Monday, August 23, 2010

LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed (plus swatches of all colors)

Repurchase: Yes
Price: $24.00 (0.17 oz)
Product: 8.5/10
Packaging: 7/10
Value: 8.5/10
Overall Grade: B
While on my trip, I stopped by the Sephora in Downtown Disney. I didn't want to get anything because I wasn't really impressed by the customer service but ended up giving in and getting the LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed.
The Packaging: I'm not too fond of the packaging. The blush is packaged in a shiny onyx pan with a clear, plastic lid -which reminds me more of typical "drugstore packaging" than something from a "high-end" brand like LORAC. For $24, I also would've expected a mirror. I feel like the compact could easily break if I wasn't careful.
Product Ingredients
Product Description & Directions
The Product: I have no idea why this is labeled as a matte blush when it obviously has lots of shimmer and sheen. The blush gives the most beautiful, luminous glow and isn't too flashy or in-your-face as the shimmer is very fine. I also love that the blush feels light on my skin and doesn't itch or feel heavy like other face products tend to on my sensitive skin.
The downside is that the blush doesn't last very long -about 3 hours at most (on bare skin.) However, I'm willing to put that aside since this is the most gorgeous blush I've seen in a long time.
LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed
 LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush in Exposed

The Color: Bright, medium, peachy pink with a touch of coral and lots of fine shimmer. This could be overly shimmery for some -you can only see all the shimmer when you look closely. From a distance, it looks like more of a luminous glow.

Swatches.. (The blush is way prettier in person. The swatch photos honestly don't do it justice. In person, it's much brighter and more pigmented.)

 Above (with flash) from left: Velvet Rope, Exposed, Flaunt, Hollywood, Plush (The swatches in this photo most resemble the actual colors.)
 Above (no flash) from left: Velvet Rope, Exposed, Flaunt, Hollywood, Plush
Above (no flash): Exposed

Overall: I really love everything about this blush except for the fact that it doesn't last too long. I'm very disappointed with the lasting ability of the blush as I expected better quality from LORAC. However, I'd still recommend it because it's so beautiful -perfect for the summertime. Once Fall kicks in, I'd love to get my hands on Velvet Rope since it's a little deeper in color.

Where To Buy: Sephora, LORAC

4 comments:

  1. mmm lasting ability is my main issue when it comes to make up. too bad this one doesnt' cut it!

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  2. and lol yeah I dressed a bit slutty in highschool but never walked around in lingerie and garter like taylor momsen LOL the most i wore is a short tube top and shorts!

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  3. these look such lovely colours x

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  4. @ Pop Champagne.. Me too. I really hate applying my makeup throughout the day!

    LOL me too! I so remember wearing short shorts and tube tops. I don't even have tube tops anymore but I still have one pair of short shorts. =P

    @ Nicoletta.. I agree!

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