I do believe, don’t quote me, that the Sephora Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush in Apricot Brandy is a little sneak peek of what’s to come from Sephora.
I’m taking bets that this Summer or into Fall 2012 we’ll see more shades of Sephora Prisma Chrome Blush and if that’s the case, I’ll indulge.
I got my Sephora Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush with the purchase of the Sephora + Pantone Universe Color of the Year Collector’s Set but you can purchase it all its own for $16.
This comes in a small, chunky white packaging that resembles that of the new Prisma Eyeshadows. I don’t favor this packaging for the blush in all honesty as I think it is too small to get at with a nice bushy brush. A bigger, square compact would have been easier to use in my humblest.
The design is much like the Prisma Eyeshadows as well but is that of a raised, 3D swirl versus the wave design of the shadows. It’s a visual pleasure to look out from all aspects. Packaging, the color of the blush, and the pretty design all draw the eye and capture the imagination with looks you can create using it.
It’s a little deceiving in the pan as well as in swatches as it comes across as a sparkling peachy orange but applies as an orange sparkle. It also swatches incredibly pigmented but applies sheerer with more sparkle than color pay off. If sparkle in blushes isn’t your thing I’d avoid it, it has a healthy dose of golden sparkle that does give off a disco ball finish if you aren’t careful.
I was somewhat hopeful the shade would perform as well as Tarte Glisten in the fact that you would get a more refined finish to the sparkle but sadly, that’s not really the case as the sparkle is more hardcore in your face.
Apologies I sound like I am ranting about the blush when I do like it very much.
I think a little tender, loving, care and patience is needed for application as you want to build the color up but not so much so that you end up with a ton of sparkle on your face. This proves difficult at times so patience and time is key for the correct application. The wear time seems very strong, I’m heading into hour 7 almost without any signs of fading which is promising.
Overall, Sephora Color of the Year Prisma Chrome Blush is a delightful little shade but not quite what I expected. I thought it would apply more golden peach coral but I’m not terribly disappointed. I think the packaging deserves a re-think should they release more shades as you really do need some working space to get a brush around the pan. I also think the amount of sparkle can be intimating and possibly off putting for some. A little more pigment and a little less glittery goodness would make it perfect.
It’s gorgeous though, needless to say!
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Did you indulge?