Makeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches

by Jeremy

Makeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush StickMakeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick ($28.00 for 0.37 oz.) is a medium-dark, pinky-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a dewy finish. The texture was smooth and balm-like, creamy with a fair amount of glide, but it wasn’t tacky or too thin, so the product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well without looking patchy.Makeup by Mario Earthy Pink Soft Pop Blush Stick Review & Swatches


It had just as effortless an application over base products and had no trouble building up coverage for more intensity. The pigmentation was semi-sheer and buildable, lasting eight hours before showing signs of wear.

Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like the scent).

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Formula Overview

$28.00/0.37 oz. – $75.68 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have “sheer, buildable coverage” with a “healthy and radiant” finish. If a genuinely dewy finish is something you love, the formula might be right up your alley; if dewy is your arch-nemesis, move along like this very much lived up to its “radiant” claim. There wasn’t a natural dry down, so it wasn’t all that transfer-resistant, though it didn’t slide off my face too readily either–most shades lasted between seven and eight hours on me.

All the shades were straightforward to apply as they went well over bare skin and foundation, as the formula did not lift base products. The coverage seemed quite pigmented when I swiped or rubbed my finger against the prodevelopmentd did a single, unblended swatch. Still, in practice, it was more semi-sheer, buildable as the consistency was moderately emollient, like a gel-like cream, and spreadable, which made sheer out naturally.

There is a brush on the bottom of the side (so the tube is effectively double-ended), with small raised bumps that are designed to “centralize product pickup” for a “more even, fluid application.” It works for the purpose intended, though it may feel a little large depending on the size of one’s cheeks. I also found it challenging to put the brush back in the tube without some bristles splaying/catching as I did so.

The brush head is removable, which makes more sense for cleaning, but it is hard to hold in hand, so it wasn’t comfortable picking up the product (more so to blend out the product, leaving it attached to the bottom of ohe tube).

Browse all of our Makeup by Mario Soft Pop Blush Stick swatches.


Diisostearyl Malate, Octyldodecanol, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Polyethylene, Dicalcium Phosphate, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Mica, Hydrogenated Microcrystalline Wax, Synthetic Wax, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, May Contain (+/-): Tin Oxide, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492), Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090), Red 6, Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850).

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