Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Promise

I have been obsessing about this blusher ever since my obsession with Illamasqua’s Katie powder blusher ceased once I actually got it in my possession when visiting the Illamasqua store.  My lovely mother bought me a few Illamasqua products for Christmas and this was one of them.

Both the colour and the consistency are absolutely amazing and I’m definitely a fan of their cream blushers.  Consequently, I’m now lusting after a few more and planning to order them over the weekend.

Left is sheerly applied, right is more heavily applied.

The colour of Promise is a strong, bold, bluey-pink that can be applied sheerly or built-up to a strong pop of colour.  It’s a really gorgeous shade that works perfectly with my pale, neutral colourings.  You can easily apply this with your fingers, but I like using a foundation brush to ensure the application is even and to increase staying power.

Same format as above, just different lighting. 

The finish of this epitomises what I love about cream blushers as it’s so dewy and gives a really gentle sheen that I think looks really flattering and healthy without any shimmer.

Worked into the skin. 

I haven’t tried it myself, but I would imagine that this would also make a really lovely lip colour.  It’s a bit retro, but I think there’s something quite chic and polished about matching lips and cheeks.

Worked into the skin again, but zoomed out.

One thing that puts this at a higher level than a lot of other cream blushes that I’ve tried is that it works really well over both liquid and powder foundations; you don’t get the caking when used over powder which is a really big thing as I love both powder foundations and cream blushers and don’t like having to choose one or the other.  If you’re a fan of healthy, dewy and gently flushed skin then this is a great blusher choice.

It’s not cheap at £16.50, but you get quite a bit for your buck as you only need a small amount and it’s available here.



  • All Things Beauty Makeup and Shopping
    January 14, 2012

    I love this blush sooooo much

    I am your newest follower, please check out my blog if you get a chance.

  • BeautyGeekUK
    January 15, 2012

    Thanks All Things 🙂 It is a gorgeous blush and so easy to work with. Will definitely check out your blog xx

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