A few weeks back, I took advantage of a buy-two-get-one blush sale from Evil Shades, and one of the shades I picked up was Skön. Not that the others weren't nice, but this was, hands down, my favorite of the lot.
Ever have one of those don't judge a book by it's cover moments? The most noticeable thing about Skön is that it looks like a deep grey purple... in fact it almost looks like ash. I promise, though, this is one of those scary-in-the-jar/pan, pretty-on-the-face colors.
|Left to Right: Blended out with a blush brush, Swatched heavily with a shadow brush|
When I first got it, I thought this would be a sometimes-blush, but I really have been reaching for it three or four times a week. It looks impossibly pretty when worn. The pinky sheen is amazing.
|Skön worn on the face in indirect light with High Voltage|
Lip Candy in Seductress.
|Skön worn on the face in direct light with High Voltage|
Amp'd Up Gloss in Object of Desire.
Also, I'd like to say that the wear is incredible. That second photo was taken at 6 pm, after my 3pm workout. I fully expected it to be gone. It was not.
And while this blush, as one with an iridescent sort of quality, does have a sheen (of pink!), there's no straight up glittery shimmer. It will make you look a bit dewy, and may emphasize pores a bit (click those closeup face swatches, I dare you!).... but for me? I just don't care. I like the shade that much.
And these are in my personal blush Goldilocks zone. Not too pigmented, and not lacking pigmentation. Just right. Can you say cherry on top?
|The bottom label, including ingredients|
- Lovely unique shade.
- It's a little funky, but fully wearable.
- I believe that this would be flattering on a great range of skin tones.
- The value is very good: five grams of blush for under seven dollars. Be still my heart.
Check under the neutral.
- Some women with oilier skin don't really like blushes with sheen. This does emphasize pores a bit, but there isn't any straight up shimmer-out-the-whazoo stuff going on.
This is currently available on the Evil Shades site for $6.50. Samples are packaged in clamshells and are available for $1.50.