Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo Review & Swatches

01/09

Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo

Sweet Mulberry

Cover FX Sweet Mulberry Monochromatic Blush Duo ($38.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes a cooler, deeper plum with more of a matte finish paired with a shimmering, plummy bronze with a luminous finish. I liked that this duo was a little more contrasting–a bit of coolness and warmth playing together but still on the more monochromatic side. Both shades were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with little to complain about.


01/04

Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Left) Matte Blush

Sweet Mulberry (Left)

Sweet Mulberry (Left) is a muted, medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a natural, matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was easily built up for full coverage or used with a lighter hand (or less-dense brush) for sheerer, more buildable coverage. The consistency was smooth to the touch, velvety without being dry or powdery, and blendable on my skin with a beautiful, skin-like finish. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

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The duo includes both a "monochromatic matte and shimmer shade" that can be used "individually or layer[ed] together." The blushes are described as having "high-impact payoff" with no other specifics. The consistency of the matte shades was incredibly silky, finely-milled, and smooth without being powdery--they were thinner but not difficult to apply and sat well on bare skin as well as over foundation. The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque and was definitely buildable.

Both the matte and shimmer products wore between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Cover FX Matte Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).

01/05

Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush
Cover FX Sweet Mulberry (Right) Shimmer Blush

Sweet Mulberry (Right)

Sweet Mulberry (Right) is a deeper, plummy bronze with warmer, browner undertones and cooler, plummy shimmer that gave it a luminous sheen. It was richly pigmented, where a little went a long way, but the shimmer was softer and finer, so the more I blended it out on my skin, the smoother and more luminous the blush looked applied. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, and easy to blend out. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before I noticed slight fading.

Formula Overview

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The duo includes both a "monochromatic matte and shimmer shade" that can be used "individually or layer[ed] together." The blushes are described as having "high-impact payoff" with no other specifics.

The shimmery shades were slightly firmer with more of a powder-gel hybrid consistency that is firmer, denser but is often smoother and more "melted" when applied and blended out on skin. For this type of formula, I'd recommend a moderately dense blush or highlighter brush. Most of the shimmery shades had a luminous sheen--smoother, shinier finish but not intense or metallic. I found that layering the matte over the shimmer to yield a more intense shimmer effect, which is more of a tip from me to you than a pro/con.

Both the matte and shimmer products wore between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Cover FX Shimmer Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Chondrus Crispus, Xanthan Gum, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499).

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Product Availability

Cover FX Monochromatic Blush Duo $38.00/0.51 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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This is a pretty duo, also, but for my first pick I am going with the coral. This one will work well with my skin tone and colours that I like to wear but also is very pigmented which means I have to be careful applying. I usually brush off on my wrist before going to cheek but it is nice when I don’t have to worry about that. I am really excited to swatch these when I get to Seattle!!

I am tempted by this – I have so many mauve blushes but I think this is deeper, more nuanced and definitely plummier. H’mmmm…

I really like the colour of this and I love plum blushes generally but I fear this could end up looking like a bruise on me unless I use a very light hand.

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