Rare beauty, almost purple, prone to meltable enamel cream blush, rare beauty, almost purple, prone, meltable, melt, blush ($ 21.00 for 0.17 oz.) Is a muted, medium-dark pink coral with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It initially had a smoother, thinner, and more traditional cream-like texture, but it quickly turned to a powdery feel when it came in contact with the skin. The formula also dried quickly so you had to work quickly to place and spread the paint. Brushing gave more time to work than fingertips (making the product powdery faster).
It had a semi-transparent color coverage that could be diffused to a sharper coverage or to a medium coverage. The coverage was purposely pure, despite marketing it as something that can be built up in layers that I disagree with. The formula didn’t respond as well to build-up and often resulted in color shifts or lift-off, whether applied to bare skin or foundation.
Once it was drier, it was best to leave it alone. Because of this, I didn’t find it as effortless as it seemed marketed – you had to get the application right pretty quickly and right from the start. I wouldn’t call it a difficult formula in general as the sharpness and slip often made for good application right from the start. It stayed good for eight hours before noticeably fading on me.
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$ 21.00 / 0.17 oz. – – $ 123.53 per ounce
The formula is said to be a “liquid-like cream” that “melts” on the skin for a “second skin” look with a “soft focus wash” that is “water resistant” and “satin finish”. “” It appeared to be water resistant when I tested it on the back of my hand and certainly didn’t move easily after it was faded and dried.
The texture was thin, emollient, and more like traditional pan cream, but when it was initially picked up with a fingertip or brush, it dried quickly and turned into a more powdery finish that was satin-like. – not completely matt, but not at all moist – if it came into contact with the skin. Because of this, a dab brush was a little easier to work with and more forgiving than a fingertip.
The pigmentation was as marketed; It was plain to semi-sheer with some ability to build up coverage, but the more silicone-heavy formula was better built with a layer or two than stronger, as it tended to pill and lift when too fussed. I don’t know that I’d consider it a hassle-free formula, but once you figure out the best technique, the results themselves are more foolproof because the coverage is sharper.
The formula worked better on bare skin and lighter-colored foundations that were matte to more natural, but not overly damp / shiny. The formula was mixable, but unless I got a decent mix quickly it was harder to correct myself. It was easier to fade out the edges with my primer brush (and whatever was left on it) to soften unmixed edges. They lasted between seven and eight hours before visibly fading.
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