There has been a lot of talk surrounding Sunday Riley blushes, a brand very new to me. I cannot be certain where I first caught wind of its mention, although I could have sworn it was in an Allure Best of Beauty issue. I continued to hear rave reviews on blogs like thebeautylookbook.com and beautyprofessor.net. Of course I had to see for myself exactly how gorgeous these blushes actually are.
Sunday Riley’s “series of six blushes leaves your cheeks with universally flattering, sun-kissed radiance. Round-shaped pigments impart a silky texture and diffuse light for natural, luminous cheek color.”
I found it difficult choosing between the two shades, Honest and Blushing. I ultimately chose Blushing due to the fact that my personal collection was devoid of a neutral pink shade. The Sunday Riley Blushes have impressed me considerably and I will most likely be adding Honest to my collection as well.
Blushing is a neutral-toned shimmering pink. When viewed in the pan, Blushing lets on the idea of a more natural, warm based pink. To my surprise, once swatched the shade pops, bringing on cooler tones and ample pigment. The shimmer is subtle and perfectly tasteful, providing a certain amount of radiance. You can wear this during the day without fear.
One swipe of the blush delivers sheer radiant color. The silky formula easily builds to provide more depth. When just swatching this product on my arm, it transformed from a powder product to something more in sync with the natural texture of my skin. It blends beautifully providing a truly radiant finish. It contains all attributes determinate of that which defines a great blush. In other words, this blush is brilliant.
The above swatch is heavily applied to help show the color and finish. I also applied it quite heavy in the photo below to help it show better on camera, something I always do. The formula is a great leap above Nars and with a $5 price difference I would choose this formula every time. The best-selling Nars Orgasm is similar to Sunday Riley 105 Intimate minus the glitter, just something to consider.
wearing Sunday Riley Blush in 101 Blushing
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Have you tried Sunday Riley blushes? Is it a product you would like to try?