It can be difficult for someone like me, a gal who suffers from dry skin and texture issues, to find blushes that work and apply well without emphasizing flaws. Although I love my Nars blushes bc of the unique and beautiful color range, I rarely reach for them for this reason. Since making blush purchases is a risk for me (not to mention good blush ain't cheap) I decided to throw some caution to the wind during Ulta's 21 day sale and I grabbed a bunch of these for half price (along with the Becca Mineral blushes). I am very happy that I did. I think these might be my new favorite blushes.
These blushes are really top notch in terms of formulation, color payoff, blendability, and wear-time. They apply beautifully and are streak-free, as well as very easy to blend out as well as build up. They are ultra smooth and I love how finely milled these are. They are matte but do not dull the skin at all, they add glow for me (or rather, my dry skin). The color range is lovely IMO and crazy impressive, ranging from nudes and neutral to really unique and bold brights, and all in between. Out of the 12 shades in this line, I purchased 5: Video (soft nude), Rapture (deep mauve), Quickie (blue based bright pink), Bittersweet (bright purple), and Quiver (medium red). Normally I wouldn't gravitate to the vibrant shades but they wear much lighter and sheerer than they appear in the pan. A little also goes a long way with these and they will last a long time - you definitely get your money's worth in terms of amount and quality. Packaging is also stellar and excellent quality.
The only con I can think of is that UD made this with a front metal mesh design on the case so that you could see the blush shade, which was/is a fail bc its to "fine" of a laser cut to show the shade, if that makes sense. If you own a lot of these it's a pain in the @ss to wade through which-is-which unless you look at the back label. Luckily the back label IS the same shade as the blush color, so this lessens that annoyance somewhat for those who store these in a way where ya don't have to turn these over every time.
I got lucky in that I grabbed so many of these via the half price Ulta sale and love them, but I will def. pay more for these as new colors are released. I feel that $26.00 for 0.23 oz is an excellent price for these given how awesome they are in performance, color range, and amount for money.