Phytosurgence Inferno Skin Spark Blush Balm ($17.07 for 0.14 oz.) is a richer, more orange-toned brown with warm undertones and a natural finish. It had opaque color coverage with very little product, so those who prefer a sheerer effect will want to take care to use a very, very light hand when working with the formula. I found the consistency to be creamier with moderate glide, which helped it diffuse and sheers out more readily on my skin, so it was somewhat forgiving–it’s just so pigmented, though, that it’s easier to start. With less!
The formula dried down slightly, so it wasn’t quite as dewy initially and had more of a soft glow/sheen–more “skin-like” than dewy. This helped it be more transfer-resistant and have better, more consistent wear. It lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).
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$17.07/0.14 oz. – $121.93 Per Ounce
The formula is supposed to have a “somewhat powder-like finish” without being “sticky or greasy” paired with a “moussey cream” consistency. The brand advises using very little as it is an “incredibly pigmented product” that is designed to be “sheered out” and used “onto bare skin or on top of other base makeup.”