Salt New York Blackberry Lip and Cheek Crème Tint ($16.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a brighter, medium berry with cool undertones and a natural sheen. It had sheer, buildable pigmentation (up to semi-opaque coverage with two to three layers but three layers did feel a little slippery on!).
The texture was lightweight, moderately emollient, and had good glide–almost a little gel-like in that respect–which made it work well over bare skin. I didn’t have any issues with applying the formula over complexion products, though, as it wasn’t prone to lifting them up. It had some dewiness when applied as a cheek product, but it had more of a satin-like sheen when applied as a lip product.
It wore well for seven hours as a cheek product before fading noticeably, while it lasted for two hours as a lip product and felt a little thin/clingy, so it was more prone to emphasizing my natural lip texture. The color also appeared redder and less cool-toned with more medium coverage when patted onto my lips. I liked it better as a cream blush than a multi-tasking or lip product, which wasn’t a big surprise.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$16.00/0.15 oz. - $106.67 Per Ounce
The formula is described as "buttery soft, easy to blend" and is supposed to have "sheer, buildable coverage with a soft, skin-like finish." Though it's available in three types--highlighter, contour/bronzer, and blush--they formulas do not differ dramatically in terms of performance and feel.
It had sheer coverage that was buildable to more medium coverage,but getting full-on opacity didn't seem like it was really in the realm of possibilities, so those who either need or want greater, truer-to-pan coverage may not find it as workable. I'd recommend sticking with deeper shades for those who need or want more coverage, too, as the lighter shades were less buildable.
As a cheek product, the formula applied evenly and blended out well on bare skin as well as patted over base products as it wasn't a formula prone to lifting up complexion products. The finish was dewier, though it seemed to soften a bit after an hour or so of wear. They wear was between six and seven hours before there was noticeable fading and/or light movement/slide. I had the best wear when applied over a more matte foundation as compared to bare skin or a dewier/more luminous foundation choice.
As a lip product, they offered semi-sheer to medium coverage that went on somewhat evenly, but the thinner, more emollient formula was quicker to "dry down" on my lips and wasn't the most flattering formula to have on if you have imperfections, flakiness, or dryness (even minor). They lasted between two to three hours with deeper colors lasting longer and felt non-drying.
In general, I think they're a better cream blush formula than a lip product, which is par for the course with these multi-tasking blush-and-lip kind of products. For those who intend to wear them primarily as a cheek product, then mentally boost the ratings a bit!
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Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetearyl Alcohol, Candelilla wax, Synthetic Cera Elba (Synthetic Beeswax), Silica, Vitis Vinifera (Grape Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba Seed Oil), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower Seed Oil), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Extract), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Phenoxyethanol. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Red 40 (CI 16035), Red 33 (CI 17200), Yellow 5 (CI 19140), Blue 1 (CI 42090), Red 27 (CI45410)
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