I really like this product’s name: Baked Starblush. It sounds both astronomical and tasty. 🙂 This here is the Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights in Baked Starblush, one of two new $32 shimmery baked highlighters (the other one is called Starburst) containing five individual shades (there are two of each color) — in this one’s case a soft white, a soft pink, a rosy pink, a dusty rose and a bright rose. Both are available now online and at Smashbox counters, Nordstrom, Ulta and Sephora.
As for wear time, on my combination oily/dry skin, it lasts between six and seven hours.
I guess you could try to reach in there and access the shades individually, but you’d need an awfully small brush for that…so I just mix all of the shades together and apply the combined pink color wherever I want some luminosity. It does build up in layers, so you can add more if you want to see more of the color.
Oh! — and pictures. I think it looks lovely in photographs, be they taken with a flash, natural light, mixed light — you name it. If you have a big event to go to like a wedding or prom, Starblush would be very handy.
If you want an alternative to the $45 Hourglass Ambient Powders, this could save you a few bucks. They have a similar finish (another good alternative is the Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Sculpting Trio in Sublime).
PRICE: $32, one of two Baked Fusion Soft Lights
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Smashbox counters, Ulta, Sephora and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Additional makeup worn in this look
Lips — MAC Matte Lipstick in Runway Hit
Lashes — NARS Numero 2
Eyes — L’Oreal La Palette Nude 1, MAC Costa Riche Eye Kohl, MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Tom Ford Eye Defining Pen in Deeper
Cheeks — BECCA Damselfly Blush, Guerlain Terracotta 4 Seasons in 03 Naturel Brunettes
Face — Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum in 040, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Biscuit
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,