Makeup by Mario Poppy Pink Soft Pop Powder BlushMakeup by Mario Poppy Pink Soft Pop Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which made it more pigmented than marketed. The soft, silky, and thinner texture made it more controllable, so one could use a lighter hand to achieve sheerer, more buildable coverage if preferred–it just wasn’t innately buildable.
The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth with a touch of powderiness present in the pan but none on my skin. The blush applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort, which was impressive as this vivid hue coupled with the matte finish are often only workable over powdered skin. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
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$24.00/0.16 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable," healthy-looking flush of color" that "blends effortlessly" thanks to the "silky" texture. They came in more of a soft, satin-to-pearl finish as well as a matte finish. The pigmentation ranged from medium to mostly opaque, and they were buildable to more opaque coverage from wherever they started with. They stayed on well for eight hours on average.
The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled without being overly powdery, and while it was a thinner powder overall, it didn't prove to be an issue during application. The blushes applied evenly to bare skin as well as over foundation without lifting up base products, and I didn't have issues with the very matte finish darkening much or becoming patchy over a more emollient base (often the biggest issue with matte finish blushes!).
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Talc, Silica, Alumina, Boron Nitride, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Squalane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Ultramarines (Ci 77007).
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