Rare Beauty Nearly Neutral is a very warm-toned, medium pink with a satin finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.17 oz.
Rare Beauty Nearly Neutral Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, dusty pink with warmer undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer to semi-sheer color coverage in a single layer, which was as described, and could be built up in coverage, but I felt the formula made that less desirable as the product became more prone to lifting and pushing away from itself (which resulted in a patchier, more uneven result) even if the coverage did build up otherwise.
The texture was emollient, lightweight, and thin--more like a traditional cream blush--when initially touched and picked up from the pan, but it turned to a drier, more powder-like feel when it came into contact with skin. Because I found the product to be less forgiving after it had dried down (and it is very quick to do so!), brushes gave me more working time and ultimately a higher success rate than fingertips. I found fingertips were better for getting a little top up of additional color if I only needed it in a very small area. It worked well applied over bare skin and over lighter coverage foundations for that initial layer.
It wore well for eight hours before fading visibly but wasn't prone to sliding around as it didn't remain wet or tacky after it was applied.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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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