Review of Sonia Kashuk Beautifying Blush in Flamingo by 1017
Throw out your Blushbaby & Exposed and come over to a brighter faced neutral!
-Very nice neutral that won't run muddy on you
-Very soft (almost too soft/sheer)
-I can wear almost any lipstick shade or eye combo with this
-Very sheer/soft. It works so much better when I have a clean slate of foundation on. Without the foundation it blends into my natural NW20 pinkness. But eventually will show up without foundation
-It doesn't bring my face to life like the other blushes I love. It is basically a safe "anchor" blush for eyes or lips. This could also be a pro.
I almost gave this a 3 thinking, "eh" it's ok, but doesn't show up that much on my NW20 skin, nice soft pink color. But then I started playing with different lipsticks and I could wear almost ANY color with this blush! On its own with the "no makeup look" it barely shows, . I prefer MAC Dame when my lips and eyes are muted so my face has a bit more light to it. But, if you want to rock a lip color or heavier eye makeup, this is the blush you want! And to think all those years I wasted on "neutral" blush colors were basically not doing much for me. I will never forget a conversation I had with this high up makeup artist with Lancome. He complimented me for wearing a brighter neutral blush (I think I had pinky peach shade on) and complained how so many woman come in asking for "this" neutral blush (and showed me Lancome's equivalent to MAC Blushbaby or Tarte Exposed). Then he said, "they don't realize how it is doing nothing for them but making their skin look dull." And since then, I have been embracing colors with more pink or peach to them and dropping the ruddy shades. I look so much younger and fresh faced.
Finally, many have said this is a dupe for MAC's Pink Swoon. I beg to differ. I could not wear Pink Swoon (at all, it looked horrible on me), it made me look sick, it was just too off. Flamingo just looks soft, but leaves me with some color.