Blushes

ColourPop She’s in Bold Super Shock Cheek Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

She’s in Bold Colour Pop She’s in Bold Super Shock Cheek ($8.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a muted, medium orange with warm, redidhs undertones and a matte finish. It had a very smooth, velvety texture; it felt more like clay than a traditional cream as there was wetness. I’d recommend applying with fingertips, which achieves the best balance of pigmentation and diffusion over a brush, which I find doesn’t pick up product quite as readily with the matte finish of…

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Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

My Day One Coloured Raine My Day One Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, coppery highlighter and a slightly muted, cooler-toned blush. The two shades definitely played well off of each other. Both shades had rich pigmentation and were fairly blendable, easy to use, and lasted for at least eight hours on me, though the blush took some extra time to blend out (workable but not effortless). My Day…

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Fenty Beauty Bordeaux Brat Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Bordeaux Brat Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque when applied with a fingertip or brush with opaque coverage achieved in one pass when applied directly from the tube. The texture was true cream-to-powder, so it felt slightly creamy and had some slip initially but then turned into a more powder-like product applied to my skin.…

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Fenty Beauty Beach Bum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Beach Bum Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium coral with warm undertones and fine, golden pearl throughout. It seemed almost like a rusty coral–more a mix of red and orange undertones than pink but still not overtly orange-based. The texture was thin, lightly emollient from the tube, but it quickly turned from cream to powder when it came into contact with my skin (whether fingertips or applied directly onto my skin from the…

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Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Prove My Loyalty Coloured Raine Prove My Loyalty Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo featuring a bright, silvery-white glittering highlight and a deep, matte red blush. The two shades were quite pigmented and easy enough to apply (even that red!), and the highlighter seemed to have more of a transparent base with tons of shimmer and sparkle, so it worked well for layering and may not be as prone to turning ashy…

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Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Damage Control Coloured Raine Damage Control Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a sparkling, peachy gold highlighter and a bright, deeper pink blush with a matte finish. Both shades had semi-opaque or better pigmentation that lasted between eight and nine hours on me, but the blush was on the thinner side and worked better over more matte skin (or matte/powdered base products) or else it was more challenging to blend…

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ColourPop Perk Up Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Perk Up Colour Pop Perk Up Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It seemed to lean ever-so-slightly rosy in its undertone, but it wasn’t truly rose or red-toned either. The texture was soft, a little powdery to the touch, but it was blendable and easy to work with on bare skin. I had no trouble applying and blending out the edges for a seamless application. It had opaque…

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Fenty Beauty Pink Lemonade Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Pink Lemonade Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pop of medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and fine, gold pearl throughout. The texture was thin, lightweight, and felt like a cream-to-powder when initially applied to my skin and turned more powder-like after a few seconds of contact. There was enough slip that it felt more cream-like from the tube, though. The pigmentation was nearly opaque when applied directly from the tube and more buildable…

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Fenty Beauty Champagne Heist Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Champagne Heist Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft copper with warm, orange undertones and fine gold and copper micro-sparkle. It had medium to semi-opaque coverage applied in a single stroke, directly from the tube, while the coverage was sheer to semi-sheer when applied with a brush or fingertips. It seemed somewhat sheerer compared to the holiday mini release. The texture felt smooth to the touch, and the tube itself glided across my skin…

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Fenty Beauty Cognac Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fenty Beauty Cognac Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick ($25.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with warm, reddish undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque pigmentation when applied directly from the tube, and more medium, buildable coverage when applied with a brush or fingertip. The texture felt smooth, slightly emollient (but not wet or creamy), and it had enough slip that I could transfer product from my fingertip to my cheeks without it drying down entirely. The cream…

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Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Call the Shots Coloured Raine Call the Shots Highlighter and Blush Duo ($25.00 for 0.32 oz.) is a new, limited edition duo that features a muted copper highlighter paired with a richer coral-red blush. Both shades had good pigmentation and sat well on my skin, while the textures were creamier but a bit thicker/denser, which made them a bit harder to pick up with some brushes. Call the Shots (Highlighter) Call the Shots (Highlighter) is a light-medium copper with moderate,…

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ColourPop Frisky Business Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Frisky Business Colour Pop Frisky Business Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warmer undertones but leaned slightly pink. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but felt silky and smooth to the touch. It had semi-opaque pigmentation–though the formula markets itself as buildable–in a single layer, which could then be built up to full coverage. The powder applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort, but it could have…

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ColourPop Fresh n Peachy Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Fresh n Peachy Colour Pop Fresh n Peachy Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, medium coral with stronger, warmer orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a smooth, silky consistency that felt a little thin. I’m often worried when a blush is both thin and matte, as it can often lead to a product that adheres too strongly wherever it’s initially applied and then doesn’t blend out as…

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Smith & Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Pink Smith and Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The drier consistency made the shimmer seem more frosted when swatched, but the powder seemed to blend and “melt” a bit in practice, which gave it a very luminous sheen that was flattering on my skin. While it was intended to have buildable coverage, it was mostly opaque in a single layer, so a…

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Smith & Cult Universal Peach Flash Flush Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Universal Peach Smith and Cult Universal Peach Flash Flush Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium, pink-leaning coral with warm, golden shimmer throughout. It has a drier, dustier texture that applied a bit unevenly initially, but I was able to blend it out with with some patience. It was definitely a workable level of effort, but on the other and, this shade has so many dupes that there are easier formulas out there. The blush had nearly opaque…

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Smith & Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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…

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Smith & Cult Cool Pink Flash Flush Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cool Pink Smith and Cult Cool Pink Flash Flush Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and cooler, pink shimmer throughout. The finish took on a more luminous sheen, glowing but not frosted, when applied and buffed into place on my skin. The texture felt slightly drier and thin, but it ended up applying well enough and blended out without difficulty. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though, which seemed…

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Smith & Cult Warm Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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…

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Smith & Cult Universal Peach Flash Cream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

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…

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Smith & Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Smith and Cult Cool Plum Flash Flush Cream Blush ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a medium-dark plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation when applied with fingertips, but the application with fingertips was horrendous–streaky, patchy, uneven, and imprecise (because the product did not actually adhere to my skin, it just moved around in clumps). I was only able to apply it using a stippling brush, which gave me a sheer to semi-sheer application, but…

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Smith & Cult Cool Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Smith and Cult Cool Pink Flash Flush Cream Blush ($24.00 for 0.09 oz.) is a light-medium pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The texture was gummy; creamy but thick, almost clumpy when I tried to apply and blend it out with my fingertips, and very prone to clumping on itself when worked with. I only found marginal success using a stippling brush to tap the product onto my skin and do the barest blend, but it was hard…

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Milani Petal Primevera Baked Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Milani Petal Primavera Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a soft, pink-coral with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to mostly opaque, which was partially due to the texture. It had a dustier, thinner feel, which resulted in the product sheering out more readily, though it was easy to blend out and diffuse on my skin. There was a soft sheen that gave it a skin-like finish, so neither totally matte nor overtly…

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Milani Sunset Passione Baked Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Milani Sunset Passione Baked Blush ($8.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium-dark, rosy copper with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had just a hint of sheen when applied and blended out on my skin, but it didn’t read overtly shimmery. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture felt smooth to the touch, a smidgen powdery, but it didn’t have too much product that kicked up…

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Dior Independent (823) Rouge Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Independent (823) Dior Indpendent (823) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a drier, more powdery texture that had some excess that kicked up in the pan. I’d recommend tapping off excess to ensure precision during application. I applied this more as a contour powder in order to avoid unnecessary comments about it looking “bruised,” due to the way this type of hue interacts…

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Dior Confident (783) Rouge Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Confident (783) Dior Confident (783) Rouge Blush ($44.00 for 0.23 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark berry with cooler undertones and a satin finish. It had barely-there, very fine pearl throughout, but it wasn’t visibly shimmery–just more of a semi-matte to satin finish that looked skin-like once buffed and blended out on my skin. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could be used with a lighter hand for a more buildable application (which I’d recommend–deeper shades like…

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ColourPop Seed U Later Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Seed U Later Colour Pop Seed U Later Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented, where a little went quite a long way, so it was a far cry from the “buildable” descriptor of this formula (one of the big “downsides” of a lot of ColourPop’s powder blushes). The texture seemed thin, but I was happily surprised that it applied evenly and blended…

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ColourPop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Shortcake Colour Pop Shortcake Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a bright, cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery, and thin, which gave me pause, as matte and thin textures tend to apply poorly over non-matte surfaces (like natural skin!). I was impressed by how well it applied on top of bare skin: it seemed to melt onto my skin and blended out beautifully, though it definitely sheered…

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Melt Cosmetics Honey Thief Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Honey Thief Melt Cosmetics Honey Thief Blush ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with strong,w arm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though it was powdery to the point where it sheered out a bit when applied and blended out initially. It was pigmented enough that I wouldn’t describe the formula as buildable, which was how it was supposed to be. The texture felt finely-milled and silky, despite the powderiness,…

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Melt Cosmetic Cali Dream Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Cali Dream Melt Cosmetics Cali Dream Blush ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a pop of medium orange with warm undertones that leaned slightly pinker but still more orange than coral. The texture was soft, smooth, and finely-milled so that it felt quite silky to the touch, but it was moderately powdery in the pan and was easy to over-apply as a result. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, though it was marketed as buildable, so that was a…

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Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Shadowplay Melt Cosmetics Shadowplay Blushlight ($22.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a pale, just barely warm-toned white base with a minty green sheen that shifted subtly between gold-green and true mint green. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was the “downside” as the formula is supposed to be buildable–the texture was soft and forgiving enough that it could be applied with a lighter hand and less-dense brush (true of many pigmented formulas, though) that more gradual application was,…

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