Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher

Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is described as a “dusky coral.” It’s a medium-dark coral with a hint of pink and subtle warm undertones; there is a dusty/muted element to it, which may make it a great coral for anyone who has tended to shy away from the brighter releases. MAC Passion for Colour is lighter, powder. NARS Soulshine is powder. Chanel Presage is more orange. Edward Bess Secret Affair is powder. Tom Ford Flush is pinker, brighter, powder. Aveda Hibiscus is a powder. Burberry Blossom is a powder. Dior Coral Glow is a touch darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Sleek Velvet Blusher
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher Sleek
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher

Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher ($26.00 for 0.18 oz.) is described as a “dusky rose.” It’s a medium-dark, muted raspberry pink with a satin finish. Chanel Fantastic is brighter. MAC Hot Nights is powder, darker. NARS Mata Hari is brighter, powder. MAC Mocha is less pink, powder. MAC Restores Dazzle is darker. Illamasqua Seduce is similar. See comparison swatches.

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Illamasqua Peaked Velvet Blusher
Illamasqua Velvet Blusher Peaked
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
97%

theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Blush

theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “plum.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-plum with hints of fuchsia/red and a satiny, golden shimmer-sheen finish. NARS Realm of the Senses #2 is warmer, less fuchsia. NARS Oasis is more muted, more plum. NARS Outlaw is more muted. NARS Dolce Vita is similar but lacks the golden sheen. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Pinstripe Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Pinstripe
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
88%

Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush

Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster ($11.99 for 0.24 oz.) is a light-medium pink with strong, warm undertones–it’s not quite coral, but it’s warm enough that it starts to approach that territory. It had a soft, luminous finish that’s glow-y without being frosty. NARS Realm of the Senses #1 is darker, less shimmery. Physicians Formula Warm is actually very similar to this; it is just slightly warmer. Tom Ford Frantic Pink is lighter. Chanel Fleur de Lotus is less pink, more coral. See comparison swatches.

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Physicians Formula Natural Happy Booster
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Blush Natural
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

MAC Trace Gold Blush

MAC Trace Gold Blush ($21.00 for 0.21 oz.) is described as a “gold with shimmer [with a Sheertone Shimmer finish].” It’s a warm-toned, gold and copper-shimmered, medium orange-brown. It has a rather frosted finish. Wet ‘n’ Wild Bikini Contest is darker, browner, less shimmery. Physicians Formula Light Bronzer is more orange, lighter. Urban Decay Baked is slightly darker. NARS Luster is more orange, warmer. MAC Center of the Universe is darker. See comparison swatches.

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MAC Trace Gold Blush
MAC Powder Blush Trace Gold
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
87%

theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Blush

theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush ($22.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “mauve.” It’s a medium-dark pink-plum with a satin finish. For a plum, it’s quite pink and lighter than the typical plum blush. Bobbi Brown Summer Pink is pinker, brighter. Tom Ford Wicked is more shimmery, cooler-toned. theBalm Cabana Boy is more plum. MAC Pink Tea is cooler-toned. MAC Subtle Breeze is similar. MAC Gentle is more shimmery. Chanel Rose Initiale is pinker. Bobbi Brown Pink Rose is similar. See comparison swatches.

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theBalm Houndstooth Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush
theBalm Instain Long-Wearing Staining Powder Blush Houndstooth
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
94%