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Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush

Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush
Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush

Becca Hyacinth Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “vibrant poppy pink.” It’s a bright, medium-dark fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. MAC Supernova (LE, $27.00) is more shimmery, warmer, lower quality. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is darker, warmer. NARS Mata Hari (P, $30.00) is darker, more muted. MAC Whole Lotta Love (P, $23.50) is less shimmery, more muted. Chanel Affinite (65) (P, $38.00) is lighter, warmer. Clinique Berry Pop (03) (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is less shimmery. MAC Sunset Beach (LE, $32.00) is more muted. MAC Peaches & Cream (LE, $21.00) is lighter, more muted. NARS Panic (Left) (P, ) is lighter. Sephora Collection Love Sick (22) (P, $15.00) is lighter, more muted. Clinique Rosy Pop (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It was intensely pigmented–by no means buildable–to the point where you’ll want to use a lighter hand when applying (and fairer skin tones may want to use a more feathery, airy brush as well) as a little goes a long way. The texture was soft, firmer than the more shimmery shades, but still easily blended during application. The color didn’t turn patchy or appear uneven, despite it being such a rich color (which I naturally over-applied the first time I used it!). I suspect this will look cooler-toned on those with naturally cool undertones, as one I diffuse it, the color looks warmer on me due to my undertones. The color lasted for nine hours before fading slightly.

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.

Becca Mineral Blush Hyacinth
Hyacinth
Hyacinth
9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Too Faced I Will Always Love You Love Flush Blush

Too Faced I Will Always Love You Love Flush Blush
Too Faced I Will Always Love You Love Flush Blush

Too Faced I Will Always Love You Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “gilded peach.” It’s a lightly brightened, light-medium orange with lighter, peachy-gold shimmer. MAC Shape the Future (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer. MAC Ripe Peach (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter. MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Fiery Impact (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker. MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, warmer. MAC My Paradise (LE, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker. MAC Seduced at Sea (LE, $25.00) is darker. NARS Soulshine #2 (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery. MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Moon Beach (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Tasty (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker. Clinique Nude Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter. NARS Frenzy (Right) (P, ) is brighter, warmer. Guerlain Petrouchka #8 (LE, ) is more muted. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This was one of the more shimmery shades where the shimmer was visible on the skin, though it wasn’t so shimmery that it emphasized the skin’s pores or natural texture. It was nicely pigmented with a soft, smooth texture that was very easily blended on the skin–felt like the kind of blush that nearly applies itself. The only downside was it didn’t wear anywhere the 16-hours promised, rather it lasted for eight and a half hours before fading.

Formula Summary | Too Faced Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush I Will Always Love You
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

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Too Faced Justify My Love Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Justify My Love Love Flush Blush
Too Faced Justify My Love Love Flush Blush

Too Faced Justify My Love Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “bright pink with fine gold sparkle.” It’s a light-medium, bubblegum pink with strong, cool blue undertones and a satin sheen. MAC Peony Petal (P, $21.00) is darker, brighter. MAC Pure Femininity (LE, $20.00) is brighter, warmer. MAC I’m the One (LE, $21.00) is darker, brighter. Tarte Dollface (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer. theBalm Down Boy (P, $21.00) is less shimmery. NARS Gaiety (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler. MAC Well Dressed (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Colour Pop Olive (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer. Urban Decay Obsessed (P, $26.00) is cooler. Urban Decay Quickie (P, $26.00) is darker, brighter. Colour Pop Mochi (P, $8.00) is less shimmery. Colour Pop Thumper (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, cooler. MAC I’m a Lover (P, $23.50) is more shimmery, lighter. Makeup Geek Head Over Heels (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter. Givenchy It-Girl Purple (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, lighter. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

There is hardly any visible gold sparkle; most of it doesn’t seem to make it to the skin. It had really good pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture that was almost a little powdery as it was thin, but luckily it didn’t kick up much excess in the pan and sat naturally applied to the cheeks. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Formula Summary | Too Faced Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush Justify My Love
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
5.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

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Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush
Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush

Becca Gypsy Mineral Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “ballerina pink.” It’s a light-medium, cooler-toned pink with warmer gold shimmer that gives it a soft, frosted sheen. Illamasqua Lies (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter. Edward Bess Filled with Desire (P, $43.00) is less shimmery, darker. Giorgio Armani Eccentrico (LE, $88.00) is warmer. Charlotte Tilbury Love Glow (P, $40.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Azalea in the Afternoon (LE, $27.00) is warmer. Sleek MakeUP Icing Sugar (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, darker. Colour Pop Boba (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It had decent to good color coverage that was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a strong sheen. It’s the type of blush that looks as if you applied a separate highlighter over your blush, because the underlying color seems less connected to the warmer sheen. The texture was blendable but a little powdery, slightly dry, though it looked good on the skin. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me before fading along the upper cheek area.

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.

Becca Mineral Blush Gypsy
Gypsy
Gypsy
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

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Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? Love Flush Blush

Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? Love Flush Blush
Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? Love Flush Blush

Too Faced How Deep is Your Love? Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “watermelon pink.” It’s a brightened, medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish. Dior Corail Bagatelle (763) (LE, $43.00) is lighter, warmer. Tarte True Love (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter. Tarte Crave (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Too Faced Melt Into Spring (LE, ) is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Pink Coral (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery. theBalm Toile (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker. Physicians Formula Warm (P, $11.99) is more shimmery, lighter. NYX Summer Peach (P, $5.00) is cooler. MAC Supercontinental (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer. NYX Pinched (P, $5.00) is darker. Milani Coral Cove (05) (LE, $7.99) is warmer. Surratt Beauty Ponceau (P, $32.00) is brighter. Gucci Beauty Coral Flower (P, $49.00) is lighter, more muted. Tarte Bashful (LE, $26.00) is lighter. Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is more shimmery, warmer. First 15 dupes listed, see more: See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

It had good color payoff with a soft, slightly firm, texture that was fairly blendable on the skin. This shade took a smidgen extra effort to blend compared to Baby Love. The more satiny finish gave this blush a soft, natural sheen on the skin without being shimmery. After nine hours of wear, I started to notice the blush fade.

Formula Summary | Too Faced Love Flush Blush ($26.00 for 0.21 oz.) is supposed to be an exceptionally long-wearing (16 hours), pigmented, and “buttery soft” blush. It’s a nice blush, but unsurprisingly, it doesn’t last 16 hours. Some shades last eight hours, others last a little closer to ten hours–it is nice wear for powder blush generally, but you’ll find that many shades’ ratings took a hit because of the 16-hour wear claim. The blush has a soft texture that’s just firm enough not to kick up a lot of excess powder, but it’s not too firm where you can’t get good color payoff when you use it. Pigmentation varied from shade to shade and ranged from semi-opaque to totally opaque, while the blush tended to blend well on the skin with a satin to luminous finish. The compacts may be a little hard to open if you have larger fingers/hands (like me), and sometimes I felt like the pattern made it harder to get good pigmentation out of the blush if I used a more feathery brush.

Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting 16-Hour Blush How Deep is Your Love?
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

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Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer
Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer

Giorgio Armani No. 09 Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is a bold, brightened, fuchsia-red with cool, blue undertones and fine gold, pink, and violet shimmer. This is sheerer than it looks, though it is one of the more buildable shades in the range. It is easiest to get a sheer tint of color (noticeable but still lets a lot of the natural skin color come through), but two to three layers gets you semi-opaque color, if desired. The finish is more satin once applied as the shimmer doesn’t stand out. I liked applying this prior to foundation and then using foundation to help keep it from being too intense on me, when I wanted to wear it as more of a distinct blush. For a sheerer tint of color, applying on bare skin or over foundation worked just fine with a few pats of the fingertip or a small, stippling brush. The texture was thin, a little watery, and it did seem thinner than the average shade in this range. On me, the color wore for almost ten hours before fading slightly. Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is less shimmery. YSL Fuchsia Desinvolte (01) (P, $40.00) is brighter, cooler. NARS Adoration (Right) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter. Surratt Beauty Rougeur (P, $32.00) is darker. Burberry Hydrangea Pink (P, $42.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA SUMMARY | Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer ($62.00 for 1.0 fl. oz.) is available in fifteen shades that range from sheer beige to sheer yellow to sheer copper. The formula is supposed to “dress skin in an illuminating veil of radiance.” It’s designed to be sheer, though some shades are more buildable than others, and in general, the darker hued shades are going to appear more pigmented and can be used as highlighting blushes or even as blushes (depending on your skin tone) — the brand actually calls out it can be used as “an eyeshadow base, blush, or bronzer” as well as your typical highlighter. It can be used alone, mixed with base products (like foundation, primer, or moisturizing). Some shades are glittery, others are shimmery, and others have very fine shimmer. Alone, I tend to get seven to eight hours of wear with lighter, shimmery shades and closer to ten hours or longer with some of the bolder shades, and it doesn’t seem to impact the wear of my base products (either shortening or lengthening the wear). I like fingertips or a duo-fiber/stippling brush for application using a patting and dabbing motion rather than a lot of sweeping, then a light buffing to diffuse and blend out the edges.

Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer No. 09
No. 09
No. 09
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

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