Illamasqua Katie vs Bobbi Brown Nude Pink Blush

I’ve been meaning to write about this for quite some time as I mentioned a while ago that the two shades were similar.  Similar they may be but the same they are not as you can hopefully see in the pictures below.

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Illamasqua Katie
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Bobbi Brown Nude Pink

Illamasqua’s Katie is a lot more peachy toned and slightly lighter, whereas BB’s Nude Pink is more blue-toned.

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L-R: Bobbi Brown Nude Pink, Illamasqua Katie.

When swatched stark, they look very different in colour and Katie looks much paler and slightly chalkier.

However, when blended down they become a bit more alike.

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L-R: Bobbi Brown Nude Pink, Illamasqua Katie.

These are both very different blushes, both colour wise and texturally.  Katie is very matte and a little on the chalky side, whereas Nude Pink is very blendable but more blue-toned with a brighter finish.  So I guess it depends what sort of pale pink you’re after as I personally find both of these fabulous.

Bobbi Brown Nude Pink is £18 and available here.

Illamasqua Katie is £16.50 and available here.

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12 Comments

  • Angelica
    February 27, 2012

    Both of them look very similar but I think I like Illamasqua one more. x

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Angelica
      March 1, 2012

      That’s interesting as I’m more about the BB one 🙂 Seems opinion is divided! xx

  • Anonymous
    February 27, 2012

    Thanks for the swatches. Am favouring the Bobbi Brown one.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Anonymous
      March 1, 2012

      No problem 🙂 I’m with you, I prefer pinks to be slightly bluer in tone xx

  • lunamac
    February 27, 2012

    Forgot to say that Bobbi Brown has a counter near me but Illamasqua means going into Oxford Street.

    • BeautyGeekUK
      lunamac
      March 1, 2012

      That’s the exact problem I have too as I have a BB counter where I regularly shop, whereas my only real option for Illamasqua is either online or Selfridges and I don’t really like to go into London if I can help it! xx

  • Andreea Cz
    February 28, 2012

    yes they are very similar, but I prefer the Bobbi Brown one 🙂 i always wanted to try Bobbi Brown products but never had the chance, i think this blush would be a good start 🙂

    • BeautyGeekUK
      Andreea Cz
      March 1, 2012

      Oh you should most definitely try them as they’re fantastic; I’m obsessed with everything they bring out! I prefer the BB one too 🙂 xx

  • Nicola
    February 1, 2014

    I’m quite pale with blonde hair and really want to find a nice natural blusher for every day use at work. Not in to bright blushes. Been looking at mac colours. Can u help?

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      Nicola
      February 1, 2014

      Hi Nicola,

      Thanks for your comment. Have you tried Mac’s Mocha? It looks quite brown in the pan but it translates to a really lovely warm pink that I think looks great against pale skin tones. If you want something more pink then the BB Nude Pink one in the above post is fab too xx

      • Nicola
        Sascha BG
        February 2, 2014

        Thankyou! I will take a look and let u know!

        • Sascha BG
          Nicola
          February 3, 2014

          No probs, good luck! xx

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