Merit Cheeky Flush Balm Cream BlushMerit Cheeky Flush Balm Cream Blush ($28.00 for 0.31 oz.) is a gentle, medium plum with delicate, cool undertones and a shiny end. It had sheer protection, as marketed, that could possibly be constructed as much as semi-sheer to medium protection for these preferring extra protection.
The feel was light-weight, skinny, and really emollient that felt slippery and nearly oily to the contact; it seemed so “dry” within the pot however turned to a slip ‘n’ slide of a texture as quickly as rubbed my finger over the dome! I used to be impressed that for all that slip, it truly utilized evenly to my cheeks and unfold nicely however to not the purpose the place I misplaced protection and precision. The formulation didn’t dry down, so it remained movable and emollient to the contact all through put on.
It utilized nicely to my naked pores and skin in addition to layered on prime of basis by patting and mixing out with fingertips. I didn’t discover it lifting up base merchandise or creating cakiness. It wore nicely for six hours with a gradual fading/disappearing however didn’t slide round.
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$28.00/0.31 oz. – $90.32 Per Ounce
The formulation is meant to offer a “clear veil of coloration” with a “gentle, balmy end” that’s “long-lasting.” It is one of many extra emollient consistencies I’ve come throughout in cream blushes as of late! It appears like a stable, dome-shaped balm, however as quickly as I touched it, the feel had excessive slip and felt nearly oily in consequence. They delivered on the “clear veil of coloration” with sheer to semi-sheer protection that blended out to a extra watercolored-effect on pores and skin.
I used to be surprised–but in way–to discover that it utilized nicely over basis and did not appear liable to lifting up my base merchandise as typically, very emollient textures can work together extra noticeably when layered over different issues in my expertise. It labored nicely over naked pores and skin, too, and did not “sink” into pores like some cream blushes have for me.
It did not dry down and remained movable hours later, so the shorter-wear time (six to seven hours) wasn’t a shock. The product did not really feel cheesy, simply emollient all through; I’ve extra “regular” pores and skin on my precise cheek space the place I examined this formulation (I am drier close to my nostril and on my nostril).
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Octyldodecanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Hydrogenated Poly (C6-14 Olefin), Polyethylene, Silica, Diisostearyl Malate, Artificial Wax, Artificial Fluorphlogopite, Sorbitan Isostearate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax, Cire Microcristalline), Tocopherol, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, BHT, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77492/77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 15850 (Pink 7 Lake), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake).
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