Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Dixie* – £18.00
I’ve been using this blusher for over a month now and I’m starting to get used to applying it. Without realising how pigmented it is, and not knowing how to apply the product properly, I went OTT the first time.
This shade is called Dixie, it looks like a dark pink on the Selfridges website but it is actually pink with a peachy, coral tone to it. This is similar to the powder blush I use, which is MAC Pinch Me.
Obviously, the Illamasqua cream blusher gives a more dewy look than a powder and as mentioned, it’s really pigmented and lasts a good 5-6 hours depending on how heavy you’ve applied it. It stays on longer than powder but this may be because I wear glasses and the frames can sometimes smear product off my face.
The cream blush is easier to carry around with you because you don’t need to pack a brush so if your travel make up bag is quite compact, this is handy. Blush brushes are always so big and chunky!
It’s a silky texture and goes on to the skin really creamy without being annoyingly greasy. I’ve always liked cream ones and similar products like Benefit’s Benetints, they seem more light weight to wear and longer lasting.
You can use a small stipple brush to apply this because understandably, not everyone likes using their fingers to apply make up. For me, I find it easier to build a more consistent colour by applying with fingers by lightly tapping the product in to your cheeks.
If I go overboard and end up with too much on, I simply buff it with a stipple brush to even it out. I’m wearing this Illamasqua product in all of my outfit posts during April, click this link to see how the shade of blush looks on my skin tone.
If I don’t feel like the dewy look, I simply apply some mattifying powder. This Rimmel Clear Complexion Clarifying Powder is still my favourite and as it is a transparent powder, the colour of the blush still shows through really well.