Smith & Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush Review & Swatches

01/08

Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush
Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush

Warm Pink

Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with soft, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer when applied with fingertips, which was how the formula was intended to be used, but application with fingertips was horrendous: patchy, uneven, and caused the product to pill up and flake off my skin. The texture highlighted any dryness present on my skin and emphasized pores rather than smoothed them out.

I was only able to salvage the product by using it with a stippling brush, which at least allowed for light blending and didn’t allow the product to clump up as readily, but the product picked up poorly with brushes, so the effect was sheerer and not buildable. It lasted for six and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

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
9
Pigmentation
2
Texture
7
Longevity
0.5
Application
46%
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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The colours of these blushes has been so pretty, but the performance so bad. The company should be ashamed of putting such bad products out for sale.

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