Illamasqua Seduce Cream Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

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.

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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

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Illamasqua Seduce $26.00/0.14 OZ.
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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 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

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!

I think Sarah may be talking about the NYX Cream Blush in “Rosy Glow”. I have it and from your swatch they look similar. Rosy Glow might be a bit more of a coral tone..

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!

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.

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.

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.

Hi Michelle,

If you read the review, you’ll notice that the wear brings down the grade the most! I haven’t found my holy grail blush.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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