O-Glow receives the honors of being the only product that I have ever returned to Sephora. I feel pretty silly for buying in to the hype at all where this is concerned.
That crazy, loud fuchsia/hot pink color that's on the packaging and seen as the circle on the little tube... that's the color this stuff turns my cheeks. It's glaringly unnatural and actually seems to wash out my complexion because it shows up so shiny and bright.
This is a small tube of product and the time that I spent trying to figure out how best to apply it ended up wasting a good amount of it. I actually don't see this lasting long for someone who wants to wear it every day either, which is a problem because it's so expensive.
O-Glow is hyped up as being able to "turn cheeks the exact color you blush, naturally in just seconds!" The shiny fuchsia that this turns on my skin is definitely not my natural blush, and I don't think I've ever seen anyone who naturally turns this color. If I apply a little bit of this, no color shows up at all (waited hours), and when I build up a few layers I get crazy hot pink skin. But the absolute dealbreaker with this for me was the fact that when I accidentally got some on one of my nails, it stained my fingernails that same fuchsia/hot pink color.
I'd say that O-Glow is more a hot pink gel stain than it is anything special. It definitely isn't a wonder product that brings out the natural flush in your skin. It's insanely high priced for the small amount as well. I feel so silly for being duped into buying this, but it has finally made me take advantage of Sephora's fantastic return policies.
I don't understand the bad reviews...I love this stuff! It's really hard for me to find a blush that doesn't make me look unnatural. This makes me have a natural flush that I was looking for and I don't regret forking out the 26 bucks it cost me. Great job, Smashbox!
It's a decent gel blush ... it is nothing spectacular. It does get very shiny at times, but nothing alittle MAC blot powder can't fix.
I have to be a "nay sayer" on this one. When I put it on I was pleasantly surprised by the nice, smooth consistency and the blush was a nice, natural looking color. But then, Poof!, it was gone. Seconds later it didn't look like I had put on any blush what so ever...not even a trace. I tried this both on bare skin and on top of make up with the same results. Definitely not worth the price for no show make up so back to Sephora it went.
This is actually an instant HG for me. I suspect the "innovation" is somewhat akin to the dreaded "mood" lipsticks from high school, but really, who cares? The finish is beautiful; I loved "Pinch Your Cheeks" by origins, but as I got older it became more and more difficult to not get blotchy from traditional stains. O Glow must have lts of silicone-it spreads beautifully. Will repurchase.
this stuff is awesome! i'm extremely pale & it gives the perfect color, almost like a doll. it's sheer & still looks natural. it lasts all day for me...if going out at night i have to reapply but that happens with pretty much every blush. i wish it was a little cheaper because the tube is small but it only takes a little bit for both cheeks.
I don't know about this product's claim to mimic the color you naturally blush -- It seems to produce about the same color on everyone I've seen try it. However, the color it does produce works for me, so I'm not complaining. What I love about it, though, is how spreadable it is -- I am a total klutz at applying blush. When I use cheek stains they end up drying before I get them blended evenly on each cheek, so I add just a little more to make this side even -- oops, now this side needs a little more, etc, until I end up with too much on. The O-Glow seems to be pretty much foolproof -- Just a dab spreads and blends sooo easily and gives a nice subtle effect.
I'm in love with this blush. I've worn it everyday since I bought it. At night, if I want a little more pop, I dust powder blush on top. It works great for everyday though. It gives the best natural flush. I just love how my cheeks look during the day now. It's a little expensive yes, but only a little is needed so I'm sure it will last a while. I haven't had any problems with it making me break out and I'm acne prone.
I picked up a generous sample of this at Sephora and I'm very glad that I tried it out before purchasing. I really wanted to like this product because the concept is so interesting: a clear silicone-like gel that, when applied to the cheeks, mimics the hue of your own natural blush. The gel does yield a nice, rosy blush, but the gel is a little too runny for my taste and the lasting power is nowhere near as good as the Tarte cheek stains. For the price, you don't get a lot of product compared to the Tarte stains, which last forever. Also, two of my friends tried this blush with me, and even though we all have very different skin tones, the flush from the gel was the same on each of us. So much for an "individualized" blush.
I am re-reviewing this product. I finally broke down and purchased this product after seeing the sales people rave it about it on QVC. This product really appealed to me for some reason. I have been using it for about 2 weeks. It does turn a nice, flushed, sunburned color on me, but, the product doesn't last on my oily skin. I do have to re-apply a couple times a day. That is a bummer. But, it does give an attractive flush to my skin. So, I would recommend it.
I tried this at Sephora recently. I really wanted to like this product, , but, was happy to do a test drive before buying. Well, I placed a small dot on each cheek, blended and wore it for the rest of the day. I found that this didn't stay all day as promised. It didn't last 1 hour. It did, however, give me a nice, bright flush that was quite pretty. But, I was disapointed in the staying power. So, I won't be purchasing.