My quest is over. I have finally found blush nirvana, and it’s at Makeup Geek. I read some rave reviews about these extremely affordable, high quality blushes and could not wait to try them. I always have issues with powder blush lasting throughout the day. I need pigment that really sticks around, like Nars blushes. When Marlena from Makeup Geek sent these beauties, I had high hopes…and her blush actually exceeded my expectations.
Makeup Geek Blush ($12.99 for the compact, $9.99 for pan) is talc, paraben, and cruelty-free. Pans are perfect for a Z Palette (you can also get these on Makeup Geek, just think of the epic palette you can create!) and the compacts are sturdy with a very handy clear top. The texture is creamy and smooth. Pigmentation is amazing, and as I said the color lasts all day long with hardly any fading. One swipe of a blush brush gives enough color, which makes these blushes an even better value. There are 13 shades in the range, and I have swatches of 6 of them today. I tend to gravitate toward pink blush shades, so the ones I don’t have are the peach and brown toned shades.
First Love is a soft matte ballerina pink. This is great for fair and light/medium skin.
Head Over Heels is a shimmery bubblegum pink. It creates a stunning pop of color that really wakes up the complexion.
Hanky Panky is a matte medium rose-pink. I adore this shade on my medium faux-tanned skin.
Secret Admirer is a matte orchid purple/pink. Cool-toned blush lovers will flip over this shade.
Rendevous is a matte medium pink with purple undertones. It blends beautifully – I think I reach for this one the most often.
Love Affair is a matte pink coral shade with super pigmentation; use a light hand with this one!
While I truly love them all, the one I reach for most is Rendevous, followed by Hanky Panky.
I can’t rave enough about Makeup Geek Blushes. Right now, several of them are out of stock – I am sure Marlena ran out because so many people realized how fabulous the blush is. Get the ones you can today, and the rest should be restocked in September. I know I am going to collect the remaining 7 shades, because a girl can never have too much blush. – Lisa
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