Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush (£16.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “warm rose pink” with a “dewy finish.” It’s a medium-dark raspberry pink with warm undertones and a dewy finish. It can be very opaque if you wish it to be, but it is blendable if you want softer, sheerer color (and I caution you to use a dab at a time). It reminded me of MAC Mighty Aphrodite, perhaps blended. MAC Amazon Princess is a bit darker, redder. MAC Full Fuchsia is darker, pinker. Bobbi Brown Plum is darker, redder.

Seduce wears six to seven hours on my skin, which has been normal-to-dry but closer to normal than dry (no dry patches, despite the winter temperatures!). The finish is softly dewy; it’s not slick, shiny, or oily-like in any way, but it will give the skin a glowy look. If you are very sensitive to “glow,” then this may be too much for you. I expect it will be a welcome glow for most, though. The texture of the blush is creamy and soft, and once applied, it feels like it melts against the skin, so it looks natural and doesn’t feel heavy. It also worked well over and under foundation without caking or looking patchy.

The Glossover

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product

Seduce

B+
I can see why Illamasqua's Cream Blushes are popular; the wear is good (but it has some room for improvement), and the color is buildable and blendable, which are really two must-have characteristics of a cream blush.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4/5

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Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush
Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Illamasqua, £16.50.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

It reminded me of MAC Mighty Aphrodite, perhaps blended. MAC Amazon Princess is a bit darker, redder. MAC Full Fuchsia is darker, pinker. Bobbi Brown Plum is darker, redder.

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62 thoughts on “Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. I love it! Such a warm looking color.

  2. I wonder if this would work on my cheeks. I’m not a huge blush person but I’m trying to branch out of my safety zone. ^^;

    This is unrelated to the product, but Christine! Your eye make-up on that last shot is gorgeous! <3

  3. Cynthia

    I love cream blushes, this one is sooo pretty! But I have such a hard time with them staying past 4-5 hours. The best ones I tried are NYX but I absolutely HATE having to order them online. Are the among the longest lasting creams for you, or which do you recommend? Thanks!

  4. It looks very natural and soft. I love the eye makeup you’re wearing here, suit you very much! Is it Bobbi Brown lip gloss on your lips?

  5. Avatar of Kayvid Kayvid

    Can you think of a lipcolor that is similar to the denser swatch? I think it would look lovely!

  6. Sarah

    I think this looks similar to Nyx Cream Blush.

  7. Applied.with fingers or brush?

    Also, christina I need help – i got make up for ever gf founation on my new white jeans… and washing did not take the small stain out. how do i remove it? Sorry, off topic question, I know, but they are brand new plz help! Since u work with makeup a lot i thought is ask. Thanks

    • Brush!

      I honestly don’t know how to get foundation out of clothes! I would google it, because that’s all I would be able to do for you! I think you might be out of luck if you’ve already washed it though – I think that may set the stain? I am not sure though. You could also potentially take it to a dry cleaner who may know more!

    • Avatar of Kayvid Kayvid

      Try Oxyclean Stain Remover…Or maybe even scrub some baking soda…Let us know if this works…

    • Avatar of Veronica Veronica

      If the pants are a true white (and not an off shade), you could probably outright bleach them after giving the area good scrub. I would just use a small amount of bleach (diluted a bit) and then q-tip around the area until it’s faded out.

  8. emily

    oooh, this is really pretty!

  9. When I saw this post, and how beautiful the dewy finish of an Illamasqua cream blush is, it reminded me to wear my Illamasqua cream blush more. I have one, Rude, I just don’t wear it that often.

  10. maria

    Looks fab on you :)

  11. This is pretty, it looks a little dark for my skin tone though x

  12. Lauren

    Possibly a dupe for the old, Blushcreme version of Mac’s Poesy?

  13. owieowie

    why is the love it or leave it system not there anymore? I think it was very helpful and a nice feature to see the opinion from the readers of the blog (:.

    • We had to temporarily disable it because it was slowing down the entire site. I posted this on Twitter and Facebook to alert readers as soon as we did it.

  14. Michelle

    i’m surprised you gave it such a low rating since it really is a fantastic product. what is the cream of the crop cream blush for you?

  15. Ashley

    Wow, this really sheers out more than expected!

  16. Avatar of Wenz Wenz

    I love your eye makeup in these pics!!!! What are you wearing?!

  17. Jennifer

    That’s really pretty! I need more Illamasqua products in my life.
    I own only two intense glosses by them.

  18. It’s a cute berry color! I can see from the pictures that it sweats quite a bit though. I’ve heard people complain about products sweating, but does it affect the quality/usage?

    • I’ve only had products sweat when I initially get them, but after I wipe it off, I don’t have any problems! I’ve never felt like it affected the product, though.

  19. Avatar of Nicole Nicole

    Since you remarked about the wear, what blushes (brand, type/formula) have longer wear times? Do any last 12 hours or more? I feel like blush is the first makeup item to fade on me during the day. Usually by lunch time (about 5-6 hours of wear), I can’t tell that I applied any that morning.

  20. Nikki

    Pretty lipstick! which one are you wearing?

  21. Avatar of Brenda brenda

    Beautiful colour. Why, oh why Illamasqua, aren’t you available in Canada!!!! *Big pout*

  22. Avatar of Joy Joy

    did the product come scratched like that?

  23. Maureen

    Pretty, but its lifespan is only 9mo? I mean, I always hold onto things way longer than I’m “supposed” to, but still.

  24. Avatar of Arianna Arianna

    it looks absolutely amazing on ye lady :)

  25. WOW!! Christine you look so pretty!!!! That is a GREAT blush on you!!!!

  26. This is suchhh a beautiful shade! Kinda reminds me of a more subdued and creamy version of their Tweak blush (which I have to use more often!!)

  27. Michelle

    Looks quite natural and pretty to me! Too bad illamasqua is unavailable in canada. By the way, what are you wearing on your lips? It’s so pretty!

  28. Jennifer

    Looks like a pretty color.

    P. S. I think you look exceptionally beautiful in the pic with the combination of warm colors you have going.

  29. Julia

    Very pretty look – what are you wearing on your eyes?

  30. I’m just now discovering the importance of cream blush in the winter when my skin is so dry! I never noticed how flaky powder blush looks on me in the winter until just a couple weeks ago. However, I REALLY need to expand my collection because I only have the two cream blush/lip glosses from the Balm’s Muppets palette! I also used a Revlon Lip Butter when I was in a pinch, it actually worked pretty well, lol! I think I’ll have to check out this Illamasqua product. Thanks!

  31. Avatar of Maggie Maggie

    Christine–what are you wearing on your eyes and lips? The overall look is great on you!

  32. Avatar of Waniele waniele

    gosh, u look fabulous!
    just stunning

  33. Avatar of Pami Pami

    Wow Christine, you look absolutely STUNNING!
    Please tell us the rest of the look – eyes, lips – thanks!

  34. Tulip

    Niceeeee!
    Just wanna know that does “thebalm bahama mama” matches with all skin tone?

  35. Rowan

    Love it! And your makeup looks flawless as usual!

  36. Luisafer

    I love your makeup here, you loo so pretty! great color combination!!!