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I’ve never really timed how long blush stays on my face and I haven’t tried a bunch of blush formulas, but I know I can still see NARS, ColourPop, and some MAC shades after a good 8 or more hours. I do have dry-normal skin, so obviously it’ll last longer on me than someone with oily skin.

It’s a tie between my Sleek Makeup Blush and the City Color Intense Blush Quad-Collection #2. They last for forever! Don’t let the prices fool you…

Tarte’s cheek tint (before the reformulation!), now discontinued, in the color Tickled. Nothing has ever come close! I mean… 8 hours, 12 hours, spending all day outside — or sleeping on the sofa with cheek pressed against corduroy… Nothing could budge that sucka except washing my face thoroughly!

As for products nowadays… I’d agree with Colourpop and maybe also throw in Too Faced love blush. They don’t last 16 hours as claimed, but they hold up quite well regardless.

I have Teflon cheeks, and Colour Pop is pretty good, but the best is IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush – it’s a powder that’ so pigmented that I have to tap it on lightly, it lasts all day and night, and it sometimes even leaves a stain behind. One pan will probably last me a lifetime. Wish it came in more colors.

Bobbi Brown Pot Rouges last all day on me. This summer’s Blush Subtil Creme by Lancome also goes through the day. Cream blushes tend to last longer on me.

UD Afterglow and ColourPop, so far! My daughter raves about Tarte Amazonian Clay blush, so I will give that a go too, as I adore the foundation and I see others love it as much as she does!

It all comes down to what base products/moisturizer/sunscreen I’m using, and/or what brush I use to apply. If I’m going through a particularly dry skin period, I’ll be wearing a heavier moisturizer and/or moisturizing foundation, so obviously it’ll be more likely to break down. In warmer months, I wear higher SPF, which generally means thicker/greasier formulas, plus I do reapply sunscreen, so I don’t need it to last long. Denser, firmer brush bristles tend to really mesh my blush into my base, so it’ll last a bit longer than if I use a softer brush.

I really don’t mind retouching blush/contour/highlight products, but if I think I may not want to deal with it, I just make sure to use a lightweight, water-based moisturizer, a long-wearing foundation, and apply blush both before & after powdering, with a stiffer brush.

Like Kat, I haven’t really timed it, but the ones that seem to stay on my (dry) skin are the Tarte Amazonian Clay ones. I haven’t tried all that many kinds (yet to get my hands on a blush from NARS, ColourPop, MUFE, Urban Decay, etc) so there are probably longer wearing ones out there, but for now I have plenty of blushes to get through.

TheBalm Instain blushes last and last and the one Becca Mineral blush I have also wears well, but I’m not sure if that’s because it’s a more pigmented blush to start with.

Illamasqua’s cream blusher has amazing hold and I say that as someone who’s either got a phone to my cheek, my hand rubbing my face and making every other gesture that removes makeup. Happy that I bought two before they stopped selling brick and mortar in the US. Miss them.

I find that matte blushes wear much better than satin or shimmer ones.

The balm’s instain blushes are insane. They last forever on my extremely oily skin.

Benetints and my Josie Maran argan color stick. Which I’m a little bummed about because I think it’s nearing the end of its shelf life. The downside of more natural-based beauty products I suppose.

Everything tends to slide off my face without extensive priming and blotting so I am DEFINITELY watching this thread for tips! ๐Ÿ™‚

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