Like It, Love It or Leave It: Make Up For Ever HD Blush

Posted Thursday April 10, 2014 4:10 PM GMT

THE PRODUCT: Make Up For Ever HD Blush

PRICE: $26

THE CLAIM: This new creamy blush melts on the skin for an extremely natural flush of color with a long lasting result. Its bendable, second skin texture allows for easy, controlled application.

OUR TEST: We tried three shades of the new product, numbers 330, 410 and 415. First, we enlisted the help of makeup artists to teach us the right application method (the Sephora pro’s will gladly help you). Then, we took the pods home and added them to our daily beauty routine. Per the expert’s suggestion, we used the Make Up For Ever Double Ended Sculpting Brush (number 158) to apply the product, which made for a seamless application.

THE VERDICT: We LOVE this blush and will use it For Ever! The cream melts onto your skin for a silky, long-lasting finish and is buildable with the rest of your beauty products.

We highly recommend investing in the dual-sided brush that was designed to go alongside the new range ($53), as it takes these colors to new heights. When applying with your fingers, you can still get bendable and beautiful results, but the sculpting tool guarantees a controlled, flawless application. The angled side is perfect for shaping the cheekbones, while the round side covers all your traditional powder needs.

But, the way it can be used to highlight cheekbones is the real reason we're so infatuated with this product. While the creamy colors are great to suit your basic blush desires, this line is perfect for highlighting and contouring. Pair a darker tone like 415 with your favorite red or pink shade, and you’ll create cheekbones you never knew you had.

Shop it at Sephora.com.

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