When I first saw reviews on Rare Beauty’s Soft Pinch Liquid Blush, I thought to myself “this might be all hype” and tried several “dupes” like the ones from GRWM (which are great too by the way). But I wanted to try the real thing, and the only thing holding me back was its price point.
Is it really worth the SRP P1749?
As you all know this beauty brand is owned by no other than, Ms Selena Gomez!
Airy, lightweight liquid formula blends and builds effortlessly for a soft flush of color. Infused with long-lasting color pigments for all-day wear—a little goes a long way. Mistake-proof, it layers beautifully over liquid/powder formulas without disturbing makeup.
Bliss – nude pink (matte)
Love – terracotta (matte)
Grace – bright rose mauve (matte)
Faith – deep berry (matte)
Joy – muted peach (dewy)
Happy – cool pink (dewy)
Lucky – hot pink (dewy)
Grateful – true red (dewy)
Hope – nude mauve (dewy)
Encourage – soft neutral pink (dewy)
Believe – true mauve (dewy)
NEW! Worth – true rose (dewy)
NEW! Virtue – beige peach (dewy)
The first shade I got was in Joy, described as a muted peach color with a dewy finish. A little, as in a dot on your fingertip goes a long way. A dot is good on both your cheeks already when blended. It comes with a chubby doe-tip applicator. The texture is pretty thick. It’s also fragrance-free
The second shade I got, months after purchasing Joy, was Faith. It was given to me by my suki BeautyIndulgence on FB. I asked her if she had any Cooler toned Rare Beauty tints, and she told me there was a joy reserver who didn’t push thru buying Faith, so she thought to give it to me instead. Maybe because I wasn’t a joy reserver like most people.
Photos and Swatches
Faith is described as a deep berry tone with a matte finish. Swatched on my arms, both look the same. But they blend totally differently. Joy glides smoother, and leaves a glowy, dewy brightness on your cheeks. Faith has more “tug” to it, and you have to blend faster or else it will leave a streak or uneven marks. Personally, I prefer the dewy one texture wise. Color wise? Faith.
In terms of longevity, surprisingly, both stayed on my cheeks for a good 6 hours without any retouch. The dewy finish looked better though, it looks set and natural. I find the matte too dry for my mid-30-ish skin.
Here’s a photo of them when worn side by side. Sorry I forgot to apply on my lips for the full effect.
Here are photos of Joy and Faith when worn, up close.
Are they worth the price? Yes. Definitely. I never found cheek tints that wear so nicely and evenly. The texture is so wonderful, literally like soft clouds. I’m still on the lookout for LUCKY which is a dewy shade with a cool pink tone. It’s always out of stock or sold out *sigh*
I hope you enjoyed reading my honest thoughts and review. See you soon! 😉