On my most recent trip to Sephora, I was thrilled to find a complete display of Illamasqua blush testers. My local store carries 12 shades, but there are an additional 5 shades available online — which means Americans have access to essentially all of Illamasqua’s powder blushes.
Illamasqua is known for pigment, and I think that is blazingly apparent in their blushes. I tried to do light and heavy swatches… in some cases it was difficult to scale back the intensity to make a light swatch. For the light swatches, I picked up pigment with a triangle sponge, tapped the sponge on my arm, then blended with the clean back of the sponge.
All 12 of the powder blushes I swatched are matte. Panic is warm, cherry red. Expose is a canteloupe, dusty yellow-orange. Excite is brighter and peachier (perhaps a little more on the pink side?). It’s quite electric. Lover is a bright peach — obviously paler than the others.
These blushes are $24 each at Sephora.