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Adventures in Blogging | MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2015 Preview

9 March, 2015

 

IMG_3605Every now and then, as a blogger I have the opportunity to attend some pretty awesome events.  This past Saturday was one of those events when I was able to attend the MAKE UP FOR EVER Spring 2015 Preview here in Toronto.  I’m not kidding guys, I pretty much came out of hibernation to attend this event, and what an event it was.  The event was held at the Deanery at St. James Cathedral and it was a stunning, light and airy venue with floor to ceiling windows that let in a lot of natural light and let us bloggers really explore the products that MAKE UP FOR EVER was showcasing.

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Make Up Forever HD Blush in 510 Raspberry

10 March, 2014

MUFE HD Blush 510 Raspberry 6

 

Now lord knows that I love me some blush.  Like I really, really love me some blush.  As a result, I have a pretty large collection of blush that continuously grows at a rather alarming rate.  Part of being a lover of blush means that it is pretty hard to surprise or impress you with new blush products.  So when the new MUFE HD Blushes were launched last month I was super skeptical.  A blush that applies like a cream but wears like a powder?  Get outta town!

Fast forward a few weeks after having picked up one of the blushes at my local Sephora, and I am so tempted to go back and own them all.  I don’t know why I was skeptical.  I mean this HD Blush is from MUFE and I have never tried a product of theirs that didn’t live up to it’s claims.

The blush goes on just like a cream and it really does wear like a powder.  It is highly pigmented, but when applied properly you are able to build the colour up to the desired intensity.  I personally use a stippling brush for application and a kabuki brush for blending in the colour.  Once this blush is on the skin, it’s not going anywhere.  I have worn it several times now, both over liquid and powder foundation, and on bare skin and each time I got about 8-9 hours of wear out of the blush.  There was absolutely no need for any kind of reapplication of the blush at any point during the day.

I purposely chose the darkest colour I could find just to be able to test it out on darker and lighter skin.  510 Raspberry, is just that, a nice deep raspberry shade.  In the swatch you see below it is applied super heavily for photographs, and that is not how I would apply or wear it on a day to day basis.  I also applied it on my sister who is an NC30 to my NC50 and on her skin tone it came out as a nice rosy, youthful flush to her cheeks.

And can we talk about just how easy it is to depot this bad boy?  There is a pin hole in the bottom of the compact that allows you to just slip a pin in and push the colour right out.  You can then slip it into your palette, which I love.  I think it is just a bit smaller than a MAC pro palette blush, so it may not fit into one of those palettes,  but it should fit into any kind of Z palette very easily.

Really if you are a blush lover, you need to own at least one of the MUFE HD Blushes.  It will be a welcome addition to your makeup bag.

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