Smith & Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush Review & Swatches

01/08

Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush

Cool Plum

Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation when applied with fingertips, but the application with fingertips was horrendous–streaky, patchy, uneven, and imprecise (because the product did not actually adhere to my skin, it just moved around in clumps).

I was only able to apply it using a stippling brush, which gave me a sheer to semi-sheer application, but it wasn’t buildable due to the clumpy nature of the product. The texture felt a bit clay like–drier, more velvety, but lacked the creaminess initially to help it go on well and blend out easily. This shade stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.09 oz. - $266.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be a "lightweight, cream-to-powder blush" that is "pore-smoothing" with a "barely-there feel." The texture has a thicker, more clay-like feel to it, where there's creaminess to it, but there was also a drier, more velvety/powdery feel present as well. It was a tricky formula to work with, as it was dry and prone to crumbling/flaking off my skin when I tried to use it with my fingertips (which is what the brand says to use with the product). I had the best luck working with a stippling brush, but the drier texture made it more difficult to pick up product with a brush. I did not like how they applied on my skin; they were uneven and sometimes caught on any dryness or flakiness.

They seemed semi-opaque to opaque in coverage initially, but I struggled to get that to translate on my cheeks as the product didn't build up well with a brush. If I applied with fingertips, though, the application was uneven, product seemed to sink into my pores, and looked nightmarish. They pick up and move foundation a lot, and when applied on top of powder, the product goes on unevenly and tends to clump up. The only good thing about this formula was it lasted six to seven hours on average for me.

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Ingredients

Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Polyethylene, Mica, HDI/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Talc, Dimethicone, Jojoba Esters, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Nylon-12, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethiconol, Phenoxyethanol, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Tocopheryl Acetate, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

2
Product
10
Pigmentation
2
Texture
8
Longevity
0.5
Application
50%
Total
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Product Availability

Smith and Cult Cool Plum $24.00/0.09 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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These blushes look so pretty in your photos, Christine; the colours look lovely. What a shame they aren’t as good as they look. F – that’s not too encouraging at all!

I have 8 of their nail polishes and I love them. Hands down (pun intended) my favorite polish brand. But two years ago, I shelled out $40 for one of their now-discontinued eye shadow palettes. It was horrible. A ton of fallout, terrible consistency, and even with the UD eyelid base, the wear was awful.

I don’t know why, but I love reading your ‘F’ reviews. It’s like watching a train wreck. I just can’t look away. Plus, I feel like these companies have to work really hard to get to the ‘F’ level. I wonder how many quality control points this garbage had to pass in order to make it to market. Don’t the people who try to sell this stuff use it first?

It’s like in school, too, like you really have to do almost nothing to truly fail, because you obviously get points for partial credit or getting one thing right (say pigmentation or longevity), LOL.

A bright plum blush that feels like clay and leaves clumps of sludge in its wake….what could possibly go wrong here? 🤷‍♀️

Dang I was wondering about this brand’s makeup. Seems like they aren’t fairing too well so far. Aren’t they primarily a nail polish company? Never mind just read that their founder started Hard Candy. I love Hard Candy makeup.So what went wrong here?

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