Illamasqua Morale Powder Blush
Illamasqua Morale Powder Blush ($27.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “shimmering magenta pink.” It’s a cool-toned, medium pink with a frosted finish. NARS Gaiety is more matte. MAC Peony Petal is darker, less frosted. MAC I’m the One is darker, less frosted. See comparison swatches here.
The texture of Morale is very soft but, as a result, somewhat powdery. Luckily, the powderiness did not translate on the skin as dry-looking or chalky. The high frost content of the finish did emphasize the texture of the skin and pores. Morale blends out beautifully on the skin and can be worn as a subtle pink or layered for a more intense look, as it is incredibly pigmented but still buildable and blendable, so a sheerer application is possible. There was minor fading after eight hours of wear.