Review: Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher & Highlighter

In the frenzy that was the pre-CNY spring cleaning, I suffered many backaches and sneezing fits, but in return, I was rewarded with the unearthing of products that I’d bought but totally forgot about. I’m just so, so glad that beauty products don’t expire in a year (this speaks volumes regarding the length of time that my products are buried for. hah).

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (1)Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher & Highlighter

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (2)Isn’t the gradient just absolutely gorgeous? -swoons-

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter coloursAvailable in 3 shades

 

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (4)

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (3)

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (5)

Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher and Highlighter (6)

Eyeshadow: Nudestix in Twilight

(Shiny) Face: The Face Shop CC Cushion Intense Cover (review here)

Cheek: Pink portion of Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher & Highlighter

Nose bridge: White portion of Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher & Highlighter

I say…

The Packaging: It comes in a little compact plastic casing with a transparent lid (aka no mirror). It measures about 5cm across and fits comfortably in the palm of the hand, and is considerably large for a blusher (almost close to a compact powder’s size).

The Scent: A slight whiff of jasmine.

The Texture: The powder grains are really fine and there are not much fall-offs in terms of flakey powder remnants on your face. The powder grains don’t sink into the enlarged pores of my skin too (thankfully!)

The Verdict: I love the whole concept of having a 2-in-1 product, but I do feel that the proportion of blusher is lower than that of the highlighter akaย  there’s more highlighter than blush. Considering that most people use more blush (since the cheeks cover a larger surface area) than highlighter (nose bridge, cheek bones etc), I foresee me running out of blusher much faster.

  • Note: a normal powder/blush brush is slightly larger than the pink blusher area of this product, so you have to be careful when picking up the product, or else you’ll end up with highlighter somewhere.

That aside, the pink is a gorgeous glowy pink that’s buildable (it doesn’t become overly the puppet from Saw) even with several layers. The highlighter is a subtle pearly sheen that’s not over the top. There’s also no denying the convenience of this, especially when you’re going for a staycation or overseas and don’t want to carry too many products along (though you do have to carry a brush along). Overall, a so-so product to have – it’s pretty affordable (I think it cost me about KRW8,000-10,000), and does its job well.

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Review: Mamonde Bloom Harmony Blusher & Highlighter

  1. I love this kind of product that has two in one:) The highlighter looks very subtle, yet I must try it by myself. Pink is so nice, but then also orange for an overall highlight good skin effect! I checked the price in usD and it is around 11 so good for a try! Nice post!

    • Aww thank you! IKR! It just looked so pretty I couldn’t resist picking one up for myself (even though I have a bazillion other blushers and highlighters). I think the orange one may depend on skin tone – those with slightly yellowish skin tones may come across looking more sallow than usual. But then again, it’s just makeup and it’s all about trial and error ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Yes, you are right, I was talking based on my skin color, it is white but with a very small yellow tone yet the orange blush, it works for me:) Im definitely going to try these beautiful ones.

  2. This kind of reminds me of the new NYX ombre blushes but instead the nyx ones contain more blush! Both are beautiful products though!! The colors are so purettyyy ๐Ÿ˜„

  3. Thanks a ton for showing! This is so pretty, can’t resist light and shimmery cheek products! ^^
    Haven’t followed the trend of gradient blushes yet (as the ones released by my fave accessible& affordable local brands catrice and essence were too intense and matte for my likes), so I just ordered this on a whim. Wanted to finally treat myself with some Korean makeup goodie again anyway. ^^

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