Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ilamasqua blush in naked rose is matte as can be!


Illamasqua is a British brand that is available on sephora US and Canada and on their website illamasqua.com. They are especially know for their blushes. If you sped for more than 50 pounds they ship for free internationally. I bought this blush with my own money as always.


I heard great things about their blushes, especially on that color that is suppose to go with everything and is entirely matte. The color is a soft beige neutral pink. It's a nice color that will never clash with your look.


If you are somebody that likes smooth and almost creamy powder blush, you will not like the formula, because it is quite dry. I tried to apply it without powdering my face first and it was a disaster. However, because it is a dryer powder it has an awesome staying power, the best I've ever seen.

Illamasqua naked rose with tarte dollface on the right and benefit dandelion on the left

As you can see by the above picture the blush is very similar to benefit dandelion, but it's more pigmented and matte (Benefit is a satin finish) and it has the same intensity as Tarte Dollface, but the latter is more pink.


To be honest, I really do like this blush, but like I said earlier it can be tough to blend if you don't prep your skin properly. I do like how pigmented the color is and it is a worthy successor to my dandelion that is running quite low. I'm not sure however that I will try other powder blushes from illamasqua. When it comes to matte blushes, the best formula I found so far remains the amazonian clay blushes by Tarte. 

Illamasqua also makes so really bright colors like pure reds that would look awesome on women with darker skin and maybe for those colors it would be worth the purchase.

17 comments:

  1. Eyeshadow AddictMay 16, 2014 at 3:59 PM

    This looks very pretty on you!

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  2. I heard their cream blushes are even better! I think the popularity of Illamasqua powder blushes is mostly, because of their nice shades! All of them are nice and a lot of them are unique.

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  3. peggy timmermansMay 16, 2014 at 4:00 PM

    I have a similar one from Illamasqua but in cream and I adore it! Have been using nothing but that one lately.

    This colour is really nice!

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  4. I agree! The thing is I don't powder much and then to use very dewy foundations so it's not super compatible! I think it work best for women using mattyfying foundation and powder.

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  5. Katie was sold out when I ordered, I would have probably gone for that one!

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  6. well, I have to say that the color is absolutely amazing on you! But it does seem hard to work with so not sure about that. For the money you pay for it.. I want something that is easy to work with :P and I don't really care much for matte/creamy/mousse blushes etc.. as long as it looks good in the end. Except for gel-like blushes (stains).. those can feel weird on my cheeks.

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  7. I'm such an huge fan of Illamasqua's blushes. My favourite is Katie, this looks so pretty xx

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  8. very pretty shade..love the blush shade...<3

    my recent one :http://www.indianbeautyforever.com/2014/04/bourjois-blush-rose-ambre-review.html

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  9. Oh true. My cheeks are normal so it should be fine! It's just my T-zone that needs major mattifying :p

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  10. Thank you! Actually you seem to be mattifying your skin everyday so I don't think that it will be a problem on you! I have dry skin so I go easy on the powder!

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  11. Hey Judith, I've heard good things about Naked Rose, so for a while I was quite tempted! Not sure about the lack of blendability, but it looks great on you for sure! Very natural!

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  12. Thank you! It's definitely the most matte blush in my collection.

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  13. I love that it is matte matte. And the color looks lovely on you, too.

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  14. Love the blush shade and illamasqua

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