Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo 506 Flesh & Fantasy: Review & Swatches

I’ve been meaning to write about this one for some time. I’m not a huge Marc Jacobs fan. Not because it’s not good, just because I never found anything I really like. Except for the Glow Stick Illuminator I already reviewed. And now this Air Blush Soft Glow Duo. I grabbed #506 Flesh & Fantasy described as ‘an innovative powder blush duo palette with two shades for customizable color that delivers foolproof radiance all day.’

Per Sephora: “Air Blush Soft Glow Duo features two shades that merge together so you can customize your color for a sexy, natural-looking glow. Achieve a dance-floor flush with this blush that’s infused with Japanese air powder for the ultimate cheek look. This ultra-lightweight, radiant powder is nearly undetectable to the touch, and gives your skin a radiant finish. Air Blush is created using a process called soufflage (French for “air-whipped”) for a silky-soft, cream-like texture that blends effortlessly with the complexion.

The unique striped pattern on this powder blush is inspired by a Marc Jacobs dress. An innovative process allows every shade band to extend beyond the surface, for even color with every brushstroke. Two glowing shades complement each other: the lighter shade highlights and the deeper shade contours. Customize your color by layering and blending as much as you desire to tailor your look for the occasion or the season. Air Blush delivers 24-hour blush wear, for glowing radiance from day to night.”

This is a fairly good sized blush in a case that opens with the click of a cute silver button. The retail is $42. Flesh & Fantasy is described as Ivory Shimmer and Goddess Bronze. It has a shimmery pale mauve champagne shade and a matte medium mauve nude in a cool pattern of stripes. Both shades are neutral to cool in general, not warm. It feels very much like a nude mauve versus a bronze shade. It’s the most natural and wearable of the shades. When you mix the colors you get a satin finish with some shimmer, but not too much.

I actually was thinking I’ll never wear this when I first opened it. However, I reach for it at least once a week. Which is good when you own as many blushes as I do. It has a light texture that’s a bit hard but not powdery. It’s moderately pigmented and lasts all day. It does get a few hard areas on the surface from oils on your brush combined with the higher talc content. I use the Wayne Goss #11 or #13 brush with this and find a medium strength brush is great for application. The brush picks up enough color, but not too much. I like mixing the colors equally for a natural mauve flush. It was an unexpected favorite and I would recommend checking it out.

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