Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush
Rare Beauty Nearly Berry is a very cool-toned, medium-dark red with a satin finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.17 oz.
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Rare Beauty Nearly Berry Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a rich, raspberry red with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It seemed more emollient initially as the texture was lightweight, creamy, and had a lot of moisture and glide, but it was quick to turn to a more powder-like finish once it came into contact with skin, which gave it more of a satin to semi-matte finish in practice.
It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable coverage, but the way the formula worked made it sheer out more readily--and it was designed to be a sheerer product, so this is as expected!--so it was hard to "overdo" the coverage as a result. This particular shade seemed a bit more emollient than others in the range, so it took a little longer to dry down and seemed a smidgen harder to diffuse and blend out evenly for me.
I had better luck applying it a third time using a stippling brush rather than fingers, which gave me a better diffusion of color. If I was able to get it to apply evenly and blend out well pretty quickly, it worked well over bare skin as well as most base products, but if I had to fuss with it when it was mostly dried down, it was more prone to lifting up base products or lifting from itself. This shade lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly on me.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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This first-of-its-kind water-resistant blush combines pigments with a non-greasy blend of weightless oils and spherical powders for a natural flush you can’t mess up. The ultralightweight, liquid-like cream melts on contact and blends to a smooth, satin finish that won’t cake, crease, or clog pores.
Isodecyl Isononanoate, Silica, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Dicalcium Phosphate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-di-t-butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Gardenia Florida Fruit Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Flower Extract, Nymphaea Odorata Root Extract, [+/- MAY CONTAIN / PEUT CONTENIR: Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 (CI 15850)].
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