Review & Swatches: Rimmel Match Perfection 3 Tone Blush

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush

Availability: Drugstores
Price: $4.97

Company’s Description

Wake up your face with a flush of customized natural cheek color. Featuring Smart-Tone technology that adapts to your unique skin tone and blue sapphire pigments for radiant true-to-you color.

Rimmel’s newest blush contains 3 colors and is said to adapt to your skin tone. The 3 Tone Blush is not yet widely available in stores, but will be shortly for the Spring 2012 season. The shade pictured, below, is 004 Medium/Dark.

Packaging: 8.8/10

This blush comes in a plastic compact with a clear lid that initially looks like it simply slides on and off, but actually fits into grooves on the side of the pan and twists on securely.

Quality: 8/10

The 3 Tone Blush contains a soft blue-based pink, a light tan, and a red-based brown. Mixed together, you get a slightly red bronzing color. Than pan also has very subtle golden shimmers that do show upon the skin but are small enough in size that you’d notice them only up close.

The formula is chalky and, despite this being in Medium/Dark, I found the colors to have average pigmentation.

The powder does blend decently and once the colors are mixed, it gains more of a pink tone.

Because the pan has golden shimmers, the 2 brown colors aren’t ideal for contouring. Otherwise, these colors are good for using as a blush or bronzer.

The dusty formula makes this blush a little less long-wearing; the powder doesn’t stick to the skin the way a less-chalky formula would. So expect the color to fade if you over-blend and after 3-4 hours of wear.

As for this blush adapting to your skin, I honestly don’t think there is any change that caters to your specific skin color. This claim is mostly just a marketing gimmick.

Ease of Use: 8.5/10

If you want to use the colors separately, you’ll need to use a small brush. You’ll also need to layer these colors if used individually. Used together, the color is more strongly pigmented and blends decently.

Price: 9.5/10

For $4.97 you get 15 grams (0.52 ounces) of product. Palladio’s Mosaics blushes are $7.99 and contains only 8 grams.

Final Grade

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Packaging

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Medium/Dark

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush in Medium/Dark

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Individual Swatches

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Mixed Swatch

Rimmel Match Perfection Blush Blended Swatch

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