It is a 0.34oz blush which weighs only 0.1oz less compared to MAC's Marine Life Highlighter. The blush comes in a very simple cardboard box that's quite sturdy. You can find the ingredients listed on the back for consideration. For those of you who are allergic to talc and dimethicone, this might not be for you.
The Make Me Blush Palette comes in a round compact that's thin and light. I love the clear top lid so I can quickly pick out the product in a drawer.
The bottom of the compact includes more information on the blush such as weight and where it was produced. Interestingly this came from China and distributed in Los Angeles.
Open up the lid and you'll see a beautiful blush palette with raised heart shapes in light pink, blue-tone medium pink, and coral. The heart conversations have a gold over-spray on the top layer with words such as "kisses, stila, xoxo, I heart you".
Here's another shot. The hearts are not flat, but slightly raised in the pan to give a nice 3-D effect. It's a very beautiful blush, much more stunning in person.
There is also slight shimmer infused throughout the entire blush as shown below.
Swatches of the blush starting from the left: mixture of all the colors, gold over spray heart, coral heart, and medium peachy pink heart.
The texture of this blush is incredibly smooth and velvety. It is very pigmented as you can see in the swatch, which took 2 swipes for each color. I was quite sad the gold over spray disappeared so quickly after each swatch. Once the top layer is gone, all you have left is the original color at the bottom. Those of you who are not fond of gold shimmer might be glad to know this.
Right after swatching the palette, I immediately thought of MAC's Marine Life as a possible dupe or vice versa. Both have pink, bright coral, and a gold over-spray. So naturally I had to do a comparison between the two. They also have clear top lids and are very close in size/weight.
Up close, Stila's Make Me Blush over spray is a brighter gold compared to Marine Life's metallic gold on the seahorse.
MAC Marine Life's pink is much lighter in color compared to Make Me Blush. The coral color is more watermelon pink compared to a coral red in MMB. This actually looks a lot more like MAC's Bite of an Apple Blush from the Venomous Villains Collection. Marine Life and Make Me Blush look the same in the pan but are not exactly the same. However, I think you can use Marine Life to create the mixture of colors (pinky coral with gold sheen) in MMB.
Overall, I really like Stila's Make Me Blush Palette. The colors are beautiful and the texture is buttery smooth. If you missed out on Marine Life, I think this will be a good alternative for half the price. Who can turn down a $14USD blush with such great pigmentation? One downside is the tacl and dimethicone, which I know will aggravate my skin with daily usage.
I highly recommend picking up this blush from the Stila website using
Update: sorry everyone, the STILAVIP code no longer works but STYLEWATCH for 30% is still valid.
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