The Sample: Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Blush in Peach Glow (Review, Swatches & Photos)

7 Mar

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Hey guys! Today I want to introduce you to a new brand that recently launched at Nordstrom–Gorgeous Cosmetics! If you attended The Makeup Show in L.A this year, you will have seen Gorgeous Cosmetics there promoting their U.S launch. Apparently the brand has been around for a while and has been a wild success in Australia so they decided to finally hop on over to the U.S! I was sent some of their products to review and so far, I am really liking what I’m seeing! Today, I will be showing you the Colour Pro Blush in Peach Glow.

According to Gorgeous Cosmetics: “Finely milled powder dusts onto the cheeks, providing a long lasting and radiant finish. Sculpt and define your cheeks, or simply achieve a healthy flush with our silky smooth Colour Pro Blush. Micro-fine particles blend with ease for a gorgeous result.”

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Peach Glow is a gorgeous, mid tone, slightly-pinky peach. It has a very soft, glowy sheen and also contains very fine, silver micro-shimmer.

The Colour Pro blush comes housed in the same type of matte black rubberized compact that Nars uses. Gorgeous Cosmetics’ compact, however, seems to really attract pigment and shimmer a bit more than Nars’ and really hangs on to it–I found it a little bit harder to clean than Nars’, but that’s just me being nit-picky, I guess.

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Peach Glow is smooth and finely milled. The texture is quite soft and even a bit creamy–I literally said “wow” out loud when I first dipped a sponge-applicator (that I use for swatches) into the pan. It’s not as soft as, say, Burberry’s blushes but it’s much softer than Nars and MAC’s blushes (which I find have a tendency to be a bit dry). I found it amazingly easy to apply and blend. The color payoff is amazing–it’s very pigmented but also really easy to sheer out.

Peach Glow really does impart a gorgeous glow on the cheeks–the sheen is very, very fine and does not emphasize pores or imperfections at all. The healthy color and the radiant sheen both lend themselves to a very pretty, perky spring flush!

Peach Glow lasted quite well on my oily skin. It wore for almost 6 hours before I noticed any real fading. I imagine that just about every other skin types should be able get about 8 or so hours in. Overall, I really enjoyed testing this blush and can see myself reaching for this one a lot. It’ll be great for spring and all year-round, really. It’s just one of those easy-to-wear, really pretty shades that looks great on everyone and that everyone loves to wear. Gorgeous Cosmetics’ has done an incredible job with the texture and overall quality. There are 8 lovely shades available in all.

»»Pricing: $30/3.8 g.

»»Availability: Nordstrom.com and GorgeousCosmetics.com

»»Recommended for: all skin tones and types

»»Overall Rating: A+

 


Disclaimer: the product(s) featured in this post were provided to The Beauty Sample free of charge by the manufacturer/PR for review purposes only. Regardless of how the product was obtained, my priority is to you, my readers, and I will always give you my honest opinion.

32 Responses to “The Sample: Gorgeous Cosmetics Colour Pro Blush in Peach Glow (Review, Swatches & Photos)”

  1. Tracy@Beauty Reflections March 7, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    OMG that is GORGEOUS hahahaha. It looks amazing on your skin!

    • becca March 7, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

      Hahhaa you never fail to crack me up, Tracy!! :P

  2. Procrastinator March 7, 2013 at 8:39 pm #

    Sometimes I think I like foreign cosmetics just to make my life difficult. I completely agree that NARS/MAC blushes are dry. I always get this weird visual when I use NARS Orgasm that I’m scraping off the product with my brush.

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 12:14 am #

      LOL now that you mention that, I’m going to get that same visual every time I use those blushes!! :P hahaha

  3. KhaliaNicole@Glamour&Love March 7, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    Very pretty. Nice and natural looking. Seems like it’d be very flattering.

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 12:15 am #

      Yes it definitely is really flattering. I find that it swatches/wears just a tiny bit darker than it appears in the pan. I think that a shade like this is everything I wanted Nars Orgasm to be. Orgasm is just too much gold shimmer and not enough peachy-pink for my taste

  4. Chris March 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    This looks so pretty and I’d love to try this but haven’t seen it at any counters yet.

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 12:16 am #

      I’m not sure the brand is available in-store yet but it’s on Nordstrom’s site! Do check it out–the formula is fantastic!! :)

  5. Sukie March 7, 2013 at 11:09 pm #

    Oh no. Not another brand that favours the rubberised packaging? +___+ But that aside, it’s such a lovely blush (had to refrain myself from using gorgeous here hehehe) Shame we don’t get Gorgeous cosmetics here!

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 12:17 am #

      Haha yeah it seems like the rubber packaging is really taking off. This one is a little harder to clean than my Nars is, for some reason though :/ With my Nars palette, I find that I can just kind of brush off the dust from the compact but with this one, it REALLY sticks! :/

  6. Sunny March 8, 2013 at 4:56 am #

    Whoa, WHAT A PRETTY BLUSH!!! This is insane! I might have to wait quite a while to be able to lay my hands on the brand, but the first impression is already made ;)

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Yay! I’m so glad you are as excited as me!! :D I wasn’t sure what to expect at first but after trying the blush, I cannot WAIT to try some other items from this brand!! :D

  7. Kiss & Make-up March 8, 2013 at 10:43 am #

    Such a pretty shade! I love peachy pinks like these.

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 2:48 pm #

      Oh me too–you just CANNOT go wrong with a pretty peachy pink!! :P

  8. Larie March 8, 2013 at 10:57 am #

    That blush was made for you! How many peach blushers do you have, Becca? ;)

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Hahaha, right?!! :P Ahhh…too many too count. I really need to start expanding my blush collection a bit–too little variation, I think :P Though recently, I think I’ve been doing a pretty good job. I bought Frivole, which was something really new to me…Becca Sweetpea was also different…I have other ones too but since I didn’t buy them and they were sent to me, I won’t count that haha

  9. Catherine (@bcrueltyfree) March 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm #

    I don’t think I’ve actually heard of this brand before. Ohh I could see myself using this all the time, it looks like the type of color that’s natural and easy to wear. The texture sounds amazing, I like that it’s softer than NARS and MAC, even though I find many blushes that are dry/hard are actually pretty pigmented, I just prefer the softer texture :)

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

      I know what you mean! When I was doing my Pixi shadow review and was comparing the texture to my MAC shadows, I realized that though they had a really dry, stiff texture, they were much more pigmented. I do find that in this case though, Gorgeous Cosmetics’ blush is softer AND pigmented. I wouldn’t say more pigmented because there are so many MAC blushes but it has a really good pigmentation, for sure! I don’t know if/when this brand will be available in-store but it is available on Nordstrom’s site :)

  10. fairytalesandcoffee March 8, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    This sounds awesome. Too bad they didn’t send another color. I am anti-peach and will continue to enforce that ban. The texture looks amazing.

    • becca March 8, 2013 at 6:24 pm #

      ANTI-PEACH?? Really?? How?!! :P Do you just not like peachy blushes or is it that you have too many? I love peachy blushes. I don’t think I could ever get tired of buying them because I just feel like so many different brands do them all a little bit differently and they’re all so pretty too me :) I have light-medium skin with yellow undertones and I feel like peach/coral tones are very flattering because they help me not to look so sallow and dull. What are your favorite, most flattering blush shades?

      • fairytalesandcoffee March 21, 2013 at 4:01 am #

        When I first made the jump into more expensive blushes with MAC and NARS, all I purchased were peachy-pink blushes and it was all I wore for YEARS. I hit massive pan with Nars orgasm. Then I just stopped. Peachy-pink now reminds me of a dated look. Like going backwards instead of forwards. I love nude-beige pinks (Kevyn Aucoin’s discontinued Nuelle), Becca’s Sweet Pea is also great too! I think I like brown-pinks, beige-pinks, brown-reds, red-pinks, purpley-pinks, and straight up bronzey-any shades. I love orangey-any shades, but I’ve learned I only look good with it when I am really tanned, but tanned skin and retin-a make me think broken down, thin, crepey skin and massive pores. So intentional tanning is out.

        • becca March 21, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

          Ahh I see. I don’t think I am AS obsessed with peachy-pink blushes as I was when I first started playing with makeup but they do take up the majority of my blush collection and I still find them hard to resist :P But recently, I’ve been branching out into more shades and definitely playing more with the nude-pinks. Sweet Pea is one of my favorites, as is Paul & Joe’s Ombrage (incredible, that one! It looks so brown but it really does leave a very soft almost peachy pink-nude color on the cheeks). Speaking of Kevyn Aucoin, I hadn’t heard of Nuelle but I have seen swatches of Natura and I am VERY curious! I looove Kevyn Aucoin’s powder formula so I think I will purchase that one sometime in the near future, for sure! Have you tried Chanel’s Frivole, by the way? That’s a really pretty, wearable orangey blush–my first real one. I think it looks really nice on my skin even when my face is super pale, like it kind of is at the moment :)

          • fairytalesandcoffee March 24, 2013 at 9:49 am #

            It’s interesting for me since I don’t own any chanel blushes but I have been curious. I have checked out what’s currently available and I am not into any of the shades, but I have found swatches for limited edition blushes that aren’t in stock now and I am a bit bummed about those. I’ve been making a comeback to powder blushes for reelz now after a heavy reliance on cream blushes past two years. I am curious about Natura now. Nuelle was discontinued years ago, but I still have the pot and i actually hit pan, only the third blush in history I have ever hit pan on. Nars orgasm being the first, and Becca’s turkish rose being 2nd. I’ve noticed with Chanel and Burberry blushes that there is this shimmer, sparkle to it that I am not a fan of -biggest reason I am now biggest Nars orgasm hater. Since I use luminizers so often, having sparkle in blush is a big no-no now.

          • becca March 24, 2013 at 2:11 pm #

            Really?? Wow, I think that’s the first time I’ve ever heard anyone say that Chanel and especially Burberry blushes are too shimmery. :P Have you swatched them or are you just basing this on online swatches? Because Chanel’s blushes have a veeeery, very fine shimmer to them that you can kind of see in the pan but once on the skin, it’s not really noticeable. It just serves to add a bit of dimension on the skin, in my opinion–keeps it from looking flat but you would never know it was because of shimmer. Same goes with Burberry (at least the ones I’ve tried). Most people actually think their blushes are matte, but if you look very closely, you will see a VERY faint touch of sheen (not even shimmer) in the pan (again, not noticeable on the skin).

            Here is a review I did awhile ago on Burberry’s Cameo blush–I think this shows the “luminous-matte” finish of the blushes: http://mybeautysample.com/2012/05/the-sample-burberry-light-glow-natural-blush-in-no-02-cameo-review/

            And here is a review I did for Chanel’s Rose Initiale: http://mybeautysample.com/2012/07/the-sample-new-chanel-joues-contraste-powder-blush-in-72-rose-initiale-review-swatches/#more-3888. You can really see the shimmer in the closeup I did of the pan and not so much in the swatch (though this one is a bit more “shimmery”–for lack of a better word–than many other Chanel blushes)

            Of course, if you don’t like them you don’t like them. I just wanted to make sure you had actually tried them first though because they are, in my opinion, some of the most pretty but SUBTLE blushes I’ve come across (especially Burberry, my favorite!!) :D

  11. Teri March 9, 2013 at 11:20 am #

    This looks like an amazing peach blush! I usually don’t really love peach blushes because they look so light but wow, your swatches makes me want to try this one!

    • becca March 9, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

      Oooh if you can, do it!! The texture is really, really lovely and the color goes on a little darker on the cheeks than it looks on the pan or even my arm, to be honest. It’s really nice and super-flattering and very easy to wear! I think it’d look great on you :)

  12. Jane @lifesentropy March 13, 2013 at 2:44 am #

    Apparently this brand knows the key to my heart – through beautiful blushes! What a great start, can’t wait to see what else they have in store.

    • becca March 13, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

      Me too! I have a gel liner pencil from them that I am just dying to try! :)

  13. Lisa @ MidwestGlam March 14, 2013 at 1:56 pm #

    Oh wow that is so pretty! It really does appear to glow, but at the same time looks subtle. I really do love a pretty blush and I don’t own many peach shades. I might have to change that! Especially with Spring around the corner!

    • becca March 14, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

      Oooh you HAVE to check out this brand, Lisa! It’s new but so far seems really, really promising! I mean the texture–WOW! And you just can’t go wrong with a pretty peachy shade–they flatter everyone! :D

  14. Toya March 15, 2013 at 5:19 am #

    It is gorgeous, Becca! I don’t think it would show up well on my skin, but I can see how lovely and wearable it would be for anyone lighter than myself! Love the peachy tone :)

    • becca March 15, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

      You should check out some of their other shades on their site, Toya–they have some gorgeous darker shades that I think would look gorgeous on you!! :)

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