Rare Beauty Nearly Rose is a moderately cool-toned, medium-dark fuchsia with a satin finish. It is a permanent blush that retails for $21.00 and contains 0.17 oz.
Rare Beauty Nearly Rose Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream BlushRare Beauty Nearly Rose Stay Vulnerable Melting Cream Blush ($21.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a vibrant, fuchsia pink with moderate, cooler undertones and a satin finish. It was dewier, more emollient, and felt like a thin, traditional cream blush when initially picked up (with fingertips or a brush) from the pan, but it turned to a more powder-like formula when it came into contact with skin, so the dry down was quick and working time was just as quick. I'd recommend working one cheek at a time and working quickly to apply and diffuse.
Once applied, it stayed in place well and showed a bit of fading after eight hours but no sliding/migrating. It had semi-sheer coverage when applied to bare skin, which was easy to diffuse to sheerer coverage--the formula itself was more prone to sheering out than being built up (which required actual layers of product), which was as marketed. While it was described as a formula one could layer, I found the first layer was more prone to lifting and getting pushed around--creating an uneven result--if I tried to build up color much. The best luck I had was gently dabbing color right on the apple, often where I needed a little extra coverage, and just barely diffusing it out.
Because of the sheerer color, it was easier to work with, but the formula itself wasn't the most forgiving formula I've come across as I felt like I had to get it right quickly and the first time because it wasn't something I could fuss with later on without causing more unevenness. I did find that most of the time, I could get it right on the first try, particularly when layered over bare skin or a lighter coverage foundation, so I wouldn't say it was hard to use overall.
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, Dicalcium Phosphate, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, 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, Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).
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