Illamasqua Blushes

illamasqua_swatches

Left: Powder Blush in Hussy; Right: Powder Blush in Thrust

Illamasqua Powder Blush (£21.50/4.5g)

What Illamasqua says:

Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention.

What I say:

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Hussy is a beautiful matte, pink blush with a coral touch to it. It is also available in the powder blush duo blush set together with Lover or in the Multi Facette Palette in Semblance that I have reviewed before.

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Thrust is a matte, magenta blush with a purple tone to it. Both blushes are very pigmented and I only pick up a tiny amount of product when applying. This also means that it is very buildable. Both last on me all day long and are certainly of better quality than any drugstore blushes I have ever tried.

They are not the cheapest option when it comes to a nice blush, however, Illamasqua often offers special discounts, which is when I tend to pick up things from their website. Because it is so pigmented, the product will last you a long time though. I am very happy with my powder blushes and would certainly consider to pick up more shades from their selection. I am kind of intrigued by Naked Rose and Disobey.

As a side note, these blushes might NOT be vegan, as some shades can contain Carmine.

Other reviews and swatches:

Ingredients [Codecheck]:

TALC, DIMETHYLIMI- DAZOLIDINONE RICE STARCH, MICA, AQUA (WATER), MAGNESIUM MYRISTATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, OCTYLDODECANOL, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, PEG-150, SILICA, RICINUS COMMUNIS OIL (RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL), CETEARYL ALCOHOL, QUATERNIUM-26, METHYLPARABEN, GLYCERYL RICINOLEATE, ETHYLPARABEN,CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX), CANDELILLA CERA(EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX), SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE, STEARIC ACID, PROPYLPARABEN, CERA MICROCRISTALLINA (MICROCRYSTALLINE WAX), TETRAHYDROXYPROPYL ETHYLENEDIAMINE, PARAFFINUM LIQUIDUM (MINERAL OIL), CETYL ALCOHOL,CERA ALBA(BEESWAX), PARFUM (FRAGRANCE) AND MAY CONTAIN: [+/- TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CARMINE CI 75470, ULTRAMARINES CI 77007, RED 36 CI 12085, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140, RED 7 CI 15850, RED 21 LAKE CI 45380, BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE CI 77163, YELLOW 6 LAKE CI 15985, MANGANESE VIOLET CI 77742, FERRIC FERROCYANIDE CI 77510, RED 40 LAKE CI 16035, RED 27 LAKE CI 45410] MAY CONTAIN CARMINE AS A COLOUR ADDITIVE.

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