In the realm of women’s beauty, makeup is a key player. Whether it’s a simple everyday look or a full-on glam for a night out, the right makeup products can make all the difference. Among these products, blush has always been a staple. It adds a natural flush to the cheeks, creating a youthful, healthy glow. However, finding the perfect blush can be a challenge. Some are too pigmented, others not long-lasting enough. But the new Makeup By Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil might just be the game-changer in the blush arena.
The Makeup By Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil ($30) was launched by renowned makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. Known for his work with celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Dedivanovic has been in the beauty industry for over two decades. His experience is evident in this new blush product which is designed to deliver a dewy, fresh-faced look.
The Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil is a cream formula, available in six diverse shades. It is made with hyaluronic acid, which hydrates the skin, ensuring that the blush does not accentuate dry patches. The product is also non-comedogenic, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free and formulated without parabens and phthalates.
Despite initial skepticism due to its cream formulation – which often lacks longevity – the Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil surprisingly stood the test of time. Even after a night of dancing and socializing in Scottsdale, Arizona, the blush remained intact. It offers a sheer but buildable coverage that can easily be adjusted according to your preference.
The standout shade among the six options is “Pinch Me Pink,” a subtle pink hue that adds a natural glow to the skin. It’s ideal for those who prefer a minimalistic makeup look or are fans of the no-makeup-makeup trend.
One of the unique aspects of this blush is its serum-like texture. It glides effortlessly onto the skin without pulling or tugging. Moreover, it blends well with other makeup and skincare products. For those with dry or acne-prone skin, this blush does not cling to dry patches or cause breakouts.
The versatility of the Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil is another selling point. You can use it over your base makeup on your cheeks, over setting powder for a “cloud skin” effect or before setting powder for a softer look. You can even layer it with powder blush for a more vibrant colour payoff.
For application, Dedivanovic suggests applying the product on the apples of your cheeks and blending it upward into your hairline for a lifted appearance. The remaining product on your brush or fingers can be applied to your nose, chin and forehead – areas where the sun naturally hits your face. A little bit of blush where your cheek meets your undereye area can also help disguise dark circles – a tip borrowed from TikTok beauty gurus.
However, if you prefer heavily pigmented blushes, this product might not meet your expectations. Its strength lies in its natural-looking coverage rather than bold colour saturation.
The Makeup By Mario Soft Pop Plumping Blush Veil can be purchased at Sephora or directly from the Makeup By Mario website. Considering its performance and versatility, this product could be a worthy addition to your makeup collection or even serve as an introduction to the world of blush for those who have been hesitant to try this makeup essential.
Whether you’re prepping for an event or just enhancing your everyday look, don’t forget to complete your makeup routine with some eyelash extensions or eyebrow threading from Scottsdale Arizona Lashes for that perfect finish!