Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in “Promise”

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

Availability: Sephora, Illamasqua
Price: $24.00

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 Promise–a warm candy pink.


Packaging: 9/10

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

Quality: 9.75/10

Promise has great pigmentation and leaves a dewy finish. The formula is quite thin–almost watery in texture. The thin formula means the blush blends out amazingly while keeping its strong pigmentation. If anything, it will be difficult to get a sheer application of this color.

I’ve worn this Cream Blusher many times for 8+ hours and don’t see any notable fading of the color at the end of the day.

Ease of Use: 9.75/10

Be careful not to pick up too much product–a little gives a lot of color. This cream blush doesn’t leave patchy surfaces on the skin either, so blending is easy.

Price: 8.5/10

For $24.00 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 Box Packaging

Illamasqua Cream Blusher Packaging

Illamasqua Cream Blusher Packaging

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise Swatches


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3 Responses to Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Cream Blusher in “Promise”

  1. KiwiFrutie says:

    Looks so good (: .. i think i’de prefer a more liquidly cream blush.
    shame about the price though ..^-^ ahaha !
    thanks..

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