Pupa Luminys Velvety Baked Blush in 08 Review and Swatches

January 7, 2009
Pupa Luminys Velvety Baked Blush in 08 ($19.10)

To be perfectly honest I balked at using this Pupa blush when I first saw it in the absolutely amazing package that Taryn sent me some months back; it just looked so…orange. While I consider myself to be pretty adventurous when it comes to makeup, orange is one shade that I tend to avoid like the plague. Well to make a long story short this ended up being one of my favorite blushes ever (if you missed it, this was featured in my round-up of my favorite products of 2008).

Check out the rest of the review, more photos and swatches after the jump!

Close-Up Without Flash

Pupa’s Luminys Velvety Baked Blushes contain a silicate complex enhance their silky texture, are incredibly pigmented, and as an added bonus contain Jojoba Oil to moisturize and protect your complexion. I’m a big fan of baked blushes (one of my other favorites is this CLIO blush that’s simply stunning) while I’d been turned off by the orangey-shade of this particular one, Pupa’s turned out to be no exception.

Shade 08, while it looks rather orangey in its E.T. flying saucer-reminiscent packaging, contains veins of gorgeous gold and salmon shades running throughout, and once on blends to a gorgeous, Nars-Orgasm-but-prettier peachy shade that’s perfect for the summer time. It does have a shimmery quality to it so if you’re not a fan of glittery blushes I’d stay away from these, but for me Pupa’s Velvety Baked Blushes are the perfect marriage between silkiness and shimmer.

Swatch Pre-Blending

Swatch After Blending

Pupa blushes are a little difficult to track down stateside but if you can manage to find them I highly recommend checking them out!


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