Phytosurgence Swelter Blush Balm Review & Swatches

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Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm
Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm

Swelter

Phytosurgence Swelter Skin Spark Blush Balm ($17.07 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, reddish-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a natural finish. It was richly pigmented to the point where one needed the smallest amount to achieve medium coverage, which was easily sheered out and diffused along the edges for a seamless layer of color on cheeks.

The texture was lightweight, creamy, and emollient without being too slippery, so I didn’t have any trouble applying it with fingertips or a brush, whether over bare skin or on top of base products. The cream blush dried down to a more powder-like and transfer-resistant feel after a minute or so, and I’d recommend working one cheek at a time. I felt like I had enough working time (without being rushed) to apply and blend out. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit.

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

Formula Overview

$17.07/0.14 oz. - $121.93 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "somewhat powder like finish" without being "sticky or greasy" paired with a "moussey cream" consistency. The brand advises to use very little as it is an "incredibly pigmented product" that is designed to be "sheered out" and used "onto bare skin or on top of other base makeup."

It is imperative to use the smallest amount; it may be even better to pick up product with a stippling brush gently and swirl once on the back of one's hand to ensure there's not too much on the brush--the formula is THAT pigmented! With fingertips, just one gentle tap of of my index finger on the surface was enough for each cheek; there's no need to swirl.

The consistency felt creamy, dense but not overly firm in the pot, and it was easy to apply and blend out on bare skin or on top of foundation. I liked to apply with fingertips as I felt like it extended my working time and gave me the ability to have the product on one fingertip and then use a clean fingertip to diffuse and blend.

The formula dries down to a satin finish, not quite matte but not dewy. It looked very "skin-like" as the product sat seamlessly on my skin, let my skin's natural finish come through, and was more transfer-resistant as a result of the more noticeable dry down. I preferred working one cheek at a time because it does become harder to blend once it dries down, but I had enough working time without feeling rushed (per cheek).

The shades wore between seven and eight hours on me before fading a bit, but they had an even fade and didn't slide/migrate as they wore down.

One thing I noticed was that a few shades seemed to have a warmer base when I did the sheerer/more blended out swatch, but they seemed less apt to turn warmer when I applied to my cheeks (see Fervor swatched vs. applied).

Browse all of our Phytosurgence Skin Spark Blush Balm swatches.

Ingredients

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Cetyl Alcohol, Isopropyl Myristate, Copernicia Prunifera (Carnauba) Wax, Garcinia Indica (Kokum) Butter, Magnesium Stearate, Theobroma Grandiflorum (Cupuacu) Butter, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol (and) Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopherol. May Contain: Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 40 (CI 16035). Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, 77491), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

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.

Swelter

PPermanent. $17.07.
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10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
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My favorite colored blush a red-coral! This looks pretty, haven’t heard of this brand before. I think they make hair products? I have the dupe Dior’s 999 powder blush but it tends to look a little streaky on me I have a hard time blending it. Will check this one out.

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