Surratt Beauty De Cherubique Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty De Cherubique Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones and a frosted shimmer-sheen finish. KIKO 111 Classic Rose (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Callisto (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler, glossier (90% similar). NARS Isadora (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Black Opal Hibiscus (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Laura Geller Roseberry (P, $28.00) is cooler (85% similar). Becca Raspberry/Opal (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush II (LE) is darker, cooler (85% similar). MAC Scene to Be Seen (Inner) (LE, $32.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Telluride (LE, $46.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). Lancome Rosegold Lights (P, $30.00) is more muted, cooler (80% similar). Black Opal Rose Gold (P, $8.95) is less shimmery, warmer (80% 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). De Cherubique is almost a rusty pink kind of color–burnt in a way–but a little different than other shades I’ve come across in the same family. The finish was just shimmery enough to give the skin a luminous glow, but it wasn’t so shimmery that the finish emphasized pores. The pigmentation was good with a blendable, silky-smooth texture that was forgiving and easy to work with. The color wore well for eight and a half hours before I noticed fading.
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.