The Maybelline Spring 2013 Color Goes Electric collection introduces three limited edition blushes, and I have two of the three shades to share with you today.
The blushes released in this collection are 205 Wild Blossom, 210 Coral Burst,
and 215 Golden Fuse (a pale nude/gold shade) which I do not have to show you.
Wild Blossom is a pale lavender blush with a cool toned sheen.
Coral Burst is a vibrant orange shade with golden sheen
“Holy Swatches!” is what I exclaimed after the first swipe! These blushes almost swatch like eyeshadows with how pigmented they are!
The size of the blush in my palm. The blush contains .09 oz (2.5 grams)
Of the the three blushes released with Maybelline’s Color Goes Electric collection, I would say these two shades are the most unique, and so I was most excited to try them out as I do not own anything like them. Wild Blossom is a pale lavender shade with silver-like shimmer, while Coral Burst is a tangerine orange shade with golden shimmer.
Pigmentation As you can see from the swatches above, both shades swatch surprisingly well for being a budget-friendly blush. While I am usually disappointed at lack of pigment in baked blushes in this category, I was surprised they do have a lot of color.
Application. When applying the blushes, I found Wild Blossom to transfer and blend in fairly well for being a pale blush such as this. I did attempt to build up the color on my cheeks to see how it would look, and I think for my complexion I would be wise to go in with a bit of a lighter hand so I do not come out looking like I’ve bruised my cheekbones! The shade showed up very much like the swatch above, but because it has shimmer, as I built up the color intensity of the blush, the sheen also began to build up on the cheek as well. I can see this blush as being very flattering on slightly more tanned skin, and even as a beautiful lavender highlight for the deepest of skintones. I will be doing a makeup look soon using this blush as a personal challenge to myself to see if I can pull it off! We shall see! Coral Burst is the one I was most excited about because I am obsessed with anything in the orange family. I was impressed with the pigmentation when swatching this, so I was surprised that when going in on the cheek, it applied patchy and was hard to blend out. I will confess, however, I was forewarned by my friend Shawna (thanks girl!) and she advises applying it with a soft stippling brush, and using stippling/blending motion, which did help. If you have a fair complexion it is easiest to go in very lightly and blend it slowly in layers until you achieve the color intensity you desire. Trust me it does not work very well to over-apply, blend it out with a powder, and then look at the clown in the mirror at the end of the day after the powder wears off. That = clown!
Longevity. The color stayed vibrant on my cheeks for the six hours I wore the blush.
Ingredients. To view the ingredients listed on the packaging, please click here.
Overall, I think these blush shades are very unique, especially for budget-friendly blushes and if you don’t mind blushes with sheen, I would give it a go! Despite the care I needed to take in applying Coral Burst, I think it is a perfect vibrant shade I can rock in the spring and summer, and I can’t wait to create a makeup look with Wild Blossom to see if I can do it!
Where to Buy: Currently in drugstores in the special Maybelline Spring 2013 Color Goes Electric collection displays which contain new Color Sensational Vivids, nail polish, eyeliner, high shine lip gloss, three blushes, and eyeshadow palettes which are all limited edition (as well as some mascara and other products which are not limited edition). Prices may vary depending on your location, but I paid $8 for the blushes.What do you think of the Limited Edition blushes in this collection? Are you curious or brave enough to experiment with a bright flush on the cheeks?
- Product – 10/10
- Formula- 10/10
- Pigmentation – 10/10
- Longevity- 9/10
- Application – 7/10