Product Review: Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in n.26 Fuchsia

Name: Powder Blush in n.26 Fuchsia
Brand: Make Up For Ever
Size: 2,5g
Price: $19.00

From Sephora’s website:
The unique texture of MAKE UP FOR EVER Powder Blush is due to its high pigment density, which makes it last and last. You can obtain maximum coverage with the Matte texture; the Semi-Matte has a silky, satiny feel; and the iridescent shades give a transparent sheen.

What I liked:
- very pigmented
- beautiful matte finish
- easy to blend
- soft texture
- longlasting
- the packaging

What I didn’t like:
- small pan
- the price

After almost ten years together, Mr BWB knows that when he goes on a trip abroad and wants to buy a little something for me, the safest thing to do is to head to the nearest Sephora (I’ve trained him well lol :) ). On his last trip (to France, in May), he picked up Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in n.26, a matte, vibrant fuchsia shade that looks really scary in the pan. Considering how pale my skin is, it’s not a shade I would have chosen myself, which makes me all the more happy that i got it because, applied with a light hand, it’s surprisingly very wearable and flattering on fair skin too.

The blush is very pigmented and a little goes a looooong way. I find the best way to apply it is with a duo-fibre brush that doesn’t pick up too much product, resulting in a natural finish. It’s not over the top at all, but gives cheeks a nice pop of color that brightens up the face. The blush has a soft (although not silky-soft) texture that’s not powdery at all and blends easily. And once applied, it will last for the entire day.

The black, square packaging looks sleek, professional and pretty and it has a small see-through section so you can see what color the blush inside is. The only thing I dislike about this blush is that the pan is small, which can put some people off, especially considering how expensive it is. However, you need so little product for each application that the blush will last you for ages and the small size makes it convenient to carry it around with you.

Available at: Sephora

Summary
Make Up For Ever Powder Blush in n.26 Fuchsia is a matte hot pink that, applied with a light hand and a duo-fibre brush, looks very natural and flattering even on pale skintones. The soft texture is easy to blend and, once applied, the blush stays put all day. The small packaging is pretty and handy to carry around with you, but some may considering the pan too tiny for the high price tag.

Rating: 4.5/5

Disclaimer: my boyfriend gave me this item as a present. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. In addition, the review contains an affiliate link, which means we get a commission when you purchase the item from this link. By doing so, you’ll be helping to support Beautiful with Brains. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

22 Comment

  1. Congrats on your 10 years of togetherness. You do train him well, Gio! MUFE is still one of those brands that I want to try but can’t because of the price. I swatched a few of their products before and they are budge-proof. Once you apply, they don’t move, which make them worth the prices we pay.
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    • Dao, thanks! I love MUFE products but I don’t really buy them often because of the high prices. I wish they were cheaper but then again the quality is usually excellent, which makes it worth the price.

    • Trisha, if I can wear it without looking like a clown, everyone can. ;) But I understand it’s not everyone cup of tea. It’s a beautiful color but yes, it’s bright.

    • Xin, thank you! Fuchsia’s one of those scary shades, isn’t it, but if you use a light hand, it can be surprisingly wearable on most skintones. :)

    • Jeni, it is a pigmented brush but if applied with a duo fibre brush and a light hand it goes on sheerly and looks very flattering. :)

  2. Can you suggest what to pair with this for lips? I am yellow-olive toned and have attempted and had to gift a few blushes of this caliber away as I never knew what to do with my lips…suggestions??
    Thx,
    Lisa

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