Stash: Cream Blushes - Illamasqua, Bobbi Brown, L'Oreal, Invisible Zinc

Thought I'd start this stash series with cream blushes, since I only have a few. I'm not big on blushes, because I always thought I only needed one. But that may very well change soon (oh, blogging, you are such an enabler.)

I'm a recent cream blush convert. Cream blushes are amazing. They can be very pigmented, oh so easy to blend, and last longer than powder blushes (at least on me.)

From left, top row

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid
This is a recent acquisition. Is it a haul if I got with a gift card I received? :) Haul or not, it was a bargain at $14AU (RRP $29AU). I was afraid it was a close match to my a cream blush I already have, but luckily it is quite different to Bobbi Brown's Pink Raspberry.

L'Oreal Touch-On Colour for Eyes and Cheeks
I bought this thinking it was for lips and cheeks, and it was too powdery for my lips. I used it for a while as I thought it gave me a nice dewy effect, but it is quite shimmery. It is more shimmery than it is pigmented, and the pigment wears off quicker than the shimmer. I have not tried it for my eyes until now, because I'm not sure it would stay put on my oily lids.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pink Raspberry and Cabo Coral
I love these blushes. They are easy to blend and last a long time. I got these at a warehouse sale, so there was not that many shades to choose from, but these are awesome shades anyway, so I have no complaints. But I'm not sure I like it for lips. It feels too dry, and rather powdery for lips. I might try layering it over lip balm or under lip gloss or both.

Swatched from left - Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Laid, Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Pink Raspberry and Cabo Coral, L'Oreal Touch-On Colour for Eyes and Cheeks:

And here's my failed attempt at swatching the Illamasqua blush on my bare cheeks (eek, my skin is so pigmented). Left without blush (um, yeah, looks like I already swiped blush). Right with blush. Will put foundation on first next time.

I forgot about this which was shoved at the back of the stash drawer (methinks it's time for another makeup reorg). I'll be damned if I will re-take the photos above with this item. I'm lazy like that.

Invisible Zinc Tinted Lip & Cheek Balm in Lip Pink + 1
I am not fond of this colour. Also, I see no point in SPF 30 just for my cheeks. Won't I end up with reverse blush, i.e. tanned face, untanned cheeks? So I was really only planning on using this as lip balm. Though as a lip balm, it was hard to apply, not moisturising enough, even rather powdery. I might try it on my cheeks and risk reverse blush (shouldn't really happen if I layer it over my Invisible Zinc moisturiser, no?)


Post a Comment


Meet The Author



1000 Hour Academy of Makeup Alchemy Almay Alpha-H Ardell Australis Aveeno Avene Baby Chronicles Bags Banana Boat Bare Minerals Barkins Becca Bella Box Benefit Bio-Oil Biore Blistex Lancome Blogging Blush Bobbi Brown Bourjois Brow Pencils Burda Patterns BurdaStyle Patterns By Terry Calvin Klein Capsule Wardrobe Cath Kidston Celine Cetaphil Challenges Chanel Clarins Clarisonic Clinique Clothing Colette Patterns Completed Sewing Projects Concealer Cosmetics CoverGirl Crabtree and Evelyn Craft Books Crown Cycling Daiso Dermalogica Designer Tools Dinair Dior Diva Dr Scholl Dresses Dressing Duo Eco Tools Elizabeth Arden Ellis Faas Embryolisse EmerginC Empties Escada Essence Estée Lauder Eye Primer Eyeshadow Fabrics Face of Australia Family Fashion Favourites Fleur's Food FOTD Foundations Gaia Garnier Ginvera Givenchy Glossy Box Graftobian Guerlain Hada Labo Hakuhodo Hakuhodu Hauls Hawaiian Tropic Hermes Highlighters Hissyfit Home Dec Hope's Relief How Tos Hydraluron Illamasqua IMATS Indeed Labs Inglot Innoxa Inouvi Inventory Invisible Zinc Japanese Patterns John Frieda Korres KUU L'Oreal La Femme La Perla Laura Mercier Lee Stafford Lily Loves Pearl LimeLily Links Lipstick Lorac Lux MAC Magazines Makeup Brushes Makeup Forever Makeup School Makeup Utopia Manicare Marcs Maria Denmark Mario Badecu Mascaras Max Factor Maybelline McCalls Patterns Me Made Outfits Meal Prep Menswear Minimalism Mirenesse Missha Models Prefer MoroccanOil Murad Musings Muslin My Beauty Diary Nail Polish Natio Neutrogena New Look Patterns Nivea NOTD Notes to Self Nude by Nature NYX Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics On My Table OOTD Outerwear Outfits Palettes Palmers Palmolive Pantene Pants Parenting Parlux Pepta-Bright Peter Thomas Roth Prestige Priceline Primers Pure Fiji Quilts Rae Morris Ramblings RCMA Real Techniques by Samantha Chapman Redwin Refashioned Ren Reviews Revlon Rimmel Roc Routines Royal and Langnickel Sally Hansen Sample Boxes San Rio Sasy N Savy Savvy by DB Scampi the Cat Scandal Self-Drafted Patterns Selfish Seamstress Patterns Sephora Sewaholic Patterns Sewing Sewing Machines Sewing Supplies Sewing Updates Shiseido Shopping Shopping Ban Shu Uemura Sigma Silky Girl Simple Simplicity Patterns SK-II Skin Care Skin Doctors Skirts Soap and Glory Sportsgirl Stash Stash Busting Stila Storage Sukin Suvana Swatches Tags Tarte Tatcha Tesutti theBalm This Works Tinted Moisturisers Too Faced Tools and Spaces Tops Trilogy Uniform Unni Cosmetics Updates Urban Decay VIntage Patterns Vogue Patterns W7 Wedding Wedding Dress YSL ZA