Review & Swatches: Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush


Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush

Availability: Sephora
Price: $14.00

Company’s Description

The first Sephora blush that reacts and adjusts to the pH of your skin to create an ultra-natural pink. Flaunt the perfect flush with this blush that reacts to the specifics of your skin to enhance cheekbones with a customized pink, giving you a healthy, blushing glow. The transparent, rose-colored formula contains açaí oil, cherry extract, and safflower seed oil to nourish and protect your skin. The smooth, lightweight texture makes it easy to apply and comfortable to wear.

As part of Sephora’s Spring 2013 collection, the company has released a stick-form, light-weight blush that it claims will adjust to your skin to give you a “customized pink.”


Packaging: 8.75/10

This stick-form blush comes in a black, plastic tube with a snap-off cap. The base twists to push up the stick blush inside.

Quality: 8/10

The Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush is claimed to give you a “customized pink” by reacting to the pH levels of your skin. This claim is bogus. The color you’ll get is a bright but transparent pink shade that leaves a shiny, glossy finish.

This product has good color when swatched and when applied to the lips. But when used as a blush (ie when blended into the skin), it has a hard time retaining its bright pink quality. The color pretty much fades as you spread the blush over the skin.

Used on the lips, you get a nice flush of color that can be intensified by adding another layer of product. The finish you get looks like a gloss. The texture of the product (both on the lips and cheeks) is emollient without feeling greasy or oily. The problem with using this product on the lips is that it’s short-wearing. It comes off within the first hour of wear. There’s a very subtle stain that’s left behind, but it’s hard to detect.

Ease of Use: 8/10

This product is easy to use on the lips because it glides onto the skin easily. But applied to the cheeks, the product easily loses its color during the blending process. You should (a) apply this directly to the skin (applying it over moisturizer or sunscreen makes getting an even finish harder) and (b) in small patches, layering slowing.

Price: 5.5/10

For $14.00 you get 0.14 ounces of product. This is actually very expensive given the small amount of product you’re getting. For example, Tarte’s Cheek Stains (which are already on the pricey side) cost $30.00 but contain 1 ounce of product, which works out to $30/ounce compared to Sephora’s $100/ounce.

Final Grade


Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush


Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush


Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush Swatch


Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush Applied


Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Triisodecyl Trimellitate, Polybutene, Hexyldecanol, Polyethylene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Cera Microcristallina (Microcrystalline Wax), Mica, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Euterpe Oleracea Pulp Oil, Prunus Avium (Sweet Cherry) Fruit Extract, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, CI 45410 (Red 27), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake)


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

216184_mother's day bundles

This entry was posted in Brands, C, Grades, Reviews, Sephora, Swatches and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Review & Swatches: Sephora Pastel Pop Color Adapt Blush

  1. Dominique says:

    I have it and I really love it ( even if I have some redness issues ). It’s sheer and gives very natural rosy cheeks. I have Dior Rosy Glow blush too but it’s blue toned and not so easily wearable because of my redness issues ( I love it too but I apply just a little amount of blush ) whereas the Sephora one is perfect because it’s so sheer. I haven’t tried it on my lips, I just used it as a blush in fact. You say the claim is bogus ( adapts ? ), so is it with the Dior Rosy Glow which is very pretty but does not adapt to my opinion. 12,90 € well, many girls/women say it’s too pricey, the stick is so small , I don’t know if it’s a LE here, this very afternoon I purchased one of their new nail polishes a permanent range that looks promising !

  2. xLoveHappyx says:

    it looks too sheer for my skin tone, but it’s cool that it adapts. pretty!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *