Sally Hansen • Natural Beauty Inspired by Carmindy • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||82%|
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I love this blush! Its was very cheap for such a good product would definitely buy again:)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I bought this blush in "Orchid" and have been using it for a couple of years now. This is impressive in and of itself as I usually get bored with blushes really quickly and either move on to another product in my collection or try something entirely new. It's an incredibly pigmented blush, and can be pretty easy to overdo, so it requires a little carefulness. I find that two or three taps with my brush, followed by tapping off any excess, is enough (as you can imagine, it's taken me a looooong time to hit pan!). The powder is nice and finely milled, and I don't have to worry about it fading throughout the day. I generally wear my blush further back on my cheekbones, and not on the apples of my cheeks, so I can't say if it emphasizes pores.
As for the colour itself, Orchid is hard to describe - I can best describe it as a matte plummy-rosy-brick colour. I probably never would have bought this by myself, as I prefer brighter blushes and at first this looked boring to me, but I ended up getting it at the recommendation of someone else and I love it. It blends beautifully on my fair skin, and is an absolutely perfect Fall/Winter blush (I usually go for brighter pinks and corals in Spring/Summer). It fits my warm-toned skin very well, but I can see it working on cool-tones too.
My only big issue with it is the packaging - while it actually looks very nice, within months of my using it the clear plastic "window" on the top fell out. It's currently being held in place with tape, but I'm always afraid of it falling in again and damaging the product. So it loses points for that. Otherwise it's a fantastic blush, I can't recommend it enough.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
got ethereal. Need to layer a bit but gives me a cute pink flush afterwards.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I found this gem in "Poppy" on the clearance shelf at CVS. For $2, this was an absolute FIND. It looks great on my slightly tanned skin and with my mark Buff tinted moisturizer. It has just the right about of shimmer without making me look like I'm in high school. Gives me a youthful glow with just the right amount of healthy color. I am glad I checked the clearance shelf and that I even went in the store that I normally hate with a passion. I would buy these in other shades if I see them on sale in the future. This did not come with a brush but the brushes that normally come with DS blushes aren't worth a dang anyway. Applies nicely with my mark blush brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I got this in "Poppy". Though I haven't done a side-by-side comparison, the color reminds me of Benefit's Bella Bamba. I would describe it as pink and peach (but more pink than peach) with gold shimmer. The color is so pretty, but the powder feels dry and does not blend well.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Normal, Tan Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Its not high end packaging or anything but I like it anyways- but this stuff gives me a wonderful glow and natural sun kissed color. Super fine pigment- just love it and will buy more when I find it in the Dollarama lol.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I think this blush is wonderful! I bought Poppy and I agree with another reviewer that it is what I thought Orgasm would be, but wasn't. It is finely milled, well pigmented and beautiful on. I can't wait to try some others!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
This is for the powder blush in Poppy.
This is what I wanted NARS Orgasm to be. Poppy is a beautiful peachy pink with slight golden shimmer--it just makes me look glowy and pretty, whereas Orgasm looked glittery and emphasized my pores. This is quite pigmented and finely milled so it blends easily. It lasts all day on me, no touchups needed. I suggest getting this, especially since mine was only $3 at the CVS clearance sale.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
Before I praise this powder blush to death, I will start off by saying the packaging is horrendous (or maybe I got a dud). I dropped this about a foot into my sink and the lid came right off the hinges. Oh well!
I bought this in Ethereal. I have a very fair complexion, so the blush shows up perfectly and looks romantic, natural, and fresh on me. The shimmer is great! Then again, I am a sucker for anything that sparkles. The texture of this is like satin. It is smooth as smooth can be, and I doubt anyone has noticed this but the blush smells like perfume when you brush it all over your cheeks and a bit on your nose.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
Got this in Ethereal, as it looked lovely in the package. I'm afraid that was misleading. If you're 19 and rather fair, this might be a good call. For someone older and any darker, such as myself, it really was not. It's VERY light, not nearly as pigmented as it initially looks in the package, and VERY glittery. I honestly don't know quite what the posters who said the shimmer was 'subtle' would consider too much -- this was way too little color and waaaay too much sparkle for my taste. Gonna have to take it back, and stick w/ Jane Iredale.