Pleasantly surprised with the look of this product on my skin! I purchased in hopes to dupe Benefit's "Dallas" blush. This color is a close match when held right next to Dallas; on the skin it is a bit shimmery (but I still loved it for contouring!). My boyfriend said he liked the color (he says "give it a thumbs up!") and, even though I was disappointed to see a few too many sparkles in the sun (Dallas doesn't have that so much), it was very, very pretty. The powder takes to the brush very well, and you don't need much to go far. For sure re-buying, I would say a decent Dallas dupe, but I'm still not going to buy it again because of all the parabens in it (I know dallas does too, that's why I opt for smashbox suntanne matte for contouring)
this is my second purchase for this blush. its my HG blush. I am the one of the picture and im using this blush almost everyday
I love this blush first off.. Getting into details: I am surprised to hear people say they believe this color is unusable, Im an NW 20 concealer, and about an NW 25-30 skin in general (non-summer months, never been matched when I'm tan)..In Bare Essentials I wear the Tan shade foundation when in the summer. I primarily use this blush in the summer, mostly because while shopping my collection I found it as the warmer months came about. I am usually a strict matte blush girl, so this was a bit daring for me to pick up and give another whirl. I think I've used this every single day for the last 3 months, this is the only one I bring with me while on vacation or traveling at the moment. I agree that it's a peachy pink, pulling more peach when on my skin with shimmer unquestionably. The shimmer is obvious when you even look at the package, therefore to all who are surprised at this - you misjudged it from the start. I personally am not that into highlighters; probably the only make, up other than liquid liner, that I have never taken an interest in getting my hands on. This blush, I feel fills my void of wanting glowing "highlighted" skin while saving myself the extra product and step in my routine. I actually came to apply my blush with the Bare Essentials Flawless Face brush that comes in almost every kit you get from them. I had an extra kicking around and I gave it a try with my blush and have not gone to any other brush since. This gives me the best summer cheek out of all my blushes while this was only 3 dollars or so while all my others are MAC and Bobbi Brown. I haven't picked up another because I'm so content with this for the time being! Also, even though I have just recently rediscovered this product, it sure lasts a long time for as much as i've been applying it the last few months. Usually with drugstore blush they're quite powdery and waste a ton of product, not with this. Give it a try! nothing to lose as most places these days have a makeup return policy that if it's an epic fail for you - take it back! I can't think of a skintone this wouldn't look pretty on ;) my only less than perfect remark is that I wish more came in the little compact but for the price and lifespan of the product, the amount is plenty! I already bought another just incase CG changes their line any time soon!
Looking back on it, I don't know what in the world possessed me to purchase this blush. Granted, this was back when I was a blush newbie... oh, who am I kidding, I'm still kind of a blush newbie! xD
Onto the actual product, this is a beige blush with IMO peach tones to it. Highly frosted, very, very shimmery. I honestly don't see how anyone could or would use this as a blush, definitely more in the highlighter category, although for me it's still too stark and ashy against my skintone.
~DDD, neutral-to-warm w/ yellow undertones, MAC Matchmaster 8.5~ continued >>
I am pleasantly surprised by this blush. It's actually pretty shimmery (which at first I didn't like about it). However, every time I wear it I get compliments so it's grown on me. I reach for this to layer over another blush if I want that extra shimmer. Not bad for it's price. The brush as with nearly all beauty products is junk. I wouldn't bother wasting time applying product with it.
I really like this color. It's very natural looking. I was pleasantly surprised at how pigmented it is. I don't know why, but I actually find the scent quite pleasant. And the best part is that it's really cheap. I got it for about $3.
Gorgeous. A deepish nude. Love Cover Girl Cheekers.
If this blush was a guy, it would be like Ashton Kutcher. Nice looking, but there are better catches out there... And I can say that this is the "loudest" shade out of all the CG Cheekers I own (which will be reviewed later).
I was kind of iffy about buying this because I thought it may be too similar to Brick Rose from the same collection. They both have that rose/brown combo that I gravitate towards in blush. Soft Sable actually is quite different from Brick Rose; it is darker, frostier, and warmer. I would describe this color as a medium pinky-peach with red/bronze undertones. I am NC30 and I think it flatters my coloring.
CG Cheekers claim to be sheer, but I find this to be the most pigmented of the bunch. Thus, I feel that I need to lighten up my hand with this one. I'm sure that others will appreciate how pigmented it is though.
Pretty color? yes.
The color to me is a soft rosy brown.
It doesn't have glitter or shimmer...but it does give off a frosty sheen to me. Which is why I gave this a low rating. I don't mind blushes with subtle shimmer...especially when the shimmer is not visible and doesn't stick to the skin. This color might work best for those with dry skin. I have combo/oily skin and this just accentuates pores. Too much sheen and frosty for my liking. My boyfriend also wasn't a huge fan of this blush either. He preferred another blush when I asked him to compare haha...
This product has a LOT of bad ingredients in it- three different types of parabens, which are not good for you skin or your body (80% of things you put on your skin soak into your body).
On the other hand, this is the most natural and beautifully sheer blush I've ever used- plus it's drugstore cheap. I've recently replaced all of my make-up with natural brands like Tarte, Pangea, Korres, and Bare Escentials... the most difficult thing for me to find a replacement for was this blush because the color is so natural yet beautiful and has this really cool sheer/non-sparkly quality to it. It's not a matte blush, it's not sparkly, but it just has this sheer glow to it if the light hits it just right.
So I love the blush, but I hate the ingredients and I won't buy it again because my health is more important than a pretty blush color. For anyone else who is in the same boat, I found a similar color/sheer texture with Bare Minerals Pure Radiance and the Nars Illuminator in Orgasm.