Color Pop Invite Solely Blush Stix ($eight.00 for zero.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with faint pearl and a refined sheen. It was much less dewy in comparison with most shades within the vary; it nearly regarded satin to semi-matte when swatched however did appear to have a bit extra glowiness to it when really utilized and blended out on my cheeks. The feel was light-weight, skinny with out being liable to clinginess, and it unfold pretty effectively throughout my pores and skin. It didn’t mix out fairly as effortlessly as most shades within the vary have, although. The pigmentation was principally opaque when utilized straight from the tube and extra buildable from semi-sheer to principally opaque when utilized with fingertips or a brush. It stayed on properly for 9 hours earlier than transferring visibly on my pores and skin.
MAC Gleeful (P, $29.00) is extra shimmery (90% comparable).Estee Lauder Wild Sundown (P, $34.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, much less shiny (90% comparable).Too Confronted Cherry Bomb (Blush) (PiP, ) is much less shimmery, cooler (90% comparable).Color Pop Drop of a Hat (P, $eight.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% comparable).NARS Realm of the Senses (Collectively) (LE, $30.00) is extra shimmery, lighter (90% comparable).Tom Ford Magnificence Love Lust (Discontinued) (DC, $60.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, much less shiny (90% comparable).IT Cosmetics Fairly in Peony (P, $24.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% comparable).Tarte Sleek (LE, $29.00) is lighter (85% comparable).Tarte Glisten (P, $29.00) is extra shimmery, lighter, much less shiny (85% comparable).MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $24.00) is much less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% comparable).
$eight.00/zero.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce
The formulation is meant to “mix effortlessly” with a “pure, skin-like end” that may be layered or utilized on naked pores and skin. The model recommends applyling straight from the tube for heavier protection and utilizing a brush to choose up product for much less protection, although the protection “simply builds color to your coronary heart’s need.” They dry right down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, positively “pure, skin-like” in look, however not overly cheesy or actually wet-looking. I have never discovered that they migrate or transfer round a lot, so the formulation continues to be longer-wearing at seven to 9 hours with minimal motion. They’ve utilized effectively and worn effectively over basis so far, too. They aren’t transfer-proof however are transfer-resistant; they will not smear round with an inadvertent contact however aren’t absolutely locked down.
The pigmentation diversified a bit from shade to shade, however most shades had been semi-opaque to totally opaque when utilized straight from the tube in a single “swipe” movement, although I believe mimicking this on cheeks is not fairly as simply finished as in comparison with my arm. I most popular choosing up product on my fingertip, patting on the apple of my cheek and diffusing upward and outward, then utilizing a clear fingertip to diffuse and soften the perimeters as wanted. I appreciated that even the deeper hues did not appear to “sink” into my pores and had been as straightforward to use and mix out as very mild, extra my-skin-but-better (actually, my pores and skin!) hues. I’d describe the formulation was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque protection potential, however there’s sufficient slip within the formulation that it begins to sheer out noticeably even when utilized extra closely.
The consistency was evenly emollient, light-weight, and skinny with good spreadability and motion; it did not raise up base merchandise however nonetheless labored effectively over naked pores and skin. I did not expertise it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on high of basis, even after I set the inspiration initially, however I’d advocate (similar as I’d for many cream-based cheek formulation!) to pair with a less-matte basis for optimum outcomes (the dewy end performs effectively with a extra skin-like base).
Oh, the caps have the names of the merchandise, however the remainder of the tube does not, so if in case you have multiple open, take care in getting the fitting lid again on!
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Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Hydrated Silica, Ceresin, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Artificial Beeswax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Mica (CI 77019), Purple 7 Lake (CI 15850), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891).