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.
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.
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.
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.
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.