Give Me Glow Hot Girl Summer Dream Blush Review & Swatches
Hot Girl Summer
Give Me Glow Hot Girl Summer Dream Blush ($14.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. I noticed that this seemed to turn a bit warmer/less pink on my skin tone, so one might want to use powder underneath to get better color accuracy.
- Opaque pigmentation (use a very light hand!)
- Finely-milled, silky consistency, not powdery nor stiff
- Applied evenly, blended out well
- Long-wearing (9 hours)
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$14.00/0.34 oz. - $41.18 Per Ounce
The powder blush formula is supposed to have "extreme color payoff that blends with ease." The brand goes as far as to state that "all is needed is one to two very light dips in your pan."
The blushes were very pigmented with a smooth, finely-milled texture that felt silky, thin but not clingy, and actually blended out quite well. If you're going to have an incredibly opaque formula, blendability is what saves it, and it was especially noticeable (and critical!) given that the finish of the range was matte. Pigmented, matte blushes can be hard to blend without putting on translucent/setting powder underneath, but these blended out well over bare skin as well as on top of foundation.
While pigmentation and opacity can be needed for certain shades to show up on deeper skin tones, these were definitely extremely pigmented as marketed--a very, very little could go a long way and still yield nearly opaque coverage. I would recommend these for people who are comfortable using more pigmented products, tend to layer their blush, or have no issues diffusing and going back in to soften color if necessary.
Most shades in the range lasted around nine hours before it seemed visibly faded with a few shades lasting longer or shorter.
Browse all of our Give Me Glow Dream Blush swatches.
Magnesium Myristate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Kaolin Clay, Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Silica Microspheres, Mica (77019), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Zinc Stearate, May +/- Iron Oxides, Red 7, 27, 33, 40, Yellow Lake, 5, 6, Blue Lake 1, Chromium Oxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Isododecane, Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol.
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It’s beautiful for this time of year. Problem is, I’m not feeling that it will be a good idea to wear powder blush for a bit, because I’m not sure when or where a few teardrops will fall in the next few months. I’m still in that weird numbed out void since yesterday. But wise enough to know that it will hit soon.
I think this is a lovely shade that would suit many – for me, I would have to try it myself to see if it is too bright, but it looks gorgeous.