I happen to be a huge baked blush lover, I blame you Bourjois Paris! So I was quite excited about the introduction of Covergirl Trublend Blush.
As you can see these are quite beautiful to look at and might remind you of Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten. They come housed in rather chic white packaging with metallic pink accents and weight in at 0.1 oz in size for around $9.99 per a shade.
I find Covergirl’s newer offerings very impressive. They seem to have updated not only their makeup options but also their packaging to appeal to a more youthful audience but in doing so they have garnered more of my interest as well!
As I mentioned above Covergirl TruBlend Blush come in three selections which they break down into three skin tones of light, medium, and deep. Honestly, we aren’t all just categorized into three skin tones so you can’t really break down blush in such a manner. In most cases, I can get away with a ton of different blush shades so long as they are pigmented enough to show up on my skin tone. Peach, pink, etc…I think I look good in most shades. This is the reason I ended up purchasing all three TruBlend Blushes as I felt like I could definitely use any of these three shades. Unfortunately that’s not the case.
I think I would fit in ideally with the medium shade but sadly but the light and medium shade acted more as a luminous highlighter with a faint sheen shimmer on my cheeks versus color pay off. Deep was the shade that worked best for me here and had the best color pay off. Just a warning Light Rose and Medium Rose will likely not show up well no matter how light your skin tone is. They swatch fairly well but on my cheeks they produce absolutely no color. Deep Mauve was the shade that was the most pigmented and the most visible on my cheeks.
This formula is gorgeous! Very soft, very silky, quite finely milled, and it blends to a lovely airbrushed finish on cheeks. I went a little overboard below with Deep Mauve as I didn’t expect it to be so pigmented after trying the other two shades so I have a bit of a clown-y look going on but I promise it looks very natural the less you use. Wear time is a little iffy as it the color shows signs of fading at around seven hours so if you’re looking for an around the clock blush this might not do the trick for you.
All in all Covergirl TruBlend Blush are a lovely formula and texture but the pigment varies and with only one shades showing the best color pay off that sure does limit your selections plus adding in the shorter wear this might be a skip. Hopefully Covergirl does new, more pigmented shades for Summer 2016 as I’m willing to try them on for size.