When I purchased my first CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Lush Berry a few months ago, I went crazy for it (you can see my review with swatches here). I still use it at least three times a week and I'm not even close to hitting pan since you really only need one tiny dab on your fingertip for each cheek (which makes these blushes a sound investment at $11). Lush Berry got me through the heat of summer looking perfect all day and night. I can't think of another cream blush that lasts as long on my oily skin, and it also lives up to its promise of making my cavernous pores appear smaller and smoother. This blush rocks my socks off, so I was thrilled when I recently received some other shades for review.
CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blushes
(retail: around $11)
(retail: around $11)
Looking at these shades in their compacts, I find it difficult to really see the differences in color. So I'm thrilled that I have these to swatch for you, so now we can all see the true colors on skin (for the record, I am a MAC NC20):
As you can see, there is no shimmer in these blushes (which I LOVE) and they are nice and creamy to the touch (with thanks to that ribbon of Olay Regenerist Serum running through them). Plush Peach is a true peach creme, Rich Cinnamon is similar to Plush Peach but has a tiny bit more pink in it, and Royal Plum is a nice, very wearable plum shade.
After testing these shades for a few days, here's the most important thing I'd like to stress about them: I think that all three of these shades would be IDEAL for those of you with fair to very fair skin. I know that it's difficult for some of you with fair or porcelain skin to find drugstore blushes that work without making you feel clownish, so I think you might strike gold with any one of these shades.
On my NC20 skin, Plush Peach sort of disappears. I really cannot see it on my cheeks after I blend it, so this leads me to believe that it would deliver a beautiful, subtle flush of peach to fairer skintones.
When I tried Rich Cinnamon, I could see it a tiny bit more than Plush Peach on my skin, but still, it pretty much blended into my natural skintone. Again, this leads me to believe that it would be a very pretty, natural shade on fairer skintones.
Royal Plum delivered a very natural-looking flush to my cheeks, and I love that it looks great whether I'm wearing cool or warm eyeshadows. This was my favorite of the bunch (for my particular skintone).
If your skintone is NC20 or deeper, I would highly suggest starting with Lush Berry if you're interested in trying a Simply Ageless Blush. Lush Berry provides a beautiful glow to my cheeks that is extremely pigmented and can actually be overdone if I'm not not careful with blending (click here for my swatches). For a more natural, subtle look, I will reach for Royal Plum (it would be a great on a low or no-makeup day) but I think I will be skipping Plush Peach and Rich Cinnamon since I think those two shades were really designed with fair and porcelain skintones in mind.
Have you tried CoverGirl Simply Ageless Sculpting Blushes yet? How do you like them? If you have very fair skin, are you considering picking up any of the colors I swatches in this review? I'd love to hear from you!
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