Yuck! I bought this in Peachy Keen due to bareMinerals discontinuing my standby: READY Pressed Powder Blush in The Aphrodisiac (see older review). I was so sad that they 86'd yet another great product and am very confused on where this company is heading and what their name even means anymore.
The woman working at Ulta agreed that the color looked the same as what was on my cheeks (or what's left of them) so I figured it would work fine. What a mistake. To begin with, it is very hard to get the compact open which is super annoying. The latching mechanism is not user friendly and hurt my fingers. Then we have the product. While READY Blush builds up naturally so you can get the right coverage and I do like a lot of bright blush, this goes on so heavy in one swish that I looked like I had coral-red toned dye on the sides of my face and it wouldn't blend at all and I do have a good blush brush. Is this the new look? I'm in my mid-40s and have a thin, gaunt face with plenty of cheekbones and no fat in my cheeks anymore, so I don't need a heavy contouring effects to break up baby fat or whatever this is for. I need to wake up my pale olive skin and try to fill in my hollow spots with some warm color to soften my face. Needless to say, this blush went back to Ulta and I bought my old standby for less than half the price on Jet.
Please stop messing with good products, bareMinerals! Not every product needs to be a trend and what happened to the more natural, mineral look that your name implies? The proof is in the pudding: a few days after my old blush arrived, I got a compliment on it. Due to my highly-allergic skin, I sure hope bareMinerals figures out what they are doing and what Gen Nude really is before all the old stock of my READY blush is gone.