My local Wal-marts don’t carry Drew Barrymore’s Flower Beauty so I don’t get to peruse the line very often. I recently got the opportunity and saw a lot of interesting new things since the last time I looked.
The Transforming Touch Powder-to-Creme Blush ($12.98) caught my eye. It comes in two colors, a peachy coral and a pink. I was intrigued by the concept so I picked up the color Tickled Pink, a hot pink in the packaging.
Speaking of packaging, I love the way this one looks. It’s plastic but looks more upscale with the frosted base, white lid and gold lettering. It includes a sifter cap inside that keeps the powder somewhat less messy.
You can feel the difference in this powder blush as soon as you touch it. It’s has a silky smooth texture that almost feels damp and tacky when you rub it between your fingers. Even though it has a bit of “dampness” to it, it easily blends out.
If you use a brush for application, you’ll get less color payoff. It can be built up for a bit more color though. You can apply it to your cheeks with your fingers for more color payoff but it’s more difficult to blend it out evenly.
Once it gets to your cheeks, it doesn’t necessarily look or feel like a traditional “wet” cream blush. It still has the look and feel of a powder on your skin so you don’t have to worry about it not setting or being too dewy.
Tickled Pink looks so very bright and bold in the jar but it applies more as a lighter, medium pink once blended out. It’s pretty much a matte finish but not dry or powdery looking at all.
The wear time is pretty impressive for my oily skin. It still looks noticeable on my cheeks even by the end of the day.
A Closer Look:
My Final Thoughts:
The powder-to-creme concept sounds cool but it really isn’t anything special when you get right down to it. You can get the same color payoff and finish from just about any powder blush.
I do think the color is very pretty. But the $13 price tag is a bit steep for a drugstore blush. A little goes a long way with this one though so it will last me forever.
Have you tried anything from the Flower Beauty line lately? Any recommendations? Please share them below.