Flesh Beauty Pulse Tender Flesh Blush ($26.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a medium-dakr plum with warm undertones and a satin sheen. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, though I felt like I could use less and get more buildable coverage if preferred. The texture was soft and smooth without being too softly nor too firmly pressed in the pan. There was a subtle shimmer in the pan, but it was mostly matte on my cheeks once blended out. It applied well without needing too much effort to be blended, but it could have been a little more effortless. This shade stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Clinique Black Honey Pop (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar).
- NARS Dolce Vita (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
- NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is darker (90% similar).
- Pat McGrath Paradise Glow (Right) (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Too Faced Peach Berry (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
- Patrick Ta Oh She's Different (Powder) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Dior Dolce Vita (555) (P, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar).
- NARS Angel Pride IV (LE, $30.00) is cooler (90% similar).
- Sydney Grace Tangled (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
$26.00/0.14 oz. - $185.71 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be "richly pigmented" with a "cream-like powder" texture that is "infused with mica pearls for a glowy, soft focus effect," though there are two finishes--matte and frost. From the shades I trialled, they were pigmented and long-wearing (eight to nine hours) with some shades blending better than others. The texture is denser and firmer without powderiness, but I wouldn't describe the ones I tried as stiff.
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Talc, Zinc Stearate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Punica Granatum Extract, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract, Propolis Extract, Tinoxide. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Carmine, Red 6, Red 7 Lake, Red 28 Lake.
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