Surratt Beauty Grisaille Artistique Blush
Surratt Beauty Grisaille Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “contour” shade. It’s a medium, neutral-to-warm-toned taupe that leans brown with a semi-matte finish. MAC Sculpt (P, $16.50) is slightly warmer, lighter, more matte. NARS Paloma Contour (P) is similar. Too Faced Chocolate Soleil (P) is warmer. Kevyn Aucoin Natura (P) is rosier, warmer. NYX Taupe (P, $5.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Madly (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, warmer. MAC Taupe Shape ($21.00) is cooler-toned. Burberry Earthy (P, $42.00) is rosier, slightly warmer and lighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.
It had good color payoff that was buildable, but the incredibly soft, silky texture made blending it out a dream, so you could soften or sheer out color if you felt you applied too much. In the pan, the powder feels more like a cream, because of how finely-milled and smooth it is; the texture is the real hallmark of the formula. It’s amazing that there is no powderiness, despite how soft the blush is. Grisaille applied well to the skin and had a natural matte finish; the kind where it doesn’t look flat but isn’t shimmery either. This shade wore well for eight hours before starting to fade on me. As a reminder, the blushes come in thin, lightweight plastic cases, as it is a product designed to live inside a palette (the brand has two sizes available). The packaging is fine for at-home use, but it may be too flimsy for excessive travel as-is.