I don’t normally use cream blushes because most of the ones I’ve tried are sticky and do not blend well. When I read on Twitter that a few beauty bloggers were raving about Illamasqua’s cream blushes, all I could think was “meh”. Still, I was curious as to what it was that they were loving about Illamasqua cream blushes, so I decided to check it out. I had a play with some of the cream blushes at the Illamasqua counter at Chadstone, and ended up getting one in Dixie.
Apologies for the unsightly spots. I’ve been a-stippling
Dixie is a warm pink, and I think it’s really pretty on the cheeks. What I love about the blush is that it isn’t sticky or give me greasy-looking cheeks. It produces a beautiful, natural flush on the cheeks, which I love. Instead of using my fingers, I like to use a stippling brush to apply the cream blush (I use Sigma’s F50). The results are flawless only-achieved-in-winter rosy cheeks. I heart!
The downside to the Illamasqua’s cream blush is that it doesn’t stay on very long. In fact, it would only stay on my cheeks for a maximum of two hours before the colour would start to fade. I thought perhaps my cheeks isn’t dry enough for the blush to hold on to. However, LeGeeque, who has dry skin, experienced the same thing with her blush in Seduce.
A way to keep the cream blush on longer would be to sweep a light dusting of loose powder on the cheeks after application. This way, the blush would stay on for many more hours.
So, do I like it? Hell yes I do! If you’re unsure about cream blushes and would like to try one out, I highly recommend the ones by Illamasqua. The colours may look really bright and over-the-top at first sight, but with a light hand, you can easily build up the colour on the cheeks. I’m positive you would love it too!
I can’t wait to try out the others. I have my eye on Seduce
Do check out Lilpil’s review on the blush. She has also included the swatches for Rude and Seduce.