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
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. 🙁