Mim's the Word Liquid Blush from Susan Thompson Cosmetics is a gorgeous ballerina pink that rivals the best pink blushes that I have ever used, and pink blush is my thing! This is the most gorgeously stunning blue-based pink blush that I have ever seen, or imagined for that matter. This perfect pink blush is named after Susan's dear friend Mim- who is a celebrated makeup artist for Chanel as well as a guest correspondent on CNN. This stunning blush gives the most lovely natural flush, and I even prefer it to NARS Gaiety, and ironically to Chanel's Joues Contraste blushes in Narcisse and Pink Explosion (original European version)- all of which rank among my favorite pink blushes of all time!
|Heavy opaque swatch|
Susan Thompson Cosmetics has created the best Liquid Blush (click here to see all of the colors and swatches) to end all liquid blushes, period end of subject. This gorgeous and complex shade can be worn separately, mixed together with the other colors to customize the blush, worn on the lips and eyes, or used on the body. The point is that these little beauties are tremendously versatile whether you are using them for everyday wear, HD or Red Camera Projects, or on the Runway. They were developed to effectively be applied in seconds which is crucial for the fast-paced makeup and wardrobe changes that are necessary backstage at fashion shows, for TV & Film, and for all other forms of production work. Mom's on the go, students, and everyone fighting the clock to get out the door and head to work will appreciate that these blushes can be applied in no time at all, and that they can change an entire look with nearly no effort. As a professional makeup artist, it has always been Susan's goal to never have production waiting for makeup- so if there is a delay it will not be because of her! This made her really stop to think about how busy our lives have become- therefore a chief concern of hers is that the entire line is geared toward optimal results in no time at all, but with unbelievable results and quality!
|Left to right: Sheered-out swatch, medium application, and applied heavily|
Susan's Liquid Blushes are far more natural looking than powder blushes- which is of great importance for HD and Red Camera Projects, but also more flattering for everyday wear. One of the most astounding characteristics of this formula is that it reactivates itself throughout the day through the warmth of the touch. All you need to do is rub the area with warm clean fingers- therefore reapplication is rendered unnecessary.
Susan's Liquid Blush is an ultra-blendable blush that glides onto the skin with unprecedented smoothness- and it feels like velvet to the touch. It is housed in a sanitary pump dispenser that is convenient and easy to use. You need only press lightly because the formula is concentrated, therefore you will not need much product to achieve your desired look.
Application: Liquid Blush can be applied with the fingertips or with a brush, but I have to say this product is so delightful to use that I have actually prefer applying it with my fingertips! There is just something so supremely satisfying about the tactile experience of this product that you will actually want to touch it. Susan suggests applying it is a circular motion- which I find works brilliantly.
One of the most remarkable things that I noticed is that this blush does not settle into pores or fine lines- which I often find happens with liquid and cream blushes. It is for this very reason that I have generally tended to prefer the texture and finish of powder blushes instead. In this respect, Susan's Liquid Blush has caused a real paradigm shift in my perception of liquid blushes-- though truthfully there aren't any out there that come close to hers.
I was shocked by just how natural Mim's the Word appears on the skin- in fact it really does approximate the appearance of a second skin. There are no detectable lines of demarcation, and nothing that in any way suggests the presence of makeup-- just a natural flushed glow. Simply put it just makes your skin look healthy, youthful, and beautifully flushed in the most convincingly "natural-beautiful" kind of way. I find that my skin glows in a way that it never has before from any blush. Even my husband, who tends to be rather unobservant about such things, noted that my skin looked "flawless and glowing." Of course if one applies it with a heavy-hand it will appear less natural, but even a built-up application will not pool, flake, settle into pores and fine lines- or behave badly in any way.
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No Animal Testing
10% goes to charity (The ASPCA and The American Red Cross)
Made in the USA
Overall assessment: This is the first blush that has blown my mind since NARS Gaiety, Chanel JC in Narcisse, and Chanel JC in Pink Explosion! I was never a very big fan of cream or liquid blushes, but the earth has shifted on its axis for me!
0.33 fl. oz. $20.00 from Susan Thompson Cosmetics. This price includes tax, shipping, and handling in the US. Customers outside of the US pay for shipping.
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In the spirit of full disclosure, Susan is my friend and she gave this to me as a gift. It is because I love her products so much that I decided to review them, and had I not loved them I simply would have avoided reviewing them because of our friendship. As is the case with all of my reviews, I am not being paid, and as always the opinions that I express are 100% my own. I wildly love all of her products, and therefore wanted to let you in on this beauty & entertainment industry insider secret because I think these products are too good to remain so exclusive.
Meet Suzi (on the right) and Mim on the left (after whom this glorious blush was named)