When I first saw The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush I was intrigued. A cream blush in a cute small packaging that comes in four flattering shades. Even though is a cream blush – it differs a lot from the cream blushes you used to know and it took me some time, trials and effort to figure out how to use these blushes properly. But it was worth it!
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush (£12.00 or $18.00) present a range of refreshing blushes to bring color and healthy-looking glow to the skin.
The brand promises a nice and refreshing sorbet texture, that correlates a lot with the Body Shop innovative sorbet face cream and body lotions. These blushes are also supposed to add healthy glow finish to your cheeks, as well as provide fresh color for all skintones. According to official description each blush leaves you skin velvety smooth and hydrated. The moisture should last for at least 12 hours.
Each blush comes in a small transparent glass jar with black plastic cap that indicates the name and the shade of the blush. With this blush you get 6 ml or 0.2 fl oz amount of product. The Fresh Sorbet Blush now comes in four shades – 010 Florida Sunstar, 020 Lychee Blossom, 025 Cuban Watermelon and 030 Tuscan Grape. And I have all four shades to share my thoughts on with you today!
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush in Florida Sunstar (010) is a beautiful warm-toned medium orange color with strong coral undertones and finely milled silver glitter.
It is the warmest shade in the range and looks more coral than orange on the skin when properly blended. The shimmer translates into gentle sheen on the skin and acts as a very subtle highlighter.
This shade would look gorgeous on warm skin tones with yellow or olive undertones and might actually be appropriate for medium to tan skin as well.
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush in Lychee Blossom (020) is a very fresh light pink shade with neutral undertones and it has a lot of finely milled silvery-pink shimmer that adds a lot of highlight to the skin.
Among all blushes Lychee Blossom has the most sheer coverage and requires to be built up for desired intensity. Nevertheless, it is easily blendable and buildable due to its sorbet texture.
On the skin it looks like a very gentle wash of color and is the best shade in the range for very fair and light skin tones.
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush in Cuban Watermelon (025) is an amazing bright coral pink shade with finely milled silver shimmer. This is my favorite of the bunch due to a very unique shade.
This color is easily buildable and you can easily get a gorgeous flush on your cheeks. This one looks extremely natural and the silvery shimmer translates in a fresh glow once on the skin.
Such a bright shade looks unexpectedly beautiful on the skin and will be a wonderful blush for any skin tone.
The Body Shop Fresh Sorbet Blush in Tuscan Grape (030) is a nice muted orange-plum shade with finely milled silver shimmer that turns into fresh glow on the skin.
Tis particular shade is the most intensely pigmented one and does not require to be severely built up. It looks quite natural as well and might also show up on deeper skin tones.
These blushes can be classified somewhere in-between creams and liquids, in my opinion. It is not as creamy as you would expect, nor is it a pure liquid. The texture remind me more of a puree with finely milled shimmer. No doubt, these blushes have a very unique consistency – I have never seen anything like this before.
Due to how liquid-y these blushes are – you usually get a sheer coverage with the first layer that might be a very good thing for those with very fair and light skin tones who struggle to find the less pigmented blushes. All blushes are very buildable and you can easily reach any level of intensity. No matter how many layers you use – this blush is never cake-y! It acts more like a tint than a traditional blush that allows it to stay on your skin for a very long time. At least on my dry to comination skin (with oily cheeks!) these blushes last for 12 hours! I think they could stay put even longer if needed. I was surprised to see such a good longevity of wear. Moreover, these blushes are very smudge-resistant and will stay put even after sleep – that almost never happens with a regular blush.
I would also want to add that these blushes give me the most natural flushed effect on the cheeks ever. You know how flushed, healthy and glowy your cheeks look after you have been running or having a walk in a cold weather? That is how these blushes are going to look on your cheeks – natural. And these blushes do add some moisture to the skin but do not make your cheeks look oily and greasy.
I would also advise you to get a dense synthetic blush brush for this blushes. You fingers will have all the color on them and zero on the cheeks if you use your fingers to apply the product. The beauty blender would soak up all the product instantly. The only thing that works with these blushes is a blush brush. The one I prefer is the Zoeva 128 Cream Cheek Face Brush, that allows you to steadily build the color. Do not get confused when swatching this blush is store – it does not work with fingers, ask for a synthetic brush. Also, the brush does not get stained with the pigment and is easy to wash after.
Overall, I see this product as very unusual, unique one. It is not a traditional blush, but more of a tint. It works wonderfully with a brush and allows you to get the most natural flush on your cheeks possible. I really like these blushes for natural makeup look and for no-makeup looks when you use a mascara, a bit of lip gloss and a blush as it stays on bare skin nicely.
I hope this review was interesting and useful for you. Leave any questions, thpught and ideas in the comments down below! Share your experience if you tried these blsuehs – I would love to know what you think!
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