Phytosurgence Ember is a very warm-toned, medium-dark coral with a natural finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $17.07 and contains 0.14 oz.
Phytosurgence Ember Skin Spark Blush Balm ($17.07 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange with moderate, warm undertones and a natural finish--not dewy but not matte either. The texture was smooth, creamy, and had moderate slip initially; the formula dries down noticeably to a more satin-like finish after a minute or so. I had plenty of time to work one cheek at a time, but the product becomes more transfer-resistant once it sets.
It had intense color coverage to the point where a little went a very, very long way, so the key was to be particularly ginger when picking up product initially (whether on fingertips or brushes). The brand noted this as well, but wow! they really are quite pigmented. The cream blush applied well to bare skin as well as layered on top of base products, as the color blended out easily along the edges without creating patchiness or lifting up base products. It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Skin Spark is our vision of bringing skincare and make up together. An essential oil and fragrance free blend of waxes, butters, and oils mixed with minerals and pigments, this line of blush balms is something special. The skincare base provides soothing emollience to the skin while keeping moisture and hydration locked in, while also delivering high impact pigment that can be sheered out beautifully on the skin. These blush balms can be applied onto bare skin or on top of other base make up. The finish can be described as softly radiant - glowy but definitely not oily. Long lasting given that there is not a lot of contact being made with the face throughout the day.
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)
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