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When I received my student loan, I carelessly went on a shopping spree. On the day, I was approached by a Micabella staff and was persuaded to try out these products that I'd never heard of before. The products I tried out were mineral blush - autumn sunset and Mineral foundation - cream caramel. After having tried on the foundation, I completely fell in love with it. Even though the foundation was loose powder it completely covered all the flaws. It looked very natural as opposed to a Matt finish. The best thing about the product is that it can be used as a cream foundation by mixing the powder with a moisturiser. Additionally, using the same technique it can also be used as a concealer. It's well worth the buy. I've needed two pots within the last three years now and don't plan on changing.
The mineral blush was also a great investment. You only need a slight amount for a perfectly glowing finish. It's not too much or over the top. The mineral blush and foundation is also great for the skin. It doesn't cause any break outs unlike my previous foundations. It looks very natural and lasts a very long time. Additionally, the pot itself lasts a long time, I bought one pot and it's lasted for three years and counting.
Even though the cost is expensive compared to other foundations, it lasts longer then the average liquid foundation. Also if you save your receipt and show it at your next purchase, they give a discount. I bought a promotional box for £100. It contained a mineral foundation, mineral blusher, 3 eyeshadow pots, 1 foundation brush and 1 eyeshadow brush. I wouldn't recommend buying online as you can't bargain it's best to go buy it in person. I usually get mine from Westfield Stratford in London. Once you use it you won't plan on changing.
This is a review of the Micabella Blush I received in a recent beauty box. I had never heard of the brand before now but am a big fan of mineral make up so was interested to try this product.
I have the Mineral Blush in shade number 4 which is named Siera Suede. It is a bronzer shade with an orangey tint and a little fine sparkle in it too.
The mineral powder is really finely milled and comes in a sifter jar. You only need a tiny bit as it goes a long way.
I used my blusher brush from BareMinerals (although you can buy Micabella brushes too) to apply this make up but you could easily use a kabuki brush instead. You just want even and targeted distribution really. I was expecting it to be a bit vivid on the skin judging the colour in the sifter jar but actually, it was really subtle and you could build up the colour if you want a more obvious look.
I am really pleased with both the colour and performance of this mineral blush. The colour is highly pigmented and just perfect on me and most importantly buildable. I find it lasts all day and is easy to remove at the end of the day. What I also liked about this was that it felt like a multi tasking product in that it performed as a half way house between a blush and a bronzer (although you can buy bronzer in six shades on the Mica Bella website but I am not sure what size they are). I found this a lot easier to work with than the 'Warmth' bronzer I usually use from bareminerals which is a bit messy to use.
A 9g pot retails for £35 on the Micabella website and there are six shades to choose between. The company are offering a 25% discount at the moment to Glossybox customers which is a decent discount to have.
Whilst I am pleased to discover this mineral blusher, I do feel it is a bit expensive to buy. Having said that, you only need to use a little bit each time and if you find something like this which works so well and suits your skin it is probably worth investing in. I won't be buying any just yet as I am well stocked up in blushers and bronzers but I would consider it in the future.