Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

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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This is the type of blush that I keep close by, because when in doubt, it almost always works with whatever I'm wearing. I love neutral pinks and soft beiges and browns for their versatility.

Product

9.5/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

Results
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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

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

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.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Chanel Riviere, L’Oreal Sultry Smoke (8 Hours of Wear), Giorgio Armani #1 Eyes to Kill Waterproof Liner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On lips: Revlon Hot Pink Lipgloss.

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48 thoughts on “Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Avatar of LeeAnn moena

    I love this color, so soft and subtle. However, those medium-tan and darker will have to use a decent amount for it to be noticeable, although unlike other brands, Illa doesn’t use a light base for blushes, so the colors stay true and don’t become chalky on darker skin. :D

  2. Looks lovely on you, don’t think it’ll show up on me though! When in doubt, I go for soft peachy pinks like MAC Melba, they go with everything!

  3. Avatar of Ana Ana G.

    I’ve been looking for a blush this versatile. Do you think it might work on an NC40 skin tone?

  4. This is indeed a very versatile blush, I like it alot. Definitely something I’d wear.

  5. Also one of my go-to blushes! Love this one :)

  6. Avatar of Mariella Mariella

    In the photo in the pan, it looked like this blush would be sort of pale and chalky but it’s anything but…such a pretty colour. Sadly, no Illamasqua in my neck of the woods.

  7. Sue

    Can you compare it to MAC Pink Cult? Wondering if it is worth it to own both.

  8. Avatar of Jessica Jessica

    This blush is beautiful!!!

  9. Nicoco Chanel

    This is one of my favourite blushes of the past year. Definitely a keeper! /sighs at how pretty it is.

  10. I love how simple this blush is! Looks like it would go with anything!

  11. RJ

    Hey :) I was just wondering if this is similar to MAC’s Supercontinental?

    Thanks x

  12. blueraccoon

    How is this in comparison to Chanel Rose Initiale? It looks maybe similar?

  13. It’s beautiful! Also, love your makeup <3

  14. I’ve been wanting this one for a while–but now that I see your swatches, it’s not *quite* what i thought it would be. Still pretty, but maybe not for me :/

  15. zulaikha

    Its very pretty and the packaging is very nice too.

  16. Sara

    MAC NC30 btw.

  17. Hey Christine, fab review! Any idea how it compares to Illamasqua Tremble?

  18. Delphine

    Hi, I would like to ask if the blush will be similar to The Balm’s Down Boy? Will this blush turn red? Cause pink blushes tend to turn red on me :(

  19. Lovely neutral blush that would probably look good with a lot of different looks.

  20. Sara

    My mom is going to the US soon and I’m going to ask her to buy Illamasqua Hussy and Dixie (too bad Sephora’s no longer selling Androgen) but now that I’ve seen this, I think I want it too lol. What do you recommend?

    (repost because I think there was an error?)

  21. Stephanie

    How does this compare to MAC’s Blushbaby? And I’m a C40 in MAC and which blush do you think would better suit my skin tone?

  22. Zabby

    This blush looks beautiful! I’m trying to stop buying blushes of the same shade though. Do you think it’s similar to Macs Well Dressed when it’s on? I have trouble getting that one to show up on me.

  23. Claudia

    How does Naked Rose compare to Rock & Republic’s Spank?

  24. Avatar of deedee Aditi

    Hi!
    What brush do you use to apply blush? it always looks so flawless!

  25. Jillian Lee

    is this similar to mac’s perfect cheek in the marilyn collection?

  26. Silvia

    Hi Christine! How does this compare to Tarte’s exposed?

  27. Farnaz

    hey, loved you and your makeup,
    ive jus ordered Nars foreplay cheek palette, is it similar to any of the shade from that palette or not?

  28. This blush looks great on you! I only have the color Lover from Illamasqua for powder blushes from the brand. I’ll be sure to add this one to my wish list!