12.17.2014
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Visible Lift Color Lift Blush
Rating
$10.95
Category:Makeup > Blushes
Last Updated:12.17.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:Yes
Review Overview

L'Oreal pitches this as a blush that "contours and illuminates cheekbones for a more radiant, youthful-looking complexion." However, it is never a good idea to contour with blush color because blush is supposed to go on the cheekbone, and using it to contour means that you're putting too much color beyond the cheekbone. The contour color should be a soft shade of tannish brown placed under the cheekbone; check any fashion magazine cover to see how this is supposed to look.

If you let go of the contour claim and use this as it should be used—to add color that illuminates and adds radiance to the cheekbone—this blush soars!

The soft flush of luminous color accentuates cheekbones and adds a youthful, healthy glow. Whether you prefer pink, peach, rose, berry, or nude blush, the shades are gorgeous. Each goes on sheer, but can be layered for more intensity. The bouncy, sponge-like texture can be applied over foundation, either with your fingertips (by dabbing and blending) or with a brush. Once set, it takes on a cream-to-powder finish that works for all skin types (yes, even for those with oily skin, though the radiant finish will emphasize oily areas).

Pros:
  • Gorgeous shades with a luminous finish for a healthy glow.
  • Sponge-like texture with cream-to-powder finish works for all skin types.
Cons:
  • Colors go on soft with little intensity, so if you're looking for more color this may not be for you.
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Ingredients
Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Isononanoate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Boron Nitride, Isopropyl Myristate, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Alumina, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Ethylhexylglycerin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Tourmaline, Propylene Carbonate, Tin Oxide. May Contain: Mica, CI 77891/Titanium Dioxide, CI 77491/CI 77492 Iron Oxides, CI 15850 Red 7 Lake, CI 77163 Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 73360 Red 30 Lake, CI 75470 Carmine.

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

Brand Overview

L'Oreal Paris At-A-Glance

Strengths: Budget-friendly prices; good makeup removers; wide assortment of self-tanning options; one of the best, most comprehensive makeup collections at the drugstore, with superb options in almost every category; the mascaras are a tough act to follow.

Weaknesses: Jar packaging hinders some of the skincare formulas; many of their skincare formulas contain problematic amounts of fragrance and/or other irritants; exaggerated anti-aging claims.

L'Oreal's extensive makeup collection retains its stature as one of the better selections at the drugstore, though they have stiff competition from Revlon and, in some cases, sister company Maybelline New York. In recent years L'Oreal has made significant strides with foundation shades, powder textures, concealers, and, of course, superlative mascaras that rarely fail to impress. Their lipsticks are excellent and you will find many L'Oreal makeup products have a Lancome counterpart, and that the differences are minor—if there are any at all.

L'Oreal's displays in many drugstores reflect better-organized products and shade categories (though testers are still scarce). Given the number of lipsticks they sell, it only makes sense to put them in color families so consumers have a better shopping experience. Their True Match products are also sensibly laid out, but the rest of the foundations aren't as organized, likely due to the smaller selection of shades. Speaking of foundations, L'Oreal has made further strides by offering more that provide sufficient UVA protection. Revlon still has the edge for consistently launching impressive foundations with sunscreen, but at least L'Oreal is (finally) catching up.

The bottom line is that every category of L'Oreal’s makeup has some winning (and in some cases, benchmark-setting) products.

Unfortunately, despite the brands’ enormous presence in the beauty industry, L'Oreal's moisturizers and treatment products are a nearly all unremarkable and repetitive. When it comes to moisturizers or serums, just about anything from Dove, Olay, Neutrogena, or Aveeno is preferred. L'Oreal does well with most of their cleansers, along with scrubs and self-tanning products, but given the widespread availability and financial resources of this line, they could be doing so much more. The good news is their makeup has made major strides and now ranks as the best overall color collection at the drugstore—imagine the results if their skin care followed suit.

For more information about L'Oreal, call (800) 322-2036 or visit www.loreal.com or www.lorealparisusa.com.

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10.23.2014
Try it, you'll like Berry lift!

I bought two colors, one in a light apricot color (forgot the name) which was too light and was returned, and the other was berry lift. I'm usually not a berry blush person, more coral, but berry lift is a beautiful color on my medium olive 66year-old skin. It's buildable for more intensity at night, but glowing and natural looking for day. Apply a little more than you think you need, as it"settles" to a super-nice color that uusually lasts all day. It's one of my favorite, go-to blushes.

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JOANN K.
02.15.2014
Nice as a highlighter

If you're looking for a nice, drugstore highlighter try this. As stated, there is sheer color; but multiple attempts to add color resulted in little payoff. I think I'll just take it back to the store. It's sad, because the shades are beautiful in the pan.

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Celeste C.
10.03.2013
Disagree with the Best Product.

Not only are these blushes lacking in pigment and shiny. They dry up in the pan. I had mine for about two weeks. I recently saw a display at a store and they were hung up, the blush was falling out of the pot it sits in! You can do better than this blush.

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KT
04.20.2013
This is a cream blush, not a powder (as listed in the CCR)

I very much like this cream blush; I've almost finished a package of the coral and recently purchased a pink. Both colors have a nice "glow" to them, but some women might find them too shimmery as a result. The colors go on sheer, but are buildable, last all day, and glide on with either fingers or a brush. I would say these are comparable to my favorite (discontinued) EL cream blushes and better than those currently available by Clinique.

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