18/10/2010

Illamasqua Lover Blush, Review & Swatches~ ! ♥

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I have finally acquired the coveted Illamasqua blush in Lover. It has long been sold out in the Illamasqua site and their store in Selfridges! It is a gorgeous peach that is not too pale or not too dark. Like most Illamasqua blushes, Lover is well-pigmented. It is a matte blush so it is pretty wearable for all ages and all occasions. In this post, I have compared this blush to Illamasqua Excite and MAC Hipness. Keep reading for more photos, reviews, and comparison swatches! ♥



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When I visited the Illamasqua counter at Selfridges a month ago, I was told that Excite was a similar shade, so I purchased it. When I put them together in adequate natural lighting though, they are definitely not so similar! Excite is so much darker and more orangey whereas Lover is definitely peach.

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Here is Illamasqua Lover swatched next to Illamasqua Excite and MAC Hipness.

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To be honest, I love all 3. Because of the intensity of Excite, I use a skunk brush to apply it sparingly. With the paler shades of Lover and MAC's Hipness, I apply them as I normally do blush, with a MAC 109 brush on the apples of my cheeks. ♥

What do you think? Which is your favourite? ♥ ♥



20 comments

  1. the mac hipness would be my favourite out of those 3 :) I am quite pale so I think the darkest one would make me look like I've washed my mud mask off in a hurry, haha!

    xxx Charlie
    http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/

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  2. the mac hipness would be my favourite out of those 3 :) I am quite pale so I think the darkest one would make me look like I've washed my mud mask off in a hurry, haha!

    xxx Charlie
    http://pinkwater-lily.blogspot.com/

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  3. Excite looks really pretty. And it is pigmented based on the swatch. :)

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  4. Lover looks so pretty! I've never tried any Illamasqua products before but the blushers look lovely and the packaging is so gorgeous too. x

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  5. All three look really nice but Excite would probably be my first choice.

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  6. all 3 are pretty but Lover will be my choice ^^

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  7. I love all three of them. I have hipness and lover and am now thinking I need Excite too. xx

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  8. those look soo pretty! i love the packaging too, they're so sleek ;)

    Beaty Bag 411

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  9. Thank you so much for the swatches, I am loving Excite!:D

    I hope you are having a great week, Livia!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  10. I LOVE this line :) I wish they had more villains though.

    I am having a makeup give away so you should enter it :)

    http://kawaiicrush.blogspot.com/

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  11. I bought this over the summer. Its such a pretty shade!!

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  12. My favourite is first,but all is lovely.I like this your pretty blog!♥

    Greetings from Finland,
    Kata

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  13. I'm feeling MAC Hipness more...I don't know why but I've never tried Illamasqua...must do!

    Great swatches!
    Make sure to check out my blog too! :)

    x

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  14. I LOVE the 'Lover' blush! The name's very appropriate xD Anyways.. The color is super wearable, I reckon. I usually wear peachy-toned colors with only a slight hint of pink. So this one is super pretty!

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  15. OMG!! LOVER looks a lot like the new Nars Sex appeal blusher or very close to it. I love Illamasqua blushers! They are all very pigmented and require barely any for both cheeks. I love your purchased!

    Have you try Illamasqua Katie? It's a very pretty cool milky pink.

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