Por Vida is a warm pink blush (that leans coral…at least to me) that I picked up last month during Sephora’s Chic Week, while my hubby and I were enjoying Chicago. While browsing, Por Vida just called out to me, and it is part of Kat Von D’s Everlasting Blush line that has seven shades at the $25 price point. For four more dollars, you could get a blush from NARS. Hmmm…is Kat Von D’s blush worth it?
This blush is almost matte; it has a very slight sheen to it that is more noticeable in the pan than on the cheeks. It is pigmented, but not as pigmented as my NARS blushes, which are only $4 more than Kat Von D’s line. Still, those who are afraid of a bright pink blush will find this very user friendly in the sense of pigmentation. Por Vida applies lightly on my light to medium skin tone; I actually find myself having to layer this a bit, but those with very fair skin tones may find the pigmentation perfect.
As for the 24-hour wear time that this blush literally “promises” in the description, that just won’t happen. Not that I would ever wear my makeup for that long, but this blush starts to fade on my normal skin around the eight-hour mark. That isn’t bad wear time; however, for something that claims 24-hour wear, that’s pretty short! Both Tarte and NARS last longer on my skin, and Tarte is just one dollar more than the Kat Von D blush. This isn’t a deal breaker, but something worth considering.
On the other hand, the color is beautiful. It’s funny that even though this is described as warm pink, I don’t really have anything else like it. Most of my pinks are hot pink or have some kind of sparkle to them. Por Vida is versatile when it comes to every day, natural wear. It brightens up my skin and makes me look awake.
This blush is a little on the powdery side, but nothing a little tap of the brush won’t take care of. The packaging is also very sturdy and not wasteful. While I probably won’t pick up any other colors because I have plenty of blush already, I’ve been getting a lot of use out of Por Vida and am happy with the quality of it.