I got this because I am extremely pale and I wanted a very natural-looking blush that wouldn't look muddy on me. Just to get a rough idea of how this compares to another sheer blush, Benefit Dandelion shows up on me as a definitively pink blush after a light application (even though it's marketed as a "finishing powder"). I was hoping for something of similar color-intensity that was significantly less pink.
I absolutely cannot believe that I am writing to say that this is too pale for me. It barely shows up unless I pile it on. This is surprising to me since I'm in the NC-10 range. I can sort of tell when I wear it, but it is not quite like wearing a "natural blush." Maybe I got a dud. I'll keep this around but I can only imagine wearing this if I am wearing *both* a smokey eye *and* a bold lip. It is just THAT subtle.
The blush has a fragrance to it that kind of hits you in the face when you open the package and apply the blush. This doesn't irritate my skin, but it's not a fragrance that I'm especially in love with. It dissipates after the first 15 minutes of wear. The blush doesn't break me out or ruin my skin otherwise, so I'm not going to get rid of it. At the same time I don't see this becoming the go-to subtle and neutral blush that I wanted it to be. I'm bummed because I really wanted to love this based on the reviews, but I just don't see myself re-purchasing this.
Let me say I love this blush. It's what I wear for my professional "no makeup" look. It makes my pale skin get a subtle believable error proof look. I will also be able to wear this at night with a dramatic lip or eye. I think this blush feels so good too. I like the consistansy, smell(like makeup....I like the makeup experience....)and I love the price. Looks like it will last a long time! This is a good buy....I have to also say that for whatever reason covergirl blush is the only blush that looks good. The colors or the formula just make my skin get a glow. I
love their blushes. This one is excellent of you are pale.
I'm an NC20 and I LOVE this blush. Ive included a copy of the original 1967 ad for this product when it was called Glow Lightly. Natural Glow is the only original color (I think Tawny Glow and Amber Glow are no longer made... wouldn't swear to it though)
I can swipe this on using the included brush, no mirror and do it while I'm running out the door with no fear of clown cheeks. It leaves the faintest hint of color (read the ad... thats what its supposed to do "more glow than show"). I love it and I hope that they never discontinue it!
Its probably also true that the Cover Girl of today needs to note this information about how sheer its supposed to be on their packaging if they don't already. It seems plenty of people aren't aware!
Glow on people!
This is a very versatile product, bought for sale for $3. I am NW10, and it looks great as a very very natural blush (aka with a bold lip and I don't want to look like I'm wearing blush). Very refreshing on me, but if you were NW/NC20 +, I doubt this will show up on you.
Update: I think this might be a very affordable semi-dupe for MAC's Porcelain Pink MSFN. I own them both and this one is similar, with just a bit less pink/gold highlight and more of a peachy/gold shimmer highlight.
This is not the blush for anyone who wants an obvious "I'm wearing blush" look, the cool-toned, or those that aren't pale. This is, however, perfect for us pale ladies who want our complexions to look naturally perked up or like that no-makeup look.
The color is a slightly peachy beige, very close to being a foundation color. I think this is a big reason it does not look like you're wearing blush, more like your skin is glowing. I was scared it would make my skin look muddy, which all beigy blushes have done so far, but it's very flattering. It's not very pigmented so make sure you use this with a dense brush. There is a slight shimmer but it's not glittery. The shimmer makes this work nice too if you want to use it as a subtle highlighter on your brow bones or top of your cheek bones with a more obvious blush below it. It is extremely easy to blend, I just love the texture.
There's only 2 things I dislike - there is a soapy or perfumey scent I don't care for, but thankfully fades quickly. The compact is very bulky and I found it confusing to put together at first. When I open up the package I thought the lid was missing! I finally noticed this edge sticking out of the bottom that wouldn't swing out. With tons of fiddling around I figured out you need to slide the lid underneath the package to the other end, then push the end up till it clicks. After that you can swing foward and close it. Whew!
I'm only disappointed that I did not try this sooner! I am fair so maybe this is why I am in LOVE with this product! The color is very subtle but imparts a gorgeous glow. The beige/peach/pink tone works wonders for reviving my skin! Although fair, my cheeks do have pinkish hue, so this perhaps blends with my natural skin tone so nicely that it makes me look polished. This color is goof-proof as well! This color can definitely be paired with bold lips, bold eyes, or a natural look as well. So versatile! After all this time purchasing department store brand blushes (Nars, Chanel,Mac etc.) I realized today that I never have to do that again! The case is pretty good for the $5.99 price tag as well! I like the mirrored compact and the included blush brush for touch-ups during the day:) So convenient! I don't have to carry a separate blush brush anymore! Yay! The case is pretty slim as well, which makes it perfect for travel. And with the price tag, you won't break the bank... awesome! Yes, there is the Noxzema scent, but I actually like it because it brings me back to my youth...LOVE! I hope CG never discontinues this color or line of blushes! I'm sooooo happy I tried this blush, no wonder it's a classic!
EDIT 5/7/2013: Still love this blush for day and night and no risk of clown cheeks. I love the subtle glow! Perfección!
Wow. I should have come here first. I'm looking for a subtle brownish pink. In person, that's exactly what this looks like. On my face, it looks like I have beige powder on my cheeks. I'm not a dark person. I'm right in the middle with medium- yellow skin. This is not what I expected. Perhaps this will work on very light people.
I've actually had a lot of success with CG cheekers, so I thought that I would like this product. It is much more sheer than the cheekers. Back it goes.
Just as the name suggests, gives a natural glow to fair skin. Perfect fior use high on the cheeks over a contour shade for a bronzey look on very fair skin. Not shimmery. A little powdery. Compact is cheap, and broke easy. Good for the cost.
I love this shade! Use it all the time (for years). Pretty natural shade. Blends easily. Works well with all skin tones. So I use it year round!
This is my HG everyday color. It does exactly what the title implies - gives a "natural glow." It is pigmented enough to show, but doesn't have glitter or sparkles in it. It can work for a very youthful look or a sophisticated look, depending on how you use it. It also seems to be pretty neutral - maybe leaning *slightly* warm - so it should be universally flattering. I have owned almost every NARS color at some point and I could never find a nice, natural one that I loved like this one. I tried Madly, Sertao, Nico and countless others. Nico is close but why pay $26 when you can get CG Natural Glow for $5????