Illamasqua makes some of the most stunning powder blushers ever — especially their matte shades. If you are new to the brand, besides trying their award-winning nail polishes, I also highly recommend trying their powder blushers — and now, the brand offers them in a palette of two.
Each Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo retails at £26, available in three combinations — today, I will be featuring Lover & Hussy.
Both Lover & Hussy have a matte finish. Lover is a soft apricot and Hussy is a candy pink. Both shades work very well on my skin tone (before and after getting a tan). The shades are highly pigmented, finely milled and smooth in texture. A little goes a long way and they blend perfectly well too.
Another picture of this beautiful duo below.
Each Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo contains 2 x 2g of product and each single contains 4.5g of product, retailing at £18. Somehow it actually works out to be cheaper purchasing them separately in terms of per gram? Correct me if I am wrong, my maths is terrible.
Whichever, here’s a size comparison for those who are queries.
The Illamasqua Powder Blush Duo comes in a bigger compact similar as their eyeshadow quads. For those who travels a lot, you may find it really handy to pack just one palette instead of two. And because this palette contains a coral and pink, all I have to do is pack a bronzer to go along with these shades, very versatile and convenient indeed.
Swatches below taken under natural day light, without flash — on dry skin.
Whether you are planning on purchasing their duo palette or not, their blushers are a must-try.
Between the shades found in this duo, I believe Hussy is a more universal colour as compared to Lover. Although Lover may look very orange in my swatches above (perhaps due to the heavier swatch), it doesn’t translate sallow on my skin but I am not sure how it will work on ladies with darker skin tones.
I often swirl my big, fluffy blush brush over the two for a more unique tone on my cheeks.
When using powder blushers by the brand (or any other brands with more pigmented cheek colours), remember to dab away any access on a piece of tissue or back of the hand before applying on the cheeks. Build the colour up slowly — it’s always easier to apply more than trying to remove access from the face, not to mention blending off the harsh line.
What are your favourite Illamasqua blush shades?
Thank you for looking.