Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

A Blendable Blush is Key

Illamasqua Allure Powder BlusherIllamasqua Allure Powder Blusher ($24.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “dusky rose pink shimmer.” It has a just barely softened appearance to the color–it’s still rather intense, because it’s on the darker end of the spectrum–but “dusky” is an apt description. The color itself is a rosy red with flecks of gold shimmer.  The shimmer doesn’t really transfer to the skin–it looks mostly matte when applied. MAC Hidden Treasure is darker, redder. MAC Ring of Saturn is warmer and has more golden shimmer/sheen. Tom Ford Savage is browner.

The texture of this felt soft, fairly finely-milled, and it returned excellent color payoff that applied smoothly and evenly when swatched. It had a drier overall texture, consistent with Illamasqua’s formula.  When I applied it to my cheeks (and I used MAC’s 116 blush brush), the results were less impressive.  It was difficult to blend, and with the intensity of this color, that made for a rather frustrating application. I’d apply the barest amount of product, and then the color would blend and disappear but blend unevenly.  This kind of hue needs to be blendable and apply evenly, otherwise it gives cheeks a ruddy or sunburned look–not at all attractive.  I tested the wear, and it lasted eight hours with only a smidgen of fading.

Allure

PPermanent. $26.00.
B
B
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
3
Application
84%
Total
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Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
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Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
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Illamasqua Allure Powder Blusher
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This was not on my list..thankfully! The last few days have been lunchbag letdown on some new release products–Nars and Illamasqua–but that’s the wall the ball bounces. I’ve purchased a few products I normally wouldn’t have even looked at from some recent reviews and have been pleasantly surprised as well. Thanks Christine!

A shame about the texture, since the swatch is very pretty. This collection feels like it sort of missed the mark quality-wise, which is a shame because it looked so good in the promo. 🙁

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