Review & Swatches: Sunday Riley Blush in “Intimate”

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

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 Intimate–a peachy pink with silver and gold shimmer.

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: 8.75/10

Intimate is a peachy-pink blush that has both gold and silver shimmer. It’s slightly more peach than pink, so it’s a more orange version of NARS’ Orgasm. The shade has good pigmentation and leaves a medium shimmery finish.

The formula is soft and on the slightly crumbly/dusty side. The color blends over the skin pretty smoothly but doesn’t leave as seamless of a finish as less crumbly formulas do.

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 with a little bit of blending.

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

Sunday Riley Blush Box Packaging

Sunday Riley Blush Packaging

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate Swatch

Sunday Riley Blush in Intimate Swatch


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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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sunday Riley Blush in “Intimate”

  1. Joyce says:

    I’ll pass this one as it contains Bismuth Oxychloride, I’m allergic to it…

    • Allura says:

      Bismuth is not the best of ingredients–its crystalline structure can be irritating on anyone’s skin. But there is so little of it in this product that it probably won’t affect most people.

  2. Lisa B. says:

    Thanks for helping me curb my desire to try Sunday Riley stuff! 🙂 I know a B+ is not too bad a score, but I can tell myself to hold out for A’s. 🙂

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