When the cold goes away, the corals come out to play. It happens every summer just like clockwork; lovely little coral blushes bloom on makeup counters galore.
It’s great if you happen to love coral, but what if you feel it’s too intense for your skin tone?
Here’s an idea: you could try something like Illamasqua’s Powder Blush in Lover ($23).
It’s more of an apricot with a matte finish than a vibrant coral, subtler than, say, MAC Hipness, but with just enough pigment to give cheeks a light kiss of color.
Lover’s one of 15 blushes in the Illamasqua permanent line and made its way into US Sephora stores last year.
It behaves a lot like the other Illamasqua blushes I’ve tried. Not only is it pigmented and blendable, but it also lasts a good amount of time, both in terms of wear time and because of the size of the pan.
It all adds up to a quieter alternative to coral blush, one that feels well worth the price. Take a closer look, and give it a swipe next time you’re at Sephora. Let me know what you think! Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like Illamasqua Lover Blush if…
- You’re a little scurred of bright coral
- You like blendable, easy-to-wear blushes
- You don’t mind paying department store prices
- You’ve been looking for a subtle blush with a matte finish
One of the perks of being a grownup
One of my favorites: being able to make funny faces in pictures without having to answer to anyone. Even as a kid, I couldn’t take a serious shapshot to save my life and always used to get in trubs for ruining family photos.
Sadly, I still suffer from the affliction…
My Costco card!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,