Island Rose is a beautiful Raspberry Pink (I think maybe I'm having a little bit of a raspberry moment!). The texture of is light, creamy with no hint of stickiness. In fact it has a little bit of a gel like quality to it. I like to apply with my fingers and tend to pat it on to the apple of cheeks and blend out.
I'm sorry that this swatch picture is a touch blurry put I picked this shot as it was the best representation of the colour.
This is a picture from taken from my Rouge d'Armani post where I'm wearing Island Rose on my cheeks. Hopefully you can see it gives a nice colour to the cheeks. I think the Compact Rouges give a lovely subtle colour and by that I don't mean barely there, just that you can see a colour to the cheeks but it's never looks obviously made up. So much so that it seems I'm going to have to be a little careful with this colour. The other day I wore it without foundation and my husband came home and thought I looked a little hot and flustered! It's quite close to the colour I flush naturally and without neutralising some of my natural redness first it obviously looks like I've been out for a bit of a jog (an unlikely scenario I can assure you). I still think it's a beautiful colour and I'm pleased to have added this is what seems to be an ever growing collection of blushers!