Yes, I think I would recommend this; for it is cheap, does blend easily, and is well pigmented. The packaging does it's purpose, though you really should throw away the dinky brush. The applicator has to be swept across the product to pick anything up, and the powder at the top is very 'dusty', so the act of sweeping the brush tends to set the loose particles into a flurry and careening over the compact and onto clothing.
But the sparkles ...
I've realized that sparkled pigments look garish on my skin, so if you aren't partial to them stay clear. If they do you well though, this blush will be a wonderful addition to your collection. I ended up giving this to a friend ... this was before MUA - how I wish I could have swapped it!
I own this blush in two shades - baby blossom (C1-2) abd tender rose (C3-4). In general, this is a GREAT blush. As the title says, it really is super-blendable. The color goes on light, so it's hard to screw it up by layering too much on unless you're really trying. It doesn't break out my skin and it stays put all day. I love the compact design and the brush works great. However, two caveats - 1) I bought the tender rose compact over two months after baby blossom, but it's already fallen apart and the bottom broke off; and 2) I went to Target in search of more baby blossom because it's such a great spring color. They had two in stock and were labeled baby blossom, but looked NOTHING like the baby blossom I already have. I don't know if they were old and faded or factory screw-ups, but I didn't take any chances. I went elsewhere.
This review is for True Match Blush in C 3-4 Tender Rose.
Packaging is a 3.5 (brush is joke, but love the mini mirror)
Color is very nice a true cool pink. Makes me look very healthy in that just from outside look. So far wears well on an olier skin. Application is smooth (over powder). I'm a golden olive skin tone.
Overall would reccomend!
I got this blush in sweet ginger (n 7-8) - i think this shade suits East Indian/Hispanic skin tones. The regular price is $$$ for a drug store brand and it is a little tricky to open initially. But it's a nice orangy brown shade and I would buy it again.
I have this in "innocent flush" and it's in a beautiful natural looking colour that's just the right amount of pink with a touch of peach. The texture is very smooth and the staying power is quite decent. I love the packaging, but the brush is quite useless -- not that it matters, since I always use a big blush brush anyway!
I have this in innocent flush (n3-4) even though I'm n123 in concealer. I use it allover my cheeks and put MAC blushcreme in laid back on the apples and it looks really cute and natural. This blush has good staying power and I like the whole number system, but they're too chalky. I don't like shimmery blushes, but I wish this had more of a satin finish. Its also a bit expensive for a d/s brand.
The best thing about this blush is their colors. I have all the 1-2 shades: Baby Blossom (pink; cool skin), Precious Peach (light peach; neutral skin), and Bare Honey (?) (tan-nish color; warm skin). They all look really cool in the package and match my skin as well, and pigmentation is decent. But I find the actual product to be chalky/powdery and too matte. As a result, I don't really use these in the summer when I'm going for a glowy look. Kind of expensive too. I won't buy anymore (despite their tempting colors).
Since I am getting older [almost 28 haha], I am trying to steer away from the "really shiny", or "glittery" blushes. They just tend to make my skin oily looking and magnify my pores, so I am trying my hand with more matte blushes. These are a surprising great find in the department store. They do look like they have shimmer in some of the blushes, but they're not at all upon application. They're pigmented but sheer, if that makes any sense. The color is buildable, so the colors are really great to work with. I have two of these so far, and I plan on getting more.
I have no idea what these people are raving about. at least the color I got innocent flush has very little pigment to it, it is NOT finely milled, and is very shimmery. Im pretty pale too, so its not that my skin tone overwhelmed the color. Back to the shimmer: Its great if you dont plan on being outside in the daylight, but if you do, you will look ridiculous.
I paid about 6 bucks for this at target and you might as well pay 6 more and go for mac which has a bit more pigment in it. With this stuff you really have to have a heavy hand to even have it show up and by then you have way too much powder on you. Ive tried more department store brands, such as clinique (average), mac (ok/good), bobbi brown (good) and its worth the money to me.
love this blush, looks very natural and does not come out alot when you put it on some get all flakey when you apply it. The package is great it has a brush under the compact no looking all around for it. A bit pricey but last awhile and it a great product.