As always, Lorac has such pretty shades of blushes and this one is one of the prettiest ever. It leave a natural looking flush with a tad of shimmer, which lights up my face like no other. I just wished that they were a bit larger so that I wouldn't run out so fast, hence the limited score. I don't think that Lorac gets enough credit as this line represents to me, a more natural look in their cosmetics. I always have my croc palette, soul blush and a few other palettes on hand in my traincase.
I like the color of Soul - I chose it for that reason plus great reviews on MUA AND it was part of a really nice set of products that I wanted to try. (Sephora). The blush dropped - not on a hard surface yet the entire compressed blush disintegrated into powder - no chunks - just fell completely apart into a zillion particles - You couuld say it's more like a mineral blush now which for me is harder to work with. I was surprised at how completely it fell to pieces.. I've dropped blushers in my years but this was unusual.
I must say that the pictures up here are very inaccurate to how this blush actually looks. Its a beautiful nude pinky brown shade. This blush is almost pigmented to a fault, its very easy to overdo it so certainly use a light hand. The screw on lid is annoying as heck but otherwise I love the unique color. I'll probably end up depotting it anyway.
Pros: Color would be wearable on most skin tones, I think. It doesn't really look the same on as it does in the pot; I have never had a blush quite like it, so I can't list any dupes, but it is the kind of shade you can use for that not-quite-blush-not-quite-bronzer face contouring look that seems very sought-after these days, maybe similar to Kim Kardashian's, at risk of scaring folks away. Slight shimmer, but not over the top. It is very small, not a chunky, noticeable glitter like NARS or some other highly pigmented brands. I typically get matte blush and like this one a lot. Packaging is simple, attractive and functional - twist off top with a clear window on the cap to show the color off. Seems to last a pretty long time on my skin.
Cons: Only that it is so densely pigmented I find it a little difficult to apply sometimes; I have very fair skin and have to barely tap my brush onto the pan or I get way too much product. For this reason, I really prefer blushes to actually not be quite as pigmented...easier to apply and build the depth you want without accidentally making one cheek too dark and having to start over. So use with caution your first few times.
I got this in the $39 Close Up set (includes this, a nice pink-nude gloss, an amazing liquid eyeliner pen, a beautiful eyeshadow trio and a really terrible mascara) so I think the price is absolutely amazing. The blush is $20 outside of the set, so I'd really recommend the set to any of those reading this when it's still available. However, if this is a color you need, $20 is still fairly reasonable considering how pigmented it is - I can't even imagine how long this would last me even with regular use since it takes SO little product to get a bold effect.
This may be a discontinued color, but I have this in Earth. I love it. I love the color, but I also love the blush. I use it as a blush when I tan, and it works nicely. I can blend it or layer it with other colors without it looking heavy or chalky. I contour my nose and under my chin with it to make my features appear sharper. I use it as eyeshadow sometimes, in the crease, and it looks very natural. I even used it a few times to enhance the color of my nipples when I was feeling saucy, and it looked pretty natural there too. TMI? Probably, but it proves my point about versatility.
I have to agree with others that you should not dismiss this blush just for the uninteresting color it looks like. It is the just flushed, kiss of supernatural rosy blush that you might be looking for. It lasts all day, is highly pigmented, and is so natural. Love this and I am very fair it is hard to find decent blush that doesn't look natural for me. LOVE! My very top pick for my favorite blush in my drawer..
I love this blush! It's really pigmented; I like a really subtle glow so I only use a little bit, but the color is really build-able and suitable for day or night. It's a beautiful shade and the quality of the product is awesome. It lasts as long as I want it to and applies like a dream! Great product!
This blush goes on very natural and very pigmented. I find that I have to be very ginger when applying bc it's too easy to over apply. But once you get the perfect shade you want, it goes on very beautifully and very naturally. It's on a darker peachy tan pink shade. Absolutely gorgeous. I use this for work whenever I don't want a highlighter on my cheeks (Nars Orgasm blush). This blush comes out matte, easy to blend.
Overall, this is a great product. I got this for a steal from the Red Carpet kit.
PROS: VERY smooth consistency and easy to blend. Quite pigmented. This is an okay nighttime color for my N15 (leaning to NC) skin. It's got a very slight shimmer.
CONS: I'm not crazy about the screw on lid. This is just a little muddy on my neutral/warm skin.
APPLICATION TIPS: I like to either save this for night (it's a little too brown for my taste/coloring - goes muddy on me) or use it as a bronzer under cheekbones when I combine it with Smashbox's Bronze Lights in "Suntan."
ALTERNATES: If you need something much more pigmented, but still blendable, try Bobbi Brown's blushes.
****The one picture says this is matte, and it isn't. It's got a slight slimmer.****
I absolutely love this blush - and I have tons of blush so that's saying a lot. This is such a beautiful, natural color - I know it looks plain in the pan but it does something amazing on your face. I am pale and freckled, so wasn't sure this would work for me, but it gives a beautiful glow to my face. I think you could wear this with just about any other colors - bold or natural - and it would be a perfect complement. This is my new favorite travel companion, because it makes me look perfectly polished in a second!