Illamasqua Lover Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Lover Blush

First Blush of Spring:ย  Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush ($23.00) is one of the better blush shades I’ve tried from Illamasqua since its stateside launch. Lover is an orange-apricot color with a matte finish, but it’s matte without being chalky or powdery (which can sometimes be the case with matte blushes!). The color looks smooth and natural with nice color pigmentation. It has rich color that can be layered and built up for greater intensity or used with a light hand for a subtle flush.

I still don’t love the packaging, since it feels bulkier than it needs to be. I do like that the lid is clear, so you can see the color without opening the compact or reading the label. The price point is near similar priced brands, but it is a little higher than I’d expect (or at least, you get less than I’d expect for the price tag), but if you’re like me, you’ll never finish a blush in your life so it’s not a deal-breaker.

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  • Product: 28/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 3/5

Recommendation:ย  If you love yourself some matte blush, try swatchin’ Illamasqua next time you’re at Sephora.

Availability: Sephora

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Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush

Illamasqua Lover Blush

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’m an NC40 as well, tried it out at Sephora…..and it looked really good! With a light application, it gives a nice glow!

The Sephora I went to…..sold out in almost all their Illamasqua products TT, so I have to order it online or wait for restock.

I say try it though!

JUST BOUGHT THIS YESTERDAY!!! WANTED A MATTE ORANGEY BLUSH FOR SPRING! LOOOOVE IT. PAY-OFF IS EXCELLENT AND LASTS ALL DAY
(BEEN WEARING IT SINCE EARLY THIS MORNING)!!! IT WAS BETWEEN THIS AND ONE FROM GIVENCHY BUT THIS IS HALF THE PRICE AND THAT ONE HAD SHIMMER :/ SO THIS ONE WON. I DO AGREE ABOUT THE PACKAGING…MY FAVORITE BLUSH PACKAGING IS SMASHBOX BLUSH RUSHES. I LIKE IT SLIM BUT WITH THE LID ATTACHED BECAUSE IM ALWAYS RUNNING LATE ๐Ÿ˜‰

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