Monday, August 19, 2019

Revisiting Surratt Artistique Blush in Guimauve: My Most Worn Blush Summer 2019

Purchased by me (Affiliate Links)

This summer I wore nearly no makeup, in fact I don't generally wear a lot to begin with. When I was a teenager my unbelievably chic French cousin wore her makeup with such sophistication and simplicity– she always looked stunning and she wore very little makeup, and it absolutely never wore her. She was, and still is, the embodiment of French girl chic. Her techniques for application were done with such a deft and nimble hand. She basically wore some eye liner, some blush and a wash of lipstick. I took my makeup wearing cues from her, and have tried to follow her lead ever since. Therefore, this summer, during the sweltering heat, I thought back to those early lessons, and her minimalist approach to makeup. My go-to-products this summer were lip gloss or lip balm, eyeliner and a light and natural-looking pink blush. The blush that got the most use, whether I was at-home or traveling was, without question, Surratt Artistique Blush in Guimauve.
As I have previously noted in these virtual pages,

Surratt, an extraordinary line that burst onto the scene when Troy launched his line at Barneys New York in 2013, was quickly recognized as one of the most innovative luxury brands to have hit the marketplace in years. A favorite among makeup artists, beauty bloggers, and the beauty-obsessed alike, this line boasts the most remarkable finely milled textures, rich color saturation, and overall exemplary quality. Troy, who is among the most celebrated and coveted celebrity makeup artists, is a true visionary whose beautifully edited makeup line was the result of many years of intensive research, and inspired by his deep and abiding love of high quality Japanese beauty products. In fact, his painstakingly crafted line is made in Japan with the most exacting standards. No cost was spared in his use of the finest ingredients coupled with the most innovative technologies, and the end result is a line of consistently superior quality.
Furthermore, as I have previously stated in other posts, anyone who has ever tried any of his powder-based products will attest, their smooth creamy texture is utterly peerless. As Troy explained to me, his powder products are made using the Japanese slurry-technology whereby they begin their life as a liquid that is poured and then evaporates leaving behind the most creamy and easy to blend powder. The textures of these products are utterly sublime, and the tactile experience is so superbly satisfying that one is naturally inclined to reach for these products above all others. Trust me when I tell you, these fetching products will be among your very favorites from first swatch to hitting the pan! Troy's products boast a modernist design with eco-friendly minimalist packaging, and his eyeshadow and blush pans can be placed in one of the chic Surratt Palettes for added convenience.
According to Surratt,

Founder Troy Surratt believes that 'All good design eliminates excess waste and is responsible.' With minimal and recyclable materials, his Artistique Blushes reflect that philosophy.

Flushed cheeks with an aura of vitality. Naturally glowing finish. Shades range from demure to provocative.

Blushes are held in a custom-tooled case, with no aluminum separating the makeup from its holder. When your shade is finished, the plastic container can be recycled. Build your own palette by mixing blushes and eyeshadows. Simply click and lock shades in place. A delicate adhesive will keep your individual shades from moving. Shades are easily replaceable.
Surratt Artistique Blush in Guimauve is described by Surratt as a "marshmallow pink" definitely is on the demure end of the Surratt color spectrum, but as such this stunning light blue-based pink is one that can be used on a daily basis. Guimauve is soft, smooth, creamy and glides across the skin effortlessly, evenly and blends out seamlessly. While it is a powder it feels like a cream to the touch as a result of the slurry technology employed in its making. It is this very textural difference that makes the formula unique and indescribably luxurious to the touch. The finish is best described as a natural and luminous glow from within that approximates naturally flushed cheeks-- particularly so when applied with a light hand. That said, this extraordinary blush can likewise be built up for maximum color saturation and opacity. Guimauve is a true thing of beauty, and if you love beautiful natural looking pink blushes then this beauty simply is not to be missed.

Ingredients: Talc, Methyl Methacrylate Crosspolymer, Dimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Boron Nitride, Trimethylolpropane Triethylhexanoate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Petrolatum, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Aluminum Distearate, Ethylparaben, Methylparaben, Tocopherol (+/-) Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 30 (Ci 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Red 28 Lake (Ci 45410), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide (Ci 77510), Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Blue 1 Lake (Ci 42090).

The swatch on top is applied more heavily, and below it is blended out for a barely-there natural glow.
Overall Assessment: I just love this blush!

$32.00 for 0.14 oz. from Barneys New York, Space NK, Neiman Marcus,  Net-A-Porter and Sephora (Affiliate Links).

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  1. I'm the same. All summer long, basically tinted sunscreen, mascara and lip gloss.
    Simple is chic

    1. I agree with you– plus fuss-free is completely liberating, and I tend to prefer it anyway!

  2. I love that color. I have one or two Surratt blushes that don't get much love. One is just way too light on me and I can't recall the other. If only I could have seen the line in person when I spent so much on it.

    1. This is definitely a great color, and would be a very good one for your complexion as well. I know just what you mean– I much prefer testing colors in person before making the purchase, but sometimes it just isn't possible. I am saddened to hear that much of what you bought from Surratt didn't work for you. What about using the blush that is too light to blend with blushes that are too dark. Can it be used as a highlighter or an eyeshadow instead?

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    1. It really is, and the texture is absolutely divine, Courtney!

  4. I absolutely love that color and the blush formula sounds delightful.

    1. The color and the texture are unmitigated perfection, Kristine! I highly recommend it!

  5. Oh my gosh Lola, you sold me! Marshmallow Pink sounds wonderful!

    1. Isn't it gorgeous, Cindy?! The texture, formula and color are just perfect!

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    1. I completely agree! It's the perfect pink blush, IMHO!


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