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Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

01/08

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush

Happy Glow

Guerlain Happy Glow Meteorites Blush ($54.00 for 0.26 oz.) is a light-medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and silver sparkle. The pink powder seemed like a soft matte–not really shimmery but not so matte that it appeared flat on the skin–but there were distinct sparkles on the skin.

It’s a new, limited edition pressed blush from the brand that’s supposed to work as a “blush and a highlighter.” The formula is supposed to “lightly sculpt and illuminate” the complexion, which I suspect is code for not-the-most-pigmented-blush-ever. It comes in a soft pink compact, which seemed a little lighter and “cheaper” to me than their usual compacts (but it seemed sturdy and functional), and the powder has the brand’s signature violet scent. It had sheer, buildable coverage (up to medium) that was incredibly blendable, as the consistency was soft, finely-milled, and smooth to the touch.

Between the coverage level and the lightness of the color itself, it is going to be more suitable for lighter complexions and someone who doesn’t want a lot of shine from their highlighter but doesn’t mind visible sparkle. I’m light-medium in skin tone, and I get only a hint of pink on my skin. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me.

Guerlain Meteorites Blush Happy Glow
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total
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MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

01/05

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

MAC Today We Live Powder Blush Duo

Today We Live

MAC x Kabuki Magic Today We Live Powder Blush Duo ($28.00 for 0.35 oz.) includes a soft, coral blush paired with a medium, taupe-brown. It’s a decent product, but the taupe-brown could be easier to work with. This is part of the MAC Makeup Art Cosmetics collection in collaboration with Kabuki, which will be available online on January 19th.

MAC Powder Blush Duo Today We Live
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Also In This Review

B-

Taupe

Limited Edition
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MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Buddy Powder Blush Duo

01/08

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

MAC Buddy Powder Blush Duo

Buddy

MAC x Caitlyn Jenner Buddy Powder Blush Duo ($33.00 for 0.35 oz.) consists of a rose with a matte finish and a shimmery plum. Swirled together, they create a pearly, rosy plum. The matte side wasn’t quite as good as the shimmery shade, but they were both decent to good blushes. The two shades work well together, layered, or worn alone, though the shimmery shade is narrow enough that most blush brushes would not fit well (without getting some of the matte shade on them).

MAC Powder Blush Duo Buddy
Buddy
Buddy
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Also In This Review

B+

Buddy (Matte)

Limited Edition
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A-

Buddy (Shimmer)

Limited Edition
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NARS Bumpy Ride Blush

01/06

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

NARS Bumpy Ride Powder Blush

Bumpy Ride

NARS Bumpy Ride Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a light golden sheen. It’s a very springy shade, and it’s a less shimmery version of their well-known Orgasm. My guess is this will work well for lighter skin tones and medium complexions who want a hint of color, as it is visible but a more subtle blush on my light-medium skin tone.

It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was a touch dusty but seemed to sit well on the skin. The finish became more satiny as I blended and buffed the color on my cheeks. On me, the color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading.

NARS Powder Blush Bumpy Ride

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush

01/06

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016)

Peach Passion

Estee Lauder Peach Passion Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush ($34.00 for 0.25 oz.) is light-medium pink with warm undertones and gold shimmer. Applied and blended out on the skin, the finish became more luminous with a soft glow that didn’t look like heavy shimmer and did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

The Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush formula is supposed to have an “ultra-silky” feel that gives “fresh” and “radiant” color to the cheeks, while the press release was more specific and stated that it should have “buildable dewy color that lasts all day.” The blush had a soft, lightly dusty texture that felt drier to the touch but did not look dry or powdery on my skin. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable coverage that wore well for even and a half hours on me.

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting Blush (2016) Peach Passion

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

01/09

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush

Lumieres de Kyoto

Chanel Lumieres de Kyoto Harmonie de Blush ($70.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark coral with warm, orange undertones and a gold shimmer strewn through a mostly matte finish.

The formula is supposed to “highlight, enhance and boost radiance for a luminous look” and consists of three shades–a soft, shimmery beige, muted coral-red, and light beige. The consistency was dusty and drier for me, which resulted in product not adhering as well to my arm (which is drier than my face) and looking noticeably powdery. It had semi-sheer, buildable coverage that looked better when I patted and buffed it onto my cheeks. It could have been a little more blendable for me, though, as it took some extra work to diffuse the edges when I tried it on my cheeks. The blush lasted for seven and a half hours before fading on me.

Chanel Harmonie de Blush Lumieres de Kyoto
7.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total

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