Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #6
Because I spend way too much money at Sephora I was able to get one of the Beauty Insider 100 Point Perks when I placed my most recent order. This time the 100 Point Perk was totally worth it. It was a sample size of Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #6 (A.K.A Quickie)
Sephora or MUFE gave them these ridiculous names, where as most MUFE products only go by numbers...so I have to think Sephora had a hand in it. Names like Quickie, Innuendo, Caught In The Act And Walk Of Shame all turned me off. I don't need yet another makeup brand adding lame "risqué" names to products that are already fine as is. It won't make me want a blush any more if you name it "Caught In The Act" because a) I don't buy products just for the name and b) YAWN. NARS and Urban Decay have already done it. It's sooooooo last century. So when the MUFE blushes were first introduced and I found out the idiotic names AND the fact that they were about the size of a lipstick I decided to pass. For one, I love blush but creme blush just is not on my top 10 of things I NEED to have and secondly, at $25 for 0.33 fl oz I really felt like I could spend my money of better things.
So how did I end up with the blush? Well I told you. CAN'T YOU READ? I had a 100 point perk for being a Sephora Beauty Insider. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to at least try it for "free".
The sample I received looked really similar to a full size product, but it's hard to tell because no weight is listed on the sample I received. It still came in the classic airless pump applicator and seemed to be almost identical to the full size product.
The pump dispenses sooooo much product that there is even an instruction on the bottle that says, "do not depress pump all the way" Well Umm. why didn't they just make it dispense less? Seriously, so much product comes out that you could blush up an entire army of demented ballerinas. *
Or for my UK followers, Aunt Sally.
A LIGHT hand is needed in dispensing AND application. Seriously this creme blush is PIGMENTED. A small dot on your cheek is almost all you need to give you a nice natural flush. The creme has an almost gel like consistency so it spreads evenly and blends nicely into you skin. It does not dry down entirely but it's not tacky like some gel blushes. The trick is to BLEND. starting at the apples of your cheeks, then work backwards, you can build upon the product without it getting cakey, but be careful not to overdo it! (See picture of Aunt Sally Above)
The color I received is a Salmon Pink color. It looks far more orange in the swatch than it does in real life. I had a hard time capturing the pink undertones of this blush. I'm also having a hard time figuring out the difference between Salmon
but whatever it is it seems to be one of these three colors or a combination of them.
The Creme blush seemed to last a fairly decent amount of time on my oily skin. Believe it or not, I got a good 10 hours of wear with some minor fading at the end of the day. That's to be expected on the hot days that I have been sweating through and my oily skin. The product did not cause me to break out .
All in all I was pleasantly surprised with this product. I truly expected it to suck and well it was quite the opposite of that. No, it didn't blow (opposite of suck) it was full of AWESOME! If I ever decide that I need a different color I would definitely buy this. It's compact enough to carry with me for a touch up if I needed it and the product should last me for the rest of my natural life....all the way into my "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane" phase of my elder years.
Do you NEED this? Well if you are a creme blush hoor I suppose you already have one of these Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blushes. If you were on the fence and have $25 to blow on the last blush you will ever need to buy then, YES. By all means go out and get one. But if you are a once in a while time user of creme blush, I hardly think this is worth your time and money. It will only sit there in your makeup collection mocking you each time you reach for a powder blush.
Ingredients: Isododecane, Mica, Isodecyl Neopentanoate, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Hydroxystearic/Linolenic/Oleic Polyglycerides, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Glyceryl Caprylate, Talc, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopherol, [CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 19140( Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 6), Tin Oxide, Silica, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 75470 (Carmine), CI 45410 (Red 27 Lake, Red 28 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)].
* Yes. Those are drag queens dressed up as ballerinas.