Illamasqua Blush Up Brush

23 December 2014

Illamasqua Blush Up Brush review
Illamasqua Blush Up Brush review
Illamasqua Blush Up Brush review

CONTOURING WITH EASE

My first Illasmasqua product. I have been eyeing this up for a very long time and couldn't bare part £28.50 but something must have suddenly changed my mind. Seeing this on blogs, I instantly knew that I wanted to use this for one purpose only, contouring.

I have only used this with powdered bronzers so I cannot really comment on how this works with cream products. Due to it's brush density and softness, it can pick up a lot of excess product. You will just need a light hand when applying any powders to the brush or just tap away the excess. On application, it will give a soft, natural look with the blending and buffing capability, given if a light hand was used. I am also able to use this brush to build up the colour more if needed.

I actually find this easy to use to contour my cheeks, easier than angle brushes because of it's short, flat, synthetic bristles giving me more control. I am able to fit this into the hollows of my cheeks easily to create a more precise, structured look as well as along the temples and the jaw with the use of swift swipes. I haven't noticed any shedding from the first wash.

I totally wish I had purchased this a while ago. It fits me perfectly as other brushes tend to be a tad big for the hollows and small face in general. Even though it's not cheap, it's definitely worth investing. A unique, sleek, elegant looking brush too. An instant favourite in terms of design.

Have you tried any brushes like this before?

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29 comments

  1. Great review! I love Illamasqua cheek products, though I have yet to try their brushes. I'm really sad that it is now very difficult to get a hold of their products here in the states. =(

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  2. I love illamasqua already~ have you tried their rich liquid foundation? it's epicness :)

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  3. I love the sound of this brush, it looks perfect for contouring x

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  4. I haven't tried this brush before but seems great! :) x

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  5. It's a pretty brush, although the price is pretty scary..

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  6. I don't know whether to buy this or the NARS contour brush!!! Great review, I will definitely check this out next time I'm makeup shopping ;)

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  7. I would love to use this brush! :)

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  8. I have been looking this brush, but haven't bought because it is pricey. Might do it now though! x

    Laura
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  9. Right now I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to contour. I was thinking about getting the NARS Ita brush but it's way too expensive... This one looks like it would do a great job as well!


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  10. it is a tad expensive but if it does the job well for you, that's great!

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  11. It's a pretty brush, but I don't use brushes a lot. =)

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  12. never see the brush short like that..
    but i think thats more useful for contouring or shading..

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  13. I don't contour much, but I think this would be much better and easier to use compared to a lot of other similar brushes out there, especially since it's so compact and quite narrow. Other brushes are too fluffy and wide!

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  14. This brush is looking really good but very pricey.
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  15. I have to get this flat brush soon enough! Thanks for sharing :)

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  16. i like this brush shape too..but they are pretty expensive....sigh....

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  17. the shape of the brush looks perfect for contouring! but it's really a little pricey for a brush....
    giglove

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  18. This has been on my Wishlist for ages! I think it's perfect for contouring, more so than blush application! Great review, hun!

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  19. i haven't tried it before but i love the way it looks. you should do a video tutorial showing how you use it! giglove

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  20. i wish to try illamasqua ! not available in my country..

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  21. This brushes look amazing! I have some bobbi brown ones... :)
    giglove!

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  22. Think it's a lil pricey. Look forward to more review from you. GIG

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  23. Great review and glad you love it so much! I have not played around with contouring, but may need to dish out the dollas to collect this baby!

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  24. Looks like a nice brush with a nice quality too ^^
    Thaks for sharing :D

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  25. I've always been a massive fan of illamasqua. I've never got round to trying their brushes though. I might have to now. I hardly apply powders to my face but I'll be looking up their brush range now.

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  26. I've not heard of this brush before but if it does the job then that's all that matters :) x
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  27. This looks like a keeper! Not a brand that I'm familiar with, but it looks lovely! <3 GIGLove

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  28. I am seeking for a whole set of makeup brush. Thanks for sharing this. Ind recommend any brand that you think it is great with reasonable price?

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  29. Sounds like a perfect product to me. You review is definitely making me want to buy this brush right away :D

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