Melt Cosmetics Polished is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark coral with a pearl finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $22.00 and contains 0.14 oz.
Melt Cosmetics Polished Cream BlushlightMelt Cosmetics Polished Cream Blushlight ($22.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a darker, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and subtle pearl throughout a natural finish. It was richly pigmented where a little went a long way, and with the more emollient texture, it was easier to build up than it was to diffuse and sheer out if one over-applied.
The consistency was creamy, smooth, and emollient with good spreadability and blendability, as it did not look like it settled into my skin nor did it lift up base products when I tested it over foundation. With this shade, I found a brush gave me more even, blended results with less effort (which was how I applied it for actual wear; in the photos, I used fingertips, and I have some post-acne marks that are making it look a bit less even than it was to my eye in person--sorry about the state of my skin!). I felt like fingertips worked well, but it just took a little longer to get the best result. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Give your cheeks a natural, glowing flush. In an assortment of natural and pearl textures, the buttery cream formula melts into skin, providing a smooth, radiant finish. Multi-use Cream Blushlights can be applied to the cheeks and lips – some shades even triple as a cream eye shadow – creating a monochromatic look that always looks polished.
ISOAMYL LAURATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, MICA, POLYETHYLENE, OCTYLDODECANOL, SILICA, BEHENYL DIMETHICONE, TRIBEHENIN, DIMETHICONE/VINYL DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, TALC, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, PARFUM / FRAGRANCE, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, BHT, BENZYL BENZOATE. MAY CONTAIN: TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, IRON OXIDES CI 77491, IRON OXIDES CI 77499, RED 28 LAKE CI 45410, YELLOW 5 LAKE CI 19140.
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