Illamasqua Naked Rose Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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. ย Not dry nor powdery, it appliesย easilyย to the skin, and the color is buildable. ย 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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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

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Reviewer

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 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

It’s pretty pigmented, so I don’t think you’ll have to pile it on or anything, and like you said, you can get the color without it turning chalky ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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 ๐Ÿ™

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

(repost because I think there was an error?)

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.

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