Phytosurgence Smolder is a very warm-toned, medium-dark brown with a natural finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $17.07 and contains 0.14 oz.
Phytosurgence Smolder Skin Spark Blush Balm ($17.07 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy brown with strong, warm orange undertones and a natural finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and moderately emollient, which helped the cream blush glide and blend out easily over bare skin and on top of foundation (without lifting up base products).
It was intensely pigmented, as marketed, and one definitely needs to use a lighter hand when working with it initially. It was somewhat forgiving as it was quite blendable, but it was THAT pigmented that using significantly less was still the most foolproof to apply it. There was somewhat of a dry down, so while it had more noticeable slip initially, it was more powder-like after a minute or so. It wasn't transfer-proof, but it wasn't tacky, dewy, and was harder to diffuse/blend once it dried down. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
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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