One of the main items I planned on getting when I attended IMATS NY 2014 this year was the new Make Up For Ever HD Cream Blush, but instead of just grabbing one I ended up with 4! (I had to force myself to stop lol).
For those not familiar with this product line here is the info from MUFE:
Products in the HD range come from a generation of formulas designed to create makeup that is flawless, natural and invisible to both high definition cameras and the naked eye.
Unlike any other cream or powder blush*, this unique formula melts on the skin for an extremely natural flush of color with a long lasting result. Its blendable, second skin texture allows for easy, controlled application.
Formulated with the perfect balance of silica powder and synthetic mica, HD Blush has a soft focus effect that diffuses light for a radiant finish. Its blend of waxes and oils creates a lightweight texture that easily glides on the skin for a flawless result.
Studio-tested with HD camera.
Dermatologist tested. For all skin types.
MUFE HD Blush has a light, creamy texture in the pan that applies easily and quickly becomes a matte/semi-matte powder-like finish. It is blend-able at either stage so you don’t feel like you have to race against time to get it right. The color is rich and extremely pigmented, but you can easily apply it as a subtle wash of color or be bold and get true-to-pan color. It retails for $26 and comes in a small compact with a mirror. I found that application was easy regardless of what method you choose (fingers, brush, and Beauty Blender are the ways I used) but I found my favorite application choice was with my MAC 128 split fibre brush.
The colors I picked up were:
#315 – Peach Beige
#420 – Indian Rosewood
#515 – Tangerine
#520 – Black Currant
What I love most about these is the fact that they don’t feel heavy on my skin. I’ve never been a huge fan of cream blushes but these have definitely changed my mind. They also stay put without need for touchup. Each color I’ve been able to wear for at least 9 hours without any fading. And as intimidating as some colors may look in the pan (#515 and #520 for example) they can be applied subtly or softened with a lighter color if you want to. I will definitely be adding more of these to my kit collection!
Here is a pic of me wearing #515 softened with just a touch of #420.