Whew, it’s been a long week! I’ve been recovering from tonsillitis (you know, being sick as an adult is TOTALLY different than being sick as a kid… you keep thinking you should be able to get up, drive around, go to work any moment, when in reality you’re a sad little feverish blob and in no way should be allowed to respond to your work e-mail… sorry co-workers!), so it felt SO good to be able to sit down and have a good play date with my makeup vanity! AND I received not one, but TWO My Pretty Zombie blushes from my amazing swap partner in the r/MakeupAddiction Summer Exchange, so what better reason to play around with some killer blush?
Let’s look at swatches!
Here are the two great blushes! MDMA is on the left, and PCP is on the right.
PCP is a peachy orange blush with quite a bit of shimmer to it. When applied to my cheeks with my blush brush, though, I didn’t find that it turned me into a disco ball or anything.
MDMA is a rose colored blush with plenty of gold shimmer. It’s a really pretty, girly shade of pink, perhaps slightly more cool-toned than warm.
I am really impressed with how buildable the MPZ PCP blush is! Some loose blushes are so pigmented that you need to use an exceptionally light hand when applying them, or risk overdoing it. For me, Darling Girl blushes edge slightly into this area (though this isn’t a complaint, just a note on how I need to apply it to get the color saturation that I want). That isn’t to say that the MPZ blushes aren’t pigmented– they certainly are, but I liked how they applied without full opacity at first swipe, allowing me to build the color easily across my cheeks. This is particularly helpful because I have a lot of natural flush to my cheeks, which I partially hide with my foundation, but I try to be careful with how heavily I am applying my bush and wear, so I don’t end up looking too flushed.
I also received the Lorac Pro 2 palette in my exchange, which I used here. I am really impressed with how creamy the shadows are. I have been using loose indie shadows pretty much exclusively recently (except for my Laura Mercier Artist for Eyes 2013 palette), and nothing is going to displace my indie shadow love, but I’m more than a little bit enamored with this palette. So many mattes! Such a great range between dark and highlight colors!
- MUFE HD foundation in 110
- Palladio herbal foundation primer
- NARS smudgeproof primer
- NYX Milk (on center of eyelid)
- LORAC Pro 2 palette
- Kat Von D tattoo liner
- Covergirl Clumpcrushers in Black
- Pumpkin and Poppy Oak Bark contour powder
- My Pretty Zombie PCP blush
- Anastasia dipbrow in Auburn
- BITE deconstructed rose lipstick in Centifolia
My Pretty Zombie has been on my list to purchase, but now that I have tried some of the blushes, I HAVE to try some more! I have my eyes on THC, LSD, and Benzodiazepine in particular. I have some MPZ shadow samples to try as well, which I will be swatching (incuding Celery and Bile, which is celery green with orange/gold shift…. yum!), but I am really pleased with the pigmentation, blendability, and colors. Because I didn’t order these, I can’t speak to MPZ’s customer service or TAT, but I’ll include that as soon as I experience it! 🙂
Have you been wearing any peach/orange blushes this season? What are your favorites?