Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice

Since I discovered that cream blush is actually pretty neat, I’ve been looking for inexpensive ones to try. In Sephora recently, they had a few shades marked down so I was able to pick up Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice for $8.

In the pan, before swatching, Golden Spice looked like a golden rosy blush – I thought it might be nice for fall since my other blushes are lighter or brighter.

Getting it home, I had a hell of a time opening it, thinking that it would open at the seam in the front like, oh, every other single compact that looks like this.
Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice - Hinges

Nope. There are indents for your fingers on the sides! It isn’t meant to be pried from there, though; you gently squeeze on the indents and the lid springs open effortlessly.

Because I’m an impatient oaf sometimes, I failed to get a photo of this before meddling with the contents. The rosy Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice is SO LOVELY and the first swatch was fantastic. I was excited to add it into my rotation.My first use though, happened on a workday with no time to remove or redo. The below photo shows just a hint of the sparkle. I’m basically channeling Ke$ha, here.

Sephora Cream Blush in Golden SpiceSephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice

I have repeatedly stated my love for glitter. I’m a 20-something woman. Statistically speaking, it is far more likely that I would fall into the, “enjoys glitter,” group than the, “I HATE GLITTER,” group. I love glitter on my eyes, but it really needs to not be on my cheeks.

The formula of Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice is delightfully blendable – it does great with a beautyblender or small stippling brush, and would be fine with fingers, too, if you prefer to use them. Once blended (aside from the obnoxiously present glitter…) it does not perch awkwardly atop the skin; it melts down and gives the skin a nice, healthy, rosy flush.

Sephora Cream Blush in Golden Spice SwatchesTop: Blended, Bottom: Swatched

Although the rosy hue of this blush is so damn pretty, I won’t get much use out of this. I really need my face products to be wearable at work, and obvious glitter just isn’t. Even outside of needing to look professional, when I’m experimenting or getting crazy with my makeup, it’s usually my eye makeup that I’m playing with; never my face.

The Bottom Line

Despite my often-stated enjoyment of glittery things, it really does not belong in blush. A sheen? A shimmer? Okay. Those can be good. These are small but distinct golden glitter particles. You can definitely see it on my face in office lighting. NO BUENO. I will not buy any from their line that include glitter or shimmer (some companies interpretation of , “shimmer,” is a lot more like, “glitter,”) even though the formula is nice.

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