This was another purchase made for my belated birthday. I bought this back in December, despite the fact that my birthday was in October. It mostly only took that long for me to decide where to spend my money since there was so much stuff I wanted.
This was only my second introduction to Illamasqua when I purchased this, however, I have been pleased with all the items I have purchased up to this point.
I would rate this product 7/10
Unlike most cream blush this has a silky smooth finish. Similar to the Illamasqua brand cream eye shadows this is a thinner consistency than is typical of the other makeup brands.
Once blended the product sets quickly and is resistant to transfer. Additionally the product comes in highly pigmented colors that correspond to several of their powder blushes. Their blushes will require a light hand, especially for those with fair skin tones. However, since they are so pigmented even the lighter shades will show up on darker skin tones without looking chalky.
The product has a light vanilla scent reminiscent of Mac lipsticks. This fades rather quickly, and is so subtle that it is truly only noticeable if you stick your nose into the product.
In all honestly I have very few negatives for this product. The few negative points I do have are issues that are common in all cream blushers. Storage is a bit more tiresome since you want to keep them in a dry and temperate place. Warm locations can cause some melting. Though compared to the Tarte cheek stains the melting that occurs with these is minimal.
Secondly, the product can feel a bit ‘heavy’ on the skin initially. Before the product is blended, something about the slight stickiness feels a bit like rubbing oil on your face. Since I am crazy I tend to think of it as my cheeks suffocating. In all honestly the product does not stay moist long (unless applied heavily) I am just a bit melodramatic.
Whom I would recommend this product too:
- Those looking for bright highly pigmented blushes
- Those with dry to normal skin
This product can be purchased from Sephora.
This product was purchased with my own money for my own personal use.