These little tubes are so cute! I bought 3 shades: Coral Sheen, Just Pinched Pink, and Pink Fever.
Swatches from top to bottom: Pink Fever, Coral Sheen, and Just Pinched Pink
Pink Fever is a bright cool toned pink,. Coral Sheen is a bright warm coral, it almost looks like a true orange. Just Pinched Pink is a cool toned mauve. These have a very subtle amount of shimmer, it's only noticeable in the natural light. Swatches are 2 swipes each.
Claims: "Cheeks go dewy and gently glazed with this portable, creamy blush stick.Glazed pearls and shea butter glide provide blendable, natural color and smooth, even application.Fragrance Free. Non-comedogenic. Suitable for all skin types."
Finish/Texture: The finish is a bit dewy at first, but it dries down to a satin. These have a very pretty subtle shimmer . The texture is so creamy, you could easily use your fingers to blend these out! They glide on the skin so smoothly, it's great.
Lasting Power: Alone these lasted about 5 hours, which is more than I expected (note that I do have dry skin). Over foundation these lasted about 8 hours before they started to fade. I was very impressed with the wear time!
Scent: These do not have scent, yay!
Packaging: They come in a small plastic tube (very similar to the NYX cream blushes). After the cap is removed, the stick can be easily twisted up/down.
Price/Availability: I paid $9.30 for each blush stick at CVS.
- Great pigmentation
- Nice texture/blendable
- Easy to use
- Good staying power
- Variety of shades to choose from
- Overall great quality
- Blush does not twist down all the way into the tube (I know this problem will go away over time, so it's not a big deal)
Maybelline has set the standard for cream blush sticks at the drugstore! I'm so pleased with these blush sticks, overall I think they are going to be a huge drugstore hit.
Although they are about ten dollars with tax, these will last you a while. They are nicely pigmented, so a little really goes a long way. They blend out effortlessly, even with my dry skin. These have shimmer to them, but it is very subtle, and once it's blended out it's barely noticeable. The lasting power is nice too, and there are a variety of shades to choose from, although I wouldn't mind seeing more collections in the future!
I'm excited to see what other brands may do to follow up, I'm hoping for a blush stick trend this spring.. is that just me?