BareMinerals’ Five-Star Blush review

Posted on Friday, at bought • 331 views

  • Manufacturer: bareMinerals/Bare Escentuals
  • Availability: released as part of the Glamorous Life kit
  • Color Range: sheer rose-berry satin
  • Cost/Amount: USD$18.00$20.00 for .85 oz / .03 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
BareMinerals’ Five-Star Blush

The shade is very attractive, but it's REALLY sheer. Yes, I know this is a blush, and one wants a blush to be a softer color instead of something hard-edged and potentially clownish; but I've gotten rather spoiled by great companies like Meow Cosmetics and Aromaleigh and Shiro Cosmetics, which have blushes that actually have some color payoff.

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the face color in the pot; top right, the face color patted loosely over primer, to better show the shade and properties; and below, the color applied to the cheeks.
This blush doesn't build easily. I'm not the fairest-toned person I know, but I'm on the pale end of the spectrum - and I can barely see this blush on myself. I don't know how well this would work for deeper skintones. I also think that this shade wouldn't harmonize easily with gold undertones, because it's a cool-toned rose.

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