I’ve held off on reviewing this, because my feelings generally are pretty mixed. I’ve found myself picking it up a lot for the past two days photoshoots, and wanted to try to clarify the things I like, and the things I don’t.
This is VERY well pigmented. I like that. It applies beautifully, and looks nice on. But it fades VERY fast. I found myself almost continually adding more, buffing it slightly, and then adding more throughout the day because after a half-hour, my strong staged contours had faded into a subtle sheen.
The colors are both nice, though the contour one is too much of a yellowish brown to look very “natural” on fair or cool skin(I used it to GREAT effect on a natural redhead with yellow undertones, and freckles though. A very light coverage foundation and this on cheeks/contour, and her skin had the most delectably natural texture and finish!).
The blush color is a sort of coral-rose, with gold sheen. It’s not as vibrant as the NARS orgasm, but looks good on a lot of skin tones. Eventually, I’ll do a direct comparison of this with NARS Orgasm and Laguna, since it is marketed as being an acceptable duplicate. I don’t agree with that at all. It’s not bad, but it does NOT compare to NARS in quality.
I just wish they adhered better, and stayed in place longer. For 6$((i think?) it could be a LOT worse, but I really prefer the quality of a more expensive blush that I don’t have to touch up as much. Especially because of how dark they look during the initial application(I avoid using the “contour” on myself, because I found it difficult to control, and too dark and yellow on my skin.)
If you only use drugstore or cheaper makeup, this might be a good product to play with, but I wouldn’t consider it a replacement for any of my higher quality blushes. I would not buy it again.