My Peach Blush Collection and Swatches

Top Row: Illamasqua Lover, Rude, Excite
Bottom Row: MAC Peaches, La Femme Orange, MUFE #5

My peach blush collection consists of very similar colors. I did a lot of research when I was deciding which one out of the Illamasqua shades to buy. I never found a side by side comparison post. I wish I had because then I would have realized I don't need all three! I hope this will help anyone who's looking into buying any of these shades.

Illamasqua Lover: A true apricot. Soft like a pastel color yet pigmented (opaque in one swipe). I was debating whether to get this or Excite. I thought if I applied Excite lightly I could get the same effect as Lover and not have to buy both. Now that I own them both I know that that is not the case. Review here.
Illamasqua Excite: Really bright. It's similar to NARS Exhibit A. Exhibit A is a bit more red though. When used with a light hand, this gives a gorgeous orange flush to the cheeks. I really like it on my warm skin tone. It's not as buttery soft and blendable as Lover though.
Illamasqua Rude: This one has the most pink in it out of all of them. Also, this is a cream blush and the others are powders. Review here.
MAC Peaches: It's sheer and needs a lot of building up to be true to pan making it great for fair skin tones. It's most similar to Lover. It has a great texture, really soft.
Make Up For Ever #5: This is also really bright. Similar to Excite except not as red or as dark. It leans towards coral.
La Femme Orange: I hate this blush. The quality is terrible. Patchy, stiff, and dry. I don't know why I haven't thrown it away yet. I included it in the swatch picture so you could see that none of the other colors are true oranges. They lean more towards peach or coral.

Left to Right: Orange, Excite, #5, Rude, Peaches, Lover
Left to right: Illamasqua Lover, Rude, and Excite
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Excite and #5:  Excite has a bit more red, but they are both extremely bright peach/coral shades.
Peaches and Lover:  Peaches has a little more pink in it and since it's a Sheertone it needs a lot of building up to get an opaque color on medium to dark skin tones.

Hope this was helpful! And I missed Try It Out Thursday again! I have a lot of pictures for blog posts but I haven't been able to crop or resize them because I am having technical issues at the moment. :(

27 comments

  1. Your posts are so amazing. I love reading them. They are all pretty colours although some are similar but never mind! pretty colours. xxx

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    1. Thank you!! Hahaha, yeah, I don't know why I hoarded so many similar products xx

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  2. I love peach blushers, I didn't realise Illamasqua had such a nice range. Excite and Lover look really nice. xx

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  3. Eeeep, I love peachy and coral blushes. Looks like my money will be going towards Excite soon ;)

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  4. Such pretty colors!!!! Heart eyes forever!

    peanutloveslipstick.blogspot.com

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  5. They're such pretty colours, I wish that I was able to wear blush but I have naturally rosy cheeks (which isn't a good thing!) so I'm unable to.
    I really enjoy reading your blog :-)
    bonjourluce.blogspot.com x

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  6. I love Rude!
    Peach blushes are my absolute favourite. I really wanna try Illamasqua blushes :) xx

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  7. I like the look of excited! Thanks for sharing these, you have a good collection :)
    x

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  8. I love peach blushes! And you're right-that orange one looks awful! xoxo

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  9. These are great pics but definitely firms my resolve to continue to ban peachy-pink blush purchases. It's a very flattering shade - but it can make you lazy and fall into a blush rut as it's so easy to wear especially on warm tones.

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  10. I don't like my La Femme blushes either! I bought about 4 at once because they were so affordable, but they smell like formaldehyde, don't blend well, and just look really flat. But I really like the look of Illamasqua Rude and MAC's Peaches. Definitely ones I will keep in mind for my next blush purchase! x

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one. I got 3 of them and Orange was the best out of the 3! Imagine how bad the others were! xxx

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  11. I think Rude is my favorite of these...I think they all look nice, though!

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  12. Really love peach blushers have you tried NARS Gina or Gilda? I think you'd really like them xx

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    1. I've been dying to try Gina or Gilda!! I went to my local Sephora but they don't carry it so I have to other it on their website xx

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  13. I have nars gina and i love it, i have never tried illamasqua makeup before, but the colour in these look AMAZING x

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  14. i'm such a big fan of peach blushers but i really need to add more to my collection as i think i only have a couple which includes MAC peaches :P I am in love with all the shades you've included here by illamasqua and i really want to shop there now as i haven't been to their store in ages! Thanks for sharing and posting up swatches~ it was really helpful xxx

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  15. Oh wowi! Rude is my favorite shade!! These are gorgeous!

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  16. I love peach blushes! I really want to try Mac Peaches, it looks so gorgeous!

    http://emilylikessmakeup.blogspot.co.uk/

    xx

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  17. Oh girl....what lovely colours. ^^ I'm so obsessed with blushes and these are very nice ones....I want to buy them all!

    Lovely greetings Couer

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  18. I love the packaging of the Illamasqua blushes! Pretty colours :)

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  19. Such helpful comparisons! All of these are gorgeous- I really need Illamasqua Lover :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  20. Just saw the post on Sandra's blog. It is such an amazing idea and gesture. Loved it <3

    http://beautywidbrainz.com

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  21. I adore peach blush, Rude looks so fabulous ^^ You sure have an amazing collection going on here Coco : ) xx

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  22. WE HAVE LIKE THE SAME ONES EEEEE PRETTY PLEASE LOOK AT MY BLUSH POST MWAH XXX

    http://hughesingg.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/my-top-bronzers-and-blushes.html

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  23. I love peach! Not just blush but I gravitate toward peach toned lip products as well.
    The only one from above that I have is Peaches by MAC - I love it, works nicely on my quite fair skin.
    The Illamasqua Rude cream blush looks really nice! Now that it's getting warmer I want to look in to more cream blushes as I don't really have any that I like. Illamasqua seems tricky to get my hands on in Canada though, sigh.

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