May 29, 2014

Perricone MD No Blush Blush Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Perricone MD No Blush Blush Summer 2014

Perricone MD No Blush Blush is another brand new release that launched with the new Perricone MD No Makeup Skincare Collection for Summer 2014. It also happens to gain a Muse Approval right out of the box. I just had to swatch it to know I’d love it!

This one is a Summer must have (oh hell, it’s an all season must have).

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Perricone MD No Blush Blush is a blush and cheek serum all in one that provides protection in the form of an SPF 30 along with a formula that supposedly adds lift and volume to cheek bones. It formulated like a serum which includes anti-aging ingridents that give skin a youthful, healthy glow!

This is a gorgeous warm, rosy shade that will different from skin tone to skin tone. On me I feel it’s more of a warmer peach but it really will depend on your undertones how the shade will reflect back. The color is so natural and has a seamless finish which doesn’t cling to drier areas nor will it accentuate pores. This is the type of formula that I wish Benefit would perfect in some of their great Lip and Cheek Stains.

Perricone MD No Blush Blush

The texture reminds me of a very thick serum. It dries down to a very soft, even finish without being overly hydrating nor is it matte or dry. It really does give the illusion of a sculpted cheek bone! It wears for a solid 12 hours in warmer weather without fading. I was amazed at hour 12 when looking in the mirror that it looked as fresh as when I applied it in the early morning!

I expressed some concern in my prior post about this product as it comes housed in a tiny jar without a pump or applicator. But no worries, twist off the cap and you’ll find a sponge tip applicator which you can use to dot onto your cheeks and just blend out with your finger tips.

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Perricone MD No Blush Blush

Perricone MD No Blush Blush swatches

Perricone MD No Blush Blush Swatches

Overall, you get the benefit of an anti-aging formula here sure but Perricone MD No Blush Blush just wears like a boss (12 hours!) plus it gives me such a beautiful radiant flush of color!

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Loves it!

I’d pick it up if I were you and pair it up with Perricone MD No Lipstick Lipstick while you’re at it 🙂

Available now at Sephora and

Muse Approved!


This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Rae // theNotice

    YAY! I can’t believe this one has 12-hour wear… For a liquid blush, that’s pretty stunning! I’m not so sure about this shade (I can’t typically pull off anything with neutral or warm undertones), but will definitely give this one a swatch in-store.

    Plus: the applicator! \o/ 😛

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks rae!!!!!!!!!!!! It def has warmer undertones but it seems to switch up from tone to tone…! def swatch it! 😀 YES! the applicator ftw!

    • Deb

      Hi Rae. Muse is right, you should at least swatch it. I’m very fair with cool to neutral undertones and this is a light, cool pink on me. I was so surprised when I saw Muse’s swatches that I rechecked my bottle to make sure I had the right product. The difference is startling. I can’t explain it; I guess the formulation must allow one’s undertones to show through. But on me it is definitely a light, cool pink.

      • Christina

        Oh how funny! I just picked this up the other day and have used it twice so far. It shows up as a light peachy coral on me–almost a sherbet color. It’s definitely not what I was expecting because I flush a light rosy shade and thought this might mimic it. I think it’s fresh and fun, but it’s certainly not a natural look. I kind of like it; my husband does not. LOL! On my mom, it leans peachy pink.

  • Lacy

    YAY! so exciting! It looks so pretty on you and the minimal look you have going on in this pic to show it off is fabulous, i love it and your cheeks. totally gives a lifted look and I must say you’re lashes are looking hella awesome as well (what mascara are you rocking?!?!?!) and 12 hour wear?!, that’s amazing- this is seriously the last blush anyone would ever need!! and you’re right it looks more peachy on you, I saw a swatch on sephora post and it was pink on her hand. Can;t wait to play with it and see how it will cast on me Will you be reviewing the bronzer as well?

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks lacy!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀 That’d be Tarte Lights Camera Lashes but WAIT until you see them with the No Mascara Mascara it is awesome! def a pick up 😀 I don’t have the bronzer unfortunately not sure if I will pick it up as I’m not much of a bronzer girl ;-D I think the shade def morphs from tone to tone so it could be pinker on another skin tone 😀 hope you try it!

      • Lacy

        Oooh you’re totally enticing me to order it before I even see a review. If there’s 1 beauty product I can’t live without and am addicted to buying and trying all and anything new or intriguing it’s mascara…….. Can’t wait!

        And I might even need to pick up tarte’s light camera lashes… I tried their lights camera flashes and really liked it but the formula consistency was a bit awkward, after a couple weeks in my makeup case it all shifted in the tube so much I ended up pulling like half the product out! It was so weird. So I had to keep it standing up otherwise it’d be way to much mascara on the wand

        • Isabella Muse

          if you try the tarte let me know, curious what you think lacy 😀

  • Nelly Almazan

    It looks amazing Muse!
    Does this could be used also on the lips? Seems an amazing natural peachy shade 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks nelly! I’m not sure…the peptides put me off trying on my lips 🙂

  • Marina(Makeup4all)

    You look absolutely amazing with such makeup, glowing and beautiful healthy looking skin with just the right amount of colour x

  • Gillie

    Thank you so much for the review! I was interested in this when you first posted about it, but I was waiting for you to swatch it. 🙂

    I just got a gift certificate to Sephora – this is on my list of things I want to spend it on.

  • Susannah

    I’ll be purchasing this too — lots of winners today Isabella. Been missing your posts lately and wondered how you were. Glad to see you still rocking your reviews.

    I count on them and you!

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m great thanks for asking dear just been swamped 🙂 and was on vacation for a few days! Thank YOU! very flattered 🙂

  • Dania

    GORG color on you Muse! I must own it! Although I am worried it might be too sheer on my olive skin? Sigh. I sure hope not, it looks so lovely on you I can only hope it looks as good on me!

    • Isabella Muse

      no way! it’ll look fab on olive skin dania 😀 It’ll look amazing on you Dania for sure let me know if you try 😀 and thank you!!!!

  • DivaDebbi

    Nice Iz!!
    It’s just the one shade? Interesting that he is venturing into color. Can’t eating see your lipstick review 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      just the one shade 🙂 I did the lipstick review already Debbi if you have a peek through the archives 😀

  • Susannah

    Dear Isabella,

    Based on your review, I went over to Nordie’s yesterday to give this a test drive. Alas, the counter lady at Perricone told me that this blush would not be available at Nordstrom, either on-line or in-store, until September!

    Is it available right now at Perricone’s website or anywhere else?

    It seems like the perfect summer blush!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Susannah I actually mentioned right in the post where you can purchase hope this helps!

  • Lacy

    So I went to Sephora and played with this in store… it’s peachy on me too 🙁 Waahhh I wanted it to be pink. Oh well, so this will be a skip for me. I don’t like myself in peach tones, I look better in cooler colors. The bronzer was lovely though. And I was able to check out the mascara… I didn’t use it since they don’t have the same exact wand to test it with but it was very interesting. Great pigmentation but the brush was slightly bewildering in that the bristle were super short and nubby and not what I expected after seeing the photo on Can’t wait for your review! Very excited. The associate at Sephora said the rep wore it there and their lashes were amazing….

    • Isabella Muse

      aw sorry lace 🙁 the mascara is a WIN! the review is scheduled for tonight so stay tuned 😀