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Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush
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Clinique Blushing Blush Powder Blush
Advantages: Lasts, nice range of colours
Disadvantages: Possibly the price
I am quite a fan of blushers and bronzers, and as a general rule, they tend to be among the more expensive items in my make up bag.
I came across Clinique Blushing Blush Powder whilst on a trip to Boots (I'd already make up my mind that I was going to spend far over the odds on some sort of make up product as a treat).
After trying a few shades, I decided that 'Iced Lotus' (114) was right for my skin.
The compact itself comes in a small cardboard box with the Clinique logo on it. On opening the box you find a very simple yet stylish compact made of clear plastic. The lid is almost mirrored & has Clinique written on the left hand side.
As you can see from the picture for this product, the blush powder itself takes up around half of the space inside, with the other half accommodating a soft blushing brush. The entire inside lid of the compact contains a mirror (I find it a very useful sized mirror for my handbag). The mirror allows you to see pretty much all of your face, which is great if you are applying blusher on the go. No girl needs some sort of blush-tribal-stripe arrangement going on!
This blusher currently comes in 8 shades (that I know of), varying from pale tan/peach, all the way to rich dark pinks/browns.
The specific shade that I'm reviewing (Iced Lotus) is a lovely warm pink, which is suitable for a wide range of skin tones.
The powder itself is silky smooth and goes on beautifully. Considering the brush is a compact one, I find it is actually quite a reliable and good quality little brush. The bristles are soft, but also have enough strength to give you a reliable dusting where YOU put it; not where it decides to end up! I certainly don't feel the need to take a full-size blush brush around with me when out and about.
The powder also has a very delicate dusting of sparkle - no, not in an 80's school disco way! More in the sense that it is an extremely subtle way of catching the light. It really is very pretty and helps to emphasize the cheek bones without needing a large amount.
Being oil free, it also helps avoid nasties like spots. I have quite sensitive skin at times, and as with all Clinique products I've used, there were certainly no problems with this one either.
I have had this blush for quite a while now, and although it is definitely on the more expensive side (currently on Boots website for £17.63/6g compact), I feel that I need to use less for the desired effect.
It also has excellent staying power, as I rarely need to re-apply of a day. Even when the majority of the product does eventually wear off, you can still see a pale blush to the skin.
Although many will not see just cause for spending nearly £20 on a blusher, I do believe it is worth the money.
I appreciate knowing that it does not irritate my skin, that it lasts, and most importantly, that I have found a colour that suits me.
Needless to say you can get cheaper blushes that are by no means bad, but if you are in the mood for indulgence, a Clinique blusher is a worthwhile investment :-)
Summary: Lovely silky smooth blush that will look oh so stylish in your bag!
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