Cover FX Pink Dahlia Monochromatic Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Pink Dahlia

Cover FX Pink Dahlia Monochromatic Blush Duo ($38.00 for 0.51 oz.) contains a matte, coral blush and a shimmery, warm pink blush. The two coordinated well together with the shimmery pink lightening and brightening the matte blush without drastically altering the color or tone of it. Both shades had good color payoff, were blendable, and lasted for eight and a half hours on me.

Cover FX Pink Dahlia (Left) Matte Blush

Cover FX Pink Dahlia (Left) Matte Blush Cover

Pink Dahlia (Left) is a medium pink-coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had a smooth, velvety consistency that wasn’t too thin or too dense, so the product picked up well on a brush without having lots of powderiness in the pan. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was easy to diffuse and blend out on my skin (though a lighter hand could be used for more buildable coverage if preferred). It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Tarte Vibrant (LE, $29.00) is brighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Count Me In (P, $8.00) is cooler (95% similar).KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Dior Precious Rocks (864) (LE, $45.00) is cooler (90% similar).Tarte Heir (LE, $29.00) is warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Peach Cobbler (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Between the Sheets (P, $8.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).MAC Immortal Flower (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Milani Coral Beams #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever B308 (P, $23.00) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The duo includes both a “monochromatic matte and shimmer shade” that can be used “individually or layer[ed] together.” The blushes are described as having “high-impact payoff” with no other specifics. The consistency of the matte shades was incredibly silky, finely-milled, and smooth without being powdery–they were thinner but not difficult to apply and sat well on bare skin as well as over foundation. The pigmentation ranged from semi-opaque to opaque and was definitely buildable.

Both the matte and shimmer products wore between eight and nine hours on me.

 

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Cover FX Pink Dahlia (Right) Shimmer Blush

Cover FX Pink Dahlia (Right) Shimmer Blush

Pink Dahlia (Right) is a light-medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It seemed more sparkly/frosted when swatched, but applied to my cheeks, it diffused to a very luminous sheen that was lightly shiny but not overly frosted, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-opaque coverage in a single layer. The powder had a smooth, denser consistency that wasn’t too firmly pressed in the pan, and it was easy to pick up product without excess kicked up in the pan. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Kink & Kisses (504) (P, $42.00) is darker (90% similar).NARS Orgasm (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Pink Sand #1 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Rose Cliff #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Milani Pink Play #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Cool (Winter 2016) Highlighter (LE, $60.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Laura Mercier Bellini (LE, $24.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Estee Lauder Peach Passion (P, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar).Laura Mercier Golden Pink (LE, $35.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Natasha Denona Rayo (P, $38.00) is cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The duo includes both a “monochromatic matte and shimmer shade” that can be used “individually or layer[ed] together.” The blushes are described as having “high-impact payoff” with no other specifics.

The shimmery shades were slightly firmer with more of a powder-gel hybrid consistency that is firmer, denser but is often smoother and more “melted” when applied and blended out on skin. For this type of formula, I’d recommend a moderately dense blush or highlighter brush. Most of the shimmery shades had a luminous sheen–smoother, shinier finish but not intense or metallic. I found that layering the matte over the shimmer to yield a more intense shimmer effect, which is more of a tip from me to you than a pro/con.

Both the matte and shimmer products wore between eight and nine hours on me.

 

Ingredients

Mica, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Squalane, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Glycerin, Polysorbate 20, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Chondrus Crispus, Xanthan Gum, Silica, Dicalcium Phosphate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).

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