Happy Sunday all! 🙂
I was really busy on here the other day, wasn’t I? I had a lot to blog about so thought at the time “there’s no time like the present!”. This week I have a few posts planned: one on exfoliators, a review of a unisex product from “A Bloke’s Perspective”, and another specifically for the guys.
Today I’m doing my first review on a blush/rouge! Whether or not you choose to use the term blush or rouge in English is debatable (in French it’s just “le[?] rouge”), I use either term depending on my mood hehe.
You will be pleased to hear that I have *finally* got a new camera and it really improves the quality of the photos and the overall look of posts, me thinks! 🙂 I’m keen to hear what you all think too!
Nutrimetics Marble Rouge (shade Jupiter 12531) *
Price range:$25 from Nutrimetics‘ Aussie website.
Where can I get it? exclusive to Nutrimetics
As you can see in the pics below (first without flash, second with – and heyyyy pics taken on my new kitchen bench!) the blush has two sections. When applying it to my face I actually swished my brush over both sections so as to tone down the colour to better suit my skin tone.
However, as Nutrimetics state, it’s been specifically designed this way because the two different shades are intended to act as a “duo of highlighter and colour in the one compact” so that “you create beautifully sculpted cheeks” (quotes taken from their Aussie website). Nifty but not really an option for me due to my skin tone.
Swatches – first without flash and then with:
I was heading out for coffee with a friend so wanted to keep my face simple – I also swished some on my eyelids and finished off with my ol’ fave mascara – Maybelline’s Great Lash Blackest Black. Here are some shots to show you how it looked on my face. As per the other pics first one is without flash and second with:
I was quite happy with the results (though I could’ve blended it a bit better!) and it lasted all day! I see it comes in a pinkier shade – Arial – and I would probably prefer that (due to skin tone), but otherwise it was fine. It is quite pigmented so a little of this blush goes a long way.
Beautiful rating: quality 4/5 (if the packaging included space for a brush I’d be 100% happy – I’m a bit lazy and don’t enjoy cleaning makeup brushes, so love it when a product includes one!), value 4/5.
When wearing makeup, I always wear a bit of blush. I think it adds a healthy glow to my face – in moderation!
What are your views on blush? Do you wear it or not, and why? Which blush is your favourite? 🙂*Product was provided to me for my consideration and review.