Illamasqua Powder Blusher Duo

A while ago a makeup artist I worked with introduced me to Illamasqua and I’ve been re-discovering it since I came to London. The Powder Blusher Duo is a gorgeous compact with a mirror and contains two beautiful matt shades called Lover and Hussy. Yes the colors are extremely bright and highly pigmented, but also very versatile – and perfect for spring time!

Lover is a corally orange color described as “soft apricot” and I picture it will work well on those with warm undertones. Hussy is a blue-based bright pink described as a “candy pink”. These blushers are extremely pigmented but also very smooth and easy to blend to get just a hint of color to your skin. I must admit, they do look pretty dark and scary but I find them much better than paler shades that need a lot of product to build up a decent result. A little goes a long way and these blushers will probably last forever.

I get my best and most natural-looking results with these when I apply one layer using a circular motion, really buffing and working them into the skin with my brush. For now, Hussy is the shade I have been using the most, but I picture myself using Lover a lot in summer when I’m more tanned.

Have you tried any Illamasqua products before? Do you use blushers? :)

Hanne Sagstuen

Norwegian New Yorker Hanne Sagstuen a fashion model, art director and editor in chief. Beautylovin is the website where she shares her take on life, travel, beauty and everything in between.

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  1. Georgie

    I’ve never had much luck with Illamasqua – the colours look gorgeous but that’s about all the good I can say. It may just be me but the textures don’t seem to work well or last for very long.

    One thing that I’d recommend checking out whilst still in the UK is the Soap and Glory range at Boots, if you haven’t already! My favourite blush from there is called “Love at First Blush”, it’s a wheel with blush, highlight and contour colours that somehow just work really well when mixed and applied in one. :)


    Très joli choix Hanne :)
    pourriez vous mettre ce blush en photo sur votre peau pour voir le résultat dans un prochain article? avez vous acheter maquillage été papillon de chanel?

  3. Emma

    C’est vraiment très mignon! j’utilise les blushs Nars et MAC mais je n’ai jamais utilisé Illamasqua! Bientôt peut-être :-)
    Have a nice day Hanne ♥

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