Surratt Beauty Chaleur Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Chaleur Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, medium-dark red-toned brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $10.00) is lighter (95% similar). Chanel Jersey (80) (P, $45.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Harmony (P, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Cantaloupe (P, $22.00) is lighter, more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Destiny (61) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Chanel Cheeky (79) (DC, $38.00) is glossier (90% similar). Makeup Geek Infatuation (P, $9.99) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Sweet Pea (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). The Estee Edit First Lover (01) (P, $28.00) is cooler, lighter (85% similar). Becca Amaretto (LE, $32.00) is cooler, more shimmery (85% similar). Chanel Canaille (89) (LE, $45.00) is warmer, darker, more shimmery (85% similar). bareMinerals The Close Call (P, $22.00) is cooler (85% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is cooler, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Artistique Blush formula is supposed to have a “naturally glowing finish.” The formula is consistent: the blushes have a very soft, almost cream-like powder texture that blends out effortlessly to a luminous sheen with semi-opaque to opaque coverage (that is easily applied more sheerly or layered for true-to-pan color) and good wear (eight to nine hours). Chaleur had mostly opaque color coverage with a natural finish that didn’t look flat or dull on the skin but wasn’t shimmery either. The texture was so soft, silky, and finely-milled that you could easily blend it to sheerer coverage if desired (or use a lighter touch). It lasted for just over eight and a half hours on me.
A note on packaging: Surratt’s range comes in lightweight plastic pans, which aren’t ideal for long-term use (particularly if traveling or putting in a makeup bag), as his products are designed to be put into custom palette solutions. Personally, I put magnets on the back of each and keep them in freestyle palettes (like a Z-Palette) as it is more economical.