Love at First Blush
Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio contains two powder blushes and one powder highlighter; all shades have previously been released, with both blushes available separately if desired. They performed similarly to previous versions I’d tried, with only minor color differences, though Venus Nectar appeared a little warmer and darker. One thing to keep in mind is that the blushes were more pigmented than buildable as advertised, so the ratings reflect that–if you prefer more pigmented blushes (or don’t mind them), you can adjust the rating in your head!
Cherish is a bright, medium pink with undertones of cool and a semi-matte finish. It didn’t have a lot of shimmer, but it was not quite matte when applied and blended out on my skin. It had opaque color coverage and a smooth, finely milled texture that blended easily. It lasted for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Nymphette is a medium pink with warm undertones and a lighter, contrasting peachy-gold shimmer. It had an opaque color payoff and a smooth, blendable texture that was finely milled but not powdery. It lasted about eight and a half hours before beginning to show signs of wear.
Venus Nectar is a deeper peachy gold with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter had a silky-smooth, almost emollient texture that was lightweight, thin, and not at all powdery, with rich pigmentation in a single layer. As I applied and blended it into my skin, it appeared to “melt.” This color lasted for about eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.