February 1, 2016

Covergirl TruBlend Blush Review & Swatches

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Covergirl TruBlend Blush

Covergirl TruBlend Blush are a new baked marble blush that launched with the Covergirl Spring 2016 Collection in three shades.

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.

Covergirl TruBlend Blush Swatches

Covergirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush

Covergirl Light Rose TruBlend Blush

Covergirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

Covergirl Medium Rose TruBlend Blush

Covergirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

Covergirl Deep Mauve TruBlend Blush

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.

Covergirl Trublend Blush fotd

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.

Covergirl TruBlend Blush are available now at drugstores or grab them online at Ulta.com, CVS.com, Walgreens.com, Walmart.com, and Drugstore.com.

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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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  • Anastasia

    Hi Isabella!
    Great Review!
    I have also been impressed with the Covergirl Spring offerings. Between the palettes, the eyeliner, and the Bronzer and Blushes, I am very impressed. It might possible you skin because I am getting SUPER color payoff with the “l”ight version of this blush, and I really LOVE it. I also love the Baked Bronzer. Let’s put it this way, I’m getting far superior color payoff with these than my Maybelline Spring 2016 Contour Palette, in Light. Thanks for the Great Review!!!!

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Anastasia! Thanks my dear! I agree! They stepped it up this season! No kidding! You’re lucky, so far I’ve been trying different brushes but I only get a radiant finish but not nearly enough color 🙁 Happy to hear they worked for you!!!!!!!!!! I’m going to keep trying 🙂

      • Anastasia

        Also, I’m getting the really great color payoff on the “l”ight shade (Light Rose) over foundation (both the NEW TruBlend and the Maybelline Dream Velvet in Creamy Natural) with the new TruBlend primers with “Dry” on my outer face sides and “Combination” in my T Zone. Maybe it doesn’t show up on bare skin as well? I’m using this super thick.. like…giganto…(it’s almost as round as the baked blush disc itself)
        buki I got on EBay, it’s got super dense short bristles and a stubby (THICK) round white plastic handle. I have no idea what it’s called! I literally pound the color into the apples of my cheeks….LOL!!!! 🙂

        • Isabella Muse

          I tried with a kabuki, the small mini mac one but no luck. I get shimmer/radiance but not a lot of color 🙁

  • April

    Wow those blushes are pigmented! I think I’ll stick to my Too Faced blush plaette!

  • Bonnie

    Did you mean to say Deep Mauve (instead of Mediun Rose) regarding the pic of you wearing the blush? ‘Cause whatever you’re wearing in that pic has color payoff!

  • Silvia

    Oh! These look so pretty all three shades. Just discovered them looking through Target’s website. Have not seen them out there but was not aware of them so probably overlooked them. I think I’ll get the tree shades on my pale face anything shows. But I already have all WetnWild blushes and love them all Pearlescent Pink my favorite and went crazy over the Milani baked blushes all shades are gorgeous too! And the roses blushes! Somehow cannot find the Fantastic Plastic Pink blush from WetnWild on the hunt for that one looks so pretty. This will be my last month of purchasing makeup (for a while since Christmas is nearing at least I keep telling myself ) but I wanted to finish especially with my WetnWild collection except for this blush. 🙂