Cheeks – everyone’s got them! These says you’ve got endless options when it comes to enhancing those cheeks, creating definition or trying something fun! Speaking of fun, Sephora Collection’s Colorful Blush are the definition of fun, especially if you’re one to play with color. Today let’s take a look at four shades from the brand, swatches and my thoughts on working with them.
Bold cheeks anyone?
Sephora says their Colorful Blush is a long-lasting buildable blush and is offered in matte, satin and shimmering (aka glittery) varieties. Let’s take a look at four shades in the matte and shimmer finishes.
There are 24 shades available, and as you can see they get quite bold! Top: N 08 I’m Quite Tipsy, N 09 I’m Shocked. Bottom: N 11 Hysterical, N 06 Flirt Up
N°08 I’m Quite Tipsy is a matte finish blush described as a “dark purple” on the Sephora website, but the color seems more of a mid-tone magenta-purple in person, and is not color-accurate on the Sephora website. Bold on my fair skintone, this shade would look amazing on medium to deep skin, especially if you lean toward purple that isn’t too cool.
N°09 I’m Shocked is also a matte finish and described as a flashy fuchsia. This blush is definitely not shy! This is another shade that would be easier to work with if I had deeper skin, but I definitely have to use a light hand and lots of layering to make sure I don’t over do it!
N°09 Hysterical is the only shimmery blush I have from this line. It is described as a “golden old rose” color. The shimmery formula means there is finely milled glitter in it, which does translate onto the cheeks. It is very light and summery feeling and although it was the most lightly pigmented of the four I experienced it can be easily layered (if you don’t mind a buildup of shimmer). The shade itself gives the cheeks a warm late-summer-to-autumn glow. I like that it leans more nude/peach rather than toward the pink spectrum, which makes it a unique blush in my collection.
N°06 Flirt Up is a matte finish blush described as an “intense pink”. It appears more peach/pink in person and is wildly pigmented for this shade, making it one I think many skintones could benefit from, and still show up. It is easily my most favorite from the collection, especially since I’m into all things peachy-pink.
Swatched L to R: N°06 Flirt Up, N°08 I’m Quite Tipsy, N°09 I’m Shocked, N°11 Hysterical,
On the Cheeks
Of the four shades I experienced from this line I am most drawn to the peachy pink of Flirt Up and although it has shimmer, Hysterical is a close second. The other two shades are not my go-to blush color, and I will also be honest and admit I find them harder to work with on my light skintone because I have to use such a light hand. Over the past couple of weeks experimenting I have found that using a fluffy blush brush and a “pouncing” motion, similar to how I would apply a cream blush, works the best that way I can slowly build up the color instead of coming in head-strong and finding I have to blend it out later. The staying power on these blushes is excellent and I experienced no fading by the end of the day.
I think if you love the variety of bold blush colors I can bet you will find a shade you like from the Sephora Collection Colorful Blushes. If you have deeper skin you will most likely have a wider variety to choose from, but then again if you have fair skin and you don’t mind using a very light hand and have time for extra blending (and you just can’t resist a hot pink blush!) then you just may want to give these a try!
Do you like bold pigment in your blushes? Will you be giving these a try? Let me know!
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