Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Illamasqua Lover Blush

First Blush of Spring:  Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush ($23.00) is one of the better blush shades I’ve tried from Illamasqua since its stateside launch. Lover is an orange-apricot color with a matte finish, but it’s matte without being chalky or powdery (which can sometimes be the case with matte blushes!). The color looks smooth and natural with nice color pigmentation. It has rich color that can be layered and built up for greater intensity or used with a light hand for a subtle flush.

I still don’t love the packaging, since it feels bulkier than it needs to be. I do like that the lid is clear, so you can see the color without opening the compact or reading the label. The price point is near similar priced brands, but it is a little higher than I’d expect (or at least, you get less than I’d expect for the price tag), but if you’re like me, you’ll never finish a blush in your life so it’s not a deal-breaker.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation:  If you love yourself some matte blush, try swatchin’ Illamasqua next time you’re at Sephora.

Availability: Sephora

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Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush

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21 thoughts on “Illamasqua Lover Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Christine Shen

    I love this blush!! looks great on asian skin!

  2. Hmm this may suit me for my NC40 skin. Gotta check it out in person.

    • Miss_Silk

      I’m an NC40 as well, tried it out at Sephora…..and it looked really good! With a light application, it gives a nice glow!

      The Sephora I went to…..sold out in almost all their Illamasqua products TT, so I have to order it online or wait for restock.

      I say try it though!

      • Thank you Miss_Silk for the suggestion! I might order it online and see if I like it cause the Sephora that carries Illamasqua is an hour away from where I live :(

  3. Shannon

    That’s so pretty!!!!! :)

  4. kushi

    love love the colour! how close is this to mac peaches blush?, looks similar from the swatch..Thanks

  5. mmm, I have an unhealthy obsession with orange/apricot colored blush. I like my oranges with a bit of sheen or shimmer though, matte blushes tend to look blah on me.

  6. Vanessa

    I got this at Sephora about a week ago… I love it! Wearing it today! ; )

  7. ALEX

    JUST BOUGHT THIS YESTERDAY!!! WANTED A MATTE ORANGEY BLUSH FOR SPRING! LOOOOVE IT. PAY-OFF IS EXCELLENT AND LASTS ALL DAY
    (BEEN WEARING IT SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING)!!! IT WAS BETWEEN THIS AND ONE FROM GIVENCHY BUT THIS IS HALF THE PRICE AND THAT ONE HAD SHIMMER :/ SO THIS ONE WON. I DO AGREE ABOUT THE PACKAGING…MY FAVORITE BLUSH PACKAGING IS SMASHBOX BLUSH RUSHES. I LIKE IT SLIM BUT WITH THE LID ATTACHED BECAUSE IM ALWAYS RUNNING LATE ;)

  8. It looks great in the pan, but pretty violent in your swatch. although blushes can be very surprising when you get them on your face.

  9. civa

    gorgeous!<3
    might have to check it out next time.

  10. alice

    Love the looks of it. Apricot-orange is so much more my style than coral.

  11. Miss_Rona

    I need this in my life!! :)

  12. amy

    This shade looks very peachy keen pretty!

  13. Kelly

    I REALLY LOVE THIS COLOR. LOOKS GLOWY!

  14. Natalie

    I love this blush! Just goes peachy on my NC20 skin. Do you think it is similar to Ripe Peach, Christine?

  15. Luisafer

    looks pretty, but too mate for me, dunno, doesn´t convice me