LORAC Cinematic Color Source Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush ($22.00 for 0.017 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. Anastasia Blank (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S118 (P, $23.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Exposed (P, $29.00) is cooler (85% similar). MAC Ven Conmigo (LE, $24.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Humour Me (P, $29.00) is darker, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Puppy Love (P, $10.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte Unearthed (LE, $29.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Seduce (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NYX Taupe (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar). KIKO 106 Beige Rose (P, $12.00) is warmer (85% similar). KIKO 105 Dark Rose (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Ray (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). ColourPop Aphrodisiac (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The Color Source Buildable Blush formula is supposed to offer–you guessed it–buildable color coverage with a “silky-smooth” consistency available in matte and satin finishes. The texture was thin without being dry or dusty, while the powder was soft and finely-milled in feel. When applied, the color diffused easily along the edges without sheering out too readily. It had medium, buildable coverage, which seemed like a good compromise to making it easier and more forgiving to use while still making it more versatile on more skin tones (though the desaturated quality of color means it is definitely not a universal shade but few, if any, truly are!). I think this might be a possible contouring shade on some skin tones. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading visibly.

Cinematic

PPermanent. $23.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Cinematic Color Source Buildable Blush

Makeup Look
On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Anastasia Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette
  • Sephora Good Mood Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Anastasia St. Tropez Lip Gloss

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Katherine T. Avatar

This looks more like a contour, but it looks like an apricot color on you. It’s pretty, but weird how the swatch looks so different.

kjh Avatar

I’m surprised, too. Think the take away is caveat emptor, try before you buy. I can’t imagine this would lean so pinky peach on me. I’m going to look up your full face with exposed. The other day, something looked far pinker on you than I expected. Doesn’t lean pink on your arm swatch. Odd.
You posted no full face with exposed. It looks redder in the swatch than cinematic, so I would expect more red tones and less nude than this one turned out. Exposed is very nude with a pink lean, but would not fall into the pink category on me. Maybe I’ll wear a half face of exposed to the store & swatch the other side with cinematic.

Alex Avatar

I have fair-light skin with a neutral under tone and absolutely LOVE this blush! The only thing with this color for me was that I have to be careful because it’s very easy to over do it…It builds rather easily. Lorac killed it with these blushes!

Anne Avatar

Pretty. I like pink/rose-browns, generally speaking, and I like how this one brightens on you. I’m always up to find a new blush so it’s going on my “go try it in person” list.

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