Apr 30 2014

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush

Disclaimer: Purchased by me.

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte blush swatches and review Fresh melon dragonfruit
At IMATS NYC, I stopped by the City Color Cosmetics booth. Things were a little crazy, so while I said hi to them and introduced myself, I didn’t interview anyone, I just took a few pics of the makeup, and picked up a few products to try out!

I picked up a couple eye shadows/palettes, lipsticks, and these, Be Matte blushes! I thought the colors were beautiful, and vibrant, so I took home (left to right) Dragonfruit and Fresh Melon:

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte blush swatches and review Fresh melon dragonfruit

Here they are, swatched. On the right is a strong swipe of the colors, and on the left, are the colors blended out. You can see that while they are bright, they do blend out into nice hues, and are buildable!

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte blush swatches and review Fresh melon dragonfruit

Here’s how I used Dragonfruit. I kept the pink strong!

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte blush swatches and review dragonfruit

I was a little self conscious about the strength of Dragonfruit, as I wore this to work, and blotted it with a tissue mid-morning. But it was a beautiful and lasted all day.

Here’s how I wore Fresh Melon:

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte blush swatches and review Fresh melon

I blended out Fresh Melon for a softer look on my cheeks with a stronger pop of color on the apples of my cheeks. I LOVE Fresh Melon. Again, this held up all day, I didn’t notice any bad wear.

I used a regular blush brush with these, gathering up color, and tapping my brush before gently adding the color to my face.

At $2.99 a piece, I want more of these blushes! Blackberry, Guava and Pink Grapefruit are on my list, but at that price, I could even experiment with another bold color, like Blood Orange! See more here at the City Color website! City Color is sold at Rite Aid, too, but while I’ve seen other products I haven’t specifically seen these yet.

What do you think of the Be Matte blushes? Have you tried them? I’d love to hear what you think!

Disclaimer: I purchased the City Color Be Matte blushes. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!

  • http://www.gnarlygnails.com/ Gnarly Gnails

    suits you so well – you look adorable!

  • Betzy Carmona

    It looks very nice on you !

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    Never heard of the brand but the colors are nice!

  • http://www.everydaybeautyblog.com/ EBBlogAshley

    I got one of these in an Ipsy Glam Bag a few months ago. It was pretty orange, which is a color I don’t due. I gifted it to a friend. These look lovely on you and I would be tempted to try these in a shade I would wear.

  • kSquaredGlamour

    this brand is new to me but i love these shades!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I can’t be believe they’re only $2.99! I’m going to check out the website now!!!

  • http://libbyspinkvanity.blogspot.com Kimberly

    Both of these look darn cute on you!

  • http://beautylitfromwithin.blogspot.com Nidia Doherty

    I got the Fresh Melon in a sub box, but it’s still sitting in my stash, untried! I need to change that. It looks gorgeous on you.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    The pigment is amazing, so happy that they’re affordable!!

  • Anastasia

    i LOVE these blushes, they are so cheap, and SO pigmented!

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    Very nice blush! 🙂 I have a few of these myself.. not the matte though

  • Ange

    WHY do I not own this yet? NEED!

  • Justina

    These are soooo pretty on you!!

  • http://www.citizensofbeauty.com/ Citizens of Beauty

    Wow that is matte…but really pretty spring colors!

  • Cosmetic Sanctuary

    Great pigmentation! Love these!

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    I really need to try one of these – I’ve been eyeing them since Ipsy had them in a bag but I didn’t get it in mine.

  • http://www.manifestdestany.com/ Destany

    I got Fresh Melon in my ipsy bag and LOVE.IT. I wear it a lot 🙂

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I tried one of these in my ipsy bag, I loved it!

  • cindyprimebeauty

    I really like the bright pink cheek. What lipstick are you wearing in that pic? Looks fab!

  • Amber

    Gorgeous!! You have such pretty skin Judy, Both colors are gorgeous but I am especially fond of the strong pink cheek and lip on you!

  • http://loveforlacquer.com/ loveforlacquer

    Beautiful colors! I need to get some of these!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    These look great on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Noelle

    I’ve heard awesome things about City Color! Very beautiful on you.

    • BeautyJudy

      I’m so glad I finally picked up some of their products!!

  • http://www.glitzglambudget.com/ Silvana @GlitzGlamBudget

    Wow these look so bright on the pan yet very subtle and beautiful on u! And super inexpensive!

    • BeautyJudy

      I really love the packaging and looking at the pans lol!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Wow, the prices are awesome – great pigmentation here!

    • BeautyJudy

      Seriously impressive! 🙂

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Both of these are pretty! I recently purchased both of these online from City Color but they haven’t shipped yet.

    • BeautyJudy

      I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on them!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    Gorgeous on you!!! Dragonfruit is my fav!

    • BeautyJudy

      Dragon fruit would look great on you!!!

  • Kelly R

    I have a couple of these. I love them!

    • BeautyJudy

      I really want to try a couple more!!

  • erikatheicyone

    These blushes look smashing on you. I want to try them. 🙂

    • BeautyJudy

      Thank you! I hope you’ll share your thoughts if you do!!

      • erikatheicyone

        I definitely will. 😀

  • http://makeupbykim-porter.com/blog Kim Porter

    Love fresh melon on you

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks, Kim!

  • Norah Salazar

    I haven’t tried City Color, love anything that builds so one can adjust to a personal preference! Gorgeous shade on you!

    • BeautyJudy

      Thanks Norah! I am always happy when something that has a low price point is worth much more!!!

  • http://polishinsomniac.blogspot.com jbrobeck

    Fresh melon is gorgeous!

    • BeautyJudy

      I agree! 🙂

  • http://www.cosmeticsaficionado.com/ Cosmetics Aficionado

    I love the coral shade!

    • BeautyJudy

      Me too 🙂

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    Love the fresh melon but I tend toward softer shades tho’ both are very pretty. I’ve never tried City Color, but I’m dying to, especially City Lips.

    • BeautyJudy

      Yes, Fresh Melon is my favorite, too! I like the City Chic lipsticks, too. City Color is definitely a great find!