Review & Swatches: Illamasqua Powder Blush In Katie and Tremble

Hey Guys,

Sorry for the lack of posts but my Maters Thesis and Halloween has been totally distracting me!! Talking about Halloween, I hope you’ve all had an amazing one!! Check out my instagram @binkydiamonds to see my costume and some pics from my annual Halloween Party!!!

On to what were really here for….Blush!! I cant believe I’ve never talked about the Illamasqua powder blushes before on the blog, how blasphemous considering all their glory LOL. I only have two (and swatched all the shades several times in stores too!!) but wow are they amazing. So I thought I would share what I love about the two that I own: Katie and Tremble ($26 each, available at sephora and

Illamasqua_blush_review&swatches_Katie_Tremble_1The packaging is rather simple, made from sleek black plastic with a clear lid. It is very sturdy packaging and the lid closes nice and firmly. It is a bit bulky though, its about the size of my palm.

Illamasqua_blush_review&swatches_Katie_TrembleKatie is a super light pastel pink with a matte finish. OMG this is the softest smoothest blush I’ve ever owned. The texture is like butter, it blends extremely smoothly on the cheeks and lasts for approximately 9 hours. I especially love this shade for winter. It gives a beautiful light flushed cheek. Its a great for fair skin tones, although its pigmented the color is rather muted and can be sheered out easily.

Illamasqua_blush_review&swatches_KatieIllamasqua_blush_swatches_KatieTremble is a matte coral pink. This shade is also extremely smooth and buttery. the pigmentation is amazing, as is the longevity at about 9 hours of wear with minimal fading. This shade is rather powerful and can be a bit harsh on fair to light skin tones but is easily sheered out for a light hint of pink. Of course this would look amazing on darker skin tones.

Illamasqua_blush_review&swatches_Tremble1IMG_8772THE VERDICT:

5/5 for both of these amazing powder blushes. The texture is so smooth and blendable, the pigmentation is amazing, and the longevity is great on both. The only downside is the slightly bulky packaging. But all of its amazingess totally makes up for that!!

Have any of you tried the Illamsqua powder blushes? Any recommendations on the shades I should check out? Im heading to London soon so I’ll be looking for more to add to my collection 😀

Hugs from Beauty Land

Binky Diamonds
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