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.
It is quite powdery and easy to apply without needing any complicated blending. On a finger swatch it appears like a pale peach blush. When applied with a light hand it gives a soft peachy-pink shimmery glow to my cheeks and a heavier application brings out the pink shade more. The blush didn't get picked up well in the photos, so I tried a heavier application, and the blush seemed a brighter chalkier-looking pink (it's not chalky, just looks that way on me if I do a heavier application).
As the Illamasqua website says - "This formulation can provide up to four to five variations of the same shade depending on how lightly or intensely it is applied. Can be used wet for a bolder colour pay-off. Apply by using a blusher brush or an angled blusher brush for more definition." For me, a light touch is enough to give a natural look so this product is going to last a long while :D
|The lighter skin on my fingers brings out the peach tones in the blush.|
|A heavier swatch on my hand (darker skin) brings out more of the pink tones.|
With no skin breakouts and good staying power, this is a great easy-to-wear blush for me so long as I use it with just a slight dusting on my cheeks. The shimmer is not glittery or chunky and is just enough to be seen without crossing over into discoball territory. Considering I am a person who prefers more subtle colours, and I don't really like matte blushes, this suits me just fine. Depending on your skin tone, you can play around with heavier application and see how it turns out - it is easy to layer and provides deeper pigmentation, going easily from a subtle glow to a stronger cheek colour with just a few more swipes.
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