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Make-up by Mario Plumberry Gentle Pop Blush Stick Assessment & Swatches

Makeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Plumberry Soft Pop Blush Stick ($ 28.00 for 0.37 oz.) Is a vibrant, almost neon fuchsia pink with cool blue undertones and a dewy finish. In practice, it was pure opacity, although it seemed more semi-transparent when pulled straight from the tube, but it was a formula that was easy to blend, so the actual effect was pure to semi-transparent. I was able to build up paint by tapping on it as a second layer more and it didn’t stain.

The texture was moderately creamy and smoother, which was evident in its dewy finish, which wasn’t transfer-resistant but didn’t slide down my face quickly. I found it incredibly easy to apply the product on bare skin or over foundation / base products, and it seemed pretty foolproof – like not having to work at all to ensure a diffuse border, which can be an issue with higher contrast shades like this one . It carried well for eight hours before fading and migrating a little.

CONTINUE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

Formula overview

$ 28.00 / 0.37 oz. – $ 75.68 per ounce

The formula is said to have a “transparent, buildable coverage” with a “healthy and radiant” finish. If you love a really dewy finish, the formula might just be right for you. If tau is your archenemy, go further as this lives up to its “radiant” claim. There wasn’t any real dehydration, so it wasn’t as transfer-resistant, though it didn’t slide off my face as quickly either – most of the colors lasted between seven and eight hours.

The opacity seemed quite pigmented when applied or when I rubbed my finger over the product and made a single, unmixed swatch of color, but in practice it was semi-transparent, buildable as the consistency was moderately emollient, like a gel gel creamy and spreadable, what shines through naturally. All of the nuances were very easy to apply as they were easy to apply to both bare skin and foundation as the formula doesn’t lift the base products.

At the bottom of the side is a brush (so that the tube is effectively double-ended) with small bumps that are supposed to “center” the “product pick-up” for a “more even, more fluid application”. It definitely works for its intended purpose, although it can feel a little big depending on the size of your cheeks. I also found that it was difficult to put the brush back into the tube without some of the bristles splaying / catching.

The brush head is removable, which makes more sense for cleaning, but it’s hard to hold in your hand so it wasn’t convenient to actually pick up the product (more for hiding the product that stays attached to the bottom tube).

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Diisostearyl malate, octyldodecanol, polyglyceryl-3 diisostearate, polyethylene, dicalcium phosphate, microcrystalline wax (Cera Microcristallina), mica, hydrogenated microcrystalline wax, synthetic wax, pentaerythrityl tetra-di-T-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate: may contain (+/-) tin , Titanium dioxide (Ci 77891), iron oxide (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), blue 1 lacquer (Ci 42090), red 6, red 7 lacquer (Ci 15850).

Disclaimer: The ingredient lists are available from the brand (or retailer) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, the applicable ingredient list for the product you purchased, or the brand or retailer website for the most up-to-date list of ingredients.

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