The BlushBeam (Bloom Beam) from POPBeauty easily manages to add extra glow towards your features, but appears to be missing a crucial part of its concept: the blush. While the product manages to express its “beam” aspect perfectly, it falls short in color and pigmentation. Ulta describes it as:
“Unique cream-to-powder radiance catching cheek colour palette. These rare hues will sculpt your cheekbones and add the healthiest touch of radiance to the skin. Beams of face brightening hues create a natural flush for a fabulous skin finish. Formula is packed with pure silky pigments for lasting color and lit-up POP-perfection!”
Excuse me, what color?
First Impressions: The packaging of the product isn’t extravagant by any means, but it’s somewhat charming. I was already in love with the colors at first glance, immediately drawn to the bright yet natural-looking colors. My thoughts immediately revolved around the versatility of these colors. Oh, and it comes with a cute little application brush which obviously isn’t ideal (it’s rather thin and feeble) but at least usable.
Performance: I took some swatches of the shades and came to a single conclusion: the color had somehow escaped from the palette. Observing the samples I’d picked up on my fingers, I noted that there wasn’t much contrast between the colors. As a matter of fact, they all appeared to just shimmer. Beautifully though, I should add. Aside from the missing tints, I managed to enjoy other aspects of the product including its even finish and smooth application. (The photo above shows some swatches of the shades, they are incredibly similar.)
Overall: If I were to recommend this product to anyone, I’d refer to it as a gorgeous highlighter or luminizer, rather than a blush. My heart still yearns for the colors that could have been in this palette. The shades shone magnificently, but the lack of pigments was pretty disappointing.
Disclaimer: This product was sent to me for review purposes. This does not affect my opinions.
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