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Powder And Cream Blushes Collide With The Latest From MAKE UP FOR EVER
Lately I’ve turned into a bit of a blush fanatic. Pinks, peaches, corals and red blushes have been stacking up on my vanity as I constantly search for that one perfect blush to add a natural flush to my cheeks. Well move over not-quite-perfect powder and cream blushes – there’s a new blush in town that is (dare I say it) perfect. Introducing MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush – you’re new favorite blush.
MAKE UP FOR EVER’s latest color for cheeks blends the best of powder and cream blushes into one sleek little compact. Created “specifically for HD technology” this blush adds a completely natural sweep of color to your face that looks fabulous under the cameras and in real life as well. I may not be under Hi Def cameras very often, but this fab blush gives me beautiful color and a healthy glow for all those pictures that wind up on Facebook and Instagram (where it’s imperative you look your best).
Available in 16 – that’s right, sixteen – shades, no matter what your complexion, you are sure to find the perfect shade. The hues cover the entire range of skin tones, from light to medium to dark with both cool and warm undertones. I talked with a MUFE artist who helped me pick out two beautiful shades to work with my NW 20
skin, 220 Pink Sand and 410 Coral.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush ($26) is packaged in a simple, sleek black compact (super portable!) and includes a nice quality mirror for those on-the-go touch ups. A quick swipe of this creamy blush with a finger tip tells you this is good stuff – it feels light and silky smooth to the touch.
Once you apply it to the skin, the creaminess lets you blend easily and then in just a few seconds it dries down to an almost powder-like finish. The formula includes the “perfect balance of silicone oils, dry oils and waxes” to give these blushes a long-lasting cheek life. I easily get 10 plus hours of wear from one application.
The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blush formula also contains silica powders and synthetic mica which gives the shades that almost powder finish, as well as clear Mother-of-Pearl pigments to add a bit of luminosity to the skin.
All of the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Blushes are crafted for easy application, use your fingers, a sponge or one of MUFE’s amazing Artisan Brushes like the 158 Double Ended Sculpting Brush to blend your way to chiseled cheeks and a healthy glow.
Of the two shades I tested, I’m having a hard time deciding which hue I love more. I reach for 220 Pink Sand most mornings when I want a soft, uber-natural glow that lasts all day. My other pick, 410 Coral has a teeny bit more oomph to it and adds a nice bright pop of color to my face.
No matter which shade I choose (or which shade YOU pick) you are sure to get long-lasting, completely natural color that melts into your skin. Blush lovers, get thee to your local MUFE counter and check these beauties out!
we heartsters – Do you reach for a powder or cream blush when applying makeup?
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NW 20/25 skin tone