Lisa Eldridge Dante’s Dream Enlivening Blush ($34.00 for 0.5 oz.) is a medium plum with strong, warm undertones and a natural finish. It looked more emollient when initially squeezed out of the tube, but it looked less dewy once applied, blended, and left to “set” (mostly transfer-resistant but not fully transfer-proof).
It had sheer to semi-sheer coverage with the “tiniest” amount of product (as recommended by the brand), and it was buildable to higher coverage if desired. A little did go a long way, as marketed, but the formula definitely was readily sheered out so it was hard to overdo. The consistency was lightweight, thin, and moderately emollient with a watery, gel-like feel, so it spread well over bare skin as well as over foundation (without lifting up base products) while imparting an even layer of product.
The texture was a little more emollient than necessary; I definitely felt it was key to apply less and it wasn’t as forgiving with respect to evenness if overapplied compared to another shade in the formula. It stayed on well 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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$34.00/0.5 oz. - $68.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to be buildable, though the brand advises to use the "tiniest dot" to start with to get a "translucent 'blushing from within' effect." It can be applied and blended out with fingertips or a foundation brush. The finish is described as "natural, skin-like" that isn't "too dewy or too matte."
From the shades I've tested so far, the formula is buildable from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, and it was easy to apply more if necessary. The needle-nose applicator allowed for a lot of control, so one could get closer to the "tiniest" amount as recommended.
The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, and dried down to a natural to soft matte finish; one shade appeared more semi-matte (though not flat/dry) on my skin and the other was more emollient in the tube and as a result, somewhat dewier on my skin. The product applied evenly patted on bare skin or over foundation with a fingertip and blended out with little effort. They had a tendency to sheer out, which was as marketed, so they were more foolproof to work with.
It was a more transfer-resistant formula, The blush lasted between eight and nine hours on me before showing signs of fading.
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C9-12 ALKANE · OCTYLDODECANOL · MICA · HYDROGENATED CASTOR OIL · CELLULOSE · COCO-CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE · GLYCERYL BEHENATE · HYDROGENATED OLIVE OIL STEARYL ESTERS · BENZIMIDAZOLE DIAMOND AMIDOETHYL UREA CARBAMOYL PROPYL POLYMETHYLSILSESQUIOXANE · CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS SEED OIL / CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL · TOCOPHERYL ACETATE · PARFUM / FRAGRANCE · VACCINIUM MYRTILLUS SEED OIL · RUBUS IDAEUS SEED OIL / RUBUS IDAEUS (RASPBERRY) SEED OIL · THEOBROMA CACAO SEED BUTTER / THEOBROMA CACAO (COCOA) SEED BUTTER · SPILANTHES ACMELLA FLOWER/LEAF/STEM EXTRACT · ASTRAGALUS MEMBRANACEUS ROOT EXTRACT · SILICA · UBIQUINONE · TOCOPHEROL · HELIANTHUS ANNUUS SEED OIL / HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL · ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT / ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT · MAY CONTAIN/ PEUT CONTENIR [(+/-): TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891) · IRON OXIDES (CI 77491· CI 77492 · CI 77499) · RED 6 (CI 15850) · RED 7 (CI 15850) · RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410) · BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090) · ULTRAMARINES (CI 77007)].
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