Illamasqua Powder Blushers in Hussy, Lover and Tremble – Swatches & Review

From Illamasqua’s website:
Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention.

I am so incredibly impressed with Illamasqua blushes and incredibly disappointed with the fact that this brand is completely unavailable in Canada. I had to get these blushes through a US CP. Illamasqua is carried at Sephora in the US but they are not available at the Canadian locations and they are a “Canada Restricted” item on Sephora’s website meaning they cannot even be ordered online. This is one of many situations where I find shopping as a Canadian extremely frustrating. Well onto the beautiful product:

The three shades I have; Hussy, Lover and Tremble are all matte finishes as the majority of their blushes are. They are in no way flat though. They offer INCREDIBLE pigmentation and they apply and blend flawlessly. I really, really adore these blushes. At a time when I thought I wanted to only wear matte products on my face I found these to be a real godsend.  So for any of you out there that want a beautiful finish and pop of colour but sometimes want to avoid glitter and sparkle these blushes are for you. Oh heck! These are for anyone. They are really fabulous products and very reasonably priced. I wish I had the opportunity to explore this brand more. I know they also offer a really fantastic range of foundation shades so it’s nice to know they are one of too few companies offering something that can work for me and other gals at the far ranges of both ends of the shade spectrum.

Hussy is described as a bright candy pink, Tremble as a soft lilac pink, and Lover as a soft apricot. I find these descriptions quite accurate. To me Hussy has a touch of a coral tone to it. Tremble is more a cool-neutral pink and I don’t really detect any Lilac tones. Lover is indeed a soft apricot and not as orange as it comes off in these swatches. It is my favourite of them all by far. It is such a unique, soft and pretty shade.
Illamasqua Hussy, Tremble, Lover Blushes
Illamasqua Hussy, Tremble, Lover Blushes

Illamasqua Hussy, Tremble, Lover Blushes

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  • Jamilla Camel
    June 16, 2011 at 3:56 PM

    Very pretty!

  • Makeup Magpie
    June 16, 2011 at 5:23 PM

    These look great. I have a few Illamasqua eye shadows & nail polishes, and look forward to trying out their blushes some day :) Hussy looks especially pretty! Thanks for the review :)

  • BlushingNoir
    June 16, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    This is a brand I’ve never tried! But am DYING to. You’re creating too many new brand lemmings, sister! lol

  • The Make-up Fairy
    June 16, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Hussy looks gorgeous!

  • Catherine
    June 16, 2011 at 7:00 PM

    I have Hussy and love it one of my favourite blushers :-) x

  • PerilouslyPale
    June 16, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Hussy is fabulous!

    Brooke you haven’t tried Illamasqua???!!!!!

  • Martha
    June 16, 2011 at 8:30 PM

    I want to try Lover and Tremble but keep getting cold feet. I should just go for it next time Sephora has F&F.

  • StealMyHeartLove
    June 16, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Thanks for sharing. I want a few Illamasqua Powder Blushers; my first choice would be Lover. I’m going to purchase them at!

  • PerilouslyPale
    June 17, 2011 at 12:01 AM

    You should definitely go for it Martha!

    StealMyHeartLove have you ordered from asos before? I’d never heard of them. Thanks so much for the link!

  • Ansa
    June 17, 2011 at 1:31 AM

    I love hussy. It’s one of my all time faves. xx

  • Zuzu's Petals
    June 17, 2011 at 1:39 AM

    Thanks for a great post. I don’t own any Illamasqua, and Hussy and Tremble are stunning.

    Total non sequitur, but whenever I see Illamasqua I first see “masked llama.” Go figure. My brain works in mysterious ways.

  • PerilouslyPale
    June 17, 2011 at 1:59 AM

    Yup can’t say I’ve ever thought llama? LOL

  • flora_mundi
    June 17, 2011 at 11:35 PM

    I’ve been dying to try this brand, but I’m unwilling to pay the usurious prices that are involved in shipping from the UK. What makes me really sad is that even ordering direct, a lot of the colours I’d love to try can’t be shipped outside the EU :-((

  • PerilouslyPale
    June 18, 2011 at 1:07 AM

    I bet you could find someone willing to do a CP for you. Just put it out there and I’m sure someone would love to help you out. I won’t pay crazy shipping either!

  • Anonymous
    April 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Illamasqua do ship to Canada. I just ordered Hussy and Tremble during their Easter 50% off promotion. Yes, the shipping costs are a pain but less than U.S. shipping costs often are. And the delivery is quicker! Sign up for their newsletters to be advised of specials. This is my first visit to your blog and I’ll be back :)

  • PerilouslyPale
    April 9, 2012 at 11:34 AM

    Thank you!!! I was not aware they started shipping to Canada! I can’t believe I missed a 505 off sale! BOO!


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