Product Review: Make Up For Ever HD Blush in Nip Slip

I can only imagine what kind of “interesting” search terms will lead people to this post. I ordered this after seeing it featured in a youtube makeup tutorial by Lo Bosworth, it looked like a fairly decent blush and the shade name was undeniably intriguing. The rest of the collection seems to have been graced with similarly cheeky names (innuendo, caught in the act, walk of shame, quickie, and PDA to name a few), and I’m confident in my assumption that quality-wise they’re all going to be just as beautiful as this little treasure. Nip Slip looks terrifyingly pink in the bottle, but blends out to be a very natural fleshy colour. This is a heavily pigmented liquid blush, and a very small amount of product goes a long way (if you’ve ever tried the By Terry liquid blush, this has a similar pigmentation/payoff). This blush lasts ALL DAY on my face, which says a lot because staying put on my grease slick of a face is no mean feat. It took me a little while to work out the best way to apply this blush, because it’s so pigmented it can come off looking a little ridiculous unless you get the blush-to-face ratio just right. I use my Real Techniques stippling brush to buff the product into the back of my hand and then use the brush to apply the remaining product to my cheeks. The Make Up For Ever HD Blush in Nip Slip retails for $45 AUD, and I purchased mine for $26 USD from Sephora (via parcel forwarding service Hop Shop Go).