Face, MAKEUP

Review: Pat McGrath Labs Divine Rose Blush

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witht hePat McGrath’s Divine Rose Blush is here! Taken from the brand’s website: “Layerable. Luxurious. Legendary. Blush like an icon. Pat’s most requested launch ever, the instantly indispensable Divine Blush, creates a featherlight, long-wearing rush of couture colour in demi-matte and satin finishes. Ultra-fine powder pigments deliver sensuously soft, brilliantly blendable application. All nine shades build effortlessly from sheer to subversive, bare to bold to beyond, ensuring a wondrous wash of customisable colour tailored to every skin tone and type. Embossed with radiant roses and sublime sun rays, this new classic is the answer to the eternal question: Who Makes You Blush?” Keep reading to see which shades I picked up, swatches, and how well it wore on my face.

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Image source: patmcgrath.com

Price: $38 each

Total net weight: 0.34 oz/9.7 g

Packaging: Outer packaging is a thin lilac cardboard flap-close box. The brand’s logo and product name are written on the front in gold metallique. Shade name is on a sticker placed on the top of the flap. On the back is the product information. The compact itself is black with the brand’s name in gold written on the front and product information imprinted on the back.

Mirror included: yes

Available finishes: Demi-Matte & Satin Pearl

Shades available: 9 shades (Fleurtatious, Divine Rose, Cherish, Lovestruck, Electric Bloom, Paradise Venus, Nude Venus, Desert Orchid, Nymphette)

Claims (per the brand’s website): Petal-Soft Touch, Silk-Velvet Powder, Featherlight, Mistake-Proof Application, Buildable, Vivid Color Purity

Additional info: Made in Italy. 18-month shelf life. Contains mica.

Where to buy: PatMcGrath.com, Sephora

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pat mcgrath labs, divine rose blush, outer packaging

Shades I bought

Honestly all of the shades look beautiful and it was very hard choosing which ones I wanted to get. I ultimately picked up Cherish and Paradise Venus. The swatches were applied by finger over bare skin without primer. Both shades lasted about 7 hours before I noticed they had faded some.

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pat mcgrath labs, cherish, blush, paradise venus, deep skin swatches, dark skin swatches

Cherish is described as neutral pink with a demi-matte finish. I applied it with the Elf Blush brush over a set base. I was going for a more understated look today soI picked up a small amount at first then built it up to what’s seen in the photo. You can definitely apply these blushes with a denser brush to get a better color payoff but I like the way they look here.

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Paradise Venus is described as terracotta with a demi-matte finish. This was also applied with the Elf Blush brush (with the other side) over a set base. This shade is more neutral for me so I picked up an average amount to use in place of bronzer. I have to say this shade is absolutely divine on my skin!

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My Thoughts on the Divine Rose Blush

I love almost all of Pat McGrath’s products that I’ve tried and these are no exception. First let’s talk packaging. I feel that the compact is not the easiest to open. It has a soft-latch close and the button seems like it doesn’t work as soon as you push it to open the compact. If you have long nails you might have a more challenging time than I did with my short nails.

The mirror inside is decent despite even though I probably won’t use it. I appreciate having the shade name and product info on the back of the compact so I don’t feel obligated to keep the outer box.

Both shades are beautiful and applied effortlessly with my semi-fluffy brush in a sweeping motion. As I stated earlier if you prefer to have a more saturated color payoff, use a denser brush and patting motions to apply to the cheeks.

I feel that while these blushes are beautiful, you absolutely don’t need them if you have similar shades by other brands in your collection. The formula is for sure smooth and easy to apply like most other blushes I have. They’re definitely a splurge which is why I only bought two! Wait for one of Pat’s sales in a few months if you want a better deal with the price.

Did you already pick up some of the Divine Rose blushes? Do you like them? Leave a comment below. Check out my last blush review here.

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