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Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color – Blush

B308

Make Up For Ever B308 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a bright, medium orange-coral with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had a more “natural matte” finish, which I’d define as a matte finish (no shimmer) but reads skin-like applied, rather than dry, flat, or powdery. What I liked was that it did not darken on the skin like some matte blushes can and looked very true-to-pan applied. The consistency was denser, like others in the formula, but smooth to the touch, blendable, and easy to work. The blush wore well for nine hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B308
B308
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total
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Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color – Blush

B314

Make Up For Ever B314 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, pink-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl. The pearl gave it a satin-to-pearl finish where it became more luminous the more I buffed and blended the powder on my skin. It had rich, opaque color payoff in a single layer, but the moderately dense, smooth texture made it easy to pickup less product for sheerer coverage as well. The blush stayed on well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B314
B314
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color (Blush)

01/06

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color – Blush

B208

Make Up For Ever B208 Artist Face Color ($23.00 for 0.17 oz.) is soft, light-medium pink with subtle, warmer, yellow undertones and a satin sheen. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, though I found the denser texture to be forgiving–I could easily use less product for sheerer coverage or build up in layers. There was no powderiness in the pan yet the powder blended out easily on the skin and sat incredibly well on it. One thing I noticed with the color was that it seemed to darken just slightly on my skin after a few minutes, so it read brighter applied than initially swatched (but it seemed truer-to-pan color). It wore well for almost nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$23.00/0.17 oz. - $135.29 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "intense color payoff" with a "long-lasting finish." The range is split into three types--Highlighters, Sculpting Powders, and Blushes--that is easy to determine by the first letter of the shade name (H for Highlighter, S for Sculpting, and B for Blush). There are three finishes--matte, shimmer, and pearl but was less obvious. In fact, the majority of the "matte" shades were more like semi-matte or natural matte where there were no distinctive shimmer particles but they seemed to take on the natural finish of the skin, which gave the "mattes" a particularly seamless finish on the skin but might be dewier on oilier skin types than desired. None of the 34 shades available were frosted or metallic except three of the highlighters (H100, H106, H312).

The pigmentation ranged from medium to opaque, depending largely on the shade, though they were always buildable if they were not opaque in a single layer. Some of the deeper, more matte shades were less forgiving and took more effort to diffuse and blend, even when I used a lighter hand or a more feathery brush. The texture was smooth, velvety, and moderately dense without any powderiness or dustiness in the pan. The formula has lasted between eight and ten hours on me.

You can view swatches of all of the blushes, all of the highlighters, and all of the sculpting powders in the Swatch Gallery.

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Artist Face Color – Blush swatches.

Ingredients

B208
B208
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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theBalm Balm Springs Blush

01/07

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

theBalm Balm Springs Blush

Balm Springs

theBalm Balm Springs Blush ($21.00 for 0.197 oz.) is a muted, medium coral with soft, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, silky texture that was a little thin and a touch powdery in the pan, but it was easy to apply to the skin and blend out. It’s supposed to be “long-wearing” with a “fade-resistant formula.” The blush lasted for nine hours on me before fading slightly, which made it better than the typical blush.

Ingredients

Mica, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Red 27 (Ci 45410)

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

01/07

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder

A Pink & Copper Look | Look Details

A Pink & Copper Look | Look Details

17 Antic Gold

Make Up For Ever 17 Antic Gold Star Lit Powder ($21.00 for 0.02 oz.) is muted, medium-dark gold with warm, olive undertones and a metallic sheen. It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation applied dry, which was amplified to more opaque coverage with a stronger sheen when applied with a dampened brush. The texture was soft, blendable, and finely-milled to the point that the loose powder combined well when applied to the skin. I did find it easier to use on the lid than on the cheeks, as it seemed to emphasize my skin’s texture just a bit as a cheek highlighter. It wore well for eight hours on me.

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Formula Overview

$21.00/0.03 oz. - $700.00 Per Ounce

The Star Lit Powders can be used to “highlight eyes, lips and cheeks” with an “ultra-fine loose powder” that can be used “wet or dry to customize coverage intensity and luminosity.” While checking the weight on these, I noticed that the weight differs from shade to shade; this one had a mere 0.02 oz. while others ranged from 0.03 oz. to 0.09 oz. I also noticed that it appears the brand identifies what area you can use a shade on by listing an icon on the back of the jar in the shape of a pair of lips, an eyeball, and then a face (presumably for cheeks).

Browse all of our Make Up For Ever Star Lit Powder swatches.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

NARS Blissful Blush

01/08

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

NARS Blissful Powder Blush

Blissful

NARS Blissful Blush ($30.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with warm, rose undertones and flecks of gold, plum, and teal shimmer that yielded a luminous sheen. It might be one of the more complex blushes that NARS has released in awhile. According to the brand, while it’s new for fall, it wasn’t marked limited edition so we should expect to see it as part of the permanent line going forward.

From NARS’ website, their blush formula is described as “beautifully pigmented” and “soft [and] blendable.” Blissful was fairly soft–it could have been more finely-milled–but had good pigmentation that was semi-opaque in a single layer but buildable to full coverage with a second layer, which I tend to find makes for a more versatile cheek color and gives the user more control over application. There were finer and larger flecks of shimmer but they stayed largely in place throughout the day. The blush blended out well on the skin, and the shimmery finish did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. On me, the color wore well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

Ingredients