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I am addicted to make up and am always looking for new things or new ways to apply make up for that flawless glow! One of the items that I recently picked up on long journey to perfection was this Maybelline Mineral Blush.
This item is part of the 'Mineral powders' make up range by Maybelline, with others in the line such as foundation, powder and eyeshadow.
This range is avaliable in Boots and Superdrug and I have also started to see them selling this range in some larger supermarkets such as Asda and Sainsburys.
The powder substance is loose and you do have to shake it in order for some of it to reach the top of the container. One thing that I did notice was that all the colours did seem quite bright and were more reddy pink rather than some of the lighter coral or peachy pink tones.
To apply I use my blusher brush which collects the powder easily on the end of the bristles, however I do find I have to knock off a bit in order to get the right amount.
When applying it does really much more silky than I was expecting, being powder I also found it quite easy to blend in with my skin tone and didn't leave the 'russian doll' look on my face!
However, after about 2 hours of wearing this I did notice that it did begin to look a little patchy and on any little dry patches it did 'cling' to these patches which did tend to exaggerate this.
Except for this the blusher lasted for the whole day which I was very happy with as there was no need to reapply it.
I would reccomend this, however, if you are looking for perfect than this isn't quite it!
I am a complete make up junkie, there is no denying it! I am always trying out, buying and reading up about new foundations, lip glosses and bronzers to see what should be my next little treat to myself! I very rarely wear blusher however, I normally like to have a bit of a bronzed look on my cheeks but after years caught in the same cycle of foundation and bronzer, I thought I'd give a bit of blusher a try! Especially in these lovely summery months I thought it might be nice to try something light and airy on my face so that I don't go clogging up my pores too much.
One thing that I do when I shop, especially for things like make up, is look out for any deals that are on. Boots are especially good for this sort of thing and I find that Maybelline seem to have a good deal on often whereby if you buy two products by this brand you get a third free. I saw this deal was on when I was in Boots not long ago and I thought I'd buy a blusher, the Pure Blush Mineral powder looked light a light and loose airy powder so I bought one in shade 40 'Quartz Peach'.
It comes in a small round plastic pot that is see through on the lower bottom half so that you can see the loose powder. The lid is black with a pink sticker on with the brand name and details about the powder. Once you undo the lid there is a plastic cover over the powder with 5 small holes in the centre to allow a small amount of the blusher to be applied to a brush or sponge or what ever you choose to use to apply it with! The powder is very light in its texture and the shade I bought is quite a nice dusty shade so it looked very feminine and lush once applied.
I choose to apply my blusher with a nice thick blusher brush so that it applied evenly and looks more natural. The blusher stays on the brush and blends in well, I think the lightness of the blusher helps, if it was too thick it would clog but this blusher's USP is that it is made with minerals and leaves a natural looking finish.
I have had this blusher for about a month now and there is still a lot left in the little pot. I think the key is to not apply too much because blusher can easily make you look unnatural.
I bought this from Boots for around £4, I cannot currently find it on the Boots website but this blusher can be purchased form Amazon for £3.50, Superdrug should stock this product too if they have a Maybelline stand in store.
I would definitely recommend this blusher to anyone who wants to look rosy cheeked in a natural and understated way.
After enjoying success with the sister product in the Minerals range, the Maybelline Minerals foundation (see my review), I went back the next week to buy the blusher, hoping it would be as good.
For £4 I was expecting more; the box is smaller than the foundation's (but then you don't really use as much blusher as you do foundation, so it lasts longer), and it doesn't come with a brush, so you have to buy it yourself.
I don't know a lot about blusher, in fact I'd never really worn it before this, but I know something was wrong. For a start, this is very, very messy. the reason I'd avoided blusher before was that I never knew how much was enough/what was the right colour/where do I put it etc etc...
So I put a very small amount into the lid and used my brush to put it on, I was told I still looked pale. Then I put a little more on, and looked like a clown.
Thankfully, the blusher wore off after a few hours.
Don't waste your £4 plus brush on this, go buy something better, mineral or not.
A precarious product used well it creates a subtle rosy cheeked glow, use wrongly it creates a clown or a child who got into her mothers make-up bag. Due to it's strong colour it is important that only a little is used at any time. It is a relatively cheap product but this is reflected in how good it is. It lasts for ages however this might be because if it you have a bad experience with it is is only used very occasionally. It has a matte effect which is good and it doesn't come off if you sweat, the claim that it is infused with minerals might be true however it makes no difference to your skin, it also leaves a slight shimmer on your skin and so if your going for a natural look this isn't for you. It is sold at Boots and Superdrug for about £2.99. It comes with a very small brush that is completely pointless.
i love maybelline make-up i think the quailty is brilliant and so when i saw this in the shops i had to add it to my collection. I wasnt quite sure about it at first because the colours looks very bright, in the end i chose a moonlight mauve, which is a nice pinky colour but still looked very pink for my liking. However when i tried it on it looked really nice, you only need a little on your brush as it goes a really long way, it gives a very sutle and natural look which is perfect! it is very easiy to apply, as it is powder it just lighty brushes your cheek, you can hardly feel it which is great as you dont feel like you are caked in make-up. If using a good brush it gives a really nice even layer which is usually hard to come by.
I really like the fact it is a powder as well as there is no messing around with broken pallets of blusher which i find often happens to me! instead it comes in a small pot which can easily slip in your bag when travelling and had a screw top to prevent it going everywere. And as long as your holding the pot the right way up the powder dosnt blow in your face everytime you open it which is what i was thinking!
I really like this blusher its the best one i've ever had, it has lasted me ages so far and there is still plenty of powder left in it, if your looking for a good quality, value for money product then this is definetly worth a go!
I am a big fan of blusher and have shopped around to find one that doesn't leave me with 'doll like' cheeks (ie ones that look far too pink!).
Maybelline Mineral Blush was the winner for me - there are various different shaded to choose from so take your time in finding the right tone for you.
So what do I like about the product?
1. I love the way the blusher goes onto my cheeks. It is very light weight and natural looking. I like the mini brush that the product comes with which makes application easy. The size of the brush helps you not over apply the blusher.
2. The price! I bought the blusher along side a '3 for 2' offer that Maybelline were runnning. I think if I had paid individually the product would have been about £4 which I still think is fantastic value.
3. The product is long lasting- both application wise and amount wise. I apply the blusher in the morning and do not have to reapply often.
The design of the pot means that it is supposed to release small amounts of the powder. However, when the pot has been rolling around my bag I often find that upon opening a lot of the powder tends to spill out. This is probably more my fault than the actual design though!
Overall this is a nice product. I often suffer from 'red cheeks' (when I'm embarrassed, nervous etc!) and the Maybelline blusher with a purpely tint help to disguise this!
This mineral blush is a part of the Maybelline Mineral line, along with the foundation, a very impressive line of make up, and for approx £6 this item is very good for value. I like powdered make up products so i was very intrigued when this product claimed to have a 'mineral' touch, and it definately lived up to its promises. The loose powdery texture gives a cute rosy hint to the cheeks without leaving you looking like you've been slapped in the face, its just subtle enough to leave you looking healthy and glowing. It is very easy to apply, it feels smooth and light and even. Also it is long lasting, meaning that reapplication isn't necessary, not even after a long day. To be honest it is just a nice, reliable, light, smooth blusher that gives lovely flawless coverage. Aswell as this it lasts a long time, so for £6, you can use it everyday without worrying about it running out. I can't really say anything bad about it apart from the fact that it is limited to only 3 shades, so their isn't much variation.
This Maybelline blush is part of the Maybelline minerals collection and they also do foundations in loose mineral make up form. There are 3 shades (that I've seen in stores so far) of the mineral blush and they cost £6.29 from chemist direct online but they price may vary in other shops like boots, superdrug and other online stores.
These blushes come in loose powder form and the 3 colours I've seen are peach, pink and a plum colour. I think they have more shades but I haven't actually seen any yet.
The little round pots the blush comes in is see through clear plastic with a black screw on lid that has the name and colour written on it. When you look inside the pot, you'll see that there's a sifter cap on it also made of the clear plastic and there are a few holes in that cap to sift the powder through.
You can apply this blush with any blush or powder brush or with a kabuki brush, which is very dense and makes buffing the colour into the skin a lot easier.
This powder gives a nice soft colour and a bit of a glow to the skin, which looks very pretty but it is not overly sparkly.
I do like this blush and it's very reasonable compared to some other mineral make up that's available and it gives nice results. I do notice that the more high-end brands look that little bit better on me but this certainly isn't bad.
If you have read my reviews on mineral foundations you will know I bought this during an offer of 3 for 2 on Maybelline at Tesco so I paid around £5.45 for it when purchasing the mineral foundation.
I chose quite a deep plum colour - Plum Alchemy out of the six shades available although it looked very dark I thought as you apply minerals so sparingly it would still be subtle.
I chose to use a kabuki brush to apply it as a blusher brush didn't seem to give as natural a finish. You simply sift the coloured minerals through the little holes and then swish your brush around and tap off the excess. Word of warning build up very slowly as its difficult to correct mistakes with such a vibrant colour. The blusher smoothed on evenly and took a little blending but not quite so much as the avon one.
I was pleasantly pleased with the resulting light glow and the fact that the colour had blended in without any noticeable lines. I would still prefer my dream matte mousse blusher but will be happy to use this when I'm using mineral foundation.
Recommendation: If there is a good offer on or if you are switching to mineral foundation -try it