Friday, August 24th, 2012

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Buxom Luvitate True Hue Blush

Come Back to Earth After Trying Luvitate

Buxom Luvitate True Hue Blush ($24.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “shimmering nude.” It’s a beige-apricot with a golden shimmer-sheen. It reminds me of shades like NARS Orgasm but with a more neutral base. Tarina Tarantino Neopolitan Lane is matte in finish and a bit browner. The shimmering shade in Guerlain Peach Boy is noticeably pinker. Chanel In Love is darker with a subtler gold shimmer. Overall, when applied, it still reads a little coral-ish, but with some beige thrown in.

Buxom’s True Hue formula is supposed to be “silky, sheer, and ultra-buildable.” Surprisingly, I found the texture to be stiffer and on the drier side. It wasn’t silky or soft or all that smooth.  The color payoff is as described–sheer–and it is buildable, though it will take some layering if you have a medium to dark complexion. It’s do-able, and it’s not too many layers, but the blendability of this is lacking.  I suspect the drier texture is playing a role in making this harder to blend and appear rather patchy on the cheeks.  This has a fair amount of shimmer and sheen in the finish, too, which does make pores more noticeable.  The wear of Luvitate was decent–seven hours with light but some fading after eight hours.

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Buxom Luvitate True Hue Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

C+
I was bummed about the texture! For something that claims to have silkiness, I wasn't seeing (or rather, feeling!) it at all. With a color like this that seems to common enough across brands, I wouldn't waste time on something less than stellar.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

7/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

4/5

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Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Sephora, $24.00.

Is it limited edition?

No.

Any dupes?

MAC Ring of Saturn is more orange-red, brighter--the two look a little more similar if used softly. Tom Ford Savage is similar but seems a smidgen lighter and has a mostly matte finish. MAC Buddy Up seems fairly close but doesn't have the golden sheen. MAC Stratus is darker, a little redder.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette, LUSH Feeling Secure Liquid Eyeliner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On lips: Revlon Sweet Tart Lip Butter.

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16 thoughts on “Buxom Luvitate True Hue Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Dinitchka

    It’s such a stunning colour and looks beautiful on you. Such a shame about the texture.

    Christine: I truly value your opinion and your ability to give a true and concise review on products … When you give a review which is not an ‘A’, do the companies get back to you and ask why? Do they ask what can be done differently? Sorry to be nosey, I’m just curious.

    • I think maybe on five occasions or less has a company ever sent me an email in regards to a review. Two of those being indie brands that did not go well, but as far as major brands go, no, I don’t really hear back from them or get asked questions about what I’ve said!

  2. I like the color but it sucks that the payoff isn’t good.

  3. kg

    Looks an awful like Milani’s Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro.

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    Reminds me of ELF’s Candid Coral.

  5. Helen

    So pretty on you! I still think it’s worth checking out.

    Christine – how much did you put on in the photos? What kind of brush did you use?

  6. Thats too bad about the texture–the color is gorgeous on you…maybe a bit too shimmery for me though

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    It looks like Tarte’s Glisten to me!

  8. blueraccoon

    It’s a really pretty color but after the issues you had with it I’ll pass on this one.

  9. Liz

    It looks really pretty on you.

  10. risma

    hi there,
    may i know what lipstick color you are wearing in these photos? and what kind of brand it is?

    Thanks!
    :)

    • Hi Risma,

      On eyes: Estee Lauder Violet Underground Eyeshadow Palette, LUSH Feeling Secure Liquid Eyeliner, and Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Waterproof Mascara. On lips: Revlon Sweet Tart Lip Butter.

      FYI, it is listed in the FAQ! :)

  11. Lucia

    I totally agree with you on this one. I was really excited about Luvitate after seeing some other reviews/swatches. When I swatched it myself at Sephora, I was very disappointed with it. Too bad…the color had such potential.

  12. It looks really pretty on you, and I love your eye makeup!!! I thought it was pretty decent, but it really doesn’t show up much on medium skintones, except as a highlight.