Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD BlushMake Up For Ever #225 HD Blush ($26.000 for 0.09 oz.) is described as a “peachy pink.” It’s a light-medium, muted peach with warm undertones, hint of pink, and a satin finish. theBalm Cider (P) is lighter, pinker. Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $35.00) is powder. Tarte Darling (LE, $26.00) is darker, powder. MAC Cream Soda (LE, $21.00) is more orange, powder. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Make Up For Ever’s new HD Blush formula is one of my new favorites, because it has a lightly creamy consistency that applies evenly, smoothly, and blends easily and feels and looks like a powder shortly after applying it to the skin. It’s never tacky, as it dries down to a powder-like finish, which also means it has a subtle, satin finish–nothing too dewy or luminous. This shade had very true-to-pan color payoff, though it’s a lighter shade so it will show up best on fairer complexions. On my medium skin tone, it is a soft, muted blush on me, but it wore well for eight hours before beginning to fade.

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Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush
Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure de Lumiere Foundation
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes Pressed Powder
On lips:
  • Sephora Fuchsia Rouge Infusion
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I love cream blush for my dry skin, and other than Milani’s Coral Cove, I have nothing like this in my collection. And to my utter shock, I’ve never bought a MAC product so maybe this will be it!

Hi Christine, I was just wondering what you think is the best tool for applying this -fingers, sponge, or brush? Also, how much time do you have to work with the blush before it dries? Thanks!

I like using MAC’s 131! πŸ™‚ You don’t have to worry about it setting and not budging really – it goes to a more powdery finish, so it’s still blendable even as it sets πŸ™‚

This is pretty! I’m really curious about this formula and canΒ΄t wait to try it. For some reason, I’m not very good at applying blush and this formula seems so friendly!

Aww, this blush looks just too pretty on you, Christine! So lovely!!

I think it’s great when (like Chanel and these ones) a cream blush turns to more of a powder when it dries down. I prefer a more matte finish to my blushes!

I like when they turn more powdery, too, as it is still workable/blendable – doesn’t just set and then you’re stuck!

This looks gorgeous on you Christine πŸ™‚ I would love to try it, but it seems very similar to Bobbi Brown’s pot rouge in Fresh Melon which I just bought… Have you swatched this shade, do you know how similar these two are? Thanks!

How do you apply cream blushes? I’ve only used powder finishes before but I think I should switch to a cream one since I have dry cheeks.

How do you apply this blush? Do you wear it under or over your foundation? I’ve got cream blushes but i still don’t know the right way to apply it πŸ™

Hey Sekar!

I wear mine over foundation – I usually apply with a brush to get the color on, then pat and lightly blend in place with fingertips. If it’s a really bold shade, you could also apply before foundation if you’re using more of a light coverage formula (for your foundation).

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