Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight Review & Swatches

Shadowplay

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a pale, just barely warm-toned white base with a minty green sheen that shifted subtly between gold-green and true mint green. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was the “downside” as the formula is supposed to be buildable–the texture was soft and forgiving enough that it could be applied with a lighter hand and less-dense brush (true of many pigmented formulas, though) that more gradual application was, at least, possible. The powder was smooth, silky without being too powdery, and applied evenly and blended out without difficulty. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$22.00/0.13 oz. - $169.23 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be buildable and can be worn alone or layered with other blushes. I'd consider it a more pigmented blush formula; a few shades are soft and yielding enough to be used with a lighter hand or less-dense brush for sheerer, more buildable application, but most shades were semi-opaque to opaque in one layer. The texture ranged from smooth, lightly creamy to soft and slightly powdery (though finely-milled and silky to the touch!). They blended out fairly well, though a few shades could have been more blendable, and most shades lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

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Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Magnesium Carbonate, Lauroyl Lysine, Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

9
Product
7
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight

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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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It’s a nice one, but I doubt so on my skintone or thereabouts. I have the PMG one and also Emerald from that ok KVD Alchemist palette, so I’m set for this family of shades minus that strong white base color!

Even the slightest hint of green on my cheeks would make me look sickly, but this might be pretty on the inner eye corners (if eye-safe).

I love green highlighters, and I love how intense this HL is. I have three of the dupes, though, so I have to pass. (But that doesn’t keep me from really wanting it, just the same.)

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