Surratt Artistique Blush
Surratt is a relatively new brand to cross our paths and it came in the form of their blusher. This niche brand was created by Troy Surratt, who is a New York City make-up artist to many A list stars, and has been in the making for some time, having spent ten years developing the make-up line. As a well respected person within the industry (having worked under Kevyn Aucoin), as you would expect, his products are of professional high quality standard. He is considered a master of colour, something we evidently found out for ourselves when we tried his blusher.
Surratt's Artistique Blush is a creamy powder blush with a luxurious formula which is very lightweight and fine in texture, making it feel beautiful to apply and allowing you to build up to your desired amount. The softness of the product almost fools you into thinking it is not a powder, it's not at all drying. There are both shimmer and matt finishes within the range and the colour I have is Parfait, which is the most beautiful peachy matt shade, although it leaves a more fresh satin finish to your cheeks (i.e. it doesn't matt down your cheeks). It has a very natural skin like finish even though the pigmentation is good, it's just not dense. When I first saw this colour I thought it would be too bright and vibrant for winter but it applies more subtle that you see in its compact. It gave my cheeks the most perfect flush of warm colour pop for this time of year. It will also look great in the summer with a full face of spring/summer make-up. There isn't a huge range of colours but they do offer core colours so I do believe there is a blush colour for everyone.
It's not a brand that stares you in the face while browsing through department stores, it's almost a little secret worth discovering. In the UK it is exclusive to Liberty London. This blusher is an excellent quality product, albeit a little pricey at £30/$32 for a smaller than average product.