Bare Escentuals • READY Blush • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||88%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Grey
I have the Indecent Proposal (kind of deep, brownish plum a bit along the lines of NARS Sin, but less shimmery) and I actually use it as a contour. I have always found that bronzers and the majority of brown contour powders tend to look like what they are: browny orange bronzer that is obviously powder applied on my skin rather than really giving the illusion that I have great cheekbones.
This works a lot better because it basically looks like the natural colour of my skin in shadow. The lady at the counter applied this on one cheek at my suggestion and then a bare minerals bronzer on the other cheek, even she was convinced that this looked much more natural on my skin tone. So if you've struggled with finding a good contour this might be the ticket (for reference I'm about an NC20 with slight olive tones).
It has shimmer in the pan, but not much applied. I think it would be a nice 'natural flush' blush on skin tones darker than mine, if I wear this as a blush it looks a bit too feverish on me. I agree with another review, this works best if you tap it on, and build it up that way, otherwise it can be a little hard to even out. You could build it up to pan colour, and it is pretty pigmented even applied lightly.
Mine came with a brush (which is okay, but sheds a bit) in the black rubberised packaging, from what I can gather they've dumped the brush. I would repurchase, especially as it's basically being sold at what are drugstore prices here.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is just so smooth and pretty. A tiny bit goes a long way as it's very pigmented. Very fine, smooth and creamy in texture. Lovely blush, shall be buying again.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
I bought the shade 'The One' and its very nice! It looks very pretty, natural, is silky smooth, blends beautifully on my face and it stays on. I like the compact, and a tiny bit goes a long way, i think it will last a long time so its worth the money. I like this blush, the best one i've come across in a long time.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love this blush. I have it in the aphrodisiac. I have hennaed hair that looks auburn and this is the perfect blush to go with my hair and my fair freckled skin and hazel-green eyes. It's the perfect peach coral with a bit of orange in it. I also love how easily it applies and how it doesn't oxidize on me. The color still looks great at the end of the day.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
I got this in The Tease because it was exactly the color i was looking for and couldnt find. I do own quite a few blushes, even mac ones, but I think these ones from the ready line are superior. They go on like a dream, it looks like your face blushes like that, its very natural and pretty. Its not too powdery so you wont get it everywhere and because its such a buttery formula it blends effortlessly, in fact most days I dont feel like I need to blend it. Its also thr only blush that lasts me all day, 15h on oily skin and its still there just a little faded. I will pick up more of them as soon as i can!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine Eyes: Grey
An ok blush.
Faux Pas is a cool, bright pink that would work on may skintones, form very pale to darker. The Aphrodisiac is peachy with shimmer that may or may not work on aging skin.
I like the concept of pressed mineral blushes, but they do get that hard shiny surface that you have to scrape off. That part I don't like.
Very pigmented, I only need a tap to get enough color, which also make it harder for me to apply evenly.
Expensive here in Sweden...
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I bought a 3 pack of these and I opened them and quickly loaded a brush and popped these on my cheeks. 3 hours later I looked aghast at myself. Every line and pore was visible in bright chalky colored relief!! Ready to send these back, I had a revelation. Maybe these blushes were supposed to be applied like the READY foundation.
Next day I tapped my dome headed sigma brush 2 times in the blush and just applied a little at a time instead at blitzkrieg pace. That was the ticket. A light flush that was built a little at a time that didn't migrate into crevices. Sheer beauty.
My 3 pack from QVC included a warm peach, a peachy pink and a scary fuschia which is actually a sheerish pink. This kit could have included a blush brush to make it over the top but overall good. Kit also included a stupid makeup bag, like who needs another makeup bag? At my age I probably have 20 new ones laying around. A brush--now that would have been useful, I'm talking to you QVC and BE.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I was recommended this by one of the sa at Ulta. I was all buying new makeup due to sensitive eyes so she recommended this line. It didn't make my eyes any better or worse but I love it! I bought it in the color The One. It's kind of a pink, reddish with a little warmth to it. Applies very nice and stays on. Makes kind of a mess on my vanity but I will put up with that. I will repurchase.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I absolutely love this blush. The color that i get is the 'french kiss' as i want to have a more radiant look on my quite yellowish pale skin. Feel fantastic and light on skin. The color is absolutely what i am looking for. The reason i take one point out of five is that i never really use the brush provided as i prefer a bigger and handier one like the brush to apply mineral foundation powder.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Working in a cosmetic retail enviornment, I have tried all the ready blushes. They are really nice! They go on smooth, blend easily, look natural and have very little fallout.
Right now, I just purchased "The Natural High" which is from their new spring line and comes in a sleek teal/blue shiny, metallic looking compact instead of the black rubbery one. It's my favorite blush right now. The Natural High is nearly an exact dupe for Nars Orgasm (it's a smidge more peachy in color and does have the gold flecks in it), but at a fraction of the cost. There is also a ton of product in the ready blush, which is going to last a long time. I will also say this, the packaging is very sturdy and of quality. The blush is also itself, well solidified (not soft and does not crack or break in the compact easily, even if dropped- which I have done before).
I prefer the Ready Blush over the loose ones anyway. The loose ones can be very messy, and you have to be careful of the application and use a tiny bit and build up to the desired color. For some women, it's a guessing game. With the ready blush, just swipe your brush over the compact, tap out excess particles and apply. Fairly consistant every time. :)