Illamasqua • Lover • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Incredibly good blush, especially for little tanned skin. Rich color, doesn't dry up your skin and looks natural, which is the key factor to me. I think it's a good value purchase too, as the package is HUGE.
Also if anyone's about to order it online (just as I did), be confident that the colors will match the actual colors!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I've been dying to try this blush since I'm obsessed with peachy tone blushes. Color is absolutely gorgeous on the pan, soft, milky, apricot color. It looks too soft to show up on the skin but it's very pigmented, only a dab will do the job. Due to the softness of the powder, there's a bit of fall out when using this product. I'm slightly disappointed the true color not lasting throughout the day but I have issues w/most blushes oxidizing on my oily skin so that's ok. This was my first Illamasqua blush and I can't wait to try more.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Olive, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
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!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight, Medium Eyes: Green
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
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Red, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Blue
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!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Red, Straight Eyes: Brown
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.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I wear Illamasqua Lover almost every day. I am completely in love. It's a gorgeous peach with amazing pigmentation. I would buy this over & over & over. HG peach blush for sure.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I think the below reviews have already covered a lot. I just wanted to add, if you have a cool skin tone, this can still work. So I was quite hesitant in getting this orange-peach blush, but I did a nice swap for it thinking I can give it to my mom or sister (who are warm toned) if it looks terrible. When Lover, arrived I thought it was a hopeless case. It really is orange in the pan! OK it's peach/coral but it doesn't have pink in it. So I was VERY surprised that this works on my cool skin! I really do think I am cool and not neutral because makeup for warm skin usually looks terrible on me. Corals I can do but usually they have some pink in them. This I did not expect would look so good. It is pigmented so apply with a very light hand. I don't recommend buying untried but don't write this off if you're cool toned.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Probably is my most reached for blush in my collection. Lover is a true peach colour blush. Like all my other illamasqua blushes, lover is super pigmented and saying 'a little goes a long way' would definitely be appropriate. I've had it for probably over a year, use it constantly and have yet to hit pan.
It's a dream to use and just gives a lovely natural looking peach colour to the cheeks. It's a purely matte blush which makes it extremely wearable and just add some highlighter to give it that something extra.
The packaging however, leaves a lot to be desired. It's a cheap feeling plastic which makes me paranoid about dropping it as I'm sure the product will then be ruined... But that's the only negative for this otherwise beautiful product.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Its a very good product. It makes my cheeks look awsome...and the color is beautiful!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
One of my absolute favorite blushes. It DOES look scary carrot-y peach in the pan, which is why I hesitated about buying it. Still, it caught my eye because it was such a unique shade, so I figured it was worth a try.
PROS: Lover is incredibly BEAUTIFUL on the skin. I'm NC25 (very warm), and the apricot color makes me look radiant and fresh. I think it's a great color for people with neutral to warm skin because it gives that youthful, 'inner glow' sort of look without being obvious. (I'm not sure how this would look on someone with super cool skin.) Lover is not as scary pigmented as the other Illamasqua blushes, so I do NOT have to use a super light hand (which is a relief because I am heavy-handed).
CONS: I found this blush a little crumby so I have to be careful with how I swipe my brush across the top. The packaging is bulky but made of light plastic, so I think you could easily break this blush if you dropped it. Also, I am not sure how good its staying power is because it depends on the weather and how hydrated my skin is at the time; in really hot weather when I am sweaty and/or oilier than normal, it seems to hold up pretty well (6-8 hrs), but it tends to fade noticeably after only a few hours when my skin is dryer and I am indoors more often. It's NOT the longest lasting blush I own (the Tarte Amazonian Clay blushes win that title).
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is all I ever wanted and more. I heard so much about this blush from reviews and recs on MUA, and finally having ordered and tried it, it's wonderful. I love that the peach shade is unique; most lean brown or pink, but this is a true pastel peach. I just wish it were a little less powdery, but that fact doesn't bother me much at all.
My gripe with the packaging is that it's not the easiest to open; it's nice that it won't just fly open during travel, but I have to pry it with my nails, which can be deadly to a manicure.
Overall, I really love the product. It's a perfect and natural-looking face brightener for my NC37 skin.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite peach blush. I really like it because unlike many other peach blushes, this is a true peach without any pink undertones. It goes on very smooth and doesn't have shimmer. It is very pigmented, but gives a natural flush when applied with a light hand. The packaging is rather bulky, but to me it's not a big deal. It does have a faint creamy vanilla scent, and I quite like it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Received Lover in the mail today! I am in love... It's a beautiful peach apricot shade, very bright. Swatched very heavily on my arm, photographed in very bad light it turned a pastel orange! On the face it is bright, but deeper. Looks fantastic. The only blushes I had before this which were anything like peach were MAC - Pinch o Peach (not really peach at all!) and Bourjois Tomette, which is sparkly and a dirtier shade of peach. Very impressed with Lover!
I've been wearing this recently. Worn lightly it turns a beautiful peach pink on my face... I don't know how, but I'm impressed!