After my big Flower Beauty haul from Walmart, I’ve gone from skeptical of a celebrity-conceived line to totally head over heels in love with Drew Barrymore’s new makeup brand. Today I’ve got another review to share with you, of the creme blush pots.
The product: Win Some, Rouge Some Creme Blush; in six shades; $7.98 at Walmart stores or Walmart.com. I tested out “BL2 Peach Blossom”.
The claim: Soft powder-like finish; gentle glow; perfect for layering.
I tried it: To be honest, I thought this blush looked much more coral/orange in the store, which I blame on the atrocious Walmart lighting. (You know how you go in the store thinking you’re fairly attractive, and after catching a glimpse of yourself in one of their mirrors you think “Holy crap, I look like that?!”) Walmart lighting is a terrible way to judge colors or compatibility with skin tone.
Anyway, when I got home to test and photograph this blush, I was surprised (and a little relieved) to discover that it’s much truer to the name, a very soft and pretty peachy color. The texture in the pot is very firm, so I decided to apply it with a foundation brush. True to the product description, this is a very buildable blush and it’s pretty easy to adjust the color intensity. I finished it off by buffing the edges with the clean side of the brush and then dusting a little translucent powder over all to “set” my face.
I feel like this particular peachy shade would be great on all skin tones, and it’s certainly more flattering than the standard powder pinks typically found at the drugstore. (It looks great layered with bronzer, too!) After testing it out I found this picture of actress Naomie Harris with a soft peachy blush, which confirmed my feeling that peach is ever more flattering across a range of skintones than that basic blush pink we all fall back on in a pinch. Now I’m happier than ever that I grabbed this shade!
I know it doesn’t matter nearly as much as the product quality (obviously), but I really love the packaging on the Flower products. This little jar of blush looks and feels like something from a much more expensive cosmetics line, not a Walmart exclusive. I’ve always been highly suspicious of celebrity lines, but I feel like Drew really took the time to make sure every part of this line was just so before the launch. The packaging is luxe, the formulas feel expensive, and the color range is impressive.
The verdict: I’m in love! I’ve always considered myself a powder blush girl, but this formula is so easy to use and so soft in finish, it’s really won me over. I think Flower might just be my new favorite makeup brand! Update: this blush is no longer available in stores, but you can find the new Transforming Touch Powder to Creme Blush online at FlowerBeauty.com!