I’m going to be honest, blush is just one of those products that I don’t focus on. I mean I like it, but it’s not a must have for me. If you look in my collection the blushes that I do have are all peaches and oranges. I recently received the Marc Jacobs Air Blush in Kink and Kisses to test. Boy, was I hesitant to try this. Not because of the brand, but because it was pink, rosey pink. I was also nervous about the texture thinking that it was going to be chalky, which can lead to patchy application.
Since this is a relatively new product, here’s a bit about the product vision:
This innovative powder blush duo palette features two shades for customizable color and delivers “fool-proof” radiance with 24-hour wear
Embrace a sexy, natural glow—a “dance-floor flush”–with this fool-proof blush. Like a gauzy gown, it’s infused with air to drape your cheeks in color. A new ingredient, Japanese air powder, fuels this formula. This ultra-lightweight radiant powder is nearly undetectable to the touch, and gives the skin lifelike radiance and a luminous finish. Air Blush undergoes a process called soufflage (French for “air-whipped”) for the silky-soft, cream-like texture that blends effortlessly with the complexion.
To my surprise I actually enjoyed the formula. It was easy to apply and left a soft flush on the skin. I used a Japonesque Dual Sided (110) brush to apply. I like this brush for blush or contouring. The synthetic side is great for laying down a heavier layer and the natural-haired side is good for blending and layering a light amount of product.
The finish of the blush has both glow and matte in one compact, which is nice if you want to switch up the look or use them together.
(L to R: all colors mixed, deepest shade only, lightest shade only)
In the promotional material a concept called “Draping” was introduced. Although not a new technique, draping is a form of sculpting using blush, according to Marc Jacobs. There were four draping options to select from. I tried out the Sculpted Glow look.
This look required a more concentrated amount of the deeper blush in the hollows of the cheek where you would normally use a contour color. Then you layer and blend the lighter shade on the apples and high plains of the cheeks for a glow. Here’s my take on the sculpted glow. There was a subtle glow once I added the lighter shade, but I would kick it up a notch with either a pink duo chrome highlight or a soft golden highlight.
I’d love to try a few more shades in this collection!
*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample from Influenster and Marc Jacobs beauty for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*