May 06, 2012

Illamasqua blushes in Nymph & Tremble - photos, swatches and comparisons

A few weeks ago the Illamasqua website had a sale on where select items were 50% off. When I saw that Nymph and Tremble powder blushes were included in the sale I just had to get them, as they were both colours I'd been eyeing off for a while but just never committed to buying.
illamasqua blushes in nymph and tremble

Illamasqua's powder blushes are my absolute favourite products from their range, and that's saying a lot as I love all their products. If I was allowed to wear blushes from only one brand for the rest of my life, I would choose Illamasqua blushes. Their blushes are all extra finely milled, super soft, super pigmented and very easy to blend. And they also have a faint vanilla smell which I find so lovely when applying.

Illamasqua powder blush in Nymph
Illamasqua describe this as warm candy pink with matte finish. I don't know about you, but I would definitely put this in the cool pink category especially seen side by side with the warmer Tremble.  This is my English Rose blush, in that if I was a character in a Jane Austen novel my cheeks would be flushed pink with Nymph. 


Illamasqua powder blush in Tremble
Illamasqua website describes Tremble as soft lilac pink with matte finish. I'm not sure about the lilac bit, but it's a pale warm coral pink that adds a warm flush to the cheeks. If you'd like to fake a peaches 'n' cream complexion, this is the colour for you.
Illamasqua blush in tremble
Wearing Illamasqua powder blush in Tremble


Comparison swatches
Whenever I'm looking to buy a new blush I always like to look for swatches comparing them to my existing colours just so I don't end up with dupes. Here are some comparison to ones that I thought would be similar to Nymph and Tremble, and as you can see from the swatches below none of them are even close. Tremble and MAC Dainty are the closest matches, but Dainty is shimmery with Tremble having a matte finish.


What are your favourite products from Illamasqua?

37 comments :

  1. woww tremble is so pretty i love it

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  2. I haven´t used any products by Illamasqua, but these blushes look just great and suit you well! Great review!

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    1. If you get the chance you must try Illamasqua, they are simply the best especially their blushes. xo

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  3. They both look gorgeous!!!
    Now I am regretting not checkin the website out when you mentioned about it!

    And totally agree with you that Illamasqua blush is absolute love <3

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    1. It was such a great deal, I think worked out at $16 each. Next time you'll listen to me Ms Adeline :-)

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  4. I soo need to get my hands on these blushes they look beautiful and they suit you to the tee!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks hun, they are definitely amazing. :-)

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  5. I swear EVERYTHING by Illamasqua is incredible!
    What lipstick are you wearing in the 'Tremble' photo?

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    1. Yep, Illamasqua rocks!
      I've got Barry M 147 Peachy Pink on my lips.

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  6. Tremble looks very pretty! Definitely a color I would go for! Thanks for sharing :)

    xx Louise
    http://alittlebeautylux.blogspot.com

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    1. It's my favourite of the two as well, and I can see it very soon become a favourite out of all my other ones too. xo

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  7. those blushes are gorgeous!

    notoriouseyes.blogspot.com

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  8. I want to buy every Illamasqua blush at the moment, both look lovely on you. Thanks for doing comparison swatches :) X

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  9. So pretty, think that they may be a bit too light for me though!

    Sharleena xx

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  10. they are so gorgeous!!! I wish I had seen the 50% off sale! You look amazing Lilit! xx

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  11. Ah, they're beautiful! I picked up Hussy and Lover during the sale and now I'm regretting not purchasing Tremble! It looks like Coy Topshop lipstick in blush form. :) Lovely swatchs Lilit xx

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    1. I've got my eye on that Topshop lipstick, it'll be a great match to Tremble. Thanks for the heads up, I'll have to add to my shopping list for next time I'm in Melbourne.

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  12. These are the prettiest shades! Fantastic deal at 50% off :)

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  13. I love Tremble, it is so stunning! I have to get myself to Illamasqua!

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  14. I love Illamasqua blushes - Hussy is my favorite, and Lover is next on my wishlist!

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  15. Wow! Tremble looks amazing! I wish that this brand is available where I stay.. thanks for sharing the swatches..

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  16. They both look absolutely great on you Lilit! x

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  17. I picked up Hussy and Lover in the same sale!! What a treat :) I adore Illamasqua's blushes as well - I also own Tweak - but have only tried their polish and the liquid liner Havoc additional to the blushes, so I can't comment on the rest of the products. Havoc is AMAZING though. These two shades look really stellar on you Lilit!

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    1. It was such a great deal wasn't it, you'd be crazy NOT to pick up two of them. Lover is my all time favourite blush, a gorgeous suit all shade. :-)

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  18. You seriously has the best taste when it comes to choice of blushes! Both of them looks amazing on you but I think my favorite would be Tremble!
    Phlox

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  19. Tremble is so beautiful! Really suits you, Im definitely going to get it.

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  20. I agree with you about Nymph being cool and Tremble not really being lilac. Hum...Tremble and Dainty are so similar but ip refer Tremble because it's got no sparkle. Of course, Lover is my favorite Illamasqua blush!

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  21. Illamasqua blushes - I love!! Their cream blushes too! If only blushes look as good on me as they are on your cheeks!! You do have the best taste in blushes :) Now I'm putting Tremble in my Illamasqua wishlist :)

    50% OFF!?!? ><" I missed that... too... :(

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  22. Would like to get your opinion, if you had Benefit's Coralista already, would you still get Tremble?

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    1. Hi milktea, I already own Coralista AND I still got Tremble. Apart from the obvious difference that Coralista is shimmery and Tremble is matte, Tremble is a pinky peach, whereas I think Coralista is warmer toned, more a coral / peach. I definitely don't regret owning both as I find them very different to each other. Also Tremble is much more pigmented and long lasting on the cheeks, whereas I'm sure you know Coralista is more sheer. Hope that helps!

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  23. Oh golly gosh I want them all!!! Arghhhh!!! Especially Nymph/Tremble/Lover *grabby hands*

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