When Urban Decay released their new summer collection it was like an atomic makeup bomb. Blushes, lipsticks, glosses…..oh my! Now you can literally spend an hour (or more) sitting in front of the Urban Decay booth swatching up some stuff. Especially the new Afterglow Blushes!
I believe this is the first line of individual blushes ever for Urban Decay so it makes things all the more exciting. There’s 12 tempting shades but I was instantly drawn to the most interesting one of the bunch, Bittersweet. Bittersweet is a vibrant purple with a very slight pink undertone that’s surprisingly wearable.
See, that sly pink undertone keeps Bittersweet from looking too “bruised” and the formula really lends a helping hand, too. Bittersweet has a very soft, finely milled texture that’s slightly sheer so it’s easy to apply, build and blend as you go. It looks beautiful on deeper complexions but I think it’s still pretty wearable for lighter complexions too.
When I first swatched Bittersweet I thought I would reserve it for my more dramatic looks but I like it for everyday looks too. It’s so easy to control the color and intensity. Plus it really complements my brown skin. I actually wear it to work quite often as it looks really natural for poppin’ purple blush.
Of course, Bittersweet isn’t for everyone but I totally recommend it if you’re willing to take a walk on the purple side! The color is bold but it’s quite wearable and the formula is quite divine too. Bittersweet blends like a dream and holds up to its 8 hour wear claim with a couple of more hours to boot. If you love purple, you definitely need Bittersweet!