6.14.2017

Illamasqua Powder Blusher Morale


Illamasqua Powder Blusher Morale


Illamasqua Morale was highly recommended by my friend who is usually on point about all cool-toned makeup colors. She said "your face will be instantly lit up", and I must say she was right. It is the brightest and most stunning pink blush that I own (so far). If you find most pink blushes too warm, take a look at this silvery blue pink.




I was never a big fan of Illamasqua and thought their famous blush (especially those matte shades) kicked up too much powder and not as long lasting. But, look at the color. Seriously.




Being a shimmery composition, Morale isn't too powdery to touch. It actually adheres to the skin quite nicely and blends in well. It is great quality and in fact better than the other Illamasqua powder blushers I've tried,  but I do wish the texture was creamier and the color held its integrity a bit longer. The unique, eye-catching color makes it all worthwhile, though.


Here is an overall look with Illamasqua Morale

(I took this photo a long time ago and can't recall what other makeup items I used for this look. The lip color does look like Revlon HD Lip Lacquer in Pink Ruby (reviewed))


It is not too difficult to acquire Illamasqua makeup here in the U.S. even after the company quit on the market. I bought mine from Beauty Bay which I think is a best online source for brands such as Illamasqua or Paul & Joe. Now I can't seem to find this particular color on the site, but there is always eBay

By the way, Morale is a good name for this blush, but I would have gone with something like "Insolence" if it was up to me. Yup, it's definitely one of those shades that is a bit cheeky.



8 comments

  1. I love this colour on you. It's one of those shades that's so gorgeous to look at as well. Cool toned blushes have never really looked right on me unless it was red toned or a mauve, this is gorgeous though.


    Advaita | Blush Canvas

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    1. Thank you, Advaita! :) I am relatively comfortable wearing cool toned blushes like this, but Morale is extremely blue and shimmery that I need to wear it with a bit of reservation. It is certainly a gorgeous shade, I agree! :)

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  2. Ooh what a gorgeous hue! i have to remember to find things on Beauty Bay. Hmm it would be even better if they sold products in Asia too and funny since I usually buy everything in the US and cart it back to Asia!

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    1. I think Beauty Bay ships worldwide with a low shipping minimum (shipping isn't the fastest, though). I've been shopping there quite often lately. :)

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  3. This vibrant shade is definitely eye catching and it wears beautifully against your skintone Lena! I didn't even realize that Illamasqua makeup was out of the US market. I had a cream blush from them that I loved to bits like enough that I actually finished it which is no small feat for me but then I moved onto RMS Lip2Cheek colors and forgot all about it ;p I personally think cream to powder is the best texture for blush ^_^

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    1. Haha, maybe that's why the brand is out of here. But, finishing a cream blush is a really special thing! Their blush was all the rage back then, but for some reason I only liked one of their foundation and nail polishes. I'm glad I've found Morale, though! :)

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  4. I try not to buy makeup from eBay because I got conned before. That was before I became a blogger... but omg, this pink is stunning on you! I think cool pinks look a bit garish on me but it suits you perfectly :-)

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    1. I hear there are so many lookalikes on eBay, too. But, sometimes eBay is really the only place for certain things. I usually try to be careful with the locations. I guess Illamasqua blush from a UK seller would be ok. Morale is actually border garish if I'm not careful with application but a unique fun shade to include in my collection for sure. :)

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