The staying power of Cadaques is excellent–really lasts all day and then some. It’s not heavy or greasy once it finally dries down, but it took at least fifteen minutes before it seemed to settle on the skin. I experienced this issue with drying when I swatched them on my arm, too–imagine holding your arm away from your beige shirt for twenty minutes! Personally, this is a total deal-breaker for me, because the last thing I want to do is add another fifteen minutes to my makeup routine.
It layers best directly onto skin, and the best application method is straight from the tube, because the product is very sheer. It gave my medium skin a nice, subtle flush without a fuss, but it did not seem to be buildable other than that initial flush. The application wasn’t as smooth or as even when applied over foundation (even liquid), and it seemed kind of gross (to me) to smear the stick on top of foundation, too.
This is kind of where the perfect skin bit kicks in — it’s best on natural skin, but it’s so subtle, layering foundation on top, even lightly, nearly covers up all the blush. I also found that the staying power definitely lived up to expectations when applied directly to skin, but on top of foundation, it seemed to fade by mid-day. It really is just better over the skin rather than over foundation. If you rock the no-foundation look often and like gel-like blushes, I think the Multiple Tints may be up your alley.