Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)
Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush (Contour)

Sephora Passionate (23) Colorful Blush ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a slightly muted, coppery brown with a soft satin finish. theBalm Balm Desert (P, $21.00) is darker, more muted, cooler. Too Faced I Will Always Love You (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer. MAC Linda (LE, $21.00) is lighter, brighter. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter. Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, brighter. Charlotte Tilbury The Climax (P, $40.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Eternal Sun (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, darker. Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. Passionate is a soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin with a luminous sheen that doesn’t emphasize pores but doesn’t look flat on the skin–glowing but not frosted. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage, as described, and it lasted for a solid eight hours on me.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)
Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator)

Sephora Serene (20) Colorful Blush (Illuminator) ($15.00 for 0.12 oz.) is described as an “illuminator.” It’s a muted, light-medium yellowed peach with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. NYX Nectar (P, $5.00) is more shimmery. NYX Cream (P, $5.00) is lighter. Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment (Original) (P, $30.00) is more shimmery. Smashbox Highlight (P, ) is brighter. LORAC Yellow Highlight (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Kat Von D Levitation (P, ) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highlight (P, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The Colorful Blush formula is supposed to be long-wearing, buildable, and have a lightweight texture. My experience with the formula has shown that they’re soft, lightly powdery at times (some are worse than others) with semi-sheer to semi-opaque color coverage that blends fairly well and lasts seven to eight hours. There is some variance between shades, but there are some gems in the range. The texture of this shade was drier and powdery, though it was as loose as Tranquil so it seemed more forgiving applied. The finish is mostly matte, so if it is lighter than your natural skin tone, you may find it gives the illusion of highlight, but on my skin tone, it looks almost like a beige-y blush or face powder. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation that was noticeably faded after seven hours of wear.

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Saturday, August 1st, 2015

Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Rosewater Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “bright pink.” It’s a light-medium pink with warm, yellow undertones and gold shimmer and a faint bit of gold sparkle. Benefit Bella Bamba (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is lighter. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is less shimmery. Tarina Tarantino Parasol (P, $25.00) is brighter, warmer. MAC Lesson in Love (LE, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Birthday Suit (P, $8.00) is more shimmery. NARS Fervor (Left) (P, ) is lighter. theBalm Houndstooth (P, $22.00) is darker, more muted. Chanel Blush Horizon de Chanel (LE, ) is lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as having vivid and “translucent, vibrant color” with a “flirty, natural-looking flush” that goes on “like a powder but feels like a cream.” They have a very similar texture as the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators I reviewed earlier this year, which I totally fell in love with. The texture has a smooth, denser feel to it that has good color payoff that’s incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. The pigmentation varies from shade to shade, but they are generally quite pigmented. Rosewater had semi-opaque, buildable coverage, but I found it was the least pigmented blush of the five from the range. I think it may be perfect coverage for fairer skin tones who like a subtle blusher, though. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, but I noticed more shimmer/sparkle in this one on the skin–not quite enough to emphasize pores but more visible than the other four shades. It wore well for seven and a half hours before fading on my skin.

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

NARS 413 Blkr Blush Duo
NARS 413 Blkr Blush Duo

NARS 413 Blkr Blush Duo ($42.00 for 0.35 oz.) is supposed to have a “soft highlight” and a “pop of pink” that can each be worn on their own or layered for a “natural flush.” It is exclusive to NARS’ boutiques and their website. It is larger than a full-size blush in terms of the compact’s size, but it is also over double the amount of product, so you’re actually getting over two full-sized blushes in this compact. Both shades were dusty and a little powdery to work with, so they didn’t sit as well on the skin as I would have liked. Both shades were blendable, at least, but I wish they lasted longer.

413 Blkr (Highlighter) is described as a “sparkling pink sand with gold and silver shimmer.” It’s a softened, light peachy-pink with gold shimmer. The texture was powdery and drier, so it was harder to get good coverage out of it. When I applied it, the finish was more semi-matte to satin than illuminating and slightly dusty/dry on. On my medium complexion, I get some color out of it, but it is subtle, so for fairer complexions, it could definitely be used as a blush. It wore well for six and a half hours on me. MAC Blush Pink (LE, $35.50) is less shimmery. Laura Mercier Sunset (LE, $24.00) is darker, warmer. Dior Peach Splendor (LE, $44.00) is darker. MAC Fun Ending (LE, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker. Surratt Beauty Duchesse (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. Physicians Formula Natural (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, darker. NARS Sex Appeal (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Benefit Georgia (DC, $28.00) is warmer. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

413 Blkr (Blush) is described as a “cherry blossom pink with a hint of gold shimmer.” It’s a brightened, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer undertones and fine gold pearl. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage (up to semi-opaque) with a lightly dry, dusty consistency. It looked a little powdery on my skin with some sheen. This shade wore well for seven hours before fading. Urban Decay Crush (P, $26.00) is darker, cooler. NYX Mauve (P, $5.00) is darker, more muted. MAC P.S. I Like You (LE, $22.00) is more pigmented, warmer, glossier. Colour Pop Early Bird (P, $8.00) is darker. Chanel Crescendo (250) (LE, $45.00) is darker, more muted. LORAC Underrated (LE, ) is more muted. MAC Modest Blush (LE, $27.00) is lighter. Chanel Revelation (63) (P, $38.00) is glossier. NARS New Attitude (LE, $30.00) is cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Laura Geller Plumberry Baked Gelato Swirl Blush
Laura Geller Plumberry Baked Gelato Swirl Blush

Laura Geller Plumberry Baked Gelato Swirl Blush ($26.00 for 0.17 oz.) is described as a “deep berry pink.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark berry-pink with cool undertones and subtle golden pearl. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is less shimmery, warmer. MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is warmer. MAC Hot Nights (LE, $21.00) is darker, more muted. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. Tom Ford Beauty Narcissist (LE, $55.00) is more shimmery, cooler. Chanel Fantastic (66) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery. NARS Panic (Left) (P, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler. Colour Pop Cheerio (P, $8.00) is more muted, warmer. NARS Panic (Left) (P, ) is lighter, brighter, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as having vivid and “translucent, vibrant color” with a “flirty, natural-looking flush” that goes on “like a powder but feels like a cream.” They have a very similar texture as the Baked Gelato Swirl Illuminators I reviewed earlier this year, which I totally fell in love with. The texture has a smooth, denser feel to it that has good color payoff that’s incredibly easy to blend out on the skin. The pigmentation varies from shade to shade, but they are generally quite pigmented. Plumberry was incredibly pigmented with full color coverage easily achieved if desired, which means it’s a good idea to use a lighter hand and/or feathery brush if you want sheerer coverage. The texture has a smooth, dense feel to it where the color applies and blends out easily while feeling lightweight. There’s a subtle sheen to the finish that doesn’t translate into overt shimmer, and it doesn’t emphasize pores. On my skin, the blush wore well for eight and a half hours before fading.

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Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

Becca Wild Honey Mineral Blush
Becca Wild Honey Mineral Blush

Becca Wild Honey Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “peachy nude.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a hint of brown paired with a pearly sheen. Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Video (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Urban Decay Kinky (P, $26.00) is less shimmery. NARS Craving (Right) (P, ) is darker. MAC Bronzer (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler. Becca Guava/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This shade had semi-opaque to opaque coverage that applied evenly and smoothly with little effort. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch, which is probably why it blended so nicely! The pearly sheen gave the skin a soft glow without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture, and if you don’t like to see visible shimmer, this might be one to consider as translates it all sheen. This is another shade that may also work as a bronzer for some skin tones, depending on how warm and mid-tone you like yours. When I tested the blush, the color wore well for eight hours before fading.

Formula Summary | Becca Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is supposed to be a “delicate powder blush” with a “buildable formula” that gives a “natural-looking, flushed appearance.” They typically have a soft, creamy consistency that is a little denser than the average powder but not truly dense. Some of the very shimmery shades feel a little dry compared to the more pearly ones. I found the formula to be incredibly easy to apply and blend on the skin without any need for special tricks; they felt very grab-and-go, the kind of blush where there’s no fight to diffuse and soften edges or get even coverage. They are more pigmented than what I’d term as “buildable,” which some will appreciate, some will be disappointed by. The wear ranges from seven to nine hours with the brighter and more satin-to-matte shades lasting longer. My favorite part of the formula is the luminous sheen they give to the skin, so they don’t look too shimmery on the skin. I think if you find Becca’s pressed highlighters to be too shimmery, you may find their blushes more up your alley with respect to finish.

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