04.06.2015
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Colorful Blush
Rating
$14
Category:Makeup > Blushes > Powder Blush
Last Updated:04.06.2015
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

Colorful Blush has a silky pressed-powder texture that blends on beautifully and evenly. The shade ranges come in a multitude of nude, pink, and mauve colors with just the right amount of pigmentation (neither too sheer nor too dark). The shade range presents an option for a matte or shimmer finish, but we found the matte shades to be better because the shimmer shades are on the glaring side with all their glitter particles.

Pros:

  • Silky pressed powder texture blends beautifully.
  • Attractive shade range.

Cons:

  • Overly glittery shimmer shades.
Claims
Ingredients
Mica, Talc, Magnesium Myristate, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), Boron Nitride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, CI 77491 (Iron Oxides), Phenoxyethanol,Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, CI 77492 (Iron Oxides), Sorbic Acid, CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 15850 (Red 7), BHT, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Portulaca Pilosa Extract, Sucrose Cocoate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, CI 12085 (Red 36), CI 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake).

NOTE: Ingredients may vary by shade from the above listing.

Brand Overview

Sephora At-A-Glance

Strengths: Inexpensive; some good cleansers and makeup removers; the Blotting Papers; good powder foundation; impressive blush and shiny eyeshadow options; great metallic finish eyeliner; awesome brow kit; bountiful selection of lipsticks and lip glosses; a couple of very good mascaras; several outstanding makeup brushes;  testers are available in-store for each product, and sales pressure is practically nonexistent.

Weaknesses: Mostly average to below-average toners, moisturizers, and sunscreens; no options for those dealing with acne or skin discolorations; some SPF-rated products (including foundations) lack sufficient UVA-protecting actives; the lip plumper is too irritating; too many disappointing eye-makeup products, including several disappointing eyeliners and brow pencils; unappealing shimmer powders.

Sephora's first foray into skin care was back in 1994, when they offered a colorful, artfully packaged selection of bath gels. Their facial skin-care came on the scene a few years later, but for the most part wasn't worth waiting for. Sephora must not have been too pleased with these earlier versions, because lots of retooling has been done, although, sad to say, that hasn't improved on the ordinary, mundane status their products have consistently shared. Makeup is what Sephora's house brand does best. The only reason to shop this inexpensive skin-care selection is for everyday basics or the occasional impulse buy you may or may not enjoy adding to your routine. Otherwise, most of the skin-care products can't compete with the other brands sold in Sephora boutiques worldwide.

Note: Sephora is categorized as one that tests on animals because their products are sold in China. Although Sephora may not conduct animal testing for their products sold elsewhere, the Chinese government requires imported cosmetics be tested on animals, so foreign companies retailing there must comply. This requirement is why some brand’s state that they don’t test on animals “unless required by law”. Animal rights organizations consider cosmetic companies retailed in China to be brands that test on animals, and so does the Paula’s Choice Research Team.

For more nformation about Sephora, call (877) 737-4672 or visit www.sephora.com.

Sephora Makeup

Once an incomplete line lacking such basics as foundation and concealer, Sephora's color collection has blossomed into a comprehensive group of products, most of which are priced considerably lower than products from the many other lines sold in their boutiques. Although the low price and the selection may draw you in, not everything is worth exploring; for example, some of the products (for example the inexpensive pencils, which are not worth considering) demonstrate the old adage that sometimes you really do get what you pay for. That's not to say you have to spend a lot of money for quality makeup, but it does seem that many of Sephora's potential bargains are below average in terms of performance.

What you really should pay attention to are the pressed-powder foundation, one of the concealers, the powder blush, the liquid shimmer, and a few of the mascaras. Of course, the hallmark of this line has always been an extensive selection of makeup brushes. That still holds true, and you'll find that in this case the prices are more than fair.

More than most other makeup lines, Sephora excels with their accessory offerings. From makeup bags to train cases and on to all manner of beauty tools (from tweezers to nail clippers and manicure aids), the selection means you will assuredly find something that meets your needs. It's easy to get caught up in the variety and scope of Sephora's makeup, and testers are readily available so you can play all you want. That's great, but it doesn’t compensate for a line with more than its share of average to poor products (and they change frequently, often not for the better). However, if you pay attention to the favorably rated products, you're more than likely to be very pleased.

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11.13.2014
My favorite!

This is my favorite blush. I wear it everyday. After it was stolen (yes, literally stolen) from my bathroom, I went straight to Sephora and bought another. I use it in the color Rose Glow. This is a little pricey for me, but the color is perfect for me and it lasts all day on my oily face. Has good pigmentation. Nice size for using with a blush brush.

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04.29.2013
very nice blush

I really like it a lot. It blends perfectly. Price is good too. Will buy again.

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