Before I start this review, I want to say I usually don’t care about the expiration of cosmetic products except when they smell weird and/or harm my skin. It may be gross for some, I know, but I dislike being too wasteful. Now that I’ve said that, this CoverGirl Blush-On I’ll be reviewing is one of those I have been using for a long time. 😀
Called Blushing Glow, this is a mute pink blush that looks dull on the pan but is actually a bit shimmery on skin. I have very few blush-ons in my makeup stash (I want to add more!) and this is my most favorite. I’m grateful my Mum gave this to me.
This is a favorite because, first, its sheerness is just what I prefer. In my opinion, it’s easier to have control over sheer blushes than those very pigmented. Second, it has a slight shimmer so it may work as a highlighter. It brightens my face especially on days when I lack sleep. Third, it gives that natural flush.
Here’s my swatch after several swipes from the pan:
It was already bright pink on my finger tip after swiping several times probably because of the shimmer. Yet the swatch is hardly noticeable, isn’t it? Maybe I should have taken a better picture. Anyway, on my cheeks, the pink is noticeable. There’s that natural flush and glow. “Blushing Glow” is, therefore, a fitting name for it. Sheer blushes like this may be built up, but apply too much and you’ll look overdone. (When I see girls with a thick blush-on, I call them cake-face. >D) This works best with fair to medium skin. The wear stays at a maximum of six hours then fades, but the shimmer is still there. When my face gets oily, a retouch is needed in four hours.
I don’t see this shade in the CoverGirl website, but I’m assuming (and hoping) they just renamed it. I will definitely purchase when I find the same shade.