Illamasqua Powder Blush Thrust: Review, Swatches


Hi All,

Lo! And Behold!! There I present my very first Illamasqua (which I fondly refer to as Illu) Blush! I had a hankering for a different color and this grape color fascinated me so much! All thanks to Rash who helped me get this unique shade πŸ™‚ As I recall I kept both the blushes on my night stand for about 3days πŸ™‚

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About Illamasqua Powder Blush:

Illuminate, radiate, make your face come alive with the colour and drama of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. Colour-intense and highly pigmented, use it to shade, brighten, enhance and define the shape of your face. Be bold, be daring, be the centre of attention.Illamasqua Powder Blush Thrus review+illamasqua powder blush


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My take on the Illamasqua Powder Blush in Thrust:

  • Color: This shade is described as a deep magenta pink, matte finish blush. I find it to me more of a raspberry juice sorta sorta shade with a visible blue undertone. Really pretty and wearable regardless of the fact that it looks a tad bit scary in the pan.Illamasqua Powder Blush Thrus review+illamasqua cosmetics
  • Price:  16.50 pounds
  • Quantity:  4.5gIllamasqua Powder Blush Thrus review+illamasqua blush swatch
  • Pigmentation & Texture: The blush is matte and is quite superior in terms of pigmentation. A very tiny bit is required for use. Texture wise, it has a soft buttery feel…like velvet πŸ™‚ Thanks to this texture, its a pleasure to blend and layer if required.
  • Staying Power: This blush stays  for about 6-7hrs on my cheeks albeit it starts fading after 4 hrs. Nevertheless there will always be a tint of color on the cheeks πŸ™‚Illamasqua Powder Blush Thrus review+illamasqua+ magenta blush
  • Application: I use a round, fluffy blush brush and apply the shade to the sides on my cheeks towards my thairline.

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This is by far one of the most ‘Different’ shades of blush I’ve used. I was going to say bold but then realised that this actually isnt. When applied it glides on so naturally and if applied properly won’t look the least bit out of place or weird. There are other shades which could be termed bold but this is not one of them. Yes, it does take  some guts to wear it, but once that’s done, one realises what an amazingly, flattering shade this is. This is a shade which would look best on medium to deeper skin tones. For milky white skin, this has to be applied carefully so that you don’t end up looking bruised instead πŸ˜‰

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All in all, I really like this blush and love how unique this looks and makes me look! πŸ™‚


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Sorry for the tired look..I just took the pic after returning home from work..

Pros of Illamasqua Powder Blush in Thrust:

  • Since its matte, it can be worn anytime, to work too..
  • Superb pigmentation
  • Minimal fallout
  • Suits most skintones.
  • Buttery smooth texture
  • Easy to blend
  • 4.5gms of product is well worth it
  • Good staying power


Cons of Illamasqua Powder Blush in Thrust:

  • Well, availability is the main issue. It does seem pricey but I don’t want to stress on that since I feel its worth every penny for this kind of quality πŸ™‚



  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Texture: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 5/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 5/5


Girls, Would you try this out?

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  1. my mouth is actually watering to see this Zara …. ahhhhh how much i want this blush … it is Deadlyyy color and ma sure you are rocking it HARDDD … prettiness at its best :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right: :dance-left-right:

  2. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww πŸ™‚ sooooo sweet … Zaraaa … god …. :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup: :hug-makeup:
    aaieee laa … aata mee gaap basnar … etki chaan vaate na tu :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* ekdum goodd

  3. woah! I had to look at the pic thrice to make sure its the same blush! it looks so pretty on u Zee! and u look so cute!

  4. :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: anmol wanted to see this smiley …. :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick: :lipstick:

  5. zee! such a unique colour and I thot ki grape blush kaisa lagega?? ?:-?
    u totally rock this blush!!!
    And how u always end up with products with names like this: “thrust” :rotfl:

  6. OMG it’s looks BEEYOOOTYPHOOOL on you.. just loved it.. :inlove: looks soo bold in the pan but amazing on you :-)) and you are simply gorgeous i must say.. :-*

    • Thanks so much shale! U made my day.. I never imagined I wud ever hav the guts t try this shade but it’s so pretty. N amazed me too!

  7. Illu blushes are extremely pigmented na Zee! this looks gorgeous on you..its quite different color then your usual choices of blush na? looks beautiful on shud use such colors more often πŸ™‚

  8. wowwwwwwwwwww such a gorgeous shade :inlove: :inlove: :inlove: yea toh torture ekke baad ek illu nars :hypnotized: n u luking so prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyy :hug-makeup: :-*

  9. Wow..Illu is soo pretty :-)) ..I just bought Sleek’s Flamingo blush which is of a similar color and I love the pink flush it gives me..You looking great..Love the pose :yes:

  10. :chic: wow zara,its such a lovely n a beautiful shade….just loved it n suits u so much….u look superb.. :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty:

  11. Oh my god Zee, you have such a lovely skin. πŸ™‚

    Blush looks super fab on you Zara. :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :beauty: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush:


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