Once upon a time, I wanted a bright pink, matte, bubblegum colored blush. So I trooped down to Sephora and had a MA help me out; we tried NARS Desire and Smashbox Radiance. I initially bought the former (it was brighter, a faint touch warmer on my skin, and beautiful) but then I found out that I had a paraben allergy, so I returned it and picked up the paraben-free Smashbox blush. They are not exact dupes, but they are very close.
Has a pull-out mirror, which I've never used, but it is a handy feature.
Natural light. Pink! :)
It's a powder blush, which I apply with my handy EcoTools blush brush. It's not as finely milled as I would like - but I can still manage to pick up quite a bit of product with a few brush swipes, and it's enough to give me a nice bit of pink glow. I do think that I will prolly turn to Tarte blushes from now on, but they weren't around when I purchased this, and there are surprisingly few brands out there with this shocking pink color. Of course, sometimes I feel that no matter what color of blush I apply, it all turns out looking the same after a few hours. Am I crazy, or do you sometimes feel this way too?