Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “light pearly pink.” It’s a light pink with a pearly, frosted finish and subtle, warm yellow undertones. It actually reminded me of MAC Veronica’s Blush, only in a cream form. NARS New Order is cooler-toned. MAC Flower Fantasy is slightly darker.

It’s going to work more as a cream highlighter on light-medium and darker complexions than as a blush, because it’s just a very pale, light color. Lightly tapped and patted on the higher planes of the face, it creates a glossy, high-shine look and reflection. For anyone who prefers subtler highlighters, I wouldn’t recommend this, but for those who want a more dramatic highlighter, this works nicely.  It does slightly emphasize pores in low light, but with more lighting or when you’re outdoors, it reflects so well that you don’t see the pores.  When I trialed it, Lies wore for eight hours without fading (or melting or sliding around).

It looks like it’s out of stock at Sephora at this very moment, but it’s part of the permanent range so it should be restocked For our international readers, it is also available directly from Illamasqua.

The Glossover

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product

Lies

A-

It's really easy to apply, and you can control the strength of the highlight by applying more or less. Lighter skin tones may find it adds some natural flush to their cheeks, but most skin tones will find this highlights without adding much color.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

9/10

Application

5/5

Results
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Dupes
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Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher
Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $26.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It actually reminded me of MAC Veronica's Blush, only in a cream form. NARS New Order is cooler-toned. MAC Flower Fantasy is slightly darker.

What makeup are you wearing?

On lips: Guerlain Browny Clap (402) Gloss d'Enfer.

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11 thoughts on “Illamasqua Lies Cream Blusher Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. blush is similar to a highlighter, and it isn’t enough color, then I better will choose Maybelline Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin!
    Thanks for the review!

  2. Looks so pretty! I already own a similar product but I’m still tempted to get this one too… :-)

  3. Sara

    I wonder how this would compare to NYX’s boho chic… It’s lovely, but I think the color at least may be similar.

  4. Kira

    This might make me look oily, as it is quite a bright highlighter :-/

  5. stef b

    this has been on my list for so long!

  6. Mariella

    From the excellent rating you gave it, I was expecting it to look nicer on you than it does, Christine. I think something that is billed as a “blush” (not a highlighter) should actually work as a blush. If it can double as a highlighter (MAC’s Petticoat is an example, though I guess it’s a highlighter that doubles as a blush) then that’s great but I think it should work at a blush first and foremost.

    • Shelly

      It’s yet another blush that’s good for those of us who are uber-fair, much like NARS Sex Appeal is. There are loads of other blushes that work better for other skin tones. *nods*

  7. omg so pretty! Thanks Temptalia :)

  8. Kawai

    Ooh! Nice earrings!

  9. Oh that is quite light…I think I’ll pass on this particular shade but I’ve been wanting to try Illasmasqua’s cream blushers for a while because I always hear such great things!

  10. This is a nice color, but I’m not a huge fan of cream blush.