Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon Monochromatic Blush Duo Review & Swatches

Spiced Cinnamon

Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon Monochromatic Blush Duo ($38.00 for 0.51 oz.) includes a richer, deeper coral with a matte finish paired with a shimmering, more mid-tone coral with both shades running warmer, more red-orange than pink or full-on orange. They performed well; they were pigmented, long-wearing, and easy to apply and blend out.

Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Left) Matte Blush

Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Left) Matte Blush

Spiced Cinnamon (Left)

Spiced Cinnamon (Left) is a medium-dark coral with strong, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was soft, smooth, and velvety to the touch without being powdery or dusty. The blush applied evenly to my skin and blended out with little effort for a seamless, skin-like finish. It wore well for nine hours on me before fading noticeably.

Viseart Ablaze (Blush) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Slim Fit (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).KIKO 108 Orange Coral (DC, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).NYX Apricot (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Holiday (2019) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Coloured Raine Crushin’ (PiP, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar).NARS Torrid (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty The Afternooner (Blush) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Nude Glow (Center) (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar).Cover FX Pink Dahlia (Left) (PiP, ) is lighter (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, Mica, Myristyl Trisiloxane, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Neopentyl Glycol Dicaprylate/Dicaprate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163).

Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Right) Shimmer Blush

Cover FX Spiced Cinnamon (Right) Shimmer Blush

Spiced Cinnamon (Right)

Spiced Cinnamon (Right) is a medium-dark coral with strong,w arm undertones and fine, gold and pink pearl that gave it a luminous finish. The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan, and soft without being powdery. This shade had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, but it was easy to dial down the pigmentation with a lighter hand or less-dense brush as well. It applied evenly to my cheeks, blended out easily along the edges, and the more I buffed it into my skin, the smoother and more glowing the finish appeared. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Becca Watermelon/Moonstone (P, $27.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Fenty Beauty Beach Bum (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).MAC Just a Pinch (P, $27.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Jouer Marigold (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Love Lust (P, $60.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Drop of a Hat (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).NARS Vu (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Natasha Denona Alba (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever B314 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% 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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