April 22, 2015

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color ($37) are a new solid, translucent blush stick with a light, cooling formula that creates the illusion of perfect sculpted cheeks with a gentle flush of color.

I love the idea behind Gel Sculpt & Gel Color Sticks! It’s like contouring for klutzy people like 101. The idea is that the color visually sculpts cheeks so they look lifted and more defined. No tricky powders, no special contouring brushes, just a chubby blush stick and a little blending and apparently I’ll have a more lifted cheek look!

Nifty yes?

I tried Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color out in Charm which is a bright orange-y apricot! It’s kinda my ideal shade of color for Summer. It’s natural, pretty, and seamless on my skin so yeah, the formula kinda gives me that blushing from within look and not that “I’m wearing blush” one!

I typically dislike cream blushes because they tend to fade very, very quickly but this gel stick actually wears like a champ! I can get a solid eight hours of color without a hiccup! It doesn’t fade and remains perfectly flawless through the wear. Apparently the formula is water resistant as well but I haven’t tested that fact.

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color swatches

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color Swatches (Charm)

The translucent blush has a gel formula that applies with a light, slick texture and blends out to a picture perfect finish. It’s a very flawless, seamless color product so you can’t really tell you’re wearing makeup! It just looks very natural. It also has this fun cool feel as you apply it so it feels refreshing on cheeks! Perfect Summer treat for cheeks!

For a contoured look, feel for your cheekbone and simply press and blend color under it for a more chiseled finish! Honestly, I had a little bit of a learning curve doing this as my face is pretty full so I’m still practicing the technique.

Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color fotd

None the less Illamasqua Gel Sculpt & Gel Color is a perfect flush of color for those who enjoy cream or in this case long wearing gel blushes!

You can get it now at www.illamasqua.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Fancie

    Oooo I love this! I love orange blushes and can never have too many lol. I may need this in my life

  • Katherine T.

    Muse, that blush and lipstick look stunning on you!! They contrast very nicely with your brown eyes and brows.

  • Caroline

    agree, it’s really pretty on you!

    I’ve never heard of this brand before. Blush scares me, but it’s nice to know this creamy bases blush is easy to apply and long lasting.

  • Majick

    THese remind me of the brightly colored NARS (gel) multiples from a few seasons ago. Very pretty.

  • Samantha

    U r so cuteee u look like to Summer in Mentalist its crazyy if u have platinium hair, u can say heey im Summer xoxoxo love your blog

    • Isabella Muse

      ha thanks Samantha! I’ll totally take that 🙂 xoxoxoxoxoxo! Hugs!