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Natasha Denona Bloom Mini Highlighter Blush Review & Swatches

Bloom Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush (Mini) ($19.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with soft, warm undertones and a stronger, golden sheen that gave it a luminous finish. It looked almost dewy after it was applied and blended out on my skin, but it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. Per the brand, it was supposed to be buildable–demonstrated as almost opaque when applied with a fingertip and more...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Santa Barbara, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Becca Snapdragon, Bloom Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighter Blush Mini


Sydney Grace Time Stops Blush Review & Swatches

Time Stops Sydney Grace Time Stops Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with moderate warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer to the point where I’d advise using a lighter hand to pick up product initially and building up as necessary (to avoid over-applying–it is always easier to add more than to take it away!). The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but ble...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Time Stops Sydney Grace Time Stops Pressed Blush, Chanel Tweed Pink LE


Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet Review & Swatches

Darling Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet ($30.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new duo that features a warmer, more orange-toned peach and a lighter, more pink-toned peach, both with subtle, gold shimmer throughout, which buffed to a more satin-like finish. They were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, so for the right skin tone, it could be a winning pairing. Darling ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Jouer Cosmetics, Temptalia, Summer 2020, Jouer Darling Blush Bouquet Review Swatches


Persona Georgia Super Blush Review & Swatches

Georgia Persona Georgia Super Blush ($22.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a brighter pop of medium coral-orange with strong, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, so I’d say it was more pigmented than it was naturally buildable, but the texture was yielding and workable for use with a lighter hand (or less-dense brush) to achieve more buildable coverage with the right technique. The consistency was...
Tags: Georgia, Beauty, Persona, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Persona Georgia Super Blush Review, Georgia Persona Georgia Super Blush


Jouer Passion Blush Bouquet Review & Swatches

Passion Jouer Passion Blush Bouquet ($30.00 for 0.39 oz.) is a new blush duo that features a matte, dusty coral and a shimmering tangerine. Both shades had good pigmentation, were blendable, and lasted between eight and nine hours on me. I liked that the texture was more firmly-pressed in the pan, so they weren’t powdery and easier to work with across preferences (whether sheer, buildable, or full opacity was desired). ...
Tags: Nordstrom, Beauty, Christine, Melba, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, MAC Linda LE, Jouer Cosmetics, Temptalia, Chanel Lumieres, Milani Berry Rays, Becca Tigerlily, Milani Coral Beams


ColourPop x Mulan Matchmaker Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Matchmaker Colour Pop Matchmaker Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy brown with a semi-matte finish. There were a few stray sparkles visible in the pan, but they seemed to vanish once the powder was applied and blended out on my skin; instead, it had more of a semi-matte to satin finish where there was a bit of glow but not visible shimmer. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan but did not ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Soir, Temptalia, Summer 2020


ColourPop x Mulan Good Luck Charm Pressed Powder Blush Review & Swatches

Good Luck Charm Colour Pop Good Luck Charm Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery orange with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle throughout. When applied and blended out, it had more of a satin finish–subtle sheen and a few stray sparkles but not overtly shimmery. The texture was soft, a little thinner but not quite as powdery as some of the brand’s blushes have been, so it was e...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Laura Geller, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit, LE Limited Edition, Summer 2020


Benefit Georgia Blush Review & Swatches (2020)

Georgia (2020) Benefit Georgia (2020) Box o’ Powder ($29.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a medium, orange-peach with a satin finish. It had finer, golden pearl throughout that buffed out to a more satin-like glow on my skin–not quite shimmery but a step above matte. It had a smoother, almost velvety texture to the touch, but it was very prone to developing hard pan–it had hardened in places after two uses. It had good color coverage in a sing...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Georgia, Beauty, Benefit, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Clinique Sorbet Pop LE


ColourPop Catch My Vibe Blush Review & Swatches

Catch My Vibe Colour Pop Catch My Vibe Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a slightly brighter, medium pink with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer to the point where a little went a long way due to the more powdery texture. The powderiness resulted in a fair amount of product that kicked up in the pan as well as on the brush, so I’d recommend tapping off excess f...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, ColourPop Catch My Vibe Blush Review Swatches


ColourPop Coast to Coast Blush Review & Swatches

Coast to Coast Colour Pop Coast to Coast Pressed Powder Blush ($7.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy mauve with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation in a single layer–a little more advertised but unlikely to be a big deal-breaker for most–that applied fairly evenly and blended out without too much effort. The texture was soft, somewhat powdery, so I’d recommend using a lighter h...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, ColourPop Coast to Coast Blush Review, Laura Mercier Chai


Sydney Grace Secret Blush Review & Swatches

Secret Sydney Grace Secret Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented to the point where a little went a long way, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand and/or a less-dense brush and building up coverage as desired (always easier to build up than it is to sheer out!). The texture was smooth, almost cream-like, so it wasn’t too ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Geller Rosewater, Milani Bella Bellini, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, All Dupes MAC Perfect Bronze Left LE, Kevyn Aucoin Rose Cliff


Benefit Sugarbomb Powder Blush (Mini) Review & Swatches (2020 Version)

Sugarbomb (2020) Benefit Sugarbomb (2020) Powder Blush (Mini) ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light, pinky-coral with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had medium coverage that was buildable to semi-opaque pigmentation, and the color seemed to deepen slightly when applied to my skin but also seemed to look more orange. It had a more satin-like finish, so it didn’t read overtly shimmery and wasn’t prone to emphasizing ski...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Benefit, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Sugarbomb, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric


Benefit Dallas Powder Blush (Mini) Review & Swatches (2020 Version)

Dallas (2020) Benefit Dallas (2020) Powder Blush (Mini) ($17.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a semi-matte finish. There was a faint hint of shimmer that gave it a more natural matte finish once applied and blended out, but it didn’t read shimmery on my skin. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a soft, lightly powdery texture that sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin. It wore well ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Benefit, Dallas, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Sephora Pantone Universe Coral Pink LE, Temptalia, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Sephora Ulta Nordstrom, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric


Zoeva Surreal Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Surreal Zoeva Surreal Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a medium, coppery brown with moderate, warm undertones and flecks of cooler, aqua sparkle throughout that gave it a metallic finish. The texture felt smooth to the touch, but it was a bit more firmly-pressed into the pan to the point where it seemed stiff so it needed a moderate-to-heavy hand along with a moderately dense brush to pick up product e...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, LORAC, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin, Spring 2020


Essence Befitting The Blush Review & Swatches

Befitting Essence Befitting The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which was more pigmentation than described by the brand, though it could be used with a lighter hand if desired to achieve more buildable coverage. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable with a bit of firmness in the pan, just not enough to...
Tags: Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020


Zoeva Unbelievable Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Unbelievable Zoeva Unbelievable Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark yellow gold with a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented in a single layer, and the texture seemed a bit more yielding than others in the range, so it picked up better with a brush (without having to be heavier-handed with it). The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense and firm but not stiff, ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Bronze, Spring 2020, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Tin Oxide


Essence Beloved The Blush Review & Swatches

Beloved Essence Beloved The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a deep pink with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The powder looked nearly matte to my eye, but applied and blended out, it looked like it had a more natural finish–still matte and not at all noticeably shimmery. It had rich color coverage, so I’d recommend using a light-to-moderate hand to pick up product if one wanted to build up color (as the formula was...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Milani Berry Rays, Spring 2020


Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Face Powder Review & Swatches

Supreme Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Multi-Use Face Powder ($26.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark rosy plum with subtle, warm undertones and cooler pink and violet sparkle throughout. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with applied with a moderate hand and a denser, more buffing-style brush due to the firmer, denser texture that made it harder to pick up product. This type of formula–felt like a powder-gel hybrid–tends ...
Tags: Beauty, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Zoeva, Temptalia, Spring 2020, Zoeva Supreme Visionary Light Face Powder Review, Caprylyl Glycol Ethylhexylglycerin Tin Oxide


Essence Bespoke The Blush Review & Swatches

Bespoke Essence Bespoke The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, golden brown with moderate, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more on top. The texture was soft, smooth, and a smidgen firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the formula, but it wasn’t difficult to pick up and blending wasn’t difficult on my skin. It wore ...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Spring 2020, Becca Capri Coast


Essence Blooming The Blush Review & Swatches

Blooming Essence Blooming The Blush ($2.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light peach with moderate, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, but its lightness in color (period) is to the point where it just barely showed up on my skin tone, which make it a little harder to see the impact of on my cheeks (but it was there!). The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery but not dry, and it had a touch ...
Tags: Georgia, Beauty, Christine, Essence, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Kat Von D Mallory, Spring 2020, Kat Von D Nancy Light DC


Sydney Grace Pure Love Blush Review & Swatches

Pure Love Sydney Grace Pure Love Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented–to the point where a little went a long way–so I’d recommend using with a lighter hand and building up coverage if you tend to be heavy-handed or prefer a sheerer application of blush/highlight. (I over-applied even for swatching purposes as it was THAT pigmented!) The co...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Moscow, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, MAC Rhubarb, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, NARS Sugar Spirit


Dior Coral (004) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush Review & Swatches

Coral (004) Dior Coral (004) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush ($37.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a light-medium coral-orange with warm undertones and a satin finish. Once applied and blended out, the finish was very skin-like–not flat matte but not overly shimmery or even pearlescent to the eye. The powder felt smooth to the touch, dense and firm a bit, but it wasn’t stiff to work with and picked up well with a brush. It had opaque color coverage ...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Sydney, Dior, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric, Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks, MAC Simply Bliss LE


NARS Hot Fix Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Hot Fix NARS Hot Fix 4-Pan Cheek Palette ($49.00 for 0.76 oz.) is a new, limited edition cheek palette exclusively available through Nordstrom. The palette contained one highlighter along with three blushes, though the last blush in the palette could work as a highlighting blush and/or highlighter depending on one’s skin tone. The four shades had semi-opaque to opaque coverage, were blendable and easy enough to work with, and last...
Tags: Nordstrom, UK, John Lewis, Beauty, NARS, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, NARS Cosmetics, Pigmentation, Cheek/Face Palette, Chanel Jersey, Top Dupes Formula Overview Top, Sephora CA Sephora


Dior Pink (001) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush Review & Swatches

Pink (001) Dior Pink (001) Backstage Rosy Glow Blush ($37.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a pop of cotton candy pink with cool, blue undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort. As I buffed and blended out the color on my cheeks, it had a true satin finish–not shimmery but not matte either, just skin-like and glowing. The texture felt firmer and almost thin t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Dior, Christine, Stila, Blushes, Cheek Products, Temptalia, Lake CI 42090 Blue, Spring 2020, Red 27 Lake Red, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ferric, Sephora Nordstrom Neiman Marcus Saks


MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Cheeky Devil MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light pink with moderate, warm undertones and a subtle, satin sheen. It had buildable coverage from sheer to semi-sheer applied with a brush and semi-sheer to medium coverage applied with fingertips. The blush felt smooth to the touch without the traditional wetness you’d find from a true cream-based formula, and it quickly felt powder-like as soon as t...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Pigmentation, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Cheeky Devil Glow Play Blush Review Swatches


MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Heat Index MAC Heat Index Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. The color payoff was buildable from semi-sheer to semi-opaque with a brush and more medium and buildable when applied with fingertips (the latter being my preferred application method as it was faster, more efficient, and more foolproof for lay down and blending). The consistency...
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ColourPop x Sailor Moon From the Moon Blush Review & Swatches

From the Moon Colour Pop From the Moon Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium, fuchsia pink with cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had buildable coverage from medium to mostly opaque, which was in line with the product’s description. The texture was moderately powdery in the pan, so I’d recommend tapping off excess prior to applying to ensure more precise application of the blush to the skin. It blen...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Pigmentation, Milani Delizioso Pink, Temptalia, Spring 2020, MAC Peony Petal LE


ColourPop x Sailor Moon Cat’s Eye Blush Review & Swatches

Cat's Eye Colour Pop Cat’s Eye Pressed Powder Blush ($12.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium pink-coral with a satin finish. It had very faint, golden pearl strewn through it that seemed to help it blend better on my skin but also gave it a subtle sheen–more of a “natural” finish than true matte but not overly shimmery. The texture was soft, blendable, and a little powdery in the pan, while the coverage was buildable from medium to mostl...
Tags: Beauty, Christine, Ulta, Blushes, Cheek Products, Colourpop, Temptalia, Orange Coral DC, Spring 2020


MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark orange with warm, reddish undertones and a satin finish. It had buildable coverage from semi-sheer to semi-opaque applied with a brush and more buildable coverage from medium to semi-opaque when applied with a fingertip, which was in line with the formula’s description. The texture was smooth to the touch without being noticeably wet, and it felt mor...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Temptalia, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks, MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush Review Swatches, Groovy MAC Groovy Glow Play Blush, Smashbox Persimmon LE, Groovy LE Limited Edition


MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush Review & Swatches

So Natural MAC So Natural Glow Play Blush ($30.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light brown with warm, peachy undertones and a satin sheen. It had slightly more shimmer than other shades in the formula, though it was still subtle when applied and blended out. The consistency was smooth to the touch, lightly pliable with its cream-to-powder texture–kind of like an airier, less-dense clay as it felt drier to the touch (not the slip of a tr...
Tags: UK, John Lewis, Beauty, Tom Ford, Christine, Mac Cosmetics, Blushes, Cheek Products, Carmine CI, Kevyn Aucoin Natura, Soir, LookFantasticMAC CA MAC UK Sephora, Spring 2020, MAC Cosmetics Ulta Nordstrom Saks