Monday, April 22, 2013
Illamasqua Powder Blush in Morale
Morale is a bright pinky-purple with silver and pink shimmer throughout it. It looks very scary at first but once blended it looks like a beautiful cool toned rosy pink. The shimmer in this blush is very subtle and natural and is really only visible in natural light so I took my picture above next to a sunny window. Out of all the blushes I've tried the only one I've come across that is similar is MAC's Dollymix which is more pink and less shimmery.
Since this colour is so intensely pigmented I apply less blush than I normally would with other shades. This therefore affects the staying power and this is the only Illamasqua blush I have to re-apply. As my blush is broken this proves to be a very messy task so I have to do it over a sink. I don't think Illamasqua's packaging is very sturdy so I have to wonder that if this was packaged better whether it would have stayed intact.
Overall I love the colour of Morale and would recommend it on that alone. The quality of the blush itself and the packaging are admittedly a let down considering the price. Illamasqua occassionally has very good sales on their website so that might justify purchasing it.
Availability: Sephora, ASOS, Illamasqua