Black Radiance • Artisan Color Baked Blush in Warm Berry • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||87%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Medium Brown Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love this blush! I have a deep brown complexion and absolutely love the way this blush shows up on my skin. Very pigmented, yet not overpowering...unless you apply it with a heavy hand. I like this packaging much better than the way Black Radiance blushes were once packaged. It is sleeker and doesn't break easily (i've dropped mine at least half a dozen times). For the price $4.99 at duane reade it is definitely worth trying out!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this blush & am really surprised to see it doesn't have a higher rating! :(
Several months ago I got on a bit of a red blush kick & picked up EVERY red blush in my path! Lol ;) -I have 3 RiteAid stores in my area but only one of them carries Black Radiance & Black Opal products. I never really gave either of these brands a 2nd look in the past, having very pale skin, I never expected any of these products to work well for me or flatter my fair skin (as they are meant for darker skin types) Until I found a great mattifier & translucent mattifying powder from Black Opal at the beginning of the summer(2012) so began checking out these brands more & more every trip to that RiteAid. One day I looked at the blushes & immediately was drawn to this one. It *kinda* reminds me of Milani Red Vino MINUS the glitter/shimmer (if that makes sense?) The price was just under $8, plus my RiteAid had some $1 OFF stickers placed on the blushes so I paid around $7 for this which is a great buy.
This blush is EXTREMELY pigmented, I mean extremely! More pigmented than any other blush I own (think NARS or NYX powder blush quality) -So it is very easy to go overboard with this. You can not just swirl your brush around on the product then rub it on your cheeks, no no no.. it'll give the "clown cheek" look. What I do is take my fluffiest blush brush, lightly dab it on the product, dab the brush onto the apples of my cheeks, then quickly take a jumbo cotton ball & blend blend blend it back. I say "quickly" in reference to the cotton ball because this blush also has great staying power. It's like a blush stain in powder form -it's quite amazing (I've fallen asleep in this blush & woke up with it looking like it was *just* applied, no lie) Once you apply it is THERE, and not going anywhere, not even in 100degree heat! So blending quickly is key.
If I apply lightly and blend well, it's one of the most flattering blushes I've ever owned, the color is an amazing deep berry red that I think would look great on literally any skin tone. (For ref. is right around MAC NC15) I also have oily skin, so a lot of drugstore blushes don't hold up well or last all day but this holds up very well on me.
This blush has no hint of shimmer or glitter, it's matte but if overapplied I do notice a slight sheen, but not an overbearing sheen or any shimmer which I also like because I have enough shimmery blushes, and not everyone wants to wear shimmer on their cheeks all of the time.
Overall, I think this is a steal for $8 USD. The pigmentation and staying power make it good enough to pay $20 for, then if you add in the beautiful shade that Warm Berry is, it makes this blush priceless to me! It's one of my most reached for blushes and will continue to be because there's nothing else like this paticular blush out on the market :) I will definately repurchase.
5 lippies for Black Radiance Warm Berry!!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Kinky, Medium Eyes: Brown
Super pigmented! One tap of your brush and you'll have a lovely reddish flush on your cheeks. It may take a bit of practice to get the look you desire, but for ~$5 I think it's worth a try. This could look good on a variety of skintones.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
love it however VERY pigmented. i actually barely dab my brush on it and then swipe it on a tissue a few times b4 appying. but beautiful flush on my light\med asian skin!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Brown
Surprised by the intense pigment in this product! I bought it, and assumed, as with most mineral products, it would require some work to build it up. Boy, was I wrong! It went on intense and got more so as I oiled up! I love pigment, so this is not a bother, and I had been looking for a good warm red blush so I was happy with this purchase. I just wish the packaging was better. It is sleek and compact and all, I just don't LOVE it. The sticker on the bottom with the color number and name is wearing off after less than a month (and what's with the color names of the lipsticks being on the sticker you REMOVE when you open the prouct, and not on the sticker at the bottom?) and I am not sure that mineral powder would survive a fall in that container.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I hate to be the only person with something bad to say about this product but I guess someone has to.I am just going to be honest,this product is meant for people with darker skin tones but I have very fair skin and it does not show up at all.Do not waste your money or time on this product
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
LOVE this blush. I imagine it could be a little dark and possibly intimidating if your skin is fair, but my parents are Indian and Korean, and I have never been able to find a blush that would show up on my dark-but-not-black skin without being cheesy and sitting on my face like a (very obvious) layer of pink powder.
This blush is highly pigmented-- a regular powder brush is definitely a no-go. You need to use a stippling brush or a blending brush (I use Essence of Beauty's blending brush, and it works beautifully.) You'll need to use this product with a light hand, because it is so pigmented, but this adds a nice versatility-- you can go sheer or a little heavier, depending on the level of drama you're looking for. You can even use it wet, as a cream blush, although I find that this is just a little too dramatic for me, as I prefer a more natural look. Judging by the way the color blends into the skin, I'm pretty sure this particular shade would be flattering on most skin tones and, again, is highly adaptable as to the level of glamour you're looking for. It works beautifully as part of an evening look, or as a casual daytime look; it's all in the application. (Took off one star because application is a little tricky sometimes... this is definitely not a product to use when you're in a rush, as you risk looking like a clown if you don't take the time to blend carefully and apply in sheer layers.)
The packaging is simple, sturdy plastic. It doesn't have a ton of personality, but I find it elegant and I like how slim the case is-- lots of product, without a bulky compact to take up space in my purse.
Again, it appears to be a substantial amount of product, especially given the very small amounts in which it's applied. It doesn't look like running out will ever be a practical concern, but if I do, I fully plan to replace it with the exact same product in the exact same color! For $5, you really can't beat this blush.
Long story short, this is definitely a good buy, whether you have African-American skin or not. Don't let the brand scare you off-- it's dark and highly pigmented, but this shade blends beautifully and can work for a lot of different skin colors.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I am very fair and normally I would shy away from something as dark as this. But seeing the Chanel-Byzance joues contraste in Rouge made me really think about getting a RED-red blush. As some blog said, "no one blushes pink or coral," going on that the most natural bush replicates the color of blood in the skin.
This blush looks exactly that in the pan- like the color of drawn blood. If you've ever gone and given blood to the red cross, you can see how dark and red-purple it is in the vial.
If applied with a light hand (especially if your skin is as pale as mine) it looks extremely natural, like I'd been out in the cold but it only affected my face in the most flattering of ways.
I never was actually able to try that Chanel blush since my city's department stores are way too ghetto to carry it (as if I could afford it lol), but I love this Black Radiance blush none the less.
I know it's intended for african american girls, but I really think it would look good on everyone. every one of us have different skin tones, but we ALL bleed the same blood, and no matter what we look like on the surface, we're all the same underneath. :)