Review: Illamasqua Powder Blush in Unrequited, Tremble

By Voxy  

Hi everyone. Remember me? I used to write about makeup, before a combination of the fall semester and a nasty cold walloped me and kept me pinned to the floor for several weeks.

In the interests of getting back on the horse, behold! Illamasqua powder blushers in Tremble and Unrequited.

How many pink blushes does one person really need, you might ask. It’s not so much a matter of need as it is a matter of options. A girl’s gotta have options. And there are certainly plenty of Illamasqua powder blush shades to choose from. These two look fairly similar in the pan but are quite different when applied.

As a pink-toned gal I sometimes have trouble with blushes that are betwixt and between pink and peach shades. As it happens, I can also wear peach shades fairly well but the territory in-between peach and pink is often unflattering on me. So I am trying to emulate the McDLT (remember that?) and keep the hot side hot and the cool side cool — which is to say, keep my pink blushes pink and my peach ones peach.

Both Tremble and Unrequited are cool shades of pink; Tremble is paler while Unrequited is more vibrant. (That’s an understatement. Unrequited is electric and I have to be very careful how much to apply or I look like I’ve been hit with pink paintballs on my cheeks.) They feel very smooth and don’t kick up a lot of powder when the brush sweeps over the product.

The only criticism I have of these, and it’s one I’m having of most powder blushes lately, is that they don’t last as long as I’d like — which is to say, 18-24 hours. But since I have this complaint of many powder blushes at the moment, it’s not really fair to hold that against Illamasqua in particular.


Unrequited on the left, Tremble on the right. In the photo at the top of the post, Unrequited is on top and Tremble on the bottom.


Illamasqua powder blusher: $24 at Sephora

Provenance: Purchased.

Price/Value Ratio (high-end: poor/fair/good/excellent): Good.

Purchase again? Yes, or at least I’ll try other shades. I probably won’t get through a single one of these in my lifetime.

(Have you used this product? Love it? Hate it? Want it? Give a holler in the comments!)

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