A Beautiful Cream Blush That Is Illamasqua’s Dixie

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.

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie Capped

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie

Apologies for the unsightly spots. I’ve been a-stippling :P

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie Description

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!

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie On Skin

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.

Illamasqua Cream Blush in Dixie on Face

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.

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20 comments… add one

  1. LeGeeque

    I have Seduce! You can borrow mine indefinitely when we meet on Saturday. I got no cooties :D And yes, I do love it. I should try stippling it too!

    I have a whinge on this blush though. It does not last. AT ALL. And I have dry skin. The only way I can get it to last from 8am till 5pm is to layer powder blush over it. Which is a shame because on its own, it’s a beautiful colour.

    1. Tine

      LeGeeque: Hahahaha well then, money saved on makeup! :P Yeah I know what you mean when it doesn’t last. The only way it could last for me is to dust a light layer of loose powder on it. If not, then it’ll slip off. Shucks.

  2. Amy

    this is such a pretty color. I was at one of the many sephoras by me about a month ago when Illamasqua just came to Sephora. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take a look at the blushes. This looks like such a gorg color for all year round.

    1. Tine

      Amy: Illamasqua’s different from most of the makeup brands I know. They’re the fastest growing makeup brand ever (according to Julian Kynaston, founder of Illamasqua), and their colours would shock you to your core. It’s different but it’s a whole lot of fun :P

  3. Michelle

    Hi (: Could you post the ingredients in this products?

    Thanks !

    Michelle xx

    1. Tine

      Michelle: Unfortunately, I’ve chucked the box the blush came in. My bad for not snapping a picture of the ingredients first before throwing it out. Funny I did that because I almost always take pictures of ingredients first! :O

      I’ll try to snap a picture of it at the Illamasqua counter if I can, and update this post. Will let you know :)

  4. Lilpil

    You look beautiful with Dixie Tine as you are fairer than me… I prefer Seduce as it has the same effect on my wamer skin

    1. Tine

      Lilpil: I was going to get Seduce because you ladies were raving about it on Twitter! The sales assistant showed me Dixie and I was sold :P

  5. Nadia

    Ooh that does look good! Looks like I may be off to Illamasqua soon. You enabler, you! hehe :P

    1. Tine

      Nadia: I live to enable ;) HAHAHAHA!

  6. Idaira

    I LOVE Illamasqua! and yes! this color is great! thanks for sharing!

    1. Tine

      Idaira: Yay for another Illamasqua fan! :)

  7. gio

    That’s a gorgeous shade and looks great on you! I really have to check out these blushes soon!

    1. Tine

      Gio: Thanks lovely! Is Illamasqua available in Austria? If it is, you really have to check it out :)

  8. Celeste @ Becoming Beautiful

    Hm, I’m not quite on the cream blush bandwagon yet, maybe I need to experiment more!

    1. Tine

      Celeste: Oh you should! The Illamasqua ones are gorgeous. If you do, I’ll start with liquid eyeliners :P

  9. Me my best and I

    Loving this in many many ways!!

    1. Tine

      Me my best and I: It’s so gorgeous, isn’t it? I’m not usually a fan of cream blushes but I find myself using this every single day. It’s awesome stuff.

  10. Samantha Lee

    Hi, can I know how similar is this to Illamasqua Hussy powder blush?

    1. Tine

      Samantha: Hussy’s more pink (blue-based) whereas the Dixie’s coral (orange-based). Hope that helps :)

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