Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush ($26.000 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones, hint of pink, and a satin finish. theBalm Cider (P) is lighter, pinker. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is powder. Tarte Darling (LE, $26.00) is darker, powder. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is more orange, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever’s new HD Blush formula is one of my new favorites, because it has a lightly creamy consistency that applies evenly, smoothly, and blends easily and feels and looks like a powder shortly after applying it to the skin. It’s never tacky, as it dries down to a powder-like finish, which also means it has a subtle, satin finish–nothing too dewy or luminous. This shade had very true-to-pan color payoff, though it’s a lighter shade so it will show up best on fairer complexions. On my medium skin tone, it is a soft, muted blush on me, but it wore well for eight hours before beginning to fade.

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#225 HD Blush

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Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

The Makeup Look

On face: Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation, Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder. On lips: Sephora Fuchsia Rouge Infusion.

The Dupe List: #225 HD Blush

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53 thoughts on “Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Danielle

    I looove that color. So dreamy. I’m pale, too, so I could make it intense if I wanted to.

  2. Jessie B

    It is very pretty but there are so many dupes in my collection already :(

  3. Fair complexion check, dry skin check. I really have nothing similar in my stash.
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  4. This looks very pretty on you!
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  5. It looks soooooo lightweight and nicely blended!

  6. Sarah

    Between MUFE, Clinique and Hourglass, it seems like 2014 will be known as the year of great new blushes :)

  7. courtney b

    gorgeous! i want it ! xoxo

  8. I love cream blush for my dry skin, and other than Milani’s Coral Cove, I have nothing like this in my collection. And to my utter shock, I’ve never bought a MAC product so maybe this will be it!
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  9. oops, amend that comment. I meant Makeup Forever, not MAC 😉
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  10. Ashley

    I have 210. Do you think it’s different enough on the skin to get this one as well?

  11. Thata a nice everyday shade on u! :-)

  12. I like it. “Darling” by Tarte also looks really pretty.

  13. This is such a nice shade of blush..but it may be too orange on my skin..

  14. Preeti

    Hi Christine, I was just wondering what you think is the best tool for applying this -fingers, sponge, or brush? Also, how much time do you have to work with the blush before it dries? Thanks!

    • I like using MAC’s 131! :) You don’t have to worry about it setting and not budging really – it goes to a more powdery finish, so it’s still blendable even as it sets :)

  15. This is pretty! I’m really curious about this formula and can´t wait to try it. For some reason, I’m not very good at applying blush and this formula seems so friendly!

  16. Aww, this blush looks just too pretty on you, Christine! So lovely!!

    I think it’s great when (like Chanel and these ones) a cream blush turns to more of a powder when it dries down. I prefer a more matte finish to my blushes!
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  17. Amalia

    Looking forward for a dupe of Tarte Exposed, because Tarte is not available and they don’t send in my country .Thank you.

  18. Laura

    This looks gorgeous on you Christine :) I would love to try it, but it seems very similar to Bobbi Brown’s pot rouge in Fresh Melon which I just bought… Have you swatched this shade, do you know how similar these two are? Thanks!

  19. What blush brush works best with this formula? Can it be our usual powder blush brushes?

  20. AbigailOD

    So beautiful! And I’m so happy to see the “Temptalia Recommends” stamp/banner again! :)

  21. Is the new formula less greasy than the flash colors?

  22. How do you apply cream blushes? I’ve only used powder finishes before but I think I should switch to a cream one since I have dry cheeks.

  23. I think this might be too warm, I’ll have to swatch it!
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  24. Wondering if I apply this cream blush with my fingers it would blend-in nicely… never used cream blush before =(

  25. How do you apply this blush? Do you wear it under or over your foundation? I’ve got cream blushes but i still don’t know the right way to apply it :(

    • Hey Sekar!

      I wear mine over foundation – I usually apply with a brush to get the color on, then pat and lightly blend in place with fingertips. If it’s a really bold shade, you could also apply before foundation if you’re using more of a light coverage formula (for your foundation).

  26. This is so stunning! And you look amazing! How do you think it compares to Melba, besides that Melba is powder?