Depending on how ravenous I am at any given moment, I’m enjoying this trend of makeup that looks good enough to eat. Like the new L’Oreal Magic Smooth SoufflÃ© Blushes ($12.99 each). If I didn’t know better…I’d think they were dessert!
Available in four potted shades that look like mousse (the kind you order after dinner) in their serving platters/pots, they feel firm and dense when I tap them with a finger, and yet feel smooth, dry and something like silicone when I get them on my cheeks.
I’ve been wearing two of the four shades this week — Celestial, a cool matte pink, and Angelic, a light matte peach — and both produce a faint flush of very natural-looking cheek color, especially in pics.
Celestial (left) and Angelic (right)
Swatches of Angelic (left) and Celestial (right)
But upon closer inspection, these delicious-looking blushes pose a few challenges for me.
First, I find them a little tricky to apply. A tad too much, and they start to ball up on my skin.
The product also seeks out every dry flake (how rude!) and settles in my pores, resulting in uneven color, and this happens on both bare skin and atop foundation or primer.
I’m guessing that to successfully pull these off, one would need porcelain perfect skin…and that does not describe me.
Points for very pretty colors and packaging, but I suspect I’m not the ideal candidate for these. If you’re blessed with a crystal clear, smooth complexion, you’re a lucky girl or guy, and these might work better for you than me.
PRICE: $12.99 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: C+
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,