I was really hesitant about using a liquid blush. But, I’ve had such success with Illuminare Cosmetics, and they were having a 20% off + free shipping sale, I felt like it was the right time to try it!
What I find so cool about it is that they have shades that coincide with the foundation shade you wear. I wear Portofino Porcelain primarily, so you buy the same shade in blush to complement that skin tone. It takes the guess work out of picking out blushes, which has always been a challenge for me. So, I really loved that.
Sadly, the pad I bought is ripped. They’re sending me a replacement one, but at least this is usuable in the meantime. I’m only using the top to apply my blush. Which, speaking of, I had literally no clue how to apply this, or how much, or anything. I just winged it. I figured, I use the pad for my foundation, might as well try it with the blush. And it actually works really well. It looks like it takes off some of my aplready applied makeup, but my makeup still looks good afterwards. So, I think it’s just them mixing together. It doesn’t seem to have any affect on the blush application though, so I don’t mind it.
This is a matte moisturizing formula, which I love because I add highlighter after the fact, and I don’t want to be super shiny. I like to decide my own shine level, ya know?
You honestly only need a dot to apply a natural looking color to your cheeks. You can add more for a bold look, but I prefer to have a natural look, and this blush absolutely provides that.
I wanted you to see it in both natural and artificial light, because there is a difference. I probably could’ve applied more too, but I was running out of time. This is pre-highlighter too, obviously.
This blush lasts literally all day and all night. You don’t get a lot for $18, but you get plenty for your money’s worth. This tube will last me forever. Totally worth the purchase you guys! Check it out!
Happy Blushing! 😊