Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush Review, Photos, Swatches

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush ($32.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “golden melon.” It’s a pop of yellowed orange with a soft, satiny sheen. Guerlain Orange Blush (LE) is more matte, darker. Givenchy In Vogue Orange (P, $44.00) is darker. MAC Honey Jasmine (LE, $21.00) is darker, more orange, less yellow. NARS Taj Mahal (P, $29.00) is darker, more shimmery. MAC Fresh Honey (LE, $25.00) is similar. MAC Blazing Haute (LE, $25.00) is a bit more muted. Inglot #45 Face Blush (P, $10.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

The description for the formula is short: “Flushed cheeks with an aura of vitality. Naturally glowing finish. Shades range from demure to provocative.” I think what is most noteworthy about the formula is really the texture; it is incredibly soft and silky but not powdery–almost like a cream as it is so buttery and smooth. I was very surprised at how soft and lightweight the blush was, even after the tester had been swatched many, many times by otherse (they often get hardened over time because of the natural oils we have on our fingers). It applies nicely to the skin with even, smooth color that blends easily and really nails that “naturally glowing finish” aspect. There’s a little luminosity to the color that breathes life into the face but never emphasizes pores. The color had good pigmentation and was buildable to true-to-pan color, if desired. On me, Cantaloup lasted eight hours before starting to fade.

The packaging is specifically designed as minimalistic, as they’re meant to be slotted into the brand’s compacts. It is sturdy enough to be used as is, but it is a thinner plastic, so if you do a lot of traveling, a compact might be a worthwhile investment. A large compact fits three blushes; a small compact fits two. It would be nice if they had a more mega-sized version for at-home use, perhaps less so for traveling.

The Surratt Beauty range is carried exclusively at Barneys, so it wasn’t until this past April when I was out of town and happened to be near a Barneys, that I was able to check out the Surratt range (it was actually quite unplanned, and my wallet is still recovering!). I bought this, along with other things (more to review and share soon, hopefully); you can purchase online or call Roger Toledo at Barneys in Scottsdale, AZ at 602-337-6010.

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Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush
Troy Surratt Cantaloup Artistique Blush

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Surratt Beauty Cantaloup $32.00/0.14 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold Foundation
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Surratt Soie
  • Ingenue
  • Cuivre
  • Patine Eyeshadows
  • Sephora Flirting Game Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Surratt Perfectionniste Lipslique

About the 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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That look you did! πŸ™‚ so pretty! This blush is too yellow for my liking and complexion I think.. will pass!

I like it for the yellow leaning (makes it a bit different) BUT it might be too yellow for some (which is probably why there are more red-orange blushes!).

I love the way your whole look comes together. Makes me want to break out my Orange Tangent, D’Bohemia eye shadows. Remember when those were all the rage?

This is a Barney’s line, right? I’ve been meaning to try a couple of new lines, this included, but so many amazing offerings from my usual haunts I haven’t even bothered venturing. Count Charlotte Tilbury as yet another luxe I’ve been lemming. The exclusivity of these brands (limited access) has been rather helpful to my budget.

Yep, Barneys exclusive! We had some time to kill, and we decided to check out the big local mall, and there was a Barneys. I don’t live near one, so it’s fun to walk around, and when I saw the Surratt counter, I was like, ooh… maybe I should check it out. Right now, I’m hearing September for Tilbury in the states!

Really? Awesome! I want her quads and blush and illumunator. I got her lipstick, gloss and magic Cream from UK online. Keeping fingers crossed!

I am not familiar with the brand but it does sound very promising. I loved the shade. And you look Gorgeoussss in that pic!!!!!!!!

I was curious to see this shade and said to myself “humph, looks similar to one of my holy grails Taj Mahal”. But boyyy Christine, you look fabbb! The eye pencil just pops with your top and earrings.

Thank you, JJ! It definitely reminded me of Taj Mahal, but I think the amount of shimmer in it makes the two more different than similar, you know?

I like that they’re compact, but man, the palette pricing, on top of the blush cost, I couldn’t commit, LOL.

I love this line. I am so glad you are reviewing some products. You look ridiculously pretty with this look and this blush shade blends beautifully on you. I have my opinion, but I am curious to hear yours; what brand texture do you compare Surratt Blushes to?

I’ve never heard of this brand before but the color is beautiful and the formula sounds great. It looks very pretty on you!

I’ve got this one, and agree the formula is lovely. I like how the color on your lids complements the blush – I’ll have to try something similar. I’m not completely convinced the color works for me yet, but I’m venturing outside of my usual shades with new purchases πŸ™‚

this looks gorgeous on you! i will be moving to phoenix in july and cannot wait for all of the shopping opportunities! i went to the mall in scottsdale a few weeks ago and told my husband that his wallet was going to be in trouble. the barney’s beauty offerings were fantastic. i didn’t even venture into neiman’s or nordstrom and there were already so many things i can’t find in salt lake city! surratt is at the top of my “to try” list.

What brings you to Phoenix? Are you going to be living in Phoenix or one of the surrounding suburbs? We are actually considering moving to the area next year πŸ™‚ Living in California is so expensive!

i’m moving to phoenix because my husband is opening several restaurants in the phoenix-metro area. my father-in-law just moved to gilbert, which is nice. we were thinking about living there, but my kids are going to go to a private school in paradise valley. we will most likely try to live in paradise valley or scottsdale. i’ve only been twice, but we are excited to move. we have loved living in the salt lake area-its cheap and a great place to raise kids-but we have to go where the job takes us. it was almost las vegas, which i would have hated, but i think we will really like phoenix. there is so much to do. i can’t imagine living in california. it is so expensive! my husband has done some work out there and said he would never own a business there because the laws so so strict and intrusive on business owners. i think az will be much more relaxed in those regards. like i said previously, one of the best parts about living there will be the abundance of makeup that is available! i’m a stay-at-home-mom, but i might have to start working because i’ll want to try so many things!

Have a great move! πŸ™‚ Paradise Valley is a lovely area! We looked in Gilbert as well, as it is more affordable, but I think the amenities we’re really looking for are more readily available in the Phoenix/Scottsdale/Paradise Valley area. Gilbert is definitely a trek from PV, though, so you’re right that PV/Scottsdale is going to be better for your family. How exciting!!!

i’m sure you will let all of your readers know if you make a big move. if you do decide to move to phoenix, i’d be happy to help with anything you might need. are there other places you are considering? if not, why did you choose phoenix?

You are very sweet! πŸ™‚ Thank you!

We’re within driving distance of major cities, but we’re not as close as we’d like–and you need a ridiculous amount money to move closer and get a decent amount of space (we’ve looked at homes 10 minutes closer, and it’s usually quite depressing). We thought about where else could we live — and frankly, we ruled out most of the country due to weather or natural disasters, LOL! What’s great about Phoenix is it’s a dry heat (can’t take humidity!), more affordable than California (presuming you want to live in a major metropolitan area), has the types of restaurants we’re interested in (our entertainment is usually going out to eat), you can actually have a pool that you can use for more than 2 months in the year, and it’s still close to California (both our families live here).

You can bet I will pick your brain at least a few times about how you like the area πŸ˜‰ The first thing we learned about Scottsdale is that it is HUGE! I think we’ve finally narrowed down our search to something manageable, but boy, Scottsdale is enormous!

Oh my goodness, Christine!! This is the most beautiful photo I have seen in TEMPTALIA. Impossibly stunning, stunning, stunning!
Your photo looks an artistic photo! Perfect to an ”artistique blush”!!
Dear, please, tell me what you use in your lips, because I almost died when I saw.
Thanks for your great review! I wouldn’t know this brand. One more makeup brand. Oh, my wallet!

This looks gorgeous on you and it’s a really unique colour. I wonder if it would look good with my ginger hair or too yellow-toned for pale skin….

This specific color would look like death on me, but I am so interested in this line, so thank you for reviewing it. I wish it were available in more places; I’m just so uninterested in buying sight-unseen these days (and Barneys swatches are a joke!).

His powder products start as a slurry and are not pressed into the pans, hence the texture. I am curious about his loose setting powder, because of its innovative packaging. I wish more companies would use a mesh screen to prevent excessive loose powder from getting on the brush or making a mess.

I didn’t get a chance to check out the loose setting powder, but admittedly, I don’t like testing base products so much (they’re harder to review and can often be more “your mileage may vary” kind of products to me!) so I focused on color.

Your makeup is -AMAZING- here!! You always look great, but this has to be one of my favourite looks ever! I’ll definitely be trying the blue liner!
And the blush… I need it. I don’t know what it is about oranges but I am IN LOVE! I was trying to get MAC’s Honey Jasmine after I missed out last summer, but I’m just not sure the eBay price tag is worth it!

Not my color, but I’ve heard great things about the brand. I’m happy to see more reviews of the brand popping up online. πŸ™‚

Also, your makeup is so great here, Christine! You look so bright and spring-y, and it really makes you radiate along with the soft colors of your shirt!

Funny you should show this. Watched Wayne Goss and he raved. Purchased some online as I am nowhere near Barney’s. I found his products nice but expensive. I liken it to Trish Mc Evoy. I bought neutrals and found them nice. Some colors are more unique. I don’t feel I could ever utilize the shadows in those plastic containers. My nails would scratch them or I’d drop them they are so tiny. It’s either his palette (like Trish) or Z palette. I found them underwhelming. The lippie was nice but they vary considerably in the pigmentation. The gloss I found too sheer. I liked Cuivre, Haute Chocolate and Marron eyeshadow and the Parfait blush is fine but not great. To me, there are many other products out there for less money. If the ingredients made them as close to natural or organic,etc, that would be a selling point for me. Otherwise, wasn’t worth it to me. Curious to see what you think on the others.

They are definitely a luxury price point! $32 is a little high given that the given packaging isn’t great (and I get it – it’s not designed to be amazing on its own, they want you to build a palette). If the palettes were cheaper or if they at least had a more “mega sized” one for someone, or you know… threw in a palette if you filled it.

I would never even think to but that color…I did buy the bright pink color one.
Nice melon color. It is made in japan, right?

I am smitten with this brand and their entire approach to both quality and execution of excellent consistent products! I don’t like the price so I will like trying it a little at a time. This blush looks beautiful on you, Christine! I think all of their blushes can realistically be used on anyone, they just adapt. So bright & ready for summer, love it!

What have you tried so far, Lotus? The price point was too high for me to buy online – I love trying new brands, but if I’m only choosing a select variety to review, I try to pick the shades I think people would most like to see and online can be tough for that, haha!

Hi Christine!

– The prices are exorbitant! CRAZY! They do deliver, though! Most of my experience cones from swatching them. The single eyeshadow color is brilliant, extremely beautiful formula and colors, I had a sample blush in Guimauve, which is BEAUTIFUL, and I own a Lipslique in Paramour, which I LOVE, it’s extremely hydrating, better than lipstick, wats beautifully and doesn’t cake, feels luscious, and then I got a Lip Lustre in Nudite. I wanted the amethyst, though. These were more a thank you for being at opening event smaller size things but still came at a price! What a BEAUTIFUL line of makeup with such a pleasing aesthetic! It’s best not to fall in love. I can’t afford it. πŸ˜€ My Lipslique is full size and would be soooo pretty with cantaloupe! Ahh! Check it out? πŸ™‚ Pretty on you!

I am genuinely impressed by the nature of that colour! Gives you a really soft glow and it is true to the fruit it describes!

Now I want some rockmelon…

Looks similar to one of my favourites, Sleek’s Life’s a Peach. I love the yellowiness, it looks very natural on warm-toned skin.

Hey, Christine! This is a perfect color for you — it makes your skin & facial features look so ethereal.

How does this color (& texture) compare to the LE Maybelline Baked Blush #210 Coral Burst. Is it a more “yellow” – orange than the Maybelline? If the two are not too similar, I’m gonna have to order this.

Wow, this blush is just the shade I’ve been looking for! It looks beautiful, especially for very warm-toned skin πŸ™‚ I’ll have to find out if Barneys delivers to the UK, or otherwise I’ll definitely make a special trip for this on my next holiday to the US. Thanks as always for sharing brands that we might not know about otherwise! xx

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