Natasha Denona Bloom Mini Highlighter Blush Review & Swatches

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Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)
Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini)

Bloom

Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini) ($19.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a stronger, golden sheen that gave it a luminous finish. It looked almost dewy after it was applied and blended out on my skin, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture.

Per the brand, it was supposed to be buildable–demonstrated as almost opaque when applied with a fingertip and more buildable when applied with a brush–and I’d consider it more medium to semi-opaque in one layer with a typical, moderately-dense blush brush, which is definitely more pigment than a “sheer, translucent hint of color” the brand wrote in their description! With a lighter hand, one could achieve semi-sheer coverage (which is true of a lot of more pigmented products, though).

The product’s texture was firmer, dense, and smooth to the touch without any powderiness, so it was easy to use a lighter hand with it but one does need a moderately-dense (or flatter) brush to pick up product. I didn’t have any trouble applying and blending out the color on my skin. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably on me. The only “downside” was it was more pigmented than described, which might be a pro more than it is a con for some buyers.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Mica, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Polysorbate 20, Zinc Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Potassium Sorbate, Tin Oxide, Hexylene Glycol, Ricinus Communis Seed Oil, Sodium Hyaluronate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil +/- May Contain: Ci 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Ci 77491 (Iron Oxides), Ci 15850 (Red 7 Lake), Ci 15850 (Red 6), Ci 45410 (Red 28 Lake).

Bloom

PPermanent. $19.00.
A-
A-
9.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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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 was more pigmented than I thought it was going to be based on her description of it. That was kind of a surprise when I tried it on (good thing heavy blush is in now). I love how glowy this blush is and I think it is the perfect size.

I’m seriously considering getting this many Bloom as opposed to the large Bloom palette just to save space! Besides it’s the main shade in the palette that I love the most anyways! It’ll be hard to decide because I’ve been wanting that Bloom Cheek Palette forever.

Hm. Glad I read this review. The original pictures from the release made it seem this was just a mini of Alba. I have a dupe to this so doubt I’ll get it.

Well nuts, I was under the impression that this was the same as what was in the ND Bloom palette, but they are very different. In fact, I like this one better! I may have to pick it up at some point. And I love that it’s a mini.

Initially me too. But ND says this is an addition to the Bloom Palette, which I have, but I’m certainly leaning toward picking this one up too!

This is very pretty, but an easy pass for me. It reminds me of a Laura Mercier blush I own (Lotus Pink), which is a beautiful shade, but because I prefer my blush to be very sheer and natural, I struggle with its intense pigmentation.

I was hoping there would be a pink shift to it, as I recall that it was marketed as having that. (Or am I mixing this up with another blush?)

I like that ND is adding to the Bloom palette in mini form.
I was sure, when I looked at the initial pictures, my Becca Bloom blush (DC Chrissy Tiegen palette) was a dupe and it looks close in swatches (certainly more pink tho) to ND’s. But on your face ND’s looks quite different and certainly has more sheen.

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