LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush ($22.00 for 0.017 oz.) is a deep, red-burgundy with warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $23.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $23.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.
The Color Source Buildable Blush formula is supposed to offer–you guessed it–buildable color coverage with a “silky-smooth” consistency available in matte and satin finishes. The softer, more finely-milled consistency of the powder made this a lot easier to use, as it blended out well, and it could be sheered out slightly as well. With such a deep shade, having a lot of blendability is key. It was semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation, which is a bit higher coverage than most of the shades in the range that I have tried myself, but it should work exceptionally well on deeper skin tones as a result. Those who like sheerer or softer blush, I would recommend a fan brush and a light hand. The finish has a nice, luminous sheen to it that looked natural and not overtly shimmery on. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.