Hello gorgeous gals,
Going through my collection, I was surprised to realize that I missed reviewing this blush. It’s not a very old purchase; however, it has been around for about 6 months. What was even more surprising was that not a single blush from this range has been reviewed on IMBB. So, here goes the review on “Make Up For Ever High Definition Second Skin Cream Blush” in the shade #210.
An ultra-blendable blush with a natural look and finish made specifically for HD technology.
What it does:
Formulated with the perfect balance of oils, waxes, and powders, HD Blush combines the second-skin look of a cream with the ease of a powder. Created for HD technology, this formula blends into skin with no visible texture for a truly natural flush of color. It’s completely weightless and can be worn over or under powder to sculpt and highlight cheeks flawlessly.
What else you need to know: Available in a wide range of colors, HD Blush has the perfect shade for every skin tone.
$26 for 2.8gms of product. Technically, that’s very little product.
The product comes packaged in a small and slim black compact. There is a decent-sized mirror provided. There is no applicator enclosed, but I guess you don’t necessarily need one with a cream blush. In short, it’s a minimalistic packaging. The flip side of the compact actually has a colour indicator to allow you to be able to identify the color in a jiffy. The compact comes packaged in a black cardboard box – as is the case with all things MUFE!
My Experience with Make Up For Ever High Definition Second Skin Cream Blush #210:
This new line of HD blushes was released somewhere in the beginning of 2014. If you remember, there used to be a HD blush in a pump bottle before this. The whole range was revamped and the new HD blushes in a compact, the new HD ultra foundation, etc., were released. I saw the collection while vacationing in Dubai, but I was on a “blush buying ban” since blushes are stuff that you use so little of, and I had a wide variety of shades already in my kitty.
When I started experimenting with cool-toned pinks and violets on my lips, I felt the need for a cool-toned pink blush. I had MUFE sculpting blush with me and also the Clinique Plum Pop. However, both products have a bit of a longevity issue. I finally decided to pick Chanel Affinite, but then, I thought why not try this instead. So, I picked the coolest pink in the range from MUFE. As per what I gathered online, it might have turned out to be too cool toned for my Indian skin tone, and maybe too light; however, it isn’t! It’s perfect!
Shade: Described as a “cool pink,” it’s exactly that –a cool-toned pink which ideally goes with pink or mauve or purple lip shade. However, a cool-toned pink on the cheek has the ability to freshen up any look, so I tried it with a variety of lip colors and quite liked the look. It makes the face look fresh and young. I know a lot of people advise that cool-toned gals should wear cool-toned blushes and warm toned skin tones should stick to warm toned ones. Well! Booyah!! The only rule of makeup is that there are no rules. I am quite warm toned and love wearing this cool-toned pink.
Texture: The product is like a very thick cream. It feels emollient while applying, but it blends into the skin so effortlessly, literally like second skin, totally natural looking. Once applied, it feels quite velvety and powdery. There is no slip. This product will not migrate once applied.
Pigmentation: The color is very pigmented; you get the colour in the pan. You can sheer it out for a barely there blush or go heavy handed for an intense dash of colour. So, it will work across skin tones, from light to deep tan or ebony. You don’t even need to put any effort to build it up nor does it take any elbow grease to sheer it out. It can be layered to show up more prominently; however, you can’t really get the shade in the pot. It isn’t that buildable. Also note, that for the shade to be built up, you do need more and more product. A little does not go a long way.
Staying Power: The wear time of the product is amazing – it lasts the whole day. I am officially in love!
Pros of Make Up For Ever High Definition Second Skin Cream Blush #210:
- Gorgeous cool-toned pink.
- Thick creamy texture in the pan which translates to an extremely lightweight texture on the skin.
- The product can be built up or sheered out, amazing staying power – effortlessly.
- Blends easily.
- Did not break me out.
- Easily portable packaging.
- Will show up and work well for the lightest skin tone to ebony.
- The compact has a colour indicator on the flip side so that you can identify the product in a jiffy.
Cons of Make Up For Ever High Definition Second Skin Cream Blush #210:
- Seems like very little product for the price; however, a little goes a long way.
- Why don’t the blushes have names – why only numbers??
These are absolutely amazing cream blushes; could well be the best out there since the texture and pigmentation are so spot on!
In the pics, I have applied it a bit heavy handed so that the color is distinctly visible in the pics. Also, it gives you a clear idea of how the product can be built up or sheered out as per your preference. If I didn’t have such a huge blush collection, I would pick up more colors from this line in a heartbeat – totally recommend it! Of late when I travel, I carry this and my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Souffle blushes in Watermelon and Papaya – and I am done!
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