The First Blush of Spring: Smashbox Paradise Blush Rush
Smashbox Paradise Blush Rush ($24.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a lightly golden shimmered peach with just a smidgen of pink in it. It’s more like an orange-coral, perhaps, but the pink really is downplayed. Paradise isn’t the most unique shade, but Smashbox’s Blush Rush formula is particularly lovely. It’s smooth, soft to the touch, and applies beautifully to cheeks. The color always look natural and never overdone, but they offer buildable color for those who want a light cheek and others who want a more intense look. Paradise is just one of those shades that’s incredibly easy to wear with a variety of looks from the everyday to the bold and dramatic. If you like blushes like MAC Springsheen and NARS Orgasm, Paradise is right there with ’em!
I’ve always liked Smashbox’s permanent product packaging — it’s functional and sleek. Cute packaging is fun, but it’s gotta be functional, too. It just has a very clean look to it, which I dig. Price-wise, it’s a little more expensive than your average blush at $184/oz. (compared to MAC blushes at $88/oz. and NARS blushes at $156/oz.), but actual investment is in line with NARS ($25) and Illamasqua ($23).
You can see me wearing Paradise in this look! 🙂
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- Product: 28/30
- Value: 7/10
- Ease of Use: 4/5
- Packaging: 5/5
Recommendation: If you love your peachy blushes, Paradise may be a good one to add to your stash!