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[REVIEW] THEFACESHOP Lovely Meex Pastel Cushion Blusher

Out of all the makeup items that I normally use, the one I’ve experimented with the least is probably blush. I was pretty happy with using my MISSHA one, but I sometimes felt like the colour gets very intense because of how much I tend to swipe at one go (I’m not the gentlest person out there), so I wanted to see if I could try something else.


Product Description

Cushion puff single-color blusher that expresses color smoothly with a gentle touch of enclosed puff

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 8 (Redmart)

 

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Packaging: Firstly, I have to say that while I try not to purchase cosmetics and skincare purely due to their packaging, this cushion’s one was really too cute. TFS has often had hits and misses with their collaborations (I’m not too keen on the ones they had with Trolls and Marvel tbh, but I love their Ryan and Simpsons collections).

Colour: I bought shade 02, which is a coral colour. I find that pink sometimes doesn’t work too well on me as a blush colour, so I thought coral was a better choice.

Colour payoff & intensity: As you can see, there’s glitter in the blush, which is really nice, but the colour isn’t very intense. I find that I usually have to build up about 2-3 layers to get a good colour payoff, but this blush is definitely buildable and looks very natural as a result.

Staying power: With regards to whether it stays on, I can assure you that it definitely does. I tend to get very lazy about contouring (got no energy for that in the morning), so I just use my blush to contour my cheekbones. I find that this works really well without making me look too gaudy, and has a nice shimmer to it as well. At the end of the day, my cheeks actually look almost the same as when I first did my makeup.


Final Verdict

I really really like this blush. Really.

I can’t find anything about this blush to complain about. Maybe if you like to do an intense job on the cheeks, this may not be your kind of thing because the puff makes it a little hard to plonk a huge chunk of blush at one go, but I think it makes for a very natural look, which I like.

Will I repurchase? Yes!

(In fact, I may permanently replace my MISSHA one with this…)


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

[REVIEW] MISSHA Coloring Multi Stick

I’ll be honest and admit that I never really saw a use for blush – my skin condition can sometimes be so terrible that my cheeks already look red and flushed due to acne, or just dry skin in general. However, I was inspired by Pony’s Apricot look (I gush about this to everyone I talk to about Pony HAHA) – a nice deviation from the usual pink, which can sometimes look too girly and princessy, so I wanted to give it a go.

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Product description

Make crisp contours finished. Various colors and vitality to express.
Natural blending with the built-in brush.

Official Retail Price in Singapore: SGD 23.90


I previously read about how easy and convenient it is to apply this, and was more than curious to try it out. One end is for the blush (in a stick form) that you just swipe on, and another end with a brush for you to blend the blush well. It’s really handy, given that I don’t really buy makeup brushes, and can just use that one brush for blush alone.

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The colour I bought is Honey Peach, which really is a nice shade of apricot, and not too orange or pink. If you’re looking for something more bright and ‘pops out’, try orange cookie and powder sugar. The darker colours like peanut brown are mainly used for contouring, and the brighter ones like pure milk for highlighting, which I won’t touch on because this review is mainly about the ‘blush colours’.

UPDATE: Recently, I also bought the shade Powder Sugar, a cute and wearable shade of pink that is good for more conventional, doll-like looks. Apologies for the state it’s in it though – I accidentally scraped the top when I was trying to cap the product 🙃

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I really like how this product glides on so easily and stays on for so long as well. I could be out for one whole day, and yet still have the blush stay on for more than 12 hours. The colour is also very nice – not too deep nor light to be seen. I like to pair this with my LANEIGE Two Tone Lip Bar (Pink Salmon), which also contains orange tints, but is sadly not as lasting.


 Final Verdict

If you’re big on convenience and time-saving, this product is for you. You could get your blush done in less than 1 minute, and I’m not even exaggerating.

It is a tad pricey at $23.90 though, given that you could definitely get a cheaper and equally colourful alternative at Etude House. This colour range is also rather limited, which is a pity given that other brands can offer so many different shades of the same colour. It might be difficult to find a colour that really suits you when you choose from a limited colour range.

However, I still strongly recommend this multi stick for all its pros – good colour payoff, long staying power and ease of use. It’s a product worth investing in, whether you’re new to using blush and need something simple to start with, or an expert who wants to cut down time on one step of your makeup routine.


Rating

Colour payoff: ✮✮✮✮✮
Ease of use: ✮✮✮✮✮
Staying power: ✮✮✮✮✮
Value for money: ✮✮✮✮

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