Illamasqua Blush Up Brush

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


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?


  1. Eva H
    24th December 2014 / 12:26 am

    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. =(

  2. Kim Style
    24th December 2014 / 7:49 am

    I love illamasqua already~ have you tried their rich liquid foundation? it's epicness 🙂


  3. beautyqueenuk
    24th December 2014 / 9:02 am

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

  4. 24th December 2014 / 10:33 am

    I haven't tried this brush before but seems great! 🙂 x

  5. Angeline Lee
    24th December 2014 / 12:20 pm

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

  6. Vivian Yuen
    24th December 2014 / 2:24 pm

    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 😉



  7. Esha
    24th December 2014 / 2:53 pm

    I would love to use this brush! 🙂

  8. Laura - Alagoz
    24th December 2014 / 9:18 pm

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

    Pink Frenzy

  9. Zerina Cengic
    24th December 2014 / 9:36 pm

    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!

  10. Ling Tan
    25th December 2014 / 2:58 am

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

  11. ♥Sarah♥
    25th December 2014 / 1:42 pm

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

  12. Maria Clara Novita Kusumahati
    26th December 2014 / 1:12 am

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

  13. Arian Yupangco
    26th December 2014 / 4:35 am

    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!

  14. Zubaida Rasool
    26th December 2014 / 8:18 am

    This brush is looking really good but very pricey.

  15. Chaicy Style A Pastiche
    29th December 2014 / 1:05 pm

    I have to get this flat brush soon enough! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Sending in some holiday cheers!! Wish you a very Happy New Year in advance 🙂

    GIG Love
    New Post – xoxo Chaicy – Style..A Pastiche!

  16. Cindy Tong
    29th December 2014 / 4:54 pm

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

  17. Mia Foo
    29th December 2014 / 5:09 pm

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

  18. The Made Up Maiden
    29th December 2014 / 6:34 pm

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

  19. Simply Fashion TV
    30th December 2014 / 3:33 am

    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

  20. Anubhooti Khanna
    30th December 2014 / 4:31 am

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

  21. Ileana
    30th December 2014 / 12:13 pm

    This brushes look amazing! I have some bobbi brown ones… 🙂

  22. eLaNaKcL
    30th December 2014 / 2:20 pm

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

  23. Lovelyladyjb
    30th December 2014 / 4:59 pm

    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!

  24. jessica ie
    1st January 2015 / 3:32 am

    Looks like a nice brush with a nice quality too ^^
    Thaks for sharing 😀


  25. Leeshastarr
    3rd January 2015 / 10:20 pm

    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.

    Happy New Year!
    GIG LOVE | The Life of Leeshastarr

  26. 4th January 2015 / 4:07 pm

    This looks like a keeper! Not a brand that I'm familiar with, but it looks lovely! <3 GIGLove

  27. Sin Yee
    5th January 2015 / 3:10 am

    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?

  28. Khushboo Motihar
    9th January 2015 / 5:19 am

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

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