Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush
Makeup Geek Puppy Love Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium mauve-y brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. Tarte Unearthed (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Physicians Formula Plum Rose (P, $12.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $28.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Royal (LE, $28.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cinematic (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Risque (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Capri (P, $58.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bite Beauty Cashew (P, $24.00) is darker, glossier (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). This blush was very pigmented, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth, but it wasn’t dusty or powdery, so it didn’t sheer out immediately upon being blended. It was easy to maneuver and diffuse the edges of the blush on the skin for a very blended look. This shade wore well for just over eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.