Smith and Cult Universal Peach Flash Flush Cream Blush ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark pink-peach with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation applied with fingertips (as recommended by the brand), but it applied unevenly in patches with the product clumping up and flaking off my face when I tried to apply it and blend it on my skin. This happened whether applied to my arm, cheek, or over base products (it was actually even worse over base products, as it resulted in a bigger, patchier mess that had to be redone entirely).
The texture felt heavy, thicker, and clay-like–drier and velvety with some movement, like I could press on it and see an imprint left behind–but it turned to an almost drier, gummy texture when applied to my skin that just made it an utter nightmare to work with. I ended up applying with a stippling brush and just dabbing it on, then doing the lightest sweeping motion to “blend.” It wore well for six hours on me before fading visibly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$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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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).
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