/see baby pink as a description. The 2nd pic above is mine & Katie is on the left with Unrequited on the right, NYX peach is in the middle.
As mentioned by others, this is totally matte no sparkles to be found. YAY!
Unrequited blends out like a dream and is not chalky but it is soft so a light hand and softer (but not too soft) brush are needed. Really this is true for all of my Illamasqua blushes. They are all very pigmented & wear well; I get about 10 hours of wear out of these blushes & could probably go longer but I take it off when I get home.
**I've never been MAC matched but they don't have a shade light enough for me, most brands don't though. The closest I've found so far in LIQUID foundations is Revlon Color Stay combo/oily Ivory 110, the lightest shade. Nars, Shu, Kanebo, GA, all are too dark or off in tone. As a guess, I'd say I'm nw/nc 10? hth
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I LOVE this color! I've been looking everywhere for a light, soft pink that has warm undertones and have finally found it! This blush blends like an absolute dream and the color is vibrant, glowy, and beautiful. I haven't come across a more soft and silky blush! The website describes this as a "baby pink", and I think that's pretty accurate. I usually buy NARS blushes, so I'm happy to add something to my collection that doesn't have shimmer or sparkles to it. Illamasqua is known for their pigmented blushes, and this one is no exception. You can easily get the color you see in the pan with one or two swipes. I love that! I'm new to this brand (I purchased Hussy at the same time) but I think Illamasqua may have replaced my NARS addiction. They have an amazing selection of colors, so it's easy to find a number of blushes to suit your coloring and your mood! I love the simple packaging. The sturdy black plastic casing is easy to open, and I like the window at the top so you can view the color without having to search though label names (like NARS). I haven't been this excited about blush in a long time! The only downside is that this can only be purchased at Sephora in the U.S., and my store does not have a display, although others do. I had to buy this (and Hussy) off their website, which makes it hard to figure out the colors.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Illamasqua Unrequited is a wonderful "pinch my cheek" pink that blends beautifully. It's finish is a matte...no sprinkles, micro-whatever, that has fallout tendencies. This blush is perfect. Staying power is rather good. Blending is a dream. (I know, I'm repeating this fact because its so amazing).
I'm a fan of Illamasqua now. I've layered this with Tweak and it adds a whole new dimension of color. I'll seriously consider enlarging my blush collection from this makeup company. Excellence through and through. Bobbi Brown "pale pink" will have to take a backseat now.
Age: Unknown Skin: Combination Hair: Other Eyes: Green
Ravishing! The perfect pink blush for this NC27 - bright enough to make my face look alive, but without looking clownish. Of course it's very pigmented, so you do need a light hand, but it blends beautifully and has incredible staying power. I find myself reaching for this almost all the time, while my other blushes go unused - it's that pretty.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
So this is actually my first Illamasqua blush. I was intending to buy 'Katie' at first but after actually swatching it I wasn't too sure that the shade would do much for my skintone. I went for 'Unrequited' instead which is a more vibrant shade of Pink, but not too OTT! I would recommend going in carefully on first application, I under-estimated just how pigmented it is. Once blended with a peachy blush (I used MAC 'Highland Honey') it was fine, but next time I'll be sure to use a little less on the brush. On my skin the colour is a very true pink, its not bordering on a red as i've found with some shades previously. I was impressed with the silky texture of the blush and how easy it was to blend. I will definitely be picking up some other Illamasqua blushes in a variety of shades now! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
For reference, I am NC15, fair olive with cool undertones (yes that's a strange mix but that exists).
Very cool pink blushes like Illamasqua Katie don't look good on me but Unrequited is just a bit darker and warmer than Katie is so it works perfectly for my skin tone.
Like all Illamasqua powder blushes, it's matte, not chalky at all and very easy to blend, it has a light vanilla scent (that I love) and the same black packaging with transparent lid. I wish they'd put a mirror in this but well...
I also love to layer this blush with Lover, which is a peach, but of course it's lovely on its own.
I definitely recommend it, it's one of my 2 favorite Illamasqua blushes (with Lover) and a staple for me!