Ciate Matchmaker & Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blushes Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
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Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Matchmaker

Ciate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating BlushCiate Matchmaker Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied evenly on the skin. The texture was smooth to the touch, firmer and denser but not difficult to use–the type of texture that doesn’t kickup any excess product in the pan but still blends seamlessly on the skin. On me, the blush stayed true for eight and a half hours before fading.

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.141 oz. - $184.40 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

Browse all of our Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, PTFE, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Matchmaker

PPermanent. $26.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
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Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush

Date Night

Ciate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating BlushCiate Date Night Glow-To Illuminating Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium peachy coral with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It had buildable color payoff from medium to mostly opaque. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. It sat well on my skin and did not accentuate the look of my skin’s texture, though it was certainly a shimmery shade! The color wore well for eight hours before fading on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$26.00/0.141 oz. - $184.40 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have buildable pigmentation from “barely-there” color to “intense color” with long-wear. It had a smooth consistency with a firmer press, but it was not stiff or difficult to pickup color. From the four shades I purchased, the pigmentation varied from medium to semi-opaque, and they were certainly buildable to full coverage, though the formula itself was forgiving enough that the color could be sheered out as desired (and the powder was conducive to simply picking up less product as well). The swirled nature of the highlighter-and-blush concept did make the color vary a bit, and sometimes it appeared more shimmery than others (though the brand noted that each compact contains 50% of each).

Browse all of our Ciate Glow-To Illuminating Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Dicalcium Phosphate, PTFE, Dimethicone, Squalane, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 20, 1,2-Hexanediol, Silica, Carrageenan (Chondrus Crispus), Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-t-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Date Night

PPermanent. $26.00.
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A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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91%

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Lancome Teint Idole Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Brown(ie) Eyeliner
On lips:
  • NARS Orgasm Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Everything is listed under “Makeup Look” —

MAKE-UP LOOK

ON FACE:
Lancome Teint Idole Foundation
Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
ON EYES:
Zoeva Basic Moment Eyeshadow Palette
Marc Jacobs Brown(ie) Eyeliner
ON LIPS:
NARS Orgasm Lipstick

Happy to hear that these performed well, Christine! I have Date Night and Summer Love. Date Night shows darker on my fair skin (more like a subtle bronzer) and Summer Love is a light rosey peach on my skin. I like that there is no talc among ingredients. The star motif on the compact is very cute and the mirror is practical.

How are you liking the formula overall? I was surprised they were so nice – I didn’t think they’d be bad, but they’re better than anticipated 🙂

I love the formula Christine ! I was surprised by it too, tbh. They are almost creamy upon touch and the colours adapt very well to the different skin tones. It’s almost like you cannot go wrong with them, if that makes sense. I wore Date Night on a tinted CC cream the other day and it looked gorgeous. Such a nice natural glow from within. The compact is practical as well – not too large, has a mirror and you can carry it easily in your bag. And the absence of talc is a bonus as they are not drying your face. Thank you for reviewing these ! 🙂

Probably the prettiest pattern I’ve ever seen on a blush! Makes me sad that I’ve got both duped to the gills. Although if Pinched should fail me after a year of neglect, then I’m eyeing Matchmaker!

Eeek I had been hoping you would review these! Thank you 🙂 The product appeared …smaller? than average blush compacts on Instagram, but I started to doubt myself as I looked through more and more pictures. In some pictures it appeared similar to an eye shadow compact in size. I ultimately decided it appeared closer to an Hourglass compact (if it were round instead of square). ….but am I wrong? Lol help!

They’re similar in weight to NARS/MAC blushes if I’m remembering correctly, though the pan is not as large (physically) as either of those.

These are the two shades I have! Everything about them is gorgeous (that packaging…) and I love the glow they give. Someone mentioned that they look like the Becca souffles and I completely agree, but prefer these because they are powder. Gonna try and be good and let the rest go unpurchased, but gosh I love a good blush.

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