Love at First Blush

Pat McGrath Love at First Blush Divine Blush & Glow Trio ($52.00 for 0.37 oz.) includes two powder blushes and one powder highlighter; all shades have been released previously with both blushes available individually if preferred. They performed consistently with the past versions I’ve tried with marginal color difference, though I did notice that Venus Nectar seemed a little warmer and darker.

One thing to keep in mind is that the blushes were rather pigmented, instead of buildable as marketed, so the ratings reflect that misalignment–if you prefer more pigmented blushes (or don’t mind them), you can bump the rating up in your head!

Ingredients

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Cherish

Cherish is a bright, medium pink with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It did not have distinctive shimmer but looked not-quite-matte once applied and blended out on my skin. It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, finely-milled texture that was easy to blend out. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

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Ingredients

Mica, Alumina, Zinc Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Methylpropanediol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Phenylpropanol, Kaolin, Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Nymphette

Nymphette is a medium pink with moderate, warm undertones and lighter, contrasting peachy-gold shimmer throughout. It had opaque color payoff paired with a smooth, blendable texture that was finely-milled without being powdery. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of wear.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$38.00/0.34 oz. – $111.76 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be “featherlight, long-wearing” that “build effortlessly from sheer to subversive.” The blushes are available in two finishes–demi-matte and satin pearl–and range from more muted to more vivid in color. The biggest “downfall” of the formula was that it was rather pigmented than buildable, so one could use a lighter hand to get more buildable coverage, but I found I had to use a light to moderate hand to ensure I didn’t over-apply each shade.

The consistency was smooth, silky, and lightly creamy to the touch; it was a touch powdery in the pan but had more slip than most powder blushes on the market, but it was definitely a powder-based formula. The product applied well to bare skin as well as over foundation, as it diffused well along the edges without picking up base products.

The satin pearl finish was luminous but not overtly shimmery, so it did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. They wore around nine hours on me before fading visibly.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Blush swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Mica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethiconol Stearate, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Diisostearyl Malate, Hexylene Glycol, Magnesium Myristate, Tin Oxide, Phenoxyethanol. (+/-): Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 6 (Ci 15850), Red 7 (Ci 15850), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140).

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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Venus Nectar

Venus Nectar is a darker, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. The highlighter had rich pigmentation in a single layer with a silky-smooth, almost emollient, texture that was lightweight, thin, and not at all powdery. It seemed to “melt” on my skin as I applied and blended it out. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$48.00/0.16 oz. – $300.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have an “ultra-reflective finish” and “silken feel” to give a “high intensity glow.” The texture felt more emollient, almost wet to the touch, though it was distinctively a powder-based formula in practice.

It had mostly opaque, buildable color coverage with a very thin, lightweight texture that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The finish was “high intensity” but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Browse all of our Pat McGrath Divine Glow Highlighter swatches.

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