I love this blush! It is a beautiful rosey pink color with just the right amount of mauve. Normally, I use this as part of my highlighting and contouring step. It goes on the lower portion of the apple of my cheek, while I put a more shimmery blush on the upper portion of the apple. I like the way it looks and the color it gives. I know that for me, a little bit goes a long way. I have seen people that say it isn't pigmented enough for them or that they have a problem with streaking. I had that problem in the beginning, but I started using a bigger brush and dabbing the color on my cheeks, then blending out. I don't know if that will help, but I found that works for me.
I got this as part of my "bridal makeover" at a Merle Norman store in October. I've been using it for a few months and I like it, but I don't love it. Easy to apply, very pretty on my fair, cool skin, but doesn't stick around. To be fair, I've never had a blush last all day, so that might be partly why it seems to disappear on me. The color doesn't seem that special, just a nice, matte, pinky-rose color that many lines seem to have. I'm not into spending a huge amount of money on cosmetics, so for the price, I'll probably keep looking for my HG blush.
This blush just didn't work out very well for me. It wasn't very pigmented, and it was very powdery and cakey. I can't recommend this blush :(
*** EEK! This review is for Dusty Rose... realized I wrote it in the wrong place after 4 years... my apologies! ***This is my absolute favorite blush of all time. I wore this on my wedding day! As a former MN beauty advisor, and a beauty junkie altogether, I have tried many blushes. Real Rose is the perfect dusty, matte pink for my NW15 skin. It wears beautifully all day. My only complaint is the packaging, since I prefer pots to compacts, but I will absolutely repurchase this. I am on my third one now!
Very nice blush. Great compact w/mirror. Long lasting and nice color.
I have normal/oily skin and this blush did not go on smoothly and had the tendency to streak. Leaves a very unflattering effect on face. It may work for someone with dry skin though.
What a great blush. It reminds me a lot from Clarins one in texture. The real rose suits well to my cool PPP skin and it lasted all day!
I received this as a GWP. It lasts forever & is a very pretty, natural color. Would recommend!