Product Type: Accessorize makeup
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Merged With Love
Accessorize With Love Merged Blusher
Member Name: HayleyBlondiee
Accessorize With Love Merged Blusher
Advantages: Cheap, merged colours, baked blusher
Disadvantages: Could do with some more shade variations
I have always been fanatic about the Accessorize products, mainly for the pretty butterfly packaging and gorgeous designs. If you are unaware Accessorize is a sister company of the retail outlet Monsoon and they sell, well - accessories such as jewellery, bags, purses and make up. You can find the products in the high street shop, online or in Superdrug. I was having a look at the range in my local store and I was attracted to these blushers - for two reasons. One being that they are 'baked' blushers which mean (like a cake that has been baked) it has risen and is almost domed shaped in the casing. And the second reason is that it is a marbleised or merged blush - meaning each shade doesn't have just one colour, it doesn't have just two it has a whopping 3 different colours interlinked and merged to give you a natural and flawless glowing look!
I love the packaging with a round, cylinder, sturdy plastic pot measuring roughly 3 inches in diameter. Around the lid is a small border of a pale goldy beige colour with the centre being a see through plastic allowing you to peek at the product which helps when choosing your shade. On top is the trademark butterfly motif that Accessorize use on all of their products with the name clearly wrote in italic gold writing at the bottom on an ever so slight slant. On the back are the ingredients and the shade name. Once you life up the lid, just like a compact, you are presented with the blush and if you turn it to the side you can see that it is slightly risen and dome like just like a freshly baked cake!
There are 4 shades to choose from. Each shade has one main colour (either a red, pink, coral or a bronze) and then has a few different colours mixed in so that when you swirl it onto your skin it appears more natural and more glowing - as our skin is not just one colour so why should our blusher be?
The shades are:
Pretty Pink - This shade is mainly a dark, corally pink as a block colour that has been merged with streaks of purple, gold, blue and pink. This may not sound like it will go but it really does as the streaks are very light and just help to blend out and give another dimension. This would suit anyone really I have fair skin and I think it works really great, but my mate had medium to dark skin and it looked amazing on her too!
Starlet - The block colour for this shade is a fuchsia pink with a lot of gold, yellow and slight red merged in with it. I would recommend that this shade would suit medium skin tones or if you prefer more of a red blush then this is the one for you.
Diva - This shade is mainly a plum or a dark burgundy, claret colour that has streaks and hints of pale pink, dark pink and red. I would say this would suit medium to dark skin tones as it has darker undertones and the pink would compliment the lighter tones to give a warm and natural glow.
Scandal - This shade is the darkest of the range as it is a gorgeous golden bronze colour that had been merged with gold, brown, yellow and ever so slight burgundy. This could double up as a bronzer as it is not one block dark colour that can make skin appear dirty but it is a mixture that gives a sultry glow.
You may think that it is a bit odd that the blushers have more than one shade but this is not the case - I purchased the Pretty Pink shade and was concerned that the blue and purple was going to make me look like I had veins all over my face but one you swirl your brush around the baked blush the colours merge and mix together and activate once they are applied to the skin. Accessorize have only chosen colours that work well together so there is no danger of looking peculiar.
I like to apply mine after I have set my foundation with powder however you can wear without because it has staying power! You can set with powder over the top however I think that takes the effect away!
I really would recommend these blushers as they are unique, different and really natural on the skin, they blend well and smooth into the skin easily. You can purchase at Superdrug, Accessorize and Monsoon stores as well as online. They retail at roughly £5.00 depending on where you buy!
Summary: Try something new with not just one colour, but 3 and even 4 all in a lovely baked blush!