Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Make Up For Ever HD Microfinish Blush in #6

image from sephora.com

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
and Coral
and Peach
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.


  1. ooo, I wish they would sell the sample size one for less $ - wishful thinking, huh? I wonder if these are still available on their website? I really want one of these but don't want to cough up the cash!

  2. I totally jumped at the opportuntity to try this too when I was checking out! I think mine is shade #5? I could be mistaken b/c I haven't tried it yet. This is a good review and I will do so! :)

  3. Why does MUFE just always miss the mark? It's like they get so close to a perfect product but can't quite finish. Well that's just my opinion. I guess I can't be too mad I love their Aqua Cream shadows. I tried these blushes at Sephora but I didn't like how it dispensed the product either. LOL BTW I love Whatever Happened To Baby Jane!

  4. I've always been afraid of cream blushes, but I bought one of these (the exact same color, too) and I love it. Also, thank you so much for posting the ingredients! I threw away all my boxes and now I need to be on the lookout for a certain ingredient...and you would not believe how hard it is to find these things out.

  5. Sweet - looks like I'll have to buy something small at Sephora this week to snag a sample of this. I think I have 200+ points but I don't think they would just give it to me without me buying anything. It would be cool if they did. I feel like I wasted my points by getting the Two Faced primer - it made me breakout. BOO...

  6. FWIW, Elvira, I noted at the time i chose it that the sample was 0.13 oz. so it's a third of a regular bottle (which, granted, would still be insanely small! but as noted a little does go a long way.)

    i am still deciding how to apply this better, having next to no experience with cream blushers, but i love the shade and i love the texture. i loathe the names though- my sample just has the number (6) so i have no incriminating evidence that i used a product named thusly.

    good review! i like the colour pix too- salmon, haha.

  7. You kill me! Ha!ha! your post is so refreshing! Btw for some reason after reading, it got me hungry too, am having sushi tonight. Yep, that color does look kinda like the 3 pictures all blended together, but in a nice way...

  8. I eyed those blushes a while ago and just knew they'd look good, but my skin's way too sensitive to try new stuff so I'm alright with my liquid stains and Korres bronzer.
    I still have this palette from the good old days of Hard Candy which includes a cream blush that gives me the most perfect natural flushed look. You know, that whole, "in from the cold" blush. Funny, that palette has a very pretty taupe eyeshadow too. I keep finding old taupes in my stash, I'm kind of tripping on how I used to buy taupes when I was a teenager and now in my ****twenties I buy bold colors. Hmmm... maturing, I'm doing it wrong.

  9. "Seriously, so much product comes out that you could blush up an entire army of demented ballerinas."

    That seriously made me laugh out loud. A lot. Almost embarassingly so.

    I'm excited as I just ordered online and chose this as a sampler too! I'm anxious to try it, but have heard several complaints about the pump.


  10. hehe I like your demented ballerina analogy. em personally I've always thought of coral being very bright, salmon having the most pink, and peach having the most yellow. but WHO KNOWS. anyways, I'm glad I'm not a blush addict because when these came out, I was eying them for packaging alone. your review here would probably have caused me to buy all of them except I don't wear blush! I enjoy reading your reviews though :) They all make me smile.

  11. I bought the full size of this and find myself not wearing it b/c of the damn pump! Gorgeous shade, sucky dispenser.

  12. It's a sad state of affairs when drag queen ballerinas look better than me... and a big fat agreement on this blush - I will have to be buried with it because I will never be able to use it all! It will come in handy in my next life as a cockroach!

    Best, Lisamarie

  13. That's a shame about the pump, but it does sound and look really good.

    I'm confused about salmon and coral too - I tried to ask my coral lipstick obsessed friend, but she failed to clarify too XD

  14. I'm a recent convert to MUFE and HD blush was my first purchase...I love it. It really glides on application unlike some creme blush that kinda get stuck!

  15. This blush is so pigmented! I said the same thing on the Sephora site, you can do 10 faces with one pump from the dispenser. Even though the tube is tiny I can't see myself going through the tube in 2 years, much less one. It's just that pigmented. I only gave it 4 out of 5 mainly for the pump dispenser-there has to be a better way. It's also not for amateurs-if you aren't good at applying blush to your face you won't be able to use this very well, better off sticking to a formula that is easier to control like a pan of creme blush. I got number #2 (ha!) and will be going back for others.

    PS-Do you feel the beauty insider points are kind of a rip off? Don't you feel if you spend 400 bucks at sephora they should give you a full size product? Even a nail polish...


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