I can't believe no one's reviewed this product before! I can't believe I'VE never reviewed this before. Peeps, this is one of the most amazing products I have in my makeup arsenal. (Which is considerable, believe you me.)
All 3 shades are extremely pigmented. If you're light-to-medium be careful when you're using your brush. The exception is Turbinado, which is less pigmented than the other two, but that comes down to the fact that it's simply a much lighter color. Compared to similar blush colors, it's still got great pigmentation. None of the shades got messy or powdery in the pan. Staying power is average. You get 20 grams (!) of product for $12.49. Crazy.
All 3 of the shades are gorgeous and rather dark on my pasty white face, which has pink undertones. I don't normally wear any colors even close to these in depth, but I had to have them when I saw a swatch of Muscovado (more on that later). I don't care. I'm a grown woman and if I want to wear blush that's too dark I will, damnit. I will say this in my defense because my face is so red, when I use orange-y tones, it counters that pinkness. If I'm careful and blend well, these still work. Okay, so I knowingly overapply Muscovado, but that's because I love it more than my dignity. But being a grownup means you can vote, drink, leave the refrigerator door open and wear too much blush. You're welcome, MUA.
First is Demerara, which is a dark rose color. If you look closely there's microshimmer, but this doesn't show up when applied or swatched. What I get is a nice Satin finish. It's pigmented and true to pan in color. Stunning.
The middle shade, Muscovado, is my favorite. I love it so much I just can't even tell you. It's got a color base similar to Demerara but the finish is completely different. Muscovado is shimmery enough to be almost a straight-up metallic bronze with a rose undertone. Again, when I apply it the glitter (which can look scary in the pan if you're at all glitter-averse, you poor thing) doesn't show at all. This is probably the most unique blush shade I've ever seen. It's probably my fave blush of all time, even though it's definitely not an everyday blush for me. I get jealous thinking how this would look on olive to ebony skin tones. Seriously. I hate just thinking about it I'm so jealous.
The last color is the most tame everyday color, a straight up peach. The finish is almost matte but there is still some satiny texture, which I like better than true mattes.
So, just overall a truly stellar product. This is a must-have if you're dark-skinned. And if you're fair-skinned like me, get it anyway. Just do it. I promise we won't judge.