I’ve been on a blush craze, buying many formulas and brands of blushes in the past month. From Colourpop blush duos, Nars liquid blushes, Stila convertible lip and blush palettes. Well the good thing is I’ll test it out on myself and if it works well, 80% of what I buy goes into my professional makeup kit. No animal testing here, just a real-life-human-test-subject.
If you do not know I work in the bridal/ beauty makeup artistry sector. Many clients and because it’s quickly approaching from spring to summer, people are requesting a natural glow. After doing a monochromatic peach eye, lip, and cheeks (E.L.C.) look for one of my brides, per her request, I realized I did not have enough pastel nectar cheek colors. Instead, I used what I had, a pretty Colourpop eyeshadow on her cheeks (Colourpop Pressed Shadow “Wait For It”, their website picture does not represent how bright and coral-ly it actually is IRL, click for my swatch), it really complimented her NC15 skin. After that, I went on a binge buy of blushes and came across Colourpop’s blush duo in “Done Deal” & “The Knockout”. The knockout was a bit deeper than I like on my skin and not bright enough, as you can see in the swatches above. So the search continues (my nars order is on it’s way, and stila I need to test), stay in touch for more blush swatches or follow me on instagram: imeltformakeup, I update much more often there than here.
PS. (Master of None 2 has got me speaking Italian..not really 🙂
Colourpop has been my fav blush recently. It really is long wearing, they last all day for me even 12hrs out and about. Affordable $8 with lots of colors to choose from, the only thing is it is best to apply with your fingers or a beauty blender. The color payoff is also awesome, a little goes a long way. All their blushes are cream so be sure to put the cap back on tight, you don’t want it to dry up into a crisp.
These are the few colors I ordered from colourpop’s Spring/Summer collection and the blush from Jaime King’s collab. I can’t wait to try the eye shadows, the blush is pretty nice when dabbed on the cheeks with my fingers and buffing it out with a beauty blender. ☺️
The brow mechanical pencils are easy to use, packaging feels a bit flimsy and was surprised the creme gel liner was a twist up.
Early 5am pst the Jamie King Alchemy collab with Colourpop launched. I’ve been ordering bi-weekly so I am going to take a break, tempted but I will let my wallet rest. This line includes new eyeshadows, lippie stix, stick contours, highlighter, and blush. The set below is $30, they are also sold individually. Check it out here https://colourpop.com/product-category/collabs/jaime-king/
Before I purchased these Colourpop blushes I read many reviews on their website and on makeupalley. Colourpop’s blushes are all creamy like their eye shadows and they really have high color pay off and it lasts all day for me! Applying it with my finger I dab some it around the cheeks then buff (beat) my cheeks with a beauty blender. It makes the blush look natural and again it is still there at the end of the day. Hello Blush, thanks for sticking around.