A brand I was very curious after is Rare Beauty. This celebrity makeup brand came to Sephora in Europe in summer last year and it had everyone very excited. It had me excited too as the products looked like it would really go with the way I like doing my makeup: natural, glowy, great for everyday. The products all seem like they will create the most effortless makeup look and while not all the products in the line appealed to me straight away and everything sold out super quickly, I did manage to get my hands on a few of the products. The first product I am testing out for you is the Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Rose.
Review: Rare Beauty Stay Vulnerable Melting Blush in Nearly Rose
In 2021 the main makeup trend I go into was cream blush. So when I spotted this cream blush I knew I wanted to try it. Not everyone seemed to love this product, making me even more curious. It retails for €24 and is exclusively available from Sephora France. I was lucky enough to travel to Paris in August of last year where I already spotted the products. Most of the line had sold out though, so I waited for these products to come back in stock and placed myself an order a few months later. If you can, I would recommend finding a store that sells a product, especially if it’s a new to you brand.
What does this blush have to offer?
As I said, this is a cream blus that comes in a cute compact, as a mirror and the product is laid in the compact beautifully. It almost looks like candy doesn’t it? The brand calls this product mistake proof and so easy to use that you just can’t mess it up. And I would agree, this is a sheer, lightweigt product that is easy to apply and even if you keep going it will ever look like too much. The texture is supposed to be liquid like (hence the name Melting Blush I guess) and the line is available in 5 shades. I opted for Nearly Rose as I have found myself reaching for cream blush more if it is in a vibrant or more daring color. I already own enough neutral blushes in my powders so for me to go for a cream formula it’s better if I invest in different shades.
What does this blush do?
I found that not many people liked this product. The liquid blush by the same brand had many more rave reviews I found. I like that one too but I have yet to review that so stay tuned for more. For this one, the main reason why people seem to dislike it is the fact that it has no staying power for them. Now I do have dry/ dehydrated skin so I never really have any issues with products disappearing on me. This blush is no different: I can wear this all day for a fresh, naturally flushed look on the cheeks. I can apply this early in the morning and it will still be there after a full day of wear. Maybe if you have a different skin type than mine, this may be less successful for you.
How does this blush swatch?
Here you can see a close up swatch but I think it represents this blush quite well. Nearly Rose is stunning bright, vibrant, true pink. It even has a bit of a blue tone to it against my fair skin and it reminds me a lot of the effect I get with the Dior Rosy Glow blush. The formula feels soft and creamy but then when applied does have a bit of a dry down. The liquid effect promised by the brand I experience less so. The product is quite sheer though and slightly glowy so that has to be your cup of tea.
What does this blush look like on the cheeks?
With a product like this, the best way to apply it is by using fingers. What I tend to do with all my cream blushes is that I pick up some product with one finger which I then transfer to a finger on my other hand by rubbing two fingers together. This warms up the product and will help with it blending. I then use both fingers simultaneously, mirrorin my movements and apply the blush by tapping it onto the cheeks in circular motions and up towards my ears. The result is a pretty sheer, yet naturally flushed look that makes my skin appear fresh and youthful.
My final thoughts
The Rare Beauty Melting Blush in Nearly Rose is a very successful one for me. I will definitely be going back to this. It is such a pretty shade on my skin tone and I am very happy I went with this over some of the more neutral options in the line. The soft balmy texture wears well on my dry skin and this keeps looking radiant throughout the day. The formula is a great one that is sheer yet buildable and mistakes are easily removed by tapping some foundation on top with a makeup sponge. This product is foolproof indeed.
Would I recommend the Rare Beauty Melting Blush?
Yes I would most definitely! This is such a pretty product that I can’t wait to review the other Rare Beauty products in my collection. In fact, since buying this, I have found myself in Paris again and picked up some more products from the line. So if you would like to I may potentially be able to do a full face of Rare Beauty. Is that something you would like to see?