Our marbelized baked blush give your cheeks an all-over warmth and glow. Baked for eight hours, the texture is easy to blend and natural looking.
Hard Candy, sold exclusively at Wal-Mart, sells 4 shades of its baked blush. This review is for the shade Living Doll–a medium bubblegum pink with gold veining.
These blushes come in round, plastic compacts with snap-shut lids and a see-through top.
Living Doll is a very pale, slightly frosty pink color. Used normally, this color is best suited for highlighting with a matching pink blush. Only if you layer the color will you get enough pink pigmentation to use it as a blush color.
Used normally, the powder doesn’t have great pigmentation. But once you layer the color, the bright pink tone shows up strongly. This color is a little too bright for my taste–it makes me feel like I’m wearing a color more suitable for a kid or young teenager. But I do like that the shimmer isn’t chunky and doesn’t look gaudy.
The wear time is pretty good. I didn’t have any trouble with the color fading.
Ease of Use: 8.75/10
Application is pretty hassle-free. The powder does require multiple layers to be used as a blush and a little blending to get a completely smooth finish.
For $7.00 you get 8 grams (0.28 ounces) of blush. Palladio’s Baked Blush costs $6.99 and contains only 2.5 grams.