Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek – Review & swatches

Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek – Review & swatches

Tuesday, October 08, 2013 Sara Hassan , 23 Comments

Have you ever heard of a velvet blusher before? Illamasqua introduces its first ever velvet blushers as a part of the new Sacred Hour Collection for fall this year.

Velvet Blusher
Create a flush of intense colour with this long-lasting, matte blusher. The lightweight cream texture delivers a velvet soft cream to powder finish. Apply to the apples of the cheek, or across cheekbones to enhance and define. Build and blend with fingers or an Illamasqua brush for added colour-intensity.

Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek - Swatch
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek - Applied
My thoughts
Sleek is described as dusky coral on the website. It is extremely pigmented so make sure to keep a light hand. I like to apply this with my fingers mostly; sometime with a brush. I think the color is very special. I didn't have a shade like this in my stash until now. I definitely believe it would look good with a wide range of skin tones.

The texture on this one is unique and I love it. This little hybrid applies like a cream blush and to my utter amazement, sets to a powder finish without appearing powdery or enhancing dryness. Though it doesn’t feel very creamy when you put your fingers on it but I've had absolutely no issues with blending whatsoever. If you’ve got combination/oily skin type, you might like this formulation a lot since it’s very long-lasting. On my combination skin, it stays fresh for six hours after which it begins to lose some color.

Overall, I love it and I really can’t think of anything that I don’t like about it. It’s weird because that does not happen very often. It’s perfect!

You might like it if...
  • You expect good color pay off
  • It blends easily
  • It applies like cream but sets to powder
  • You expect a long wear
You might not like it if...
  • You think it's pricey
My rating
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5/5

Illamasqua Velvet Blusher in Sleek is priced at £18 and can be purchased online from the website.

What do you think about it? Have you tried it?


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23 comments :

  1. You are so photogenic Sarah. I don't think the color is something to die for. but the texture seems interesting.

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    1. You can purchase it directly from Illamasqua's website. :) x

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  3. hi Sara! great review..sara! illamasqua has velvet , redefining blusher,powder n cream blusher? which will u recommend for oilies....which has also good staying power?
    some days ago, i was going through their website checking the new collection n here u r with review..v quick...u r a great blogger ma sha Allah! keep up the great work<3
    thanks in advance
    stay blessed

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    1. Awww thank you for the lovely words ^_^ xx

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    2. I love their powder blushers. I suggest you give them a try first :) x

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  4. So pretty Sara! :) I've been lusting over Illamasqua blushers since foreverrr. Hopefully I will save up for one soon! I do love subtle blushes and this seems like one that gives just a hint of color! :)

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  5. The color is stunning!! A must have x

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  6. this is sooo gorgeous! Love this

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  7. beautiful shade and I like matte blushes, you look lovely

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  8. The color re inds me of one of my nyx blushes, but e idea behind this one is really intruiging.

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  9. Wonderful!!!
    Great colors. You should be make up artist for videos

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  10. Whoa this looks gorgeousness in your swatch! I love me a good cream blusher. :D

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  11. Such a lovely shade looks gorgeous

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  12. I absolutely adore your illamasqua blushes and this one looks like an amazing addition to your collection. Can't believe this stays put for so long ! Very impressive :)

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  13. Hi Sara! You look adorableeeeee :) Can u please tell me the lipstick u are wearing in the picture? Thanks <3

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    1. Hi Aqsa, I am wearing MAC Crosswires. :) x

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  14. Super beautiful shade! Looks good on you

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  15. This shade is gorgeous <3 Loving it on you. I am so trying to get my hands on Illamasqua these days. :) Thanks for the great review.

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  16. you are super gorgeous! this looks very nice on you! recently bumped into ur blog and love it! <3

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