LORAC Infrared Color Source Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush ($22.00 for 0.017 oz.) is a deep, red-burgundy with warm undertones and a satin finish. Makeup Geek Desire (P, $10.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Plum (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Oasis (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Becca Nightingale (P, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Dolce Vita (PiP, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC A Little Lusty (LE, $24.00) is warmer (85% similar). Bite Beauty Cerise (P, $24.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Fever (P, $24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% 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 softer, more finely-milled consistency of the powder made this a lot easier to use, as it blended out well, and it could be sheered out slightly as well. With such a deep shade, having a lot of blendability is key. It was semi-opaque to opaque in pigmentation, which is a bit higher coverage than most of the shades in the range that I have tried myself, but it should work exceptionally well on deeper skin tones as a result. Those who like sheerer or softer blush, I would recommend a fan brush and a light hand. The finish has a nice, luminous sheen to it that looked natural and not overtly shimmery on. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

Infrared
9
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush
LORAC Infrared Color Source Buildable Blush

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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

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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Nice, but duped multiply by stash. Gotta cut down on getting that type of product. You must have a b/u of good mood as well as love lust. My good mood is quite nubby. Think you are at least on your second. What a winner good mood is, seriously.

Wow, this is super pigmented!! Nice to see that Lorac didn’t forget about the medium to darker tone beauties. Love your makeup look here, the blush goes well with the Anastasia Renaissance palette

What a lovely, rich shade! I love it!
Not so sure I really need it, though, as I do have Clinique Cola Pop? Not certain how close they would look applied? But these type of rich shades are a weakness for me.

Oh gosh, you look lovely in this picture! The blush really is beautiful, but your choice of eyeliner is what catches my eye most. Nice!!

I’m fair fair fair and I know you say medium skintones, do you think this wouldn’t suit me? It looks so great with the ABH palette and amazing on your tone! Do you have something you recommend pairing with that palette for fair skin tones?

Beautiful shade and finish, but the amount of product you get for the price is absurd…! If it came with more product it would be on my wishlist for sure.

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