REVIEW: CoverGirl TruBlend Blush & Bronzer

    CoverGirl is taking 2016 by storm with their latest releases. First were the TruNaked eyeshadow palettes and Plumpify blastPRO mascara, which were both big hits for me. Regardless, I was still a little bit skeptical about their new TruBlend Blush and TruBlend bronzers.

    CoverGirl is on a roll with these Spring 2016 releases. Click through to see swatches of the gorgeous TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzer.

    The new TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzers have a baked appearance to them, with different shades swirled into the domed product. I have such hit-or-miss experiences with “baked” makeup, so I was less excited about these when checking out the Spring launches. I decided to give them the benefit of the doubt when CoverGirl’s other products impressed the socks off of me, and I’m pretty glad I did.

    Both of these products come in 3 shades: light, medium, and dark. Both of mine are in the “medium” shade, but could definitely be used on different skin tones depending on the look you’re going for.

    CoverGirl is on a roll with these Spring 2016 releases. Click through to see swatches of the gorgeous TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzer.

    The TruBlend Blush in Medium is a very pretty medium rose shade. Surprisingly, I was able to pick up a lot of color onto my brush and it applied onto the skin smoothly. I was really taken aback by the pigmentation. I was expecting a light flush of color, but got a strong pink shade without having to build up multiple layers. The blush has an extremely subtle sheen to it, giving you a soft glow that adds a nice radiance to your face. I experienced only slight fading throughout the day.

    CoverGirl is on a roll with these Spring 2016 releases. Click through to see swatches of the gorgeous TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzer.

    The TruBlend Bronzer was more of a puzzle. When I hear the word “bronzer” I think of a product that will add color to the face, perhaps even something I can use to contour with. To be honest, this is something I can only use as a highlight– at least in the medium shade. Don’t get me wrong, the shade is really pretty and again adds a soft glow without turning you into a disco ball. The gold sheen looks particularly great paired with the TruBlend blush, too. But yeah, not enough color is picked up compared to the shimmer to be considered a bronzer unless I was super pale.

    CoverGirl is on a roll with these Spring 2016 releases. Click through for a full review of the gorgeous TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzer.CoverGirl is on a roll with these Spring 2016 releases. Click through to see swatches of the gorgeous TruBlend Blush and TruBlend Bronzer.

    Regardless of the name faux-pas with the “bronzer,” both of these products have made their way into my everyday routines. I love that I can just pat on the blush lightly for some natural-looking color, or go all out and make it the statement of my look. I’ll continue to use the bronzer as a highlight because I really like the more natural glow it gives off, rather than a strobing look.

    You can find the TruBlend Bronzer and TruBlend Blush at your local drugstore starting this month!

    What has been your favorite CoverGirl release this season?

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    13 COMMENTS

    1. You know, I’m glad that this bronzer is so subtle – it will work perfectly for my fair skin! Sometimes it’s hard to find one that isn’t too dark, especially at the drugstore.

    2. I am always sucked in by the marbled beauty of baked products, but not all of them perform. And, i don’t want to be applying a baked blush or bronzer wet! These look great, and I love the “bronzed” highlight!

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