Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush Review & Swatches

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Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush
Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush

Electric Bloom

Pat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine BlushPat McGrath Electric Bloom Divine Blush ($38.00 for 0.34 oz.) is a vivid, medium-dark orange-coral with a semi-matte finish. It had medium, buildable color coverage, which was more in line with the brand’s marketing of the formula than most shades in the range. It had the type of pigmentation that wasn’t so intense that it could be diffused and sheered out if one forgot to use a lighter hand, but it still needed to be used with a light to light-medium hand for sheerer coverage. I had better luck getting a sheer wash by using a fan brush as well.

The texture was soft, moderately powdery and more prone to kick up in the pan compared to other shades in the range. The powder applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well without sticking unevenly to places on bare skin, which can often be an issue with more matte finishes. It wasn’t satin-like in its sheen, but it was “natural matte” so it did not appear dry on my skin. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. - $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "featherlight, long-wearing" that "build effortlessly from sheer to subversive." The blushes are available in two finishes--demi-matte and satin pearl--and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest "downfall" of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn't over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin's natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Alumina, Aluminum Hydroxide, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, Red 7 (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Electric Bloom

PPermanent. $38.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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If I didn’t have my Nars Fetishised as my favorite orange-coral, I would so get this stunner! Plus, I also have one of the listed dupes; Flower Beauty Melon.

I ended up getting this one and Paradise Venus! I love them both! Originally, I had gotten Desert Orchid, but it really didn’t show up on my skin tone.

This was the one which caught my eye the more.. on the paper it was a bright warm orange-reddish coral, the kind of colour I love. But once swatched, it seems me a cool toned tomato red. I am the only ine who see this? I’ve a similar colour in my stash, old kiko blush, again bought as a warm toned red, and it is not the most flattering colour. Defenetly, If I am going to splurge in an expensive blush, I’d better to choose a flattering shade for sure

I was intrigued by the more intense shades in this collection, but I think I chose wisely with my choices. I think this shade deserves a richer skintone than mine. It would look so beautifully sun-kissed on the right complexion.

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