February 5, 2018

Bare Minerals Launches Pressed Blush Collection

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush is a new range of pressed blush from the brand that will become part of their permanent collection this Spring. Pressed blush isn’t a new texture by any means from Bare Minerals as they do have an entire range of Ready Blush shades available which launched a few years ago. However, Gen Nude Powder Blush selection is a little larger at 12 shades where as the original range only contains 8.

I happen to like the Ready Blush formula a lot and never really balked at the launch. I know a few people who are old, die hard Bare Minerals fans that rather like the loose eyeshadow and blush range but I’ve found plenty of loves in the Ready Blush and Ready Eyeshadow Collection.

Needless to say the Gen Nude Powder Blush Collection intrigues me and since I’ve been clearing out a lot of my really older blushes and started to archive them away I thought now would be a good time to indulge in a few shades.

You can expect a review and swatches soon! But for now here’s a little about the formula according to Bare Minerals!

Apparently this is a soft, cushion-y blush that has buildable pigmentation. I know people shy away from the words “buildable” as that translates as sheer but I’m heavy-handed with blush so I honestly don’t mind buildable at all. But really, it’s rare Bare Minerals has disappointed me in the color payoff anyway!

The thing that attracted me most to these blushes is they promise a natural, healthy flush with a mineral complex that gives a soft-focused finish.


  • Beige for Days (soft beige)
  • Call My Blush (delicate pink mauve)
  • On the Mauve (mid-toned rosy nude)
  • You Had Me At Merlot (rich berry wine with gold pearl)
  • Pretty in Pink (warm light pink)
  • Pink Me Up (medium nude pink with gold pearl)
  • Strike a Rose (muted dirty pink)
  • That Peach Tho (soft peachy pink)
  • Bellini Brunch (true peach)
  • Peachy Keen (spiced apricot with gold pearl)
  • Let’s Go Nude (warm rosy nude)
  • But First, Coffee (rich chocolate with gold pearl)

Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush is available now at ulta.com and select shades at sephora.com.

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  • Courtney

    I bought Beige for Days and I really like it! It’s a bit warmer than I like but looks nice and has a good texture.

  • Kimmwc03

    I bought That Peach Tho and I like it but I didn’t find it too pigmented, very subtle. It was a nice flush but I prefer a little more pop so I think I will have to try different brushes with it or maybe pick up the brush that launched with the collection.

    • Isabella Muse

      hmm! I’m not sure that will bug me because I am HEAVY with blush! We’ll see though because like you I do like a little pop!

      • Agona

        Yeah, I’m guessing these are meant to be “Nude”. I hope they do a line of Statement Luxe like they did with the lippies!!

        • Isabella Muse

          I’d love to see some nudes in the Statement line! They did some LE nudes I really liked 😀

  • Agona

    I would try this but my preferred blush is a cool light pink, which isn’t in this range. I think because GenNude is supposed to look like natural, no makeup make-up (at least if I use their lippies as an example as they have a GenNude and a Statement Luxe line…I love both btw, GenNude lippes for work and Statement Luxe for date nights). But I am noticing they’re slowly revamping their core collection/permanent offerings so I can only assuming eye shadows are next since they’re done with lips and face products.

    I was one those die hard loose mineral powder fans that resisted the Ready formula launch. But after I did a huge makeup purge in 2014 and restarted my makeup collection, the Ready formula is my favorite. I’m nervous about what their reformulated eyeshadows would be like!

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah, I think they were inspired by the nude lip colors and aimed to create that natural look! I’m cool with that as I am heavy-handed with blush not to mention I like the Gen Nude lippies. I’d love to see what they do with a new shadow range! I hope it is as good as Ready! You aren’t alone there are a lot of diehard loose fans that really balked when BE started going pressed!

  • Ann Marie

    Along with the blushes, BareMinerals also launched new lip lacquers, also in the Gen Nude family (and put some of the existing shades into the “Last Chance” section). Are you planning to try the lip lacquers? They did a sort of pre-launch on QVC with a set of three and the reviews are not very good. Some buyers liked them a lot, but most say too sticky, which would be a turn-off for me.

  • Penny

    I got Pink Me Up and love it! It looked really soft and muted on my face almost like an air brush effect. Now I just need more colors! 🙂