Today’s post is about 2 really affordable matte blushes from the drugstore. Before I got into wearing blush on a regular basis, these were my go-to’s for an easy but not too look-at-me flush.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk is a medium-toned pink with excellent color payoff. The packaging is simple and effective like most Wet n Wild products. A small brush is included but I consider that to be just a cute addition but not of any real use.
Heather Silk applies easily and with great pigmentation so brushing on with a light hand is recommended. I do find it a bit powdery to the touch but after blending into the skin it is not a problem.
Mellow Wine is a more natural dusty rose blush with a hint of peachy undertones. This is the more wearable one of the two. I don’t really have to think when using this. The color is so subtle on medium to dark skin and likeHeather Silk, it has great pigmentation. Mellow Wine is not as powdery on my skin.
Lasting power of these two is pretty average. My face tends to get a little oily as the day progresses so at the end of the day, the color was not as vibrant as when I first applied it, but it was still there.
Below are swatches of Heather Silk and Mellow Wine side by side. In the top photo I swiped each blush with my finger and the bottom photo shows them blended into the skin.
As you can see, the color is subtle and can be applied with a heavier hand than what I used for these for a more substantial flush. There is no shimmer or glitter to these blushes.
Sorry, no face swatches today. I got a ridiculous allergic reaction to a Cetaphil cleanser. Seriously, who gets that? Sigh… 🙁
These Wet n Wild blushes retail for a super cool $2.99 at drugstores.
Bottomline: I think these blushes are great and the price tag is even greater. They can be a bit powdery but for $2.99 what can you really ask for? If you are starting out with blush, these can be a a wonderful starting point and the colors are very wearable.