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As mentioned before in a couple of my other reviews, Rimmel is my favourite make up brand. Boots often have 3 for 2 offers on the Rimmel products so I often stock up. I picked this up when looking for a blusher alternative to the Avon one I'd recently been using. To buy on it's own the RRP is £5.99.
The blusher comes in a flat, circular pot with a lid that just slips on the top. I've found this incredibly annoying as it falls off quite abit, it'd be a lot better if it screwed on to hold it in place. The blusher itself consists of three different shades which are supposed to be coordinated to achieve a natural blushed look. I bought this product in medium despite using paler shades of foundation because I like my blusher to give me more colour, the light version of this would have been completely pointless as it consisted of more ivory and peachy colours whereas the medium version was more pink and brown. The blusher doesn't come with an applicator but I already owned a blusher brush I could use. Now, I think the whole point of this blusher is you use the three colours combined to make the blush tone you want, using the colours one at a time I don't think would have worked personally as the different tones do run into each other, but I could be wrong. The powder itself I found very flaky and although it is nice and light, I felt it didn't really stick to my cheeks enough to make any difference to my appearance. The blusher however does have a nice shimmer but this was the only positive I found about it to be honest.
Overall abit of a moany review but I won't be buying this again. Despite the darker colours on the medium version I found the colour did not translate on my face unfortunately. 1 star out of loyalty to the Rimmel brand which I usually find fantastic.
I am a big fan of the match perfection range as I absolutely love the foundation and powder and as I was restocking in the 3 for 2 offer so I picked up this blusher. I thought this may give me a subtle hint of colour on my cheeks but I decided this product wasn't great.
The product costs £5.99 so quite expensive but I thought I was better getting this blush compared to just the blushes they sell in single shades (which are £2.99 each). This one has three shades all in one compact container. So you can either use them individually or swirl your brush and use them altogether. There is a skin tone type shade, a pink colour and a brown type colour (I got the 001 light pack since I am fair). I tend to use them altogether or just use the pink one if i really want to add some colour.
I don't feel that there is much of a difference when using this product. It is very difficult to build colour as it isn't very pigmented. Even though the range is 'match perfection' I really don't want the blusher to literally match my skin!
When you swirl your brush in the palette it looks as if most of the product doesn't actually stick to the brush. It is either kicked up and sits as powder in the palette or it gets blown away. If you tap your brush after picking up some of the product about 99% will be knocked off. The texture is really chalky and powdery and I think i would prefer something with a little most consistency so it would actually stick to the brush and therefore my face. Whatever does manage to get onto your face doesn't last very long at all which is a shame. I find it doesn't blend well on my face either. It literally looks really chalky on my cheeks and with a gust of wind it will not be there for very long.
The packaging is also not great. There is just a see through plastic cover that covers the blusher which is just a pull on and off lid, not a screw. Also there is no applicator provided, not that I use them anyway but it is nice to have them included. Overall it has quite a cheap feel to it even though it wasn't really at £5.99.
Overall this isn't the worst product in the world but I don't think it was worth the money and I certainly will not be repurchasing. This was a real let down as I really like the other products in the range and the brand. I find Rimmel can be a bit of a hit and miss sometimes.
Thanks for reading!
I use the Rimmel brand a lot really when it comes to my day to day make up and I have been particularly impressed by the match perfection range of products. When I was last buying make up in Boots they had a three for the price of two promotion across the make up range and so I decided to take advantage of it. One of the items I bought was the Rimmel match perfection blush and this is my review of it.
The blush comes in a round pot much like a pressed powder. It is around the same size as a pressed powder actually and so it will fit in your bag easily should you want to take it out with you. The pot features a clear plastic lid through which you can see the product and the lid has the Rimmel and product name on in a silver lettering. I have actually found with this product that the writing is already rubbing off on the lid and whilst this isn't really a massive deal I have come to expect a bit more quality from Rimmel as a whole. In the pot you get 15g of blusher and you are able to use this for up to thirty months after opening.
When you open up the blush you will see that it is three different shades which are designed to compliment each other to give a nice natural looking flush of colour. You can buy this product in two shades those being light and medium. I chose the light one without really realising, it was just the one I preferred the colours in to be honest. The blush is all moulded in to one but the seperate colours are done in wavy lines with the Rimmel crown logo on them which I think gives it a nice look initially but obviously as you use the product the crowns are going to go! I have a peach, rose and almost bronzer looking blush in my light product and they all look to go well together.
Using the product you should of course rub your blusher brush over the product and then apply it to the cheeks. What i have found with this product is that the blush is really powdery, almost chalk like and so when I rub my blusher brush on it a lot of excess product comes on to the top of the blusher but doesn't really stick all that well to the brush meaning there is waste really each time I use it. Applying it to my cheeks isn't all that difficult but obviously the lack of powder sticking to the brush does tend to mean I have to do it a couple of times. The look of this blusher isn't dramatic but it does give quite a nice looking natural glow initially and the colours do in fact compliment each other well.
An issue with this blusher is it just doesn't last well on the skin where as my mac blusher or even my Rimmel bronzer last the whole day really and so it is a bit disappointing. I can only presume this is down to the really powdery texture of the blusher to be honest.
Whilst I like the colours included in this blush I won't be repurchasing as I think the £5.99 price tag is too much for a product which isn't up to the usual Rimmel standards. I am not often let down by Rimmel but in this case I think I will continue to use it occasionally but will not be replacing it as there are better products on the market.
Thank you for reading my review!