Tower 28 After Hours BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream BlushTower 28 After Hours BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush ($ 20.00 for 0.158 oz.) Is a darker, reddened plum with subtle, warm undertones and a natural sheen. It had a buildable cover ranging from semi-transparent to low-medium to mostly opaque (two to three layers) and could actually be built in practice. Sometimes cream blushes are overly pliable and more product only results in a larger area being covered, rather than increasing the intensity of the layering.
The texture was smooth, slightly creamy, and a little thicker but not heavy so it retained some of that coverage initially but tended to fade out and was very foolproof to work as a cream blush. The product dried out in twenty seconds, but it still looked bright and a little shiny. I had no problem applying it on bare skin or over foundation by patting the edges with a fingertip and gently spreading it. It stayed nice red for eight hours before visibly fading.
As would be expected, its performance as a lip product was rather mediocre; It took three hours, felt non-drying, and was applied decently without emphasizing my natural lip texture or showing any imperfections. However, it didn’t read as damp on my lips and rather had a satin sheen.
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$ 20.00 / 0.158 oz. – – $ 126.58 per ounce
The formula is said to have a “buildable color” with a “glowing second skin finish” that can be applied to lips and cheeks. They appear to be quite pigmented at first, but they’re more buildable than intense, as the moderately emollient consistency is easily visible in practice. This is probably the way most people want their cream blush to work as it makes the formula easy to work with as it is easy to mix but can easily be built up for higher coverage if needed.
When the cream flushed the finish was damp, but it was dried out and no longer pliable to the touch, resulting in better longevity for my skin. The formula sings as a creme blush which would be the purpose I would recommend this for. They were applied evenly and mixed well on bare skin as well as over the foundation as they did not lift the base products. They took about eight hours for most shades before they faded – didn’t slip on me.
As a lip product, the finish was less damp and looked more satiny. They are weaker than a lip product than a cream blush as the product is more likely to separate along my lip lines or spot imperfections with moderate wear. They were comfortable enough to wear because they were thin but not clingy and were a color that lasted two to three hours. I didn’t find it moisturizing as a lip product.
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Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax, Diisostearyl Malate, Triisostearyl Citrate, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Jojoba Esters, Butterza, Orbignya Seed Oil (Oryza, Orbignya ) Bran Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Extract, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Safflower) Seed Oil, Acacia Aveaocado Gratissima (Flower Wax), , Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Glycine Soy (Soy) Oil, Tocopherol, Polyglycerin-3, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin. MAY CONTAIN: Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 22 Lake (CI 45380), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) .
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