Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush
Becca Dahlia Shimmering Skin Perfector Blush ($34.00 for 0.20 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish plum with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. NARS Soulshine #3 (LE, $30.00) is brighter (85% similar). MAC Love Thing (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pomegranate (P, $6.99) is brighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #5 (LE, $60.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Goulue (P, $30.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Hidden Treasure (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, brighter, warmer (80% similar). NARS Taos (P, $30.00) is brighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
This formula is supposed to have “just the right balance of color and light” that can be worn alone or “as a blush topper.” It seemed like it is supposed to be somewhere between sheerer like a highlighter and more pigmented like a blush (hence why it can also be layered), which is the best I can surmise from their marketing (there’s a lot of use of subtle as well, which at least indicates, to me, that they’re not saying it’s ultra pigmented). I noticed that layering is best with a very, very light hand and a feathery brush or else the original blush can get overshadowed, as the formula runs semi-opaque. Much like the Shimmering Skin Perfectors, a little can go a long way. Dahlia was richly pigmented, where a little went a long way, and it would be incredibly hard to layer this over another product without it overwhelming whatever was under it. The texture was soft in the pan, but there was a dryness present that seemed to make it harder to blend out on the skin for me. Luckily, the finish didn’t emphasize pores that I could tell. All in all, the blush lasted for nine hours before breaking down.