Illamasqua Blusher in Naked Rose – Review, Photos, Swatches

Illamasqua Naked Rose Pinterest Image


In keeping with the reputation of Illamasqua Powder Blushers, Naked Rose is incredibly pigmented.

Illamasqua Naked Rose Hand Swatch 2
Sunlight – it looks a little brighter here than it reads in real life.

Illamasqua Naked Rose Hand Swatch 3
Shade – Still reading slightly brighter than real life.

Naked Rose is a beautiful, neutral, easy to wear pink, and the description provided by Illamasqua as a neutral beige-pink is dead-on accurate.

Illamasqua Naked Rose Face Swatch 2

Illamasqua Naked Rose Face Swatch 3

Illamasqua Naked Rose Face Swatch 8
Naked Rose worn on the apples of my cheeks and blended up to my temples. Less noticeable, I am also wearing Naked rose softly blended up from my crease onto the lower part of my browbone.

Ease of application:

Despite it’s intense pigmentation, I found Naked Rose to be less problematic to apply than my other Illamasqua Powder Blushers, purely because of the colour. Because it is so natural it really does mimic the colour of flushed skin. This helps to prevent it from looking clown-like if applied with a somewhat heavy hand.

Don’t get me wrong – all you need to do is tap your brush on the product, and you’re sorted, but you’re not going to look ridiculous if you pick up a little too much product!


This blush easily lasts on my skin all day, with no fading.


Illamasqua Naked Rose Closed Compact
Like all Illamasqua Powder Blushers, Naked Rose is packaged in their classic black compact, with a window in the lip for easy colour selection.

Illamasqua Naked Rose Open Compact
I adore the aesthetic of Illamasqua packaging, however the compacts do have a reputation for being difficult to open, and this is no exception. I find myself needing to prise it open with a fingernail – not so good for my manicure!

Anything else worth mentioning?:

It may sound strange, but I LOVE the smell of Illamasqua Powder Blusher. It’s a strange smell that reminds me of a blend of warm, creamy vanilla and play-doh.

What they say:

faceandbody-powderblusher-nakedrose-mainAbout Illamasqua Powder Blusher:

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.

​About Naked Rose:

Neutral Beige Pink

Available from:

Illamasqua counters, Illamasqua concept stores and online.


$42.00 AUD, 16.50 GBP
This product was provided for editorial consideration. Makeup Utopia has no affiliation with any companies mentioned and has received no remuneration for posting this review. All opinions are those of the author.
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