Try as a may, I could not get this to show up on my cheeks. By the time I got any pigment going, I'd used up nearly half the pan, and it just looked chalky and Barbie-pink on my skin.
This is the 2nd MUFE blush I've tried and will be my last. I'm also not a fan of the packaging. The slim compact is fine, but it only opens to 90º, which annoys me.
I went with NARS Mata Hari instead, which is a similar cool-toned pink with purple undertones. Even at $27, it beats the pants off MUFE, as it's about 4x as much product and 100x more pigmented - and ought to last years rather than months.
I shudder to think how much time and money I've spent in my search for the perfect lilac-toned blush.
I think that search is finally over, though, with my acquisition of MUFE's Blush Powder #89.
I bought this sight unseen from Sephora.com, and that site describes #89's color as "vibrant purple lilac."
That rather intimidating description is really fairly accurate; in the pan, #89 is super bright, and it's well pigmented, with a finish that's somewhere between matte and shimmery (I'd call it "satin.").
When I use my Paula Dorf fan brush to lightly dust #89 on my NW15 face, I get a fresh, flattering pink glow, with just a hint of a lilac undertone. This orchid/lilac blush has enough pink to be very wearable, but enough purple to set it apart from all of those countless "everyday" pink blushes out there. In fact, today I wore #89 with MAC's Lavender Whip lipstick, and the two complimented each other beautifully, without being at all OTT.
The Blush Powders come in a small, mirrorless flip-top square compact. I wouldn't mind if the pan, which is about 1.5" inches in diameter, were larger, and the price, $19, a little smaller, but those are relatively minor points.The pan is plenty big enough to accommodate my fan brush, and because the blush is well pigmented, I expect this pan to last a long time.
When I do run out, I won't hesitate to buy this again, and I may well try other MUFE blushes, since they seem to come in just about every color imaginable.
P.S. #89 lasted all day, over MAC Blot Powder, on my very oily skin. continued >>