It can be tricky to determine what constitutes a “good deal” on any particular product. Although absurdly expensive and delightfully cheap products are easy to pick out, all the crap in the middle easily muddles together. Last month, I went through all of Sephora’s eyeshadow palettes by price per ounce. This month, I’m doing blush.

(I probably shouldn’t keep doing these fuckers at the end of the month, since a beginning-of-the-month post would allow me to eliminate an entire word and punctuation mark from my title.)

Because I received a little bit of criticism last month for mooshing together cream and powder eyeshadows, I separated this month into two lists: powder and liquid/cream. As a note, the powder blushes with an asterisk are loose powders, which I tend to find run a little bit pricer than their pressed compatriots. I didn’t make a separate list because there weren’t very many of them.

I only included single blushes. Sets or products that included highlighters, bronzers, or other products along with the blush were excluded.

Source: http://www.sephora.com/blush-face-makeup

Here they all are:

Powder Blushes

1. Benefit Cosmetics Dallas Blush: $28 for 0.32 oz, $87.50 per ounce

2. Benefit Cosmetics Bella Bamba: $28 for 0.28 oz, $100 per ounce

3. Benefit Cosmetics CORALista Blush: $28 for 0.28 oz, $100 per ounce

4. Benefit Cosmetics Hervana Blush: $28 for 0.28 oz, $100 per ounce

5. Benefit Cosmetics Sugarbomb Blush: $28 for 0.28 oz, $100 per ounce

6. Clinique Blushing Bride Blush: $21 for 0.21 oz, $100 per ounce

7. Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blush: $21 for 0.21 oz, $100 per ounce

8. Kat Von D Everlasting Blush: $25 for 0.25 oz, $100 per ounce

9. Smashbox Fusion Soft Lights: $30 for 0.3 oz, $100 per ounce

10. BareMinerals READY Blush: $22 for 0.21 oz, $104.76 per ounce

11. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Nectar: $42 for 0.4 oz, $105 per ounce

12. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Pink Quartz: $42 for 0.4 oz, $105 per ounce

13. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick in Rose: $42 for 0.4 oz, $105 per ounce

14. Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Blush: $28 for 0.25 oz, $112 per ounce

15. Stila Custom Color Blush: $20 for 0.17 oz, $117.65 per ounce

16. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush: $26 for 0.2 oz, $130 per ounce

17. Shiseido Luminizing Satin Face Color: $30 for 0.22 oz, $136.36 per ounce

18. Sephora Collection Colorful Blush: $15 for 0.11 oz, $136.36 per ounce

19. Buxom True Hue Blush: $24 for 0.17 oz, $141.18 per ounce

20. Sephora Collection Microsmooth Baked Blush Duo: $17 for 0.12 oz, $141.67 per ounce

21. Illamasqua Velvet Blusher: $26 for 0.18 oz, $144.44 per ounce

22. Make Up For Ever Blush: $25 for 0.17 oz, $147.06 per ounce

23. Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush: $30 for 0.19 oz, $157.89

24. BECCA Mineral Blush: $32 for 0.2 oz, $160 per ounce

25. Benefit Cosmetics Rockateur Blush: $28 for 0.17 oz, $164.71 per ounce

26. Lancome Blush Subtil: $30 for 0.18 oz, $166.67 per ounce

27. Lancome Blush Subtil Sheer: $30 for 0.18 oz, $166.67 per ounce

28. Lancome Blush Subtil Shimmer: $30 for 0.18 oz, $166.67 per ounce

29. Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Glow Awakening Blush: $44 for 0.26 oz, $169.23 per ounce

30. Clinique Cheek Pop: $21 for 0.12 oz, $175 per ounce

31. Dior DiorBlush Vibrant Colour Powder Blush: $42 for 0.24 oz, $175 per ounce

32. *Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pure Cosmetic Pigment: $14 for 0.08 oz, $175 per ounce

33. Bobbi Brown Shimmer Blush: $25 for 0.14 oz, $178.57 per ounce

34. Givenchy Le Prisme Blush Powder: $44 for 0.24 oz, $183.33 per ounce

35. Smashbox Blush Rush: $24 for 0.13 oz, $184.62 per ounce

36. Illamasqua Powder Blusher: $26 for 0.14 oz, $185.71 per ounce

37. NARS Blush: $30 for 0.16 oz, $187.50 per ounce

38. Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc: $40 for 0.21 oz, $190.48 per ounce

39. Bobbi Brown Blush: $25 for 0.13 oz, $192.31 per ounce

40. Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Color: $26 for 0.13 oz, $200 per ounce

41. Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Bold Blush: $30 for 0.15 oz, $200 per ounce

42. Edward Bess Blush Extraordinaire: $43 for 0.21 oz, $204.76 per ounce

43. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush: $35 for 0.15 oz, $233.33 per ounce

44. Guerlain Rose Aux Joues: $52 for 0.21 oz, $247.62 per ounce

45. Make Up For Ever Powder Blush: $21 for 0.08 oz, $262.50 per ounce

46. Dolce & Gabbana The Blush Luminous Cheek Colour: $45 for 0.17 oz, $264.71 per ounce

47. Make Up For Ever HD Blush: $26 for 0.09 oz, $288.89 per ounce

48. Sunday Riley Blush: $30 for 0.1oz, $300 per ounce

49. Yves Saint Laurent Blush Radiance Radiant Blush: $45 for 0.14 oz, $321.43 per ounce

50. *Smashbox Halo Long Wear Blush: $24 for 0.07 oz, $342.86 per ounce

51. Edward Bess Blush Imperiale: $42 for 0.12 oz, $350 per ounce

52. *BareMinerals Blush: $19 for 0.03 oz, $633.33 per ounce

Mean: $179.70 per ounce
Median: $166.67 per ounce
Standard Deviation: $92.32
Quartiles: Q1-$105; Q2-$166.67; Q3-$192.31

Cream/Liquid Blushes

1. Tarte Maracuja Blush and Glow: $32 for 1 oz, $32 per ounce

2. Givenchy Blush Gelee Jelly Blush: $32 for 1 oz, $34 per ounce

3. Ellis Faas Blush: $32 for 0.8 oz, $40 per ounce

4. Josie Maran Argan Color Stick: $22 for 0.55 oz, $40 per ounce

5. Smashbox O-GLOW Intuitive Cheek Color: $28 for 0.5 oz, $56 per ounce

6. Tarte Cheek Stain: $30 for 0.5 oz, $60 per ounce

7. Benefit Benetint: $30 for 0.42 oz, $71.43 per ounce

8. Benefit ChaCha Tint: $30 for 0.42 oz, $71.43 per ounce

9. Benefit Lollitint: $30 for 0.42 oz, $71.43 per ounce

10. Benefit Posietint: $30 for 0.42 oz, $71.43 per ounce

11. NARS The Multiple: $39 for 0.5 oz, $78 per ounce

12. PERFEKT Cheek Perfection Gel: $28 for 0.33 oz, $84.85 per ounce

13. Clinique Blushwear Cream Stick: $21 for 0.21 oz, $100 per ounce

14. BECCA Beach Tint: $25 for 0.24 oz, $104.17 per ounce

15. Benefit Cosmetics Fine One One: $30 for 0.28 oz, $107.14 per ounce

16. Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee: $22 for 0.18 oz, $122.22 per ounce

17. NARS Matte Multiple: $39 for 0.26 oz, $150 per ounce

18. Stila Convertible Color: $25 for 0.15 oz, $166.67 per ounce

19. Givenchy Hydra Sparkling Magic Lip and Cheek Balm: $31 for 0.17 oz, $182.35 per ounce

21. Illamasqua Cream Blusher: $26 for 0.14 oz, $185.71 per ounce

22. Yves Saint Laurent Creme de Blush: $38 for 0.19 oz, $200 per ounce

23. Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Creme Colour Concentrate: $20 for 0.08 oz, $250 per ounce

24. Stila Lip and Cheek Stain: $24 for 0.08 oz, $300 per ounce

25. Edward Bess Compact Rouge for Lips and Cheeks: $38 for 0.05 oz, $760 per ounce

26. Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip and Cheek Stain: $19 for 0.016 oz, $1187.50 per ounce

Mean: $180.93
Median: $100
Standard Deviation: $255.95
Quartiles: Q1-$65.72; Q2-$100; Q3-$182.35

Combining the two data sets into a histogram gives you a relatively normal-looking distribution:

They do look a bit different, though, when you separate them out. The powder blushes peak around $100-$150 per ounce…

…whereas the cream and liquid products are peaking at $50-$100 per ounce. The cream and liquid products, though, also have a couple more teeny weeny but pricy products on the ludicrously-expensive side of the chart. In fact, the two data sets have near-identical means, but the standard deviation is much higher for the cream and liquid products, and the mean is much lower.

Overall, many of the blushes were really strangely priced, which kind of screws with analysis. The second-least expensive product in this data set is from Givenchy, for fuck’s sake. I don’t even know how that fucking happened. There have been a lot of price-per-ounce changes recently for cream blushes (the most notable being Tarte’s Cheek Stains being halved in size and NARS’s Matte Multiples being half the size of the regular Multiple) and I think this really shows why those adjustments are being made: companies are having a really difficult time pricing their cream blushes because everyone’s pricing is so damn wacky!

For powder blushes, though, most things make a medium amount of sense, at least. The higher end brands tend to start around $200 per ounce, although there was no clear delineation between mid-range and high-end brands, as there was in the eyeshadow data set. Given the median of $166.67 per ounce, I’d say anything less than $150 per ounce seems to be pretty moderately-to-well priced for Sephora brands.



Source: HelloCampComfort

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