Tower 28 After Hours BeachPlease Cream Blush Review & Swatches
Tower 28 After Hours BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush ($20.00 for 0.158 oz.) is a darker, reddened-plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to low-medium to mostly opaque coverage (two to three layers), and it actually was able to be built up in practice; sometimes, cream blushes can be overly emollient and more product just results in covering a larger area rather than really layering intensity.
The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and a little thicker but not heavy, so it retained some of that coverage initially but was more inclined to sheer out and was very foolproof to work with as a cream blush. The product dried down within twenty seconds but still looked luminous and a little glossy. I didn’t have any issues applying it to bare skin or over foundation by patting and gently diffusing the edges with a fingertip. It stayed on nicely for eight hours as a blush before fading visibly.
As one might expect, its performance as a lip product was more middling; it lasted for three hours, felt non-drying, and applied decently without emphasizing my natural lip texture or catching around imperfections. It did not read as dewy on my lips, though, and had more of a satin sheen.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
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$20.00/0.158 oz. - $126.58 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have "buildable color" with a "luminous, second-skin finish" that can be used on lips and cheeks. They seem quite pigmented initially, but they are more buildable coverage than they are intense coverage as the moderately emollient consistency readily sheers out in practice. This is likely how most people want their cream blushes to work, as it makes the formula easy to work with as it's quite blendable but can easily be built up for higher coverage where needed.
As a cream blush, the finish was dewy, but it had dried down and no longer felt emollient to the touch, which yielded better longevity on my skin. The formula sings as a cream blush, which would be the purpose I'd recommend these for. They applied evenly and blended out nicely on bare skin as well as over foundation as it did not lift up base products. They lasted around eight hours for most shades before fading--not sliding--on me.
As a lip product, the finish was less dewy and looked more satin. They're weaker as a lip product than a cream blush as the product was more prone to separating along my lip lines or catching on imperfections with so-so wear. They were comfortable enough to wear, as they were thin but not clingy, with color that lasted two to three hours. I did not find it hydrating as a lip product.
Browse all of our Tower 28 BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Tinted Balm swatches.
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Diisostearyl Malate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Jojoba Esters, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Acacia Decurrens Flower Wax, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Tocopherol, Polyglycerin-3, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).
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What a beauty! Of course, I wouldn’t be applying it full-force, but more of a one coat wonder. Because I do have UD Quiver, I’m less certain that I need this one, but not entirely.
That’s a very pretty blush to wear – the finish looks really good and it seems to be a cream blush that is easy to apply.