Review & Swatches: Sunday Riley Blush in “Honeymoon Nights”

Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights

Availability: Sephora, Nordstrom
Price: $30.00

Company’s Description

This blush contains round-shaped pigments that give a silky feel and diffuse light for natural, luminous cheek color.

Sunday Riley, more commonly known for its skincare line, is now offering a makeup line at Sephora stores (the line is also available at Nordstrom). The company offers six (6) powder blush colors. This review is for the color Honeymoon Nights–a medium, slightly dusty pink.

Packaging: 9/10

This blush comes in a square, plastic compact with a flip-up lid. The lid is embossed with Sunday Riley’s initials. The packaging is on the slightly bulky side, but if you’re not planning on traveling with it, it’s fine.

Quality: 8.5/10

Honeymoon Nights is a universally-flattering, mid-toned pink shade with a velvet finish. There is no shimmer in the color but, at the same time, the color doesn’t look overly matte. The shade has good pigmentation, but the powder is definitely on the dry and stiff side, so you have to apply at least two (2) layers of the powder to get a noticeable tint to the cheeks.

The wear time is good–I don’t see any fading after six (6) hours of wear.

Ease of Use: 8.75/10

The formula applies pretty evenly, but you do need to apply more than one layer because the powder doesn’t pick up that well onto the brush.

Price: 8.25/10

For $30.00 you get 0.1 ounces of product. The packaging is a bit deceiving because you get significantly less than the average amount of product for the price you pay.

Final Grade

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Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights

Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights

Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights

Sunday Riley Blush in Honeymoon Nights Swatches: 1, 2, 3 Layers


Talc, Pelemol ICB, Mica, Zinc Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Kaolin, Disodium EDTA, BHT, Chlorphenesin, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Carmine, D&C Red#6 (15850:2), Bismuth Oxychloride


This sample was provided for consideration purposes by the brand or a PR company. Reviews are always honest and never paid for.

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2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sunday Riley Blush in “Honeymoon Nights”

  1. Shannon says:

    It’s a beautiful color that’s true, but if you have to use twice the color to get it to show up, wouldn’t it then be twice the cost because you’d then be using twice the product? Just a thought. I’m not keen on it at that point…

  2. Judith says:

    Pretty! love the color.

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