Merit Raspberry Beret is a very cool-toned, dark berry with a glossy finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $28.00 and contains 0.31 oz.
Merit Raspberry Beret Flush Balm Cream Blush ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a glossy finish. It had semi-sheer color coverage that could be sheered out further or layered for more semi-sheer to medium coverage if desired.
The texture was very emollient, thin, and slippery, but it applied better than anticipated--I didn't struggle to have it sit evenly and stay in place on my cheeks, whether that was over bare skin or on top of foundation. It never dried down, so it was movable if I wanted to blend out later on (even an hour in!), which may not work for everyone's routines. The product applied evenly and blended out well, and coupled with the sheerer color, it was hard to over-apply or go wrong. It lasted well for six hours before fading visibly.
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, Aluminum Hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).
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