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Makeup Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution One for Playing Games Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a cooler, almost iridescent lavender sheen. MAC Justine Skye (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Illamasqua Morale (P, $26.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Sticky Sweet (DC, $8.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” The texture of the powder was dusty and a little dry, but it was very blendable, so that’s an upside! Despite having a drier texture, it seemed to sit well on the skin and diffuse easily. Again, one of the odder things about the formula is how shimmery it appears swatched but how subtle it looks applied to the skin once blended out. It definitely didn’t emphasize pores! The blush had semi-sheer, slightly buildable color, but it wasn’t “highly pigmented.” On me, it lasted for just over six hours before it started to fade.

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Permanent

7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
71%
Total

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Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher
Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher

Make Up Revolution All I Think About is You Baked Blusher ($5.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, rosy plum with warmer undertones and a cooler, metallic sheen. Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best (P, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Bang Bang You're Dead (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Plum Foolery (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Bridal Rose (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NARS Blissful (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tarte Embraced (LE, $28.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Burberry Silk and Bloom (LE, $68.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Sassy Grape (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Baked Blusher formula is supposed to be “highly pigmented” and have a “natural soft effect” with a “hint of shimmer.” It had semi-sheer color payoff that was buildable to semi-opaque coverage, but the texture was fairly smooth, lightly dusty as you might expect from a baked formula but still blendable. (Mine appears a little dustier than it actually is, due to it arriving broken.) It had much less sheen applied to the skin, and it’s hard to say why; I expected it to look near-metallic, but it was more natural and luminous once blended in. This shade wore well for six and a half hours before fading slightly. This would work better for someone who doesn’t want intense color payoff and isn’t overly concerned about longevity.

Oh, and they aren’t the sturdiest of blushes–one arrived from Ulta dislodged from the base (the other shades I ordered arrived fine).

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Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush

Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush
Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush

Black Opal Orchid Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, medium rosy plum with gold sparkle. MAC Gentle (P, $27.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Estee Lauder Mauve Mystique (P, $34.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Sexual Content (Right) (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. The texture was somewhat dry and dusty, though it was blendable on the skin, and it did not look powdery on. It had sheer coverage that was buildable to semi-sheer but not much more than that. The color is gorgeous, and the finish is soft and luminous, though there was obvious sparkle on the skin that seemed unnecessary as it is quite sparse so it doesn’t really add anything. It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading.

Orchid
Orchid
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Permanent

7
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
78%
Total

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Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush

Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush
Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush

Black Opal Tulip Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a bright pop of medium-dark pink with very subtle, warmer, yellow undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Early Bird (DC, $8.00) is lighter (95% similar). By Terry Tan & Flash Cruise #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Zoeva PK040 (P, ) is brighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Bred for Beauty (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). The Estee Edit Purr Pink (03) (P, $28.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Thames (LE, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Hyperfresh (360) (LE, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Vibration (270) (P, $45.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Clutch (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. This shade had a stiffer texture that was harder to get color payoff out of, so even though sheer coverage is intended, it was hard to just get that onto a brush–I really had to jab at the surface to get enough product for even that. It could also blend better, as it takes some extra time and maneuvering to really diffuse the edges. I wish the texture was nicer, because the finish is more of a natural matte–not dry or flat but not shimmery. This shade wore well for seven hours on me.

Tulip
Tulip
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Permanent

6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
73%
Total

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Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush

Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush
Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush

Black Opal Rose Gold Baked Blush ($8.95 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted, coppery-brown with warm, reddish undertones and a satin sheen. Too Faced Spiced Peach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Alezane (260) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Bronzed (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Elegance (370) (P, $45.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Stylish Me (LE, $23.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Bronze #3 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). NARS Liberation (Right) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Inhibition (P, $60.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Ambering Rose (P, $23.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Non-Fiction (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Pleasure Model (LE, $27.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Stryke (LE, $8.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Stellar Beauty Eclipse (P, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Make You Mine (P, $23.50) is brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Marsala (LE, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (80% similar). Surratt Beauty De Cherubique (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (80% similar). MAC Sweet As Cocoa (P, $23.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Becca Songbird (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is described as a “luxurious powder blush” with “silky smooth application” that yields a “radiant glow” and a “delicate flush of color.” The latter seems to suggest a sheerer formulation. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff with a soft, powdery texture that seemed a little harder to blend out as it had a tendency to stick more heavily to some places than others. I would recommend lightly powdering with a setting or finishing powder prior to applying this, as it will tamp down any natural oiliness that’s on the skin or if you used cream/liquid foundation, your foundation. The color is absolutely gorgeous, but I really wish it easier to use! Once on, it has a satiny sheen that is both luminous and natural without emphasizing pores or the skin’s natural texture. It lasted for seven hours on me before starting to fade and breakdown.

Rose Gold
Rose Gold
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Permanent

7
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

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