L'Oreal is a world wide beauty company who offer skin, hair, sun and make up products.
L'Oreal offer a mineral make up range which includes powder foundation, blusher, bronzer and eye shadows. This review discusses the L'Oreal Blush Minerals. This blusher is suitable for all skin types and is dermatologically tested.
This mineral enriched (95% apparently) blusher is in loose powder form and available in a few different shades to suit various skin tones. These shades include Soft Mauve, Soft Peach, Soft Rosewood and a few less available shades. The blusher contains no preservatives or fragrance and claims to offer a natural colouring to your skin whilst preventing the pores from becoming blocked.
The blusher carries a similar design to that of the mineral foundation. The blush is supplied in a few parts which slot together to form a slim, rounded plastic pot. The base of the pot holds the loose powder. This is topped by silver neck with an integrated application brush. The ensemble is completed by a plastic lid to keep the brush hygienic.
Boots stock a few shades in 1.2g sizes for around £8.20. For a better choice of shades, online is the best place to look. Amazon stock the majority of popular and rarer shades from £2.99. Ebay is another good option where you can pick from a multitude of shades for £3.95 (free p&p).
Whilst I am not one to cake on make up, I do like a bit of colour on my cheeks. I like a natural look and have tried out various brands of blusher since I started wearing make up in my teens. I love my No7 Mineral Blush so when I spotted this L'oreal one in Poundland earlier this year, I decided to give it a try. There is no colour indication on my pot but I do remember it being something rose so I can assume Soft Rose or Rosewood. The shade choice is quite decent with subtle peaches through to brown shades and a few pinks in between!
I wasn't sure about the packaging at first to be honest. I am used to having a larger tub to work with and in turn, a larger brush but I thought I would give it a try. The pot is sturdy but I don't consider it well thought out. At first I assumed the brush was actually connected to the blusher pot so all I would need to do was click off the lid and start sweeping across my cheeks. Well of course this wasn't the case and it is a bit more complex but not overly so.
I like the concept of mineral products like this. I would rather my skin was less clogged but still have an effective product. The loose powder itself isn't as fine as I would have liked. There are a few sifter holes inside the tub which block easily due to the thickness of the powder and this results in a mess being created! The colour I have is one of the darker shades and adopts a dusky pink shade with hints of brown.
Normally I would apply a powder blush with a large kabuki brush but you either have to use the brush provided or none at all. The brush itself screws off and is miniscule beyond belief. It sits on a silver plastic base and contains a clump of very soft, flexible hairs to make up a brush. It is the perfect size to slot into the pot of powder but there is no room to swirl it about and any attempt to tap excess powder into the pot results in powder blowing everywhere.
The brush picks up the powder a bit too well so I normally tap it against the side of my bathroom sink to knock off the excess. This is a waste but cannot be helped. The brush feels incredibly soft and gentle on my skin. I apply blusher after my powder and other make up has been applied so cannot afford mistakes. The brush is so small it doesn't cover a wide area. I apply to my cheeks but hate having to keep dipping the brush in the pot in order to apply more colour to my face. It is time consuming.
The colour transfers fairly well but it is worth noting that there isn't much in the way of pigmentation within it. If you want a strong colour, you need to apply a few coats and build it up. The colour I have is quite subtle with one application. It transfers as a pink hint with a shimmery infusion which reflects the light beautifully. I believe this is enough colouring for day time use but I would add a further sweep if I was wearing at night. This increases the colouring to a more noticeable pink shade but the shimmering doesn't look over the top or glittery.
The look acheived is natural yet noticeable. I like the tint of colour it offers my cheeks which is ideal for day to day use but despite the shimmer factor, I don't consider it overly effective for wearing on a night out.
*~*Let It Breathe!*~*
The blusher feels incredibly light on my skin and feels soft to the touch. I cannot tell it is there unless I look in the mirror and my skin doesn't feel blocked when wearing it. It has no noticeable scent. I wouldn't class this as being a long lasting blusher. It remains noticeable on my skin for around 4-5hours before it starts to fade and needs a top up.
The brush isn't brilliant for various reasons. I have noticed it starting to shed hairs and look a little messy. I give it a wipe over with a make up wipe after each use to keep it fairly hygienic though I don't think it would stand up to a proper make up cleanser being used on it. I have started tipping a small amount of powder into a plastic container and applying it with my No7 kabuki brush. This is so much easier and I get a decent coverage much quicker than using the fiddly little brush L'Oreal offer!
*~*Conclusion and Recommendation*~*
Whilst I am happy I paid £1.00 for this blusher, the rrp price from the likes of Boots is a bit too high. It is a decent quality blusher but the awkward brush and application method puts me off using it on a regular basis. I much prefer my No7 blush as it is more pigmented, longer lasting and easier to apply. That being said, the pot of L'Oreal is lasting very well and is value for money. There is never much left for me to remove at the end of a day but a cotton pad with cleanser or a make up wipe removes final traces of the colour from my skin.
If you want a cheap mineral blusher go for this one but if you have a No7 £5.00 off voucher, try out their mineral blush as it is so much better!
Thanks for reading x
I decided to purchase the L'Oreal Blush because I read a lot about mineral make up being good for your skin and I wanted to find a blusher that was mineral based. I tried quite a few in the shop and chose this one largely because the price was not too bad and it is a good reliable name. Many of the brands aren't doing mineral blusher, foundation is easy to find but not blusher, so this is a good addition to the marker.
Application of this product is not easy due to the choice of packaging and presentation with a little brush. This appeared quite a selling point so I didn't need a separate brush, but actually the brush is too small and makes a streaky application, not a nice all over cover. Plus it is hard to put the lid back on without damaging the brush.
It is a subtle blusher, which would not suit everyone. I would say it is good in the summer when you have a bit of colour and just want to add a healthy glow, which indeed it did and a friend of mine noticed straight away and commented on how nice my cheeks looked, but if you want a strong colour blush this is not for you. The advantage of that though is you cant go wrong with it and look over made up, you can literally brush it on quite carelessly and easily.
I'm all for trying new make up products, especially when something looks completely different than anything I have used before. A while back, I decided to try L'Oreal Blush Minerals. Before this, I had only ever used a regular kind of blusher with my own blusher brush so I was curious about how well this product would work.
When I bought this, I paid about £9 for it in my local Superdrug but Boots online currently have it priced at £8.19 so obviously, not that much difference. The product comes exactly in the picture shown. The bottom half of the tub is where you can find the minerals while the top half is where the blusher brush is. After taking off the plastic cap, I realised that you need to unscrew the brush in order to use it. After taking off the brush, small holes are revealed and this is where the mineral powder comes out.
Blush Minerals is available in 4 colours: Soft Peach, Soft Rose, Soft Mauve and Soft Rosewood. I chose Soft Rose as it looked to be a mix of brown and pink. I really don't like pink blushers but I also dislike anything that is pure brown. The colour looked like the kind of colour I would usually wear if this has been a regular blusher.
Application is not exactly the easiest thing I have ever done. If you shake the tub so the minerals come out of the little holes, you can sometimes end up with way too much or only a little bit. The whole process is not consistent. I decided to use the brush supplied rather than my own and while it is a nice brush, it is quite large. Because of this, a lot of the powder ended up on my brush and I had to shake a large amount of it off before I even dared but it on my face. I only ever used this on one cheek because of the effect it had. Even though I had got rid of a lot of the excess powder, my cheeks ended up looking a very strange colour and I knew straight away that this was not a product for me. I wasn't quite sure whether this was due to the size of the brush or the product itself but I was already unimpressed so washed my face and returned to my regular blusher.
In conclusion, I feel that if I had carried on using this product the way it was intended to be used, I would have wasted so much of the powder that it wouldn't have been worth the money. The colour was far darker than expected and didn't apply to the face very well at all. Not recommended.
When all the mineral makeup first came out I thought it was an excellent idea, I mean why have we spent years of essentially putting a load of chemicals on our faces! I don't have fantastic skin so I thought I would definitely give it a go. Maybe I expected too much! The first mineral foundation I tried put me off straight away as it left my skin with odd under the skin bumps which I was not impressed about. I then saw this blusher at weirdly the £1 shop so I thought I'd definitely give it ago.
Where I brought it from they only had the colour Soft Rosewood but I believe it does come in 2 other shades Soft Mauve and Soft Peach. (I would have preferred a more peachy tone but hey for £1 I can't complain)
My first impressions of the packaging I thought it looked nice and expensive and I thought hey what a good idea to have the brush on top of the lid...HA how wrong I was? Now I have to admit I am quite clumsy but I do believe I am not the only one to have done it so it makes me feel a bit better, but when I have opened it on more than one occasion while unscrewing the different parts I have managed to get the blush everywhere! So perhaps not as well thought out as I first thought.
It has quite a good pigment of colour in just by looking at it but I have found I need a fair amount before it starts to give its intended effect. Once on I think it gives a very natural soft looking blush even though I think it takes a while with the dipping the brush in business. I'm not a great lover of the brush either I found mine to be quite hard? It hasn't got amazing staying power either and if I was going out from work I would need to apply some more but the majority of blushers etc I use always need re-applying so no biggie!
I'm not sure I would pay full price for this as I believe its around £7? and have just read up that Loreal isn't free from animal cruelty so that has definitely put me off buying any more of the product and kind of makes me feel a bit guilty about actually using the rest of the product up.
All in all not great but for the amazing price I paid I cant complain.
L'Oreal Blush Minerals
When L'oreal first brought out their mineral range and started advertising it on TV I was quite excited to get my hands on some of it and try it out for myself. In the past I have tried quite a few different L'oreal products and with only a few exceptions I have been mostly pleased.
For me a nice blusher is a daily essential, I have quite a pale complexion and I really need something to just brighten and enhance my face and cheek bones. I have only to date tried a few mineral products and I have found them to be a bit of a hit or miss with me. I think different brands offer a wide range of different quality products.
This L'oreal mineral blush is available in three colours (according to Boots website); soft mauve, soft peach and soft rosewood. Personally, I own the soft rosewood which really has a nice pinky tone to it. I find that this blusher does need reapplying throughout the day, it doesn't have a brilliant staying power on me. However, after I have applied it and made sure it is properly blended it does look really nice on and it feels nice to wear. This isn't too heavy a powder and it does look quite natural as long as you don't apply it too heavily, for day wear I prefer a lighter less make up look and this really is nice at creating that.
Personally the only thing that I don't like about this blusher is the packaging. It comes with its own little brush that you unscrew then dab into the container of blusher then apply to your face, more often than not I manage to get blusher all over my hands as well as the top I am wearing. It's a bit fiddly to use and the container is a bit too small to give you the option to use your own blusher brush. The brush itself isn't as good a quality as the blusher brush I already have but can't use and it feels a bit dense, it is also quite small so it doesn't let you apply this how I would normally with a bigger blusher brush. The upside of having a small brush and everything included within the packaging is that this is a great blusher for on the go or if you are off for a weekend away, as this is quite small and fits nicely in even the smallest of my make up bags or purses.
Currently this is available for £8.19 from Boots. For the price you do get a blusher that will last you for several months even with regular use. I have had mine for six months now and although I wore it regularly when I first got it I now only wear it occasionally but there is still about a sixth left.
This blusher gets a three out of five stars from me this isn't my favourite blusher although it is a nice shade and does look very nice when on. I would recommend trying this before you think about buying it as there isn't a huge selection of shades available so there might not be something to suit everyone.
Sadly after reading many reviews on here has highlighted that L'oreal are a company which are not free of animal cruelty until 2013 - Something that I was rather shocked to find out and I have since stopped buying their products on such a regular basis, going instead for more animal friendly brands.
This is a great blusher and I really would recommend it.
I bought this because I had tried the foundation in the same range and liked it so I thought this would be good too and I wasn't disappointed. I think it is quite an expensive blusher as I paid about £4.50 for it and it is quite a small pot and the only downside to it was that it didn't last as long as I hoped it would.
One of the things that I really like about this blusher is the fact that the brush is attached to the pot as it is so handy to take out and about with you and you don't have to carry an extra brush with you. The brush really is excellent and is a very good size not like the normal tiny brushes that you get with some blusher so I found it very easy to apply with this brush.
I found the colour to be really good for my skin tone. I have a dark pink colour and it is subtle looking and light but if I want a more dramatic look I do have to use quite a lot of it which is why it ran out quicker than I expected. It does feel nice when applied to my skin though as it doesn't weigh it down and it feels soft and silky.
A great blusher to take out and about and use everyday.
I bought this as i had ran out of blusher, having previously used Barry M blush, i wasnt as impressed, the only reason bieng is i like quite an intense vibrant colour. Other than that i wold say it is a very good blusher
The packaging is great i think, quite small, easy fits into your handbag, comes with a built in brush, but as mentioned above i wasnt impressed with the colour but i that is probably because i should have gone for a brighter colour, all in all though i would say it is quite a good blusher, goes on easy, no mess either with the brush built in which is a good thing, nothing worse than powder going everywhere!
The price for this is reasonable as well, i bought this on offer in superdrug and it was about £5.50 i think which is very reasonable for a decent blusher, also it does last quite a long time as well.
I think i would definately buy this product again but i would be more carefull in choosing a more vibrant colour, that is no fault of my own for not trying it first ( silly mistake) they do quite a few different shades as well, so lots to choose from.
I love blusher and it's a real beauty must have for me considering I have no cheeks bones at all and that I am real pale skinned. I rely on it not just for colour but for defining my no cheekbone problem and of course I have to be careful because of having no natural colour in the first place.
I don't know all that much though about mineral blushers and didn't choose it cos of any promises that were made to me, I bought it cos I simply liked the colour and that's how I choose most of my make-up really lol. However since purchasing this I do now know a bit more about mineral blushers and that it is infused with micro-minerals and that helps it blend into the skin without harming it and contains nothing nasty at all.
My little plastic pot has a screw on/off lid to the top of it and a pull in/out light brown blusher brush sits beneath that lid and to use it you simply undo the lot and dip the brush over the holes where the blusher is stored to the bottom of it. I am told on one side of the pot that it is L'Oreal Blush Minerals and then on the bottom of the pot I am told what colour I have selected and contact details for L'Oreal are listed too. Just for the record I can see no weight stated on my pot before anyone asks me but it's rather big anyway!
Well using this really is very simple indeed! Take the brush, Shake some of the fine none-fragranced powder on to the brush and give the brush a quick tap to remove the excess powder and away you go.
Now this comes with it's own brush and that is rather adequate to use really. It's a none flaking thick brush that is very soft on the face as your using it and the powder that comes with it clings very well to the hairs making application of this rather fuss free!
The colour is rich and luminous, even though my colour is rather light in colour. It's easy to get a sheer colour on the cheeks and it's just as easy to blend colour richer and more prominent on the face too. It's lightweight and I think this is really nice blusher. It goes on easily, illuminates the skin slightly, you can't feel it and it doesn't transfer off or fade over time. It doesn't agitate my sensitive skin either and when it comes to removing it, it's simple all you do is remove it with your usual make-up removing routine!
This is a classy blusher and great for novices of blusher to use to get the hang of it with but equally as good for a more seasoned user such as myself. A little of this goes a very long way indeed as well making this a rather economical product in the long run!
Nice one L'Oreal, I'm impressed by this one!
Available in all good supermarkets and chemists etc priced at £7.99 a pot.
I got this blusher as a freebie from some very lovely people from L'Oreal who gave a careers talk at my uni. It is part of the minerals range by L'Oreal which I had never really heard of or used until I was given this one, although I had used the max factor minerals foundation before which is a little similar.
I got this product in '40 - Soft Rose' and it is a really nice pinky colour which I think goes well with my very British, fair complexion. It is available in a range of colours and I think you would be able to try them out in a shop and see which works the best for you but if you don't get a chance to do this and you have a light skin tone, I would go for this one.
The blusher is packaged just like in the picture as shown above, it has a little tub of the powder blusher, and on top of this is a little screw on, wide blusher brush. This is all topped with a clear cap which protects the brush.
The powder and the brush screwy bit are connected by a piece of plastic with a few little punched holes in it. It is this part of the product which I cannot seem to fathom out however it seems common to the 'mineral' sort products. In this part of mine at the moment there seems to be about half of the blusher powder. This is probably because I carry it around with me and am a bit clumsy in my bathroom so when I don't carry it it probably gets knocked over a lot but this seems really weird. It means that if you dip the brush in it, and use it, you get loooooads on the brush leading to a rather undesirable clown look with 2 massive streaks of pink up the side of your face. I normally dip it in this powder very gently, then tap it and blow it loads and loads to make sure this excess comes off. Sometimes it goes back in the reservoir of powder however I think it is a very wasteful, messy operation. (If anyone has any top tips for application, please feel free to help me in a comment!)
Once it is on, in non-clownlike quantities, the product is actually very nice. It gives a subtle rouge and a warm glow and it looks nice blended a little with bronzer for a night out. It blends very well as it is such a fine loose powder. I sometimes rely on this product to make me look alive in the mornings and add some colour to my face however it really is a bit too messy and all over the place for me.
The powder is great but the application method, not so. I really hope I am just doing it wrong though and someone can help me!