This is my first experience with the Blush-On Powders, and I thought I would start with a color that generally works very well on me - the soft peachy-pink, Nars Orgasm-type shade, in this case called "Libertine". (What is it about that kind of color that seems to evoke sexual innuendo?)
The packaging is fairly sleek and simple, with a good-sized mirror. The inclusion of a brush underneath the pan is not really necessary, even if it is relatively soft and will do in a pinch.
In some lighting Libertine looks like a warm, medium pink, in others the peachy undertones come out more clearly. Though it's not super obvious in the pan, the blush does have a fine golden shimmer throughout, which reads more on the skin. I find it less shimmery than Orgasm though. It's the kind of shade that tends to enliven light-to-medium skin, and looks particularly nice in the summer.
The texture is silky, smooth and just a smidge dry - not powdery, but it feels light as opposed to buttery and dense. This makes application easy, and longevity a bit more difficult. Libertine can be kept sheer or built up, and looks lovely and natural either way due to the airiness of the powder. However, this also means that it is best applied over a foundation or primer of some sort. With its light texture, it can wear away more quickly than you might like.
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Availability: Part of the permanent collection, Libertine is available at most Pharmaprix/SDM locations, as well as The Bay. It can also be purchased from Lise Watier, and from Naimie's in the US. Price is 25$ CAD.
Pros: Very flattering color, brightening without being too warm or too much. Smooth, airy texture makes for a silky finish and natural application. Goes from sheer to intense easily.
Cons: Tends to fly away unless applied over a foundation or primer, compromising length of wear.
(I purchased this item from Lise Watier.)