Plum Cream Blush ft. Fenty Beauty & LYS Beauty

by Jeremy

There are so many cream blushes released this year! Today, I thought we’d look at two plum-hued cream blushes and critically compare the two.

Learn how to make more critical comparisons between two products when you’re choosing between two options, whether you’re in decluttering mode or considering a new purchase or have been tempted by something new and shiny!

Fenty Beauty Summertime Wine vs. LYS Beauty Passion

The Analysis

FinishDewy with fine pearlSatin-matte, “skin-like” but not to the point of dewiness
ColorRaspberry pink, subtly cool-toned with warmer gold pearlRaspberry pink, cooler-toned
PigmentationSemi-sheer to medium coverage to start, buildable to semi-opaque coverageOpaque coverage could be sheered out slightly or used with a lighter hand for more buildable coverage
TextureCreamy, lightweight, moderately emollientCreamy, smooth, lightweight, lightly emollient but more powder-like once on the skin
LongevityIt starts fading at 8.5 hours, fading evenlyIt starts fading at 9 hours, fades evenly
ApplicationWorked well with fingertips or brushes, on its own or over foundationWorked well with fingertips or brushes, on its own or over foundation
AccessibilityOnline and in-storesOnline and in-stores
Price/SizeSolidly mid-end pricing per shade but contains less product than some cream blushes.More affordable and contains almost double the amount of product (applicable only if one will finish!)
PackagingPlastic, compact, should be durablePlastic, larger and unusually shaped (triangle), should be durable

Reasons for Fenty Beauty Summertime Wine: The finish differentiated the two for me, so this is the choice if one prefers a bit of pearl and a dewier finish for cream blush. It’s also a little warmer-toned, so it would edge out Passion if warmth is desired. It is marginally easier to sheer out or to start sheerer with this formula.

Reasons for LYS Beauty Passion: If someone wants to try cream blush but has always worried about the finish being too dewy, this range is less flat than a powder blush but not as dewy as most cream blush formulas. The color didn’t have a visible shimmer and ran cooler-toned. It would be better for someone who tends to finish their products, too, assuming a year or so (given it is a cream formula), as it contained over double the effect.

Bottom Line: They are very similar in ease of application, how they apply, how long they last (and how they fade), and are both reasonably adjustable in coverage, with Summertime Wine being a little better for those preferring sheerer application from the start. The significant difference is in the finish, as Summertime Wine is noticeably dewy on the skin after application. It also had a bit of pearl (though fine enough that it wasn’t night and day comparing finishes).

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