Monday, March 26, 2012

Illamasqua Promise Cream Blusher Review, Photos and Swatches!

Natalie Monday, March 26, 2012
illamasqua promise blush

Illamasqua Promise Cream Blusher

Illamasqua Promise Cream Blusher ($24) is described as a "petal pink". It's your average bubblegum cool-pink, that isn't overly cool, so it will definitely work on warm skintones as well as cool, without looking ashy and/or overly cool purple/blue. 

I use to stray away from wearing cool pinks because of my warm skin, but I've started really liking them on my skin when my skintone is a bit lighter. 

The consistency of Illamasqua Cream Blush is really nice. It's very thin and creamy and isn't at all heavy or sticky. It has a bit of a dewy finish, which you may or may not like. I think it looks quite fresh on the cheeks, and not greasy. For less shine, you can set the blush with a light dusting of powder.

The color is very pigmented and blends very easily. I've worn this blush several times and it never looks patchy or un-even on my cheeks. When used lightly with a stippling brush, it looks like cotton candy on my cheeks. It can be layered for a more intense, doll pink effect. 

illamasqua promise cream blush

illamasqua promise swatches

Here's a quick picture of the way it looks on my cheeks. My coloring in the photo is around MAC NC20-25 for reference. It's not the most flattering photo, but it looks really flattering in person. 
illamasqua promise swatch

The lasting power is pretty average for a cream blush. When I'm wearing a more dewy or creamy foundation, it sticks around for six hours or so with little fading. If I'm wearing a matte foundation, it prolongs the wear a couple of hours.

I really like this blush and I'd be interested in trying more colors in the future. I don't have many Illamasqua products, but I haven't been disappointed with any of the products I've tried so far.

Do you own any Illamasqua blushes? Do you have any favorites?

Price: $24, Sephora.

16 comments :

  1. Oh I love this one on you, looks really natural. I wanted to get this but it was sold out everywhere so I ended up ordering Laid which I'm still waiting for. You should try Rude, a warm apricot coral which will look great with your skin tone. Xo

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  2. Very dewy and light. This looks great on you. Are you thinking of getting any of the other colors?

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  3. I love the fresh pink look it gives you. I've been favoring cream products lately too :)

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  4. My favorite is Laid. It's a bright candy rose pink. It's gorg

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  6. This looks so good on your skintone! I tried them at the Illamasqua counter and couldn't believe how pigmented they are, really need to get my hands on one of them :) xx

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  7. This was one of my first cream blushes I owned and absolutely love it! the colour is gorgeous for summer <3 Illamasqua comes up top for cream blushes for me, love them! x

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  8. I havnt tried any illamasqua blushes yet, i may one day lol

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  9. This color is beautiful. I need to check out their cream blushes they look luscious.

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  10. this is a beautiful color! ive heard a lot of good things about illamasqua cream blush. i need to splurge!

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  11. I have Rude (cream) and Lover (powder) from Illamasqua and I definitely love them. This looks great on you! Very similar to Rude.

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  12. Wow - are those fake eyelashes in the fourth picture down? They look amazing!

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  13. I just picked this up & can't wait to try it out! It looks great on you! xo

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