Review: VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher

It’s been a couple of months since I reviewed a blusher, and since I’m in desperate need of some colour and life in my face after a very harrowing toilet reno experience, I dug around in my To-Review stash and came up with this. I’d received this during the official launch of VDL in in Singapore, and I guess it’s also about time to tell the world how awesome it is. I mean, I can’t continue being selfish forever hurhurhur.

VDL Festival Love Mark BlusherVDL Festival Love Mark Blusher in Back Hug

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (1)Going the extra mile – you get not just a nice soft brush, but also a makeup instruction sheet

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (2)Information / instructions on how to look awesome with both the blusher and highlighter portions

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher shades

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VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (3)I haz two shades – one kindly donated to me by le pal ah chew (the one gouged out for photoshoots)

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (4)Back Hug 602: A more orange-tinged coral shade for a natural and really subtle finish

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (5)Hand Holding 102: A cheery vibrant sweet pink for rosy flushed cheeks

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (7)A side-by-side comparison. Even the highlighters differ – Back Hug’s highlighter is more pearly sheened, while Hand Holding’s highlighter has a faint pink sheen to it.

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (6)

VDL Festival Love Mark Blusher (8)And voila! Me doing Hand Holding cos my skintone suits the colour.  Also tilting my head awkwardly so you can see the highlighting on the nose bridge and apples of the cheeks. Naise right?

I say…

It’s been a while since I’ve applied powder blush on my cheeks (I’m usually on the Esprique Melty Stick).

  • One of the most essential plus points – it comes with a nice, smooth, non-pokey brush applicator.  If you’re using it (especially if you’re bringing it out and about for touch-ups or on a holiday), It tends to retain some of the pink blusher grains, so be sure to wipe it clean before picking up the highlighter portion – or you’ll end up with pink-highlighter nose bridge hurhurhur.
  • The powder grains are fine – since it’s been gouged out, you can see some of the grains on the container, and they are fine baybeh.
  • I applied Hand Holding cos I like pink wind-bitten cheeks. The colour’s quite vibrant, so be careful not to pick up too much colour, or dust it off before applying to your cheeks. Pikachu alert, I say.
  • However, that said, it’s also easy to blend in.
  • It doesn’t quite clog up the pores either, so me likey.
  • What me really likey is the highlighter portion – it’s perfecto for highlighter any part of your face, be it the nose bridge, cheek apples, chin, or forehead / C-zone.  Check out how Clarence Lee highlighted Sofia Wakabayashi’s cheeks here.
  • The highlighters also come in differing shades that complement the blusher, so you don’t have jarringly contrasting colours on your face. Imagine a coral blusher with pink-tinged highlighter – you’ll look like Finding Nemo, or rather, Nemo who found an anemone girlfriend and is blushing like there’s no tomorrow.
  • The colours also last relatively long. To be honest, they last about as long as your foundation / BB  / CC lasts, since it sits on top of it. Today I’m using the Sulwhasoo Evenfair Smoothing Foundation, so it’s been 6 hours and going strong.

Overall, a really useful and pretty blusher / highlighter – I’m not sure of the price but I’m sure it’s quite affordable. What’s more, check out VDL’s website where you can pick your colour tone and see if it matches the blusher colour. Woah. Talk about good service 😀

Blend

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