Just Peachy, or Plain Poor? City Color Cosmetics' Baked Blush in Peach

3/27/2013

City Color Cosmetics Baked Blush in Peach Review, Photos, Swatches — A Modern Mrs.
Baked blushes are gorgeous, aren't they? These little pots of swirly goodness... you're almost hesitant to even use them for fear of ruining their lovely appearance. {Don't lie... you've been there.} When I tore into my City Color package and saw a Baked Blush, I squealed in excitement because, like I said, they're just so pretty! Oh, and you know, because baked blushes have a reputation of astounding pigment and longevity. Welp...

I regretfully report City Color's Baked Blush in Peach left much to be desired on both accounts. At least for me, and I'm not even one of those blush-crazed chicks who love the clown-cheek-look. Maybe it's because I've been using this MAC blush every day for the last month or two? Maybe it's because I'm used to Milani's wowing Baked Blushes? All I know is it took several applications for Peach to even show up on my fair skin, only for it to fade a few hours into wear. Boo. But, I'm getting ahead of myself. Let's talk a bit about what I do like about City Color's new Baked Blush....

Availability: Select drugstores, citycolorbeauty.com
Pricing: $2.99

City Color Cosmetics Baked Blush in Peach Review, Photos, Swatches — A Modern Mrs.
City Color Cosmetics Baked Blush in Peach Review, Photos, Swatches — A Modern Mrs.
Similar to City Color's new Matte Shadow Quads, the Baked Blush's are packaged in a plastic compact about the size of my palm, with a generous amount of product inside, and the overall appearance is sleek and simple. No frills, no problems. The rear label has all your need-to-know info, as well as City Color's cruelty-free stamp of approval. {Whee!}

Peach, in the pan, appears more pink than peach, but you can see a grouping of peach color in the very center. Throughout, though, there's mostly light, medium and dark-hued pinks with a subtle gold overlay, but all of these colors come together to provide a true peach on the skin.... You just have to layer it three or four times to see it. While you don't get much color, that overlay does provide a very nice, very natural highlight!

Now, City Color does claim the Baked Blushes will provide a "light application", but I tried applying Peach with three different kinds of makeup brushes (Sigma's F15 Duo Fibre Powder/Blush brush, e.l.f.'s Studio Stipple Brush, and Studio Tools' Blush Brush), and each provided the same result, which was my needing to go back and apply more of Peach for it to be visible on my skin. After all that, Peach was undetectable just three hours later.

City Color Cosmetics Baked Blush in Peach Review, Photos, Swatches — A Modern Mrs.
I love the packaging and Peach's beautiful appearance in the pan, but on the skin, Peach just doesn't deliver. That's a major bummer because I had high hopes! I was so looking forward to devouring this blush every day, but nope.

Don't worry, City Color, I still love ya.

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2 comments

  1. It looks so pretty in the pan :(

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  2. I actually loved this blush, it came up perfectly on my skin and has lasts me forever It's just too bad city colour has discontinued there baked blushes because I would totally purchase this one again.

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