Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Blush in “Ambition”

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Ambition

This review covers Illamasqua’s Powder Blusher in “Ambition” from the Theatre of the Nameless collection. Illamasqua describes this as a “neutral” color with a shimmer finish.

Packaging: 9.25/10

Powder Blushers come in regular Illamasqua packaging. The compact is shaped like a pinched square and has a snap-shut lid.

Quality: 10/10

In the pan, this blush looks like a medium-dark brick-mauve with gold shimmers. On the skin, though, the color is lighter and more pink. The shimmers show up nicely on the skin but aren’t as obviously gold.

As with most other Illamasqua blushes, the formula for Ambition is excellent. The pigmentation is superb, the texture is soft and smooth, and the powder isn’t too chalky. This is a versatile color that should work for just about all skin tones and colors. The blush is long-wearing and doesn’t fade throughout the day.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

Ambition transfers onto the skin smoothly and evenly. The only danger is being too heavy-handed, since the pigmentation is strong.

Price: 9.5/10

You get 4.5 g for £16.50 ($24.00 in the US). MAC’s powder blushes contain 6 g for $19.50. You are getting less for more, so I have to take off some points for this product being less competitively priced. But the quality of this blush is so high that it’s worth every penny of the $24.00 it costs.


Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Ambition

Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Ambition

Ambition Swatches: Applied w/ Brush & Finger

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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Theatre of the Nameless Blush in “Ambition”

  1. Lisa says:

    Mmmm….I really need to try some Illamasqua blushes. Now to pick a shade, though! This one looks great, but I think I’m going to go for a matte one first. Do you find the matte ones chalky at all? I had that problem with some of the matte eye shadows. (I don’t think you did an official review for any of the other blushes yet, though you I think you briefly commented on them in the Magenta Muse overview. Sorry to ask for even MORE reviews when I can tell you’re already busy with so many!)

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