Milani Merlot Second Cheek Kiss Cream Blush ($8.99 for 0.21 oz.) is a brighter, medium plum with sturdy, heat undertones and a pure end that wasn’t dewy however wasn’t absolutely matte or set both. The feel was light-weight, skinny, and pretty emollient, so it had a bent to slip/glide readily throughout my naked pores and skin, which was good for getting a sheerer layer of product however made it tougher to maintain it in place for extra exact utility. It additionally impacted the general put on because it positively moved noticeably after six hours of damage.
It had semi-sheer, buildable pigmentation that was finest over naked pores and skin, because it utilized evenly and blended out properly, however over basis or extra matte base merchandise, it was much less foolproof and will raise up base merchandise. As a lip product, it lasted two hours and felt clingier, because it was skinny, nevertheless it was non-drying over time.
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$8.99/0.21 oz. – $42.81 Per Ounce
It is speculated to be “light-weight, buildable and by no means greasy” that provides a “luminous wash of shade.” Although the method title and precise packaging do not make point out of it, the model’s description on-line says it is a “multitasking cheek and lip balm-to-gel” product.
The feel was light-weight, emollient, and skinny with a contact of tackiness. I discovered it utilized higher over naked pores and skin than over basis, because it lifted my base up a bit–not each single time with out fail however usually sufficient that it wasn’t foolproof. It was worse over extra matte/drier bases (or a set base).
It had semi-sheer to medium, buildable pigmentation that utilized evenly and blended out properly over naked pores and skin. The product stayed on properly for six hours earlier than migrating/shifting round noticeably. The end was extra natural-matte–not overly dewy however set barely. I most popular to pat it on with fingertips and use a separate brush to diffuse the sides, which helped maintain it in place higher.
As a lip product, it had comparable protection and lasted about two hours or much less because it did not actually go away a stain behind, so the skinny, extra emollient method did not provide a lot in the way in which of longevity. The method was extra vulnerable to emphasizing lip texture, because it was skinny, nevertheless it was neither drying nor hydrating as a lip product.
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Triethylhexanoin, Octyldodecanol, Silica, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Artificial Wax, Artificial Beeswax, Polyethylene, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, 1,2-Hexanediol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Dimethicone, Punica Granatum Seed Oil, Citrullus Lanatus (Watermelon) Seed Oil, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Pink 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499)
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