These are the best thing that Ciate has done in a while. The Glow-To blushes are full of detailing – bows and stars – and the starry casing is beautiful.
The texture is powder, but it’s actually quite an oily formulation which makes blending better and the product feel softer, but it is something to note if your skin hates oily formulas.
Now don’t judge! I carved this one up to see if the gold sheen pigment that gives the illuminating aspect went all the way through rather than just being an over-spray. Sure enough, it’s all the way through.
I think the ratio of glow to blush is perfect – you definitely get a light hit sheen with each stroke and it doesn’t seem to disrupt the colour distribution. In the swatch from bottom to top: Summer Love, Baby Doll, Pinch Me, Matchmaker and Date Night. The marbling effect is different from product to product (I imagine as a result of two colours being poured together – you will never get the same result twice). Despite the fact that I think these are gorgeous, I still think they’re pricy at £22 HERE, and that Ciate pitches itself into a market level that I can’t quite see it as. But, in terms of producing beautiful looking product they get better and better. I think these blushes are for the pretty-magpies.
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They are so pretty but I gree that they are pricey
This is honestly the prettiest blush design that I have ever seem! I’m a bit sad and disturbed after seeing one damaged blush though! 😛 great clicks and review!
Jane, what do you mean by oily? I figured they were like the MAC extra dimension formula? Are they different?
well, powder formulas use oil to make products more glidey and soft… so when I dug in to check if the highlight went all the way through, I noticed it had a very softened texture which can indicate oil.