Flower Win Some, Rouge Some Créme Blush in Pure Petunia
(retail: $7.98 at Walmart, 0.14 oz)
This blush (along with all Flower Cosmetics) is available exclusively at select Walmart locations and online (click here for a store locator). There are six shades in this range, which you can view here.
From the Flower website:
- Conforms to skin for a soft powder-like finish
- Blush transforms into a soft velvet veil on cheeks
- Deposits gentle color for a healthy glow
- Perfect for layering to build your desired look
Keep reading for my full review...
As with all of the other Flower products I've reviewed to date, the label indicates that the product is "Proudly made in the U.S.A." and that Flower "never test on animals."
When you peel open the label above, here's what you'll see:
Unlike the Flower Color Play Créme Eyeshadows, which I think contain five forms of parabens, these blushes are paraben-free. I also like that they contain jojoba seed oil:
These blushes are small--the pan is just a hair or two bigger than a MAC eyeshadow single. Top of compact:
I really like the packaging design. The overall feel of this compact is sturdy, and the inlaid "Flower" logo in rose gold is lovely:
Pure Petunia looks pretty warm in the pan, but on the skin it actually has a cooler pink undertone:
This product contains no shimmer, sparkle or glitter. As you can see, this is a wonderfully-pigmented blush. But that doesn't mean that you can't blend it out for a more subtle look, because you definitely can:
(Any shimmer you see above is due to the face powder I'm currently testing--there is absolutely no shimmer, sparkle or glitter in this blush)
Texture and consistency: This is a light, yet creamy blush. It is in no way dry, heavy or hard to work with--it glides on the skin with ease.
Finish and pigmentation: The blush has a creme finish--no shimmer, sparkle or glitter. The pigmentation is excellent right out of the gate, but it's not one of those crazy-pigmented blushes where you have to use only the tiniest dot to avoid looking clown-like. I really love that you can easily build for more intensity, but things don't become cakey no matter how much you apply.
Application: This blush is a true joy to apply. I've just been using my fingers and I love using it that way so much (you have such great control) that I haven't been tempted to try it with a brush. Because of the smooth, light consistency, it's effortless to blend this product onto the skin.
Staying power: I can get about 4 hours of wear on my oily skin if I'm using a more emollient foundation. If I use an oil-control foundation and/or powder, I can get through an entire work day and still see traces of this blush after eight hours.
Fragrance: I detect no fragrance at all from this product.
FINAL VERDICT: When not used with the shimmery face powder I wore for the photo above (review of that product to come this week) I absolutely love this blush and it's probably my favorite of all the Flower products I've used to date. The smooth, light texture makes it a dream to apply using just your fingers, and it blends like a dream. You can easily control the pigmentation and build for intensity without things becoming cakey. I know that my pores look accentuated in the photo above but that, again, is due to the face powder I was using and not this blush. I find that the shimmer-free finish of this blush does NOT accentuate my pores at all, and it helps give a very smooth look to my (42-year-old) skin. Staying power is good but if you have oily skin I would suggest using a good primer first, and/or an oil-control foundation or powder to help keep this blush in place longer. I'm absolutely thrilled with the shade that I purchased sight-unseen, and I can't wait to try other shades.
Have you tried any Flower Win Some, Rouge Some Créme Blushes yet? Thoughts?