A good powder blush can be hard to find at drugstores. Many of the inexpensive options are super powdery and sparkly, which isn't always flattering. These Wet n' Wild Color Icon blushes are amazing, but are only available in Walmart and some Loblaws in Canada.
I love this blush, it is very, very pigmented, so you do have to be careful when you use it, especially since this is a berry color, it is very creamy and has excellent color payoff. I used this in certain photos, and I used a little too much, but it still blended in nicely, and looked natural in flash photography.
Ladies, say hello to the best drugstore blush that you will ever encounter. It's the Wet N' Wild Color Icon blush in the colour 832E Heather Silk.
COLOUR & PIGMENTATION
It's a gorgeous matte pink with a slight mauve tone, making it super wearable for everyday. And this, my friends, I promise you, is the most pigmented blush you will ever use. The swatch on the right shown on my arm is just one gentle swipe of my index finger across the blush. And then to the left of that, is the colour blended out. A beauty, right? It's so pigmented, in fact, that I need only to tap my brush on the blush once, and then swipe it on my face. Warning: Apply with a light hand!
I bought this for $4.99 at Superstore/Loblaws in Canada, but I know you can get it for only $2.99 in the US! Nonetheless, under $5 for a blush like this is definitely a steal. It could be sold for a highend price with the quality. And as I mentioned above, this thing is uber pigmented, so the product will last a long time.
The wear time isn't as good as something like the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12H blushes, but it will wear throughout my school day, which is good enough for me. Holding up for 6 hours during which I have PE class and track, I'd say is a considerable feat.
Super soft, rich, and velvety. Not powdery or chalky. What else can I ask for?
Now this is the only downfall for me. The blush comes with a section at the bottom holding a blush brush, which is awful. It is scratchy and just not good for anything. I really could do without that entire section, which would cut off half of the packaging. But then again, for $4.99, I'll keep my mouth shut.
So as a recap:
Nice colour and finish
Pigmented like whoa!
One pan will last a long time
Wears for a decent time
Soft formula, not powdery
You got to remember to apply with a light hand
Packaging is a little bulky
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