Average Rating 4.3/5
Review by Christinaann5
So, I bought this bc i had been searching for dupes or cheap alternatives to favs of makeup addicts like me but unlike them, im pretty poor. So i always hear bout Nars blushes & the ever so famous 'Orgasm' & i saw that rimmel santa rose blush was a dupe for it. I kept eyeing it up then my local walmart changed to all new packaging so i thought id missed out bc some other older mono blushes arent available but thank goodness- Santa Rose is available! =PRICE/AVAILABILITY= The Rimmel Lasting Finish single blushes are available in most drugstores like CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid as well as some mass stores like Target & Walmart. This as well as price will vary depending on your location as well as sales, discounts, coupons, and deals. These are priced decently, ive seen them around $4-6 which i think is a fair price! =SHADE/FORMULA/PERFORMANCE= Santa Rose is a gorgeous coral peach pink blush. This has been compared to Nars Orgasm, which we all know is an universally flattering blush. This may be close, i dont own Nars so i cant tell you for sure but i do know, this blush is BEAUTIFUL!! i have very pale skin & this gives my cheeks a natural peach pink glow. There is some very finely milled neutral shimmer but it gives more of a sheen to skin. I prefer matte blushes but this one is just fine with me! With my pale skin, this gives me a healthy natural glow. The formula is soft, smooth, applies and blends so well. The blushes are pressed well but not to hard with no fillers. So these will apply well w/ any brush of choice. The blushes do wear for around 4-5 hrs before any fading occurs. If you have more oily skin, then id def suggest priming & maybe even pairing this w/ a cream blush that way, you will get better wear out of it. I have normal skin & i even use cream blushes underneath esp when i want my blushes to stay put for hours. I think they perform well esp considering ive had way worse. The blush can go on sheer or built up for more intensity. This is what i love about this blush, i dont have to worry about looking like i got a glob of blush on since the color & formula is perfect in a swipe of blush but still looks great if you build it up a little! This blush will be perfect for everyone, from the pale pretties to the bronzed beauties. Def can wear this year round with nearly any eye look as well. So yes, i def love this blush and wear it ALOT! since i can wear it summer, spring, fall winter and rock a neutral or smoky eyes! def a must have esp if you are looking for a blush similar to Orgasm & can never afford it like me! =PACKAGING= The Rimmel Lasting Finish Blendable Powder blushes come in a square like compact that can fit in the palm of my hands. This is made of hard plastic- the backing is black with labeling info & shade name can be found on the back as well. The top that snaps shut or pulls open has the rimmel logo on it as well. Its nice to see which blush is inside esp if you have more than one of these blushes. Inside they have included a brush which i think is useless but if you can use it, great! i wish they just give us more blush. The pan of blush takes up the rest of the compact. The pan is good size and it runs pretty deep. This contains .15oz of blush which is a good amount. What i love about most Rimmel products is the engravement of the Rimmel crown in the product which will eventually disappear with use. But i love it, its so cute! So the packaging is def updated. Its not the greatest but it works. These are small enough to fit into any bag/purse but contain a decent amount of blush. I havent made a dent in mine yet, the crown is still there. Overall, I love Santa Rose! This blush will work for anyone and everyone & its gorgeous color and i def have got my use out of it! i can wear it year round and it always gives my cheeks such a beautiful glow! Its perfect! Will def repurchase if i ever get through it and recommend to anyone! esp those who are pale & are very wary of most blushes, this will work for you!