Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Beauty Battle #05 || Powder Blusher

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie, Natural Collection Blush in Melba and NYX Blush in Pinky Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie, Natural Collection Blush in Melba and NYX Blush in Pinky
Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie, Natural Collection Blush in Melba and NYX Blush in Pinky Swatches
Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie, Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba and NYX Blush in Pinky 

So I have an unhealthy obsession with blushers, and it seems to get worse when that pesky sun starts shining. Powder or cream variety, if it goes on your cheeks then chances are i'll have it in my collection. I've already compared my three different priced cream blushes Poo so now Ive decided to review three powder blushes all with a slight change in price...

Illamasqua Powder Blush in Katie - £21.50
I'll start with the most expensive blusher simply because this is my most favourite shade. The super pale, barely there pink suits my deathly pale skin tone perfectly. It's the perfect 'flushed' shade which makes it look really natural. The powder doesn't feel like powder, it's really velvety and kind of creamy. It sticks to the cheek and lasts all done which is something I rarely find with a powder blush. It's really pigmented but because of the pale shade it takes a lot of work to make it look too false. The new Seventeen cheek stamps have a really similar shade but this is definitely worth splashing out on simply for the longevity and the pigmentation.

Natural Collection Blush in Peach Melba - £1.99
For the bargain price of £1.99, I give to you, ladies and gentlemen the best dupe to Mac's Melba blush that you can find. Firstly, the names are pretty identical and then the shade is pretty much the same. This is a natural pink that can be worn as a contour on really pale girls like myself. I own both this and Mac Melba and honestly don't know which I prefer. These blushes have really good pigmentation and staying power. I love the colour this gives to the cheeks and it's always a really good size to throw in your makeup bag for top ups.

NYX blush in Pinky - £6
This is the newest addition to my blusher collection but one that I've really grown to love. It's a really bright pink, much different to the other two shades but still really velvety and long lasting. You do have to be careful with this blush as a little really does go along way. You can end up looking a little doll like, believe me. I've never really tried NYX before but after buying this (and a lipgloss) i'm definitely intrigued to buy more. They are super affordable and I think they give other more expensive brands a run for their money.

Overall, I really like all three blushers. There each a different shade but they are all equally as nice. As much as I love the Illamasqua blush I wouldn't say there was a huge difference between that and the Natural Collection blush, especially considering it's 10x the price!! If you're looking for a treat then definitely splash out but for regular day to day wear, the drugstore wins for me!

What's you favourite blush brand?



  1. Really want to try that NYX blush :)

    1. Get yourself down to Next, it's amazing :) xx

  2. My favorite blush brands gotta be Sleek, canmake and bourjois! Sleek blushes are just the bomb, so pigmented, smooth, so much product and so many shades!

    1. Love Sleek blushes, they are so good and affordable!xx


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