Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Delightfully Subtle Rosy Cheeks

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as as “soft neutral pink.” It’s a light-medium rosy pink with a mostly neutral undertone (against my warmer complexion, it seems to pull just barely cool-toned). It has a mostly matte finish and true-to-pan color. MAC Crew is lighter, yellower. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel is lighter, more yellow-toned, a bit brighter. MAC Stunner is more yellow-toned and has a strong sheen. Bobbi Brown Pretty Pink is a bit cooler-toned. MAC Dame has a smidgen of plum in it.

The color goes on as it looks in the pan and in any variation lighter than that; it is, obviously, not a dark pink or the like, so the effect on deeper complexions may be subtle. There’s enough actual product and pigmentation for it to show up on a wide variety of skin colors, though. What’s nice about this shade is it works throughout the year and with many different looks. It can be used to complement a soft, barely-there face, but it can work to add color without overwhelming a more dramatic eye/lip (or combination thereof).

It has a soft, blendable texture that’s finely-milled.  Not dry nor powdery, it applies easily to the skin, and the color is buildable.  When I trialed the blush on my cheeks, it lasted a solid eight hours with very minor fading along the edges of the color. Had I not been looking, I don’t think anyone else would have noticed, it was that subtle.

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Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush

Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush
Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush