Illamasqua Cream Blusher Review in Dixie
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Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Dixie* – £18.00

There is something really satisfying about opening up a new cream blusher, it always looks so enticing! I don’t know about you but I am always tempted to gouge a little dent in it almost straight away because otherwise I’ll get too precious about it!

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!

Cream blushes are said to be good for those who have dry skin because is more moisturising than powders which can sometimes cling on to dry patches. I think cream blushers feel more comfortable too, providing they’re not a sticky formula, which this one isn’t.

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.

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11 thoughts on “Illamasqua Cream Blusher Review | Dixie

  1. Ahh, this looks just perfect! The colour is beautiful and the texture looks amazing too – definitely adding this one to my shopping list! The only thing I've tried from Illamasqua was the Alter Ego Mystery Box Set, but I really wasn't impressed as all the products inside were in such unwearable shades. It did put me off for a bit, but I've seen so many gorgeous products from them over the last few months that I'm going to have to dip my toe in again!
    Mel x

  2. I've been looking at these blushers for a while as they give such good colour and are very pigmented. I wear powder foundation so this is my only doubt. Would you recommend them for use of liquid foundation or do you think it would work on powder?

  3. I always think, "what a lovely complexion", when I look at your photos. You're always perfectly put together. I really want to try an Illamasqua cream blush but I'm terrified I'll end up looking like Bozo the clown. But I think I'll stop being a silly baby and try to apply a cream blush the way you've described. I hadn't really thought about it myself. Thank you! 🙂


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