On a post I made for Valentine’s Day early this year, I shared how I’ve always preferred the “less is more” look when it comes to makeup. So when I first checked out Silk Naturals Mineral Makeup’s collection of blushes and saw that the Flirt Sheer Blush was described as giving “the perfect just came in from the cold glow” look, I was sold!
Silk Naturals claims that its products are formulated to be extra gentle, non-pore clogging and will not cause irritation even to sensitive skin. I’m also using a concealer from SN and have not encountered any allergy problems so far. They also don’t test on animals and have a vegan line.
Flirt Blush Ingredients: Mica, Silk Powder, Silica, Iron Oxides, FD&C Colors
A Natural Look
Flirt Sheer Blush has a light neutral plum (slightly brownish pink) tint. Although the base color, plum, suits most skin tones, I think this particular blush works best on those with light to medium light complexion. It’s light and sheer so those with slightly darker skin tones might have problems trying to make the color come out. The blush has a hardly noticeable glitter so it still comes out looking natural on my skin, especially once it starts to set in with a bit of my skin’s natural moisture and shine. I’ve never been a fan of matte makeup and particularly glittery blushers so the subtle shine this blush adds to my skin is just right for my taste. It’s a perfect blush for outdoor dates where you need that flirtatious glow each time you smile–top it up with some romantic sunshine!
Might Be Too Light
As this blush is sheer and light, I got a bit frustrated trying to get the color to come out the first time I applied it. My skin tone is close to medium wheat and yet it still does take a couple of swishes for the blush to stain my cheeks. Fortunately, the blush doesn’t cake easily. However, the sheerness of the blush also means it might not work well for those with uneven skin tone so there’s still a need for at least a light coverage foundation underneath for smoother blending– unless you have really light skin. It might also be too light for those who prefer heavy-looking makeup. This will definitely look washed out if you’ll be under a lot of lights (e.g. theater performance, photo/TV shoot)
Toss Or Keep?
Keep ♥ I only got the 5 gram sample jar at US$1.25 last time because I wasn’t so sure whether the plum undertones will work for my yellowish skin. But since it does and it’s an everyday kind of blush that goes well with very minimal makeup, I think I will be getting the full sized jar (10-gram jar, US$6.50) next time. I recommend this blush to those who are still undecided on which blush would work best for them or to barely there makeup fans like me.
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