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.