A clean blush that performs? Count me in.
Nu Evolution’s Pressed Blush is free of the usual culprits we seek to avoid in cosmetics, such as parabens and synthetic fragrances. But it’s also admirably formulated without talc or phenoxyethanol, two controversial ingredients often found in some self-proclaimed “natural” cosmetics.
Coverage and Wear
For me, the medium coverage of this blush is ideal. It’s neither frustratingly sheer nor too opaque. Leave the strong pigmentation to eyeshadows and lipsticks! With blush, a slight transparency is easier to work with.
The smooth finish doesn’t just add a soft flush of color, it also enhances the beauty of skin by blending perfectly and not settling into pores.
The coverage is buildable.
Nu Evolution’s Pressed Blush is currently offered in three flattering shades:
- Cosmopolitan (pictured above): a neutral reddish brown
- Flushed: sultry pink with a light shimmer
- Soho: light and rosy
I love the Cosmopolitan color is because it’s tough to find a blush that flatters my light olive skin. I wear Cosmopolitan when I’m creating a neutral look. Cosmopolitan gives me a perfectly natural flush that I can wear for day or nighttime looks, without looking like a doll.
But Soho (pictured above) is pretty amazing. I add it with a very light hand, and it has a slightly brighter, more feminine vibe. I apply it to the apples of the cheeks, and wow. My look is tied together.
Inside the Ingredients
Nu Evolution offers 100% full ingredient disclosure on their blush. Not every cosmetic company takes that leap, so I have extra respect for the ones who do!
Ingredients: mica, rice powder, boron nitride, silica, buriti oil, zinc stearate, oregano leaf extract, thyme extract, cinnamon bark extract, rosemary leaf extract, lavender flower extract, goldenseal root extract, lemon peel extract. May contain: titanium dioxide and iron oxides.
|Proceed with Caution
The finished product has a smooth finish that’s easy to apply. No streaks here!
Where to Purchase
Nu Evolution Pressed Blush is $28 for a 0.14-ounce container. You can purchase it here.
This product is part of my popular guide, The Shopper’s Guide to Natural & Nontoxic Makeup.
*This post is not sponsored. All opinions are my own.
**Products get makeovers too. Be sure to check if this product has been recently re-formulated before using it yourself.