I picked up a few things from the Illamasqua super sale during the holidays and have been taking them out on a road test for the past month or so. These cream blushers went from £18 to £7.50 each, so I got three. Obviously… I have Promise, Rude, and Dixie, and they are all permanent shades.
Promise is a “warm candy pink, dewy finish.” Rude is a “warm peach pink, dewy finish.” Dixie is a “warm coral pink, dewy finish.” Of the three, I think Promise is most unique to me, perhaps followed by Rude. I really like the colors I picked because there is a bit of range to the selection, and I can wear all of the shades without looking too strange even though they vary in shade.
I generally stipple them on top of my cheekbones, near the hairline, and I usually apply a very light layer on my face so that it doesn’t look too clownish. I have medium skin, so applying something heavily to get it true-to-pan just looks like a bad decision.
These are all easy to apply and to blend. They are also easy to build up and sheer out. Basically, they are the best. I love them so much. When I first swatched them using my finger, I found them way too slippy, but application with a stipple brush is perf. I wish I had a smaller stipple brush to apply them, but the one I have now (e.l.f. Stippling Brush, not the new smaller one!) works well enough.
I think the only “complaints” I have for these are that they don’t last super long (maybe they need to be set with something?) and also they look really gross after a while, as cream products are wont to. Despite that, these are definitely worth the money. Put it this way: I’d still buy them at full price; that’s how much these have impressed me.
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Ganda ng Promise sayo <333
Hee hee, thank you. ❤
Hey Carina, I’ve never tried these but I’m glad to hear you like them so much! Rude and Dixie seem really easy to pull off!
They’re pretty great, though I overapplied Dixie the other day and looked a bit clownish!
Oh you look lovely wearing each of these, but I particularly love how Promise looks on you! I have the same problem with cream blushes in general. They just get eaten up by my skin and don’t last very long. Chanel which sets into a more powdery consistency seems to last the best. Things that stay dewy just doesn’t seem to last on me.
Thank you so much. 😀 I applied these again with my fingers and found they lasted longer for some reason!
Quite interesting your comment about them wearing off quickly. I use the Chanel ones and they stay put all day and true to shade. I think Illamasqua have a long way to go before i will be interested in buying any of their products, unfortunately.
Ah, sad that I’ve stopped buying Chanel when they began releasing the cream blushers!
oh i love cream blush and these are all so pretty and what a great price! i can definitely understand the temptation!
Hee, I’m glad you can see it from my perspective. 😀
I have Dixie, and it is my most favourite blush ever!
It’s so pretty, I agree! 🙂
The Dixie swatch looks so good!
I like it a lot, but I find it so hard to pair with the rest of my makeup! I’m not sure why.
They all look fantastic on you. I don’t really care for cream blush, powder just seems to be faster & easier. I’m glad you reviewed these though, I’ve been curious about Illamasqua (I don’t think I’ve ever bought anything from that line…)
Illamasqua is great! Funnily enough I don’t have any of their eyeshadows yet.
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