I have been always intrigued my this makeup brand – Make Up For Ever – Like MAC, they too provide a wide variety of products in a wide variety of colours – and a tad bit better priced than MAC – atleast it used to be. But now its all a different story! They opened their store in Mumbai in my second home – read Inorbit Mall. However, during those days, I was oblivious to big name makeup brands, beauty blogs, etc. Else, with my purchases, I might have single-handedly saved the store from closing down! Ok! That’s a stretch but you get my drift, right?
Thankfully, the brand was available in one of the premium malls in Bangkok and so I got to try (reaad Buy) a lot of their stuff. One of the first products I am reviewing here for you in one of their sculpting blushes – #18 – Satin Light Peach.
PRODUCT (from the website):
The Sculpting Blush is an oil-free powder blush, which comes in a slim compact case. The wide range of shades available answers every need with seven cold shades and seven warm orangey shades.
What it is: An ultra-fine powder blush that brightens and highlights the complexion.
What it does: Enriched with luminous coated pigments, this blush enhances the cheeks with an impeccable hold. Its soft and silky texture glides on the skin for an even result while its long-lasting formula adds a healthy glow to the complexion.
Price: USD $25 / About Rs 1700 (post current conversions) for 5.5gms
Packaging: The product comes packaged in a extremely sleek round plastic flip-open case. The case has a slit window to allow the colour of the blush to show, making it extremely easy to identify the colour without opeing or reading the flipside or remembering numbers (since the shade name is not mentioned anywhere except the MUFE website). The packaging is so sleek and minimalistic – however, not ideal for travel as it lacks a brush and a mirror.
Also, much to my chagrin, one of these blushes fell down and broke into pieces, breaking my heart with it, the very day I purchased them!!
So, the packaging is fairly fragile and will not withstand a drop.
My take on Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #18 Satin Light Peach:
Color – As mentioned by the MUFE website, the color is Satin Light Peack – which describes it aptly. Its true peach, unlike MAC Peaches which looks more light orange in comparison. The colour goes well with the Indian Skintone. Refer the pics to see how it appears on my NC30 skintone. Pls note that I have applied it a tad heavily so that the colour is better visible in the pics.
The colour is satin finish not matte or shimmer, something perfectly in between.
It goes well with all my pink, peach, coral, orange lippies. In the pics you see it paired with a soft pink colour.
Texture: Finely milled, smooth and extremely blendable texture. It comes off easily on the brush or finger and applies naturally. It applies evenly, there is no patchiness.
Pigmentation: Immensely pigmented. One light sweep of the brush is all you need to give a natural flush. If you want to build it up to colour in pan, that too is possible by layering it.
Lasting power: The lasts for about 6-6.5hours. You have to make allowance for my oily skin. Even NARS gives me no more than 7-7.5 hours of wear time.
Visibility on skintone: The colour is extremely easy to wear and easily shows on my skin. It brightens the face and doesn’t pull orange or pink – is a true peach.
Pros of Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #18 Satin Light Peach:
• Finely milled, smooth, easily blendable.
• Its super pigmented – so a little goes a long way!
• Fabulous for the summers – goes well with most lipstick colours
• Fairly long-lasting – even with my oily skin
• The color works well for day and night both
• The product has a nice satin finish – does not accentuate the pores
• Did not break me out
• Is unscented
Cons of Make Up For Ever Sculpting Blush #18 Satin Light Peach:
• Availability in India
• Flimsy packaging
• No mirror or applicator – even to help with touchups
IMBB Rating: 4.5 / 5
Overall Thoughts: I am liking the quality of product shelled out by MUFE, though not the packaging. The colour is not unique but a flattering peach – a true peach.
Does it replace my love for NARS blushes? NO! I do consider it to be a better product than MAC though, but quite as good as NARS. Do you get what I mean?
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