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

01/09

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

Cool Plum

Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark plum with warm, red undertones and a luminous sheen. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer–a little went a long way, which was a “con” as the formula was supposed to be buildable–with a slightly drier, thinner consistency, but it seemed to apply just fine and sat well on my skin. I felt like the warmer, reddish tones came out quite a bit when blended out on my skin, so if the cooler overtone drew you in, you may find it lacking in practice. The color blended out well and was easy to work with. It lasted nicely for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$24.00/0.07 oz. - $342.86 Per Ounce

The powder blush is supposed to be "weightless" with a "buildable formula and subtle sheer finish." They have a fairly smooth consistency, though they are a little drier and dustier, and blended out without too much effort. The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque; it's not a truly buildable formula, though one could use a lighter hand or more feathery brush to pick up less product and get more buildable coverage that way (as is true with most pigmented formulas).

The finish was more luminous and glowing rather than metallic or frosted, so the powder sat well on my skin without emphasizing texture. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before fading.

Worth noting, they are only 0.07 oz. each, which is quite small for a blush--it's actually the size of some eyeshadows!

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Ingredients

Isododecane, Talc, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Phenoxyethanol, Mica. May Contain: CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 75470 (Carmine).

8.5
Product
5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
79%
Total
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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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In the pan, this looked so much like that glorious Dior Plum Pop Nude Luminizer blush but, again, a C+ doesn’t do it for me and I’ll check for some of the better quality dupes or maybe try to track down the Dior blush if it’s still available at The Bay.

Even though this looks so beautiful worn, I’m feeling a bit of trepidation at the thought of buying this because: C+. There are more reliable performance dupes, so I’m holding off.

A winner, a C+!
I really like it unblended, blended it’d be a bit too warm for me. I’ll check the cooler dupes.
It’s really a beautiful colour for you, I think, Christine.

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