During the Chic Week sale at Sephora a few weeks ago, I picked up two blushes from Illamasqua. (Click HERE to see the other items I purchased). I have always heard good things about Illamasqua, but had never given them a chance. Blushes and lipsticks are my favorite makeup items to buy, so while I had the 15% off coupon, I decided to buy Excite and Tweak blushes. Keep reading for swatches and comparisons.
In the pan, Tweak looks like a pinky-coral, but on my skin it tends to lean a little red. I was on the fence about purchasing this one because I thought it was similar to something I already owned, but after swatching it, it is one of a kind in my collection. Excite is a bright orange, but has a slight pink undertone to it. These types of oranges tend to look great on women of color.
When I was looking for swatches of these online before purchasing, I had a really hard time finding them on my skin tone and compared to some of the other blushes I own. For that reason, I decided to swatch these next to some similar shades so that you can get a better idea of how they look in person.
As you can see, none of the shades that I thought were similar are even close!
As I expected, Excite is really similar to Cargo Laguna. Upon swatching they look almost identical. Excite may be a tad bit brighter. For some, Laguna is hard to find, so if you were interested in Laguna, Excite is another option. I still will be keeping both because I love orange blush and I like to have different shades to compare for you all.
Have you tried any Illamasqua products? What do you recommend from the line?