The new Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo ($42 US/$57 CAD) is a blush palette featuring two shades that are merged together with a unique striped pattern inspired by a 2013 spring collection Marc Jacobs dress. The gradient of the stripe allows you to concentrate more on one shade on left side of the palette and the other shade on the right. You will always have a blend of the two shades though, so the differentiation between shades is subtle.
The formula introduces a new weightless ingredient, Japanese “air powder” pigment, that is meant to give the powder an undetectable finish on the skin. They are softly luminous without being shimmery. They are meant to offer 24 hours of wear which I didn’t fully test. Who needs their blush to lasts 24 hours? It did last a full 15 hour day on my with no signs of fading.
There are five shade combinations available.
- Lush & Libido – petal pink/ orchid pink
- Lines & Last Night – creamsicle/ deep tangerine
- Kink & Kisses – pale petal/ peachy rose
- Flesh & Fantasy – ivory shimmer/ goddess bronze
- Night Fever & Hot Stuff – cherry/ deep plum
I have the shade Lush & Libido which is a beautiful cool medium pink. The lighter shade is a warm-neutral petal pink while the darker shade is a cooler toned deep orchid pink, which gives the blush an overall cooler tone. I am loving this shade because I find it quite difficult to find cooler pink blushes. Most are either too dark, being more fuchsia coloured, or the lighter shades end up pulling warmer on my skin. Lush & Libido stays a lovely and wearable, mid-toned cool pink on me.
These blushes are pricey, but they are also huge. The large, yet sleek, black compacts house an impressive 0.282 oz of product. For comparison a NARS blush is 0.16 oz and a MAC blush 0.21 oz. I love Marc Jacobs Beauty so I have a feeling I might have to pick up at least one other shade. Which is your favourite?
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