Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in “Laid”

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Availability: Sephora, Illamasqua
Price: $26.00

Company’s Description

Tease, hypnotise, use to effect. Use Cream Blusher to highlight your cheekbones, shape your face, build and blend with fingers or a brush to create the colour intensity you desire. Use over foundation for impact, or under for a captivating glow. However you apply it, be daring.

Illamasqua’s Cream Blushers are available in 13 shades (11 of which are sold at Sephora). This review is for the shade Laid–a bright rose pink.


Packaging: 9/10

Illamasqua’s Cream Blushers come in black, pinched-square, plastic compacts that snap shut and have see-through lids.

Quality: 10/10

Laid has wonderful pigmentation and leaves a dewy finish without having any sparkle or shimmer. The formula is quite thin–almost watery in texture. The thin formula means the blush blends out amazingly while keeping its strong pigmentation. You can really sheer down this color if you want or layer the blush for a more opaque, strong color.

This shade wears very nicely through the day, maintaining its color and dewiness.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

This formula blends very nicely and evenly, allowing you to apply a smooth, translucent layer or build it for a more dense application.

Price: 8.5/10

For $26.00 you get 4 grams (0.14 ounces) of blush. MAC Cremeblend Blushes are $20.00 and contain 5.6 grams (0.19 ounces) of product. NARS cream blushes are $28.00 and contain 0.19 ounces. Compared to both brands, Illamasqua’s cream blushes are at a more expensive price-point.

Final Grade

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid Swatch

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid Swatch

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid Swatch Blended

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid Swatch Blended


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