February 5, 2016

Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush Review & Swatches

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I might just need all the Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush ($22) shades! No, really, I need them all. Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush is a new Spring 2016 permanent launch of soft, silky blushes available in 10 shades.

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Now these are available in either a satin or matte finish so I had this moment of, “Oh no dry!” I just don’t really love matte anything and matte blush particularly doesn’t sound appealing to this dry skinned, shimmer loving girl but Color Source Buildable Blush does so make me a believer. Satin? I can do satin but not matte and of course, I ended up purchasing a matte shade!

Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush comes housed in a gunmetal compact that matches up with the recently released Nude Necessities Eyeshadow Palette. I really like this packaging for Lorac as it’s quite chic and updated from their current line but man oh man is it a magnet for fingerprints! Not good, not good at all!

I was a little surprised how small these were at 0.14 oz. This wasn’t a great concern though at first as I have a hard time actually hitting pan on any of my blushes. However, it does become a concern once you realize how soft the product is and how much you’re actually dusting away versus putting on your face but more on that in a little bit.

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Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush swatches

I purchased the shade Technicolor which is a warm peachy coral. The shade was quite pigmented but customizable as well since I was able to either apply it loud and bold or sheer it out for a more natural finish thus the name buildable huh? According to Lorac these come in matte and satin shade but aside from Ulta no other side actually tells you which are the matte and which are the satin shades so if you ordering online checking out Ulta’s site to reference the finish. I haven’t tried the satin formula but the matte isn’t a true matte in my opinion. It has absolutely no shimmer or sparkle but the texture reminds me of a softer, silkier satiny matte finish. This is a very, very, very, very soft blush and very powdery so it kicks up a good deal of powder as soon as a brush is dipped into it. You have to tap a lot of excess off which results in a good deal of waste. Lorac actually kinda managed to capture their eyeshadow formula and put it in a blush as Lorac’s original line of shadows have a similar silky consistency that was quite powdery. Don’t be alarmed by powdery as this doesn’t translate to dry or chalky. This formula blends like an utter dream on cheeks and I never felt in danger of being too heavy handed during application as no matter how little or how much I applied it was perfect with each application. The wear time was a little shorter for me though as the color seemed to fade a good deal by hour six.

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Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush are a bit too powdery and this might be a deal breaker for some. But for me? I was very surprised and delighted by the soft, silky consistency of this blush. As I said it almost feels like Lorac captured their eyeshadow formula and turned it into a gorgeous blush.

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Lorac Color Source Buildable Blush are available now at nordstrom.com and ulta.com.

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

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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  • Diana D.

    It looks so pretty on you! I got this color along with Spectra and Prism in my package from Ulta today. I think I need Cinematic too! I have such a weakness for cheek colors.

  • Joan

    Since this blush came out, I have purchased 7 of the 10 shades. I love it. The shades are gorgeous. Although the shade may look light in the pan, they are pigmented and buildable. I agree with you, Isabella, that the case is a fingerprint magnet. I never understand why companies don’t put their products in non-shiny packaging. I’ve had that complaint about Clinique packaging since the beginning.

  • Lallee

    I like a lot…i have cinematic and i love love it. It reminds me of ud video. Colors like these steal my heart. Browie goodness.

  • Michou

    I am so glad! I ADORE the colors in this range so was hoping the texture would be amazing. I’m going to grab a couple of shades soon. 😀

    Thanks, too, for letting us know about the fallout. I’m going to have to be reaaaaaally careful with this one haha

  • yelena

    that shade looks beautiful! I am not allowed to buy blush for another year tho lol. or so I keep telling myself. 😉