Similar to the ck Collection’s eyeshadow, Flush With Desire Velvet Blush lacks the refinement that should come with its $20 price tag.
To be fair, this blush is nicely pigmented. I tested it in Shiver, a wearable hot pink shade with a subtle, glowy-gold finish.
The problem with this blush, however, is that it isn’t highly refined. As a result, it’s somewhat difficult to blend.
When I swept a soft powder brush across this blush, I was surprised that it barely picked up any of the powder. After repeatedly sweeping my brush across the blush, I managed to pick up some color, but I eventually had to resort to tapping the edge of a more coarse face brush over the blush in order to pick up enough color to apply to my cheeks.
When applying the blush, I did have to blend it quite a bit in order to make it look right. Once blended, however, the color looked pretty and it lasted for a reasonable amount of time.
While this blush works, it just doesn’t work well enough to justify its price. For $20, I want a super silky blush that offers pure, highly blendable color — which is something that Calvin Klein didn’t fully deliver.
I’m really interested to hear some other opinions on this product. Have you tried Calvin Klein Flush With Desire Velvet Blush? What do you think of it?