It’s been some time since I’ve used powder-anythings, whether it’s a powder two-way cake or a powder blusher. I guess I just prefer things wet and moist hurhurhur. But seriously, in our country where it’s so insufferably humid, any powder-based makeup item just bakes into a cake of sebum and dirt in a matter of hours.
But sometimes, once in a while, a powder item comes along that you just can’t say no to. (Either that, or I’m just the biggest sucker for packaging).
There’s just something about luxury brands and me being a sucker consumer that fits so well – I can never say no to a beautifully-packed premium item. Sigh. The cons of being a superficial and shallow woman who’s easily enticed by external appearances.
- The packaging is so luxe – complete with a velvet carrying case and fingerprint-magnet casing, complete with a too-small brush and ample-sized mirror.
- The brush is just too small for blusher brush – it serves better as a highlighter brush I feel.
- This is even more inadequate when there are two colours to pick up.
- That said, the colour is just so beautiful!
- You can use them together by first using colour 1 (the colour-intense pink) and then layering on with colour 2 (the sheer pink with shimmers).
- I prefer to just use the sheer one, cos I think I’m still young and fresh like Suzy.
- Alternatively, I apply my usual Cheek sticks – Esprique or The Face Shop and then dust a light layer of colour 2 over.
If you’re still with the powder gang and need a replacement blusher, I’d say go for this. It’s really a happiness-bringing shade, albeit a tad pricey at US$43. And make sure you’ve got a decent blusher brush.