ColourPop Text Me Pressed Powder Blush ($8.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a vivid, fuchsia pink with cool undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to have a “natural” matte finish as it wasn’t flat or powdery on my skin but there was no visible shimmer either.
It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, so a little went a long way, but it was intended to have more buildable coverage per the brand. The texture was smooth, silky, and finely-milled, which made for easy blending. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$12.00/0.13 oz. - $92.31 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to go on "smoothly" and have a "natural and healthy flush" that has "long wear" and "can be layered to your desired intensity." It is a lightly to moderately powdery powder blush with semi-sheer to semi-opaque, buildable color payoff. The consistency has a drier, thinner feel and though it feels silky to the touch, I found it the type of powder blush can be tricky to blend out evenly on the skin, depending on one's skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin/base, the better the formula would blend, but any natural oils or slip caused the blush to go on unevenly and was difficult to blend out. The wear was between seven and eight hours on me on average.
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