Friday, July 1, 2011

LORAC Baked Matte Satin Blush: Flaunt

I've had this sitting around for quite a while.  I distinctly remember a Sephora employee suggesting it (forcing it on me I really mean) when I went in to get NARS Mata Hari, which they did not have.

This is what it looks like:

Wait, I'm confused... what is Matte Satin???  Is it matte or is it satin?  As far as I know the two don't make a good hybrid. 

I also don't like the packaging.  The clear top is thin, and this almost reminds me of Revlon's MSFs (Sorry, I cant think of their official names atm!) except its not square.  

It is $24 for .17 ounces.  Way overpriced imo but what can you do if you don't look at the receipts until six months later. 

Here is how it turns out: 

It is a pretty, shimmery, light pink.  It's a finely milled, lightweight product with decent pigmentation.  It has a similar feel as MAC's mineralized blushes.  

I feel this shade is very similar to a highlighter, which I tend to stay away from because of the pore accentuation problems I experience with those.  It does create a nice pinky glow, with a bit of a luminizing effect.  

This is how it turned out on my cheek: 

Hideous.  Even for a doll cheek look I would have preferred anything with less shimmer.  This blush unfortunately is not for me, but I don't think it's a particularly bad product.  I do, however, feel they should rethink the name. 


  1. i luv the colour~~~so pretty~~~~


  2. I think the color is really pretty but yeah, I'm not diggin the shimmer. That's something I steer away from in a blush too.