Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Make Up For Ever HD Blush - #6, Quickie

Hi Everyone,
I'm sure most people are familiar with Marlena (Makeup Geek) on YouTube. A few weeks a go I entered one of her Weekly Challenges on the Makeup Geek forum, the theme happened to be Lady Gaga and I was very shocked to be chosen as one of the winners. The quality of makeup everyone produced was amazing. The makeup look I entered that won was the Telephone makeup look I posted here back in March.

One of the prizes I chose was the Make Up For Ever HD Blush in #6 - Quickie. As Make Up For Ever is a bit of a pain to get hold of in the UK this is one of the first things I've tried from Make Up For Ever. The blush retails for £20.50 on (PAM) for 10ml of product. On the Sephora website the colour is described as a 'Salmon Pink' which I agree with to an extent, it just seems to be a little deeper than expected.

Wayne (Gossmakeupartist on YouTube) noted in his review that you don't need to press the pump very hard or you're going to be left with too much product - and this is very true. The blush is very pigmented so the pump only needs the lightest touch. I do like the fact that it's a pump applicator, but it definitely releases way too much product.

The product sets to more of a satin finish as my foundation has more of a dewy finish without powder. Swatched on bare skin it definitely has more of a matte finish for me. I expected the formula to be somewhat runny, but I was surprised that it is thicker than expected but very light and easily blended. Lasting power is great, it lasts all day and I've even wore it for nights out without any problems.

Although the colour is gorgeous, I'm not sure if I'm in love with it on myself - I feel it could be a little too dark and stark against my pale skin. I think it would look beautiful against more olive or deeper skin tones.


  1. Wow that's bright, but it looks gorgeous in the swatch - what a great prize x

  2. it is bright. i guess very little needs to be used.

  3. I love this blush!

  4. Congrats on winning girl! Loving the blush. =D


  5. I'm not shocked you won, your looks are always fabulous!