ColourPop Take the Cake Pressed Powder Blush ($ 8.00 for 0.13 oz.) Is a lighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones paired with a mostly matte finish (there was a faint gold sheen that didn’t really show up after application). The texture was soft, a little powdery, and on the thinner side, so it tended to be more clingy – rather than fading – when applied to bare skin or unfixed foundation.
It had ample color coverage, which may be a plus for some, but the blush formula should be buildable and some care was required to achieve this result. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.
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$ 8.00 / 0.13 oz. – – $ 61.54 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 scheme. The consistency feels drier and thinner, and while it feels silky, I’ve found that it can be difficult to evenly distribute the type of powder red on the skin, depending on your skin type or base preferences. The drier the skin / base, the better the formula would mix, but natural oils or slip caused an uneven blush and were difficult to fade out. The wear and tear averaged between seven and eight hours for me.
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