Merit Beverly Hills is a moderately warm-toned, light pink with a glossy finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.31 oz.
Merit Beverly Hills Flush Balm Cream Blush ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a soft, pinky-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a glossy finish. It had a very emollient consistency that was thin (not in a bad way) and had a lot of slip, though it applied quite well to bare skin and layered over foundation. I expected that it would "eat" through my foundation a bit, but it did not lift up or create patchiness despite being emollient and not drying down.
It had sheer coverage that could be built up to semi-sheer to medium coverage if desired, which was as described. The finish was high-sheen, and while it had a good wear down--it didn't slide noticeably and just seemed to disappear over time--it was shorter-wearing at six hours.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Soft and flexible, this balm blush glides on beautifully. Micro-fine pigment powders deposit a touch of color without covering up the skin’s natural texture. Made with low-weight emollients that won’t clog pores, the formula has a light, balmy finish for a long-lasting glow that’s never cakey.
Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Polyethylene, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Synthetic Wax, Sorbitan Isostearate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Tocopherol, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).
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