Patrick Ta She’s Sincere Monochrome Moment Velvet Blush ($32.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a medium-dark peach with warm undertones and a sat finish. The powder had a soft glow to it once applied and blended out on my cheeks, though it wasn’t shimmery to my eye. It had buildable pigmentation from medium to mostly opaque coverage (two heavy layers or three sheerer layers) that adhered well to bare skin.
The texture was smooth to the touch, dense but not stiff, and had a velvety glide to it (likely from the silicones in it). It was easy to apply and blend out for an even result, but I did find that the formula was more reactive to natural oils (than most products), which would result in hardened pan surface. As a result, I would recommend applying this over a more matte or set base or else I’d be careful re-dipping one’s brush in if it’s been used. If you develop hard pan, gently rubbing the spot with paper towel should remove the majority of it. The blush stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
- Jouer Adore Me (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar).
- Colour Pop Golden Hour (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Frisky Business (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Physicians Formula Vintage Rouge (P, $12.99) is cooler (90% similar).
- Zoeva Shy Beauty (P, $11.80) is cooler (90% similar).
- Hourglass Dim Infusion (P, $40.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Makeup Geek Bliss (P, $10.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
- Make Up For Ever #225 HD Blush (DC, $26.00) is brighter (90% similar).
- Colour Pop Double Bubble (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
- Tarte Slay Bells (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
$32.00/0.37 oz. - $86.49 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have builable coverage, though the brand has done an inconsistent job of marketing them that way, as at the point of purchase, there's no mention of them being buildable (and promotional swatches at point of purchase show opaque coverage), while on their Instagram it says as much; the makeup artist behind the brand said, "buildable and will never leave your cheeks to[o] pigmented on the first application." Aside from the coverage kerfuffle, the formula is supposed to have good adhesion, "true color," and a "natural finish" and "extended wear."
Of the four shades released (at the time this overview was written), all four had more semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage (up to mostly opaque), but the underlying texture of the formula seemed particularly sensitive to natural oils, so I would take care swatching it with fingertips and for typical consumer use, I'd suggest applying over more matte base products and/or over a setting or finishing powder if you tend to pick up product more than once (to avoid bringing any natural oils into the pan). The powder was just more susceptible than the average powder--in my experience--to getting a hardened surface.
The powder itself was incredibly smooth, silky, and had some glide to it, which helped the product apply evenly, diffuse with ease, and sit well on bare skin. I also think it's the type of formula that performs better in practice than just swatched on one's arm. They seemed to be more satin-to-matte in the pan without overt shimmer, but they had a more semi-matte or "natural" finish (as intended) once buffed out on my skin. The shades lasted around eight hours on me before fading visibly.
Browse all of our Patrick Ta Monochrome Moment Velvet Blush swatches.
Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Talc, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mica, Theobroma Grandiflorum Seed Butter, Boron Nitride, Silica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter [Theobroma Cacao Butter], Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, C20-24 Olefin, Tocopherol, Tin Oxide. May Contain:Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 7716).