Review & Swatches: Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in “Peaked”

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked

Availability: Sephora
Price: $26.00
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Company’s Description

Create a flush of intense colour with this long-lasting, matte blusher. The lightweight cream texture delivers a velvet soft cream to powder finish. Apply to the apples of the cheek, or across cheekbones to enhance and define. Build and blend with fingers or an Illamasqua brush for added colour-intensity.

Illamasqua’s upcoming The Sacred Hour Collection releases August 30, 2013. The collection includes 2 Velvet Blushers, which are cream blushes that dry to a matte finish. This review is for the Velvet Blusher in Peaked, which is a dusky rose shade.

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Packaging: 9/10

Illamasqua’s blushes come in pinched square compacts that snap shut and have clear lids.

Quality: 9.5/10

Peaked is a bright, pink-berry shade. The blush first applies much like a regular cream blush, with a slightly dewy finish. But it soon dries, leaving a matte finish on the skin. The pigmentation is intense, and you need only a small amount of product to cover one cheek.

Because this is a cream-to-powder formula, it is more dry/powdery than Illamasqua’s regular Cream Blushers. The drier formula also means this blush adheres more strongly to the skin, making it last longer.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

The formula for this blush is drier and doesn’t blend out as easily on the skin as the Cream Blushers. You’ll have to use more pressure to move the product around on the skin.

Price: 8.75/10

For $26.00 you get 0.18 ounces (5 grams) of product. This is the same price as Illamsqua’s Cream Blushers, but you get 0.04 ounces more product. Illamsqua’s cream blushes are still more expensive than competitors’ cream blushes, but at least you get more product with the Velvet Blushers.

Final Grade

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher Swatches: Sleek & Peaked

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Illamasqua The Sacred Hour Velvet Blusher in Peaked Swatches: 1 & 2 Layers

Ingredients

ISOPROPYL PALMITATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, CERA CARNAUBA (COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX, CIRE DE CARNAUBA), TALC, KAOLIN, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SILICA, MICA, OLUS OIL, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX, CIRE D’ABEILLE), GLYCERYL DIBEHENATE, TRIBEHENIN, GLYCERYL BEHENATE, PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS OIL, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL, TOCOPHEROL, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL. [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007), RED 6 (CI 15850), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)]

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