Color Pop Beneath Strain Blush Stix ($eight.00 for zero.33 oz.) is a brighter, medium orange-coral with heat undertones and a pure sheen. It had wealthy coloration protection when utilized immediately from the tube, which could possibly be unfold out and subtle for sheerer protection. When utilized with fingertips or a brush, it had extra buildable protection from semi-sheer to opaque. The feel was light-weight, creamy with out being too slippery or too moist, and straightforward to work with over naked pores and skin or on prime of basis. The blush blended out with little effort and didn’t emphasize my pores and skin’s texture or pores. There was a dewiness to the end, and whereas it didn’t really feel cheesy or moist, it wasn’t absolutely dried down both. The colour stayed on properly for eight and a half hours on me earlier than it began to fade noticeably.
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$eight.00/zero.33 oz. – $24.24 Per Ounce
The system 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 immediately 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 want.” They dry all the way down to a semi-set finish–lightly dewy, positively “pure, skin-like” in look, however not overly cheesy or actually wet-looking. I have not discovered that they migrate or transfer round a lot, so the system remains to be longer-wearing at seven to 9 hours with minimal motion. They’ve utilized properly and worn properly over basis to date, 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 assorted a bit from shade to shade, however most shades have been semi-opaque to totally opaque when utilized immediately from the tube in a single “swipe” movement, although I feel mimicking this on cheeks is not fairly as simply finished as in comparison with my arm. I most well-liked selecting 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 have been as simple to use and mix out as very mild, extra my-skin-but-better (actually, my pores and skin!) hues. I’d describe the system was buildable from semi-sheer to medium with semi-opaque protection doable, however there’s sufficient slip within the system that it begins to sheer out noticeably even when utilized extra closely.
The consistency was frivolously emollient, light-weight, and skinny with good spreadability and motion; it did not raise up base merchandise however nonetheless labored properly over naked pores and skin. I did not expertise it lifting up or creating patchiness over time on prime of basis, even once I set the muse initially, however I’d advocate (identical as I’d for many cream-based cheek formulation!) to pair with a less-matte basis for optimum outcomes (the dewy end performs properly with a extra skin-like base).
Oh, the caps have the names of the merchandise, however the remainder of the tube does not, so when you have a couple of open, take care in getting the precise lid again on!
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Phenylpropyldimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Methicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Paraffin, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vp/Hexadecene Copolymer, Ceresin, Hydrated Silica, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Artificial Beeswax, Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Cetyl Peg/Ppg-10/1 Dimethicone, Lauryl Laurate, Stearic Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Tocopherol, Potassium Sorbate, Water, Hexylene Glycol. Could Comprise: Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Carmine (CI 75470), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Pink 6 (CI 15850), Pink 7 Lake (CI 15850), Pink 27 Lake (CI 45410), Pink 28 Lake (CI 45410), Pink 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Yellow 10 Lake (CI 47005).