Color Pop Night Bloom Pressed Powder Blush ($ 10.00 for 0.13 oz.) Is a lighter, medium lavender with cooler undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had a semi-opaque, buildable color cover – so more than a real buildable but not intensely pigmented one – which could be used for a real, buildable cover with a slightly lighter hand if desired.
The texture felt soft and silky and was neither too powdery nor too tightly pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up different brushes. The blush was applied well to bare skin and faded out with minimal effort, which was a bit of a surprise as sometimes the matte blushes in this formula stick or are harder to blend without powdering first. It stayed good for eight hours before noticeably fading.
FURTHER READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).
MAC Unicorn Dust (LE, $ 24.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Over the Moon (14) (DC, $ 14.00) is lighter, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Color Pop Whirl (LE, $ 10.00) is shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% similar); MAC Full of Joy (P, $ 24.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar); Melt Cosmetics Electra (P, $ 22.00) is more shimmery , lighter, cooler (80% similar). LORAC Panorama (LE, $ 23.00) is shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).
$ 10.00 / 0.13 oz. – – $ 76.92 per ounce
The formula is said to go on “smoothly” and have a “natural and healthy blush” that has “long wear” and “can be layered to the desired intensity”. It is a light to moderately powdery powder red with a semi-transparent to semi-opaque, buildable color display. The consistency feels drier and thinner, and while it feels silky, I’ve found that the type of powder blush can be difficult to evenly distribute on the skin, depending on your skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin / base, the better the formula would blend, but natural oils or slips caused an uneven blush and were hard to fade out. The wear and tear averaged between seven and eight hours for me.
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Talc, boron nitride, nylon-12, hydrogenated polyisobutene, magnesium stearate, ethylhexyl palmitate, zinc stearate, distarch phosphate, phenoxyethanol, dimethicone, caprylyl glycol, synthetic fluorophlogopite, calcium sodium borosilicate, calcium aluminum silicon silicon silicon silicon silicon; , Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) butter, ethylhexylglycerin, hexylene glycol, tin oxide, tocopheryl acetate, quercetin. May contain: bismuth oxychloride (CI 77163), blue 1 lake (CI 42090), iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), manganese violet (CI 77742), mica (CI 77019), red 6 (CI 15850), red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 27 Lake (CI 45410), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 40 Lake (CI 16035), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140).