Vieve Malbec Sunset Blush ($32.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a darker, reddish-plum with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had medium color coverage in a single layer, which was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers.
It had a thinner, somewhat drier consistency that wasn’t as finely-milled as the average blush (these days, at least!), and as a result, it wasn’t as blendable or as spreadable over my skin unless it was really matte (e.g. set fully with translucent powder) as it just wanted to stick where it initially was applied. I had to heavily buff it out to the point where it would have disturbed any foundation underneath it. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before fading noticeably.
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$32.00/0.18 oz. – $177.78 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have “high colour pay off” but be “easy to build and blend.” The pigmentation was semi-opaque to opaque, buildable, and I’d argue that they were pigmented enough where it wasn’t “easy” to build up as the color tended to sit where initially applied and wasn’t as readily spread out and diffused as top tier blush formulas are.
The finish was more satin to semi-matte, so not overtly shimmery (except one shade, at the time of review), but not a true matte finish either. The consistency was fairly soft, slightly drier and thinner, with light to moderate powderiness in the pan. It was a decent blush formula but not the most blendable and was most forgiving applied over a matte base (whether set with powder, drier skin, etc.). The thinner/drier feel made it more prone to emphasizing skin texture (like any flakiness).
Most shades lasted seven to eight hours on me before showing signs of fading.
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TALC, MICA, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, SILICA, BORON NITRIDE, DIMETHICONE, NYLON-12, CALCIUM ALUMINIUM BOROSILICATE, CALCIUM SODIUM BOROSILICATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, SODIUM DEHYDROACETATE, PHENOXYETHANOL, TROPOLONE, TIN OXIDE, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), RED 7 LAKE (CI 15850)
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