Makeup by Mario Blush

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.3)
  • Performance
    (4.5)

Price Category: Pro-Grade

  • $30.00 Retail

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Pros

  • Balmy, weightless texture
  • Lit-from-within flush
  • Easy to apply
  • Buildable pigment

Cons

  • Can enhance texture and pores
  • Not the longest wearing

Overview

What’s the Makeup by Mario Plumping Blush Veil? A soft wash of color with a luminous finish that gives the effect of fuller, plump cheeks.

ft. Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil

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Our Rating Criteria

Makeup by Mario Plumping Blush has beautiful colors.

When I think of summer blush, blurred skin and a dewy finish come to mind. I want my skin to have that just-got-back-from-the-beach glow. Peachy hues are my absolute favorite, and Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush comes in one that is exactly what I love for summertime. But will the formula live up to my expectations?

Quick Rating Rundown

This Product

(4.3)

:Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil

Price: $30.00

0.17 oz

Value

(4.5)

Application

(4.8)

Finish

(4.6)

Longevity

(4.2)

Extra Benefits

(3.6)

Industry Standard

(4.6)
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0.15 oz

Value

(4.4)

Application

(4.6)

Finish

(4.8)

Longevity

(4.5)

Extra Benefits

(4.5)

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Our Rating Criteria

Promises vs. Performance: Does it actually plump the cheeks?

Makeup by Mario Plumping Blush Veil is a weightless cream blush balm. It contains hyaluronic acid to plump and hydrate cheeks. The blush veil has pearlescent pigments for a dewy, luminous finish. It can be applied and worn a few different ways, both on top of or under powders. For a monochromatic look, dab onto lips.

I hoped I would love the Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil from the moment I took it out of the box and swatched it. The formula feel almost nonexistent and it gives the perfect flush of color. It has a sheer, buildable formula that becomes one with the skin. With a brush, you can get a bit more pigment pay off but this isn’t going to be your most pigmented blush ever.

Because it has a balmy formula with dewy finish, the formula can exaggerate texture, lines, and pores. It’s not too bad, but just be aware it can exaggerate imperfections. It also doesn’t have the longest wear when not set. I’d give it a solid 5-6 hours without fading when not set. When set and/or paired with a powder blush, you can expect a longer wear.

How It Compares: A beautiful flush of color with Makeup by Mario Plumping Blush.

The Makeup by Mario Plumping Blush Veil has definitely made it on my list of favorite launches of 2023. Not only are the colors stunning, but the formula is too. It has a unique balmy texture that is almost undetectable on the skin. The formula really does become one with the skin creating a lit-from-within luminous glow. Now, I love blush (especially cream bush!), so let’s see how it compares to some of my other favorites.

Comparison To Top Cream Blush Formulas

Industry Standard

ROSE INC Blush Divine is easily one of the best formulas I have ever tried and is one of my holy grails. The creamy formula easily blends into cheeks with fingers or a brush, providing a the most healthy, radiant flush of color. It never accentuates any imperfections, from dryness to texture and never settles into lines or pores.

Similar Product

MERIT Flush Balm has a similar balmy texture that blends with the fingers, a brush, or sponge and can be built up for more intense color payoff. Don’t worry if you apply too much, because this is one of the most foolproof cream blush formulas! But, one of the best things about Flush Balm is how it works on all skin types and textures. The formula is incredibly thin and emollient, never exaggerating texture, lines, or bumps. It works well on all skin types from dry to oily – just make sure to set it with oilier skin!

Best Drugstore

Putty Blush is an absolute steal and by far one of the best cream blush formulas at the drugstore. This cream to powder formula is easy to work with, blendable, and long wearing. Dab your brush into the pot to pick up pigment and tap onto your cheeks to build in intensity, achieving anything from a natural hue to a bold pop of cheek color. Affordable and high performing, this elf blush is a favorite of many.

Performance Rating

This Product

(4.5)

:Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil

Application

(4.8)

Finish

(4.6)

Longevity

(4.2)

Industry Standard

(4.6)
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Application

(4.6)

Finish

(4.8)

Longevity

(4.5)

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(4.6)
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Finish

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Longevity

(4)

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Application

(4.7)

Finish

(4.7)

Longevity

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Advertised Product Highlights

Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil

# OF SHADES: 6

FORMULATION: Cream balm

FINISH: Dewy

LONGEVITY: No claims

BENEFITS: Sheer, weightless formula; Hyaluronic acid plumps and hydrates skin; Contains pearlescent pigments

CLEAN BEAUTY CLAIMS: Cruelty free; Vegan; Non comedogenic; Free of gluten, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, hydroquinone, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclocarban, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrance

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