I feel like I should start this post by sharing my love-hate relationship with blush. While I adore blush and have many in my arsenal but choosing colours can be daunting and you run the risk of looking more like a clown than a freshly ripe raspberry (I’ll take the latter, thank you very much). Today’s review item has been my most reached for blusher for the last 6 months and I think it’s just phenomenal.
Product: Powder blush in “Strawberry Pink”
Variation: 6 shades
Size: (can’t find on the packaging)
Price: $16 -20 CAD online
Availability: Ichibankao online (most complete selection), eBay, SaSa online.
Would I repurchase: YES! Yes! Yes!
The design of the blush is simple yet sweet and makes a great fit into a small purse if you intend to take if for travel. The plastic container is sturdier than it looks and has survived much abuse in my makeup bag. The colour is a crisp lavender based pink with a neon tinge and applies with a slight sheen on the skin that gives my face a healthy pink glow which I love. It contains silver micro shimmer but doesn’t reflect white on the skin, making it a versatile shade for many skin tones.
Highly pigmented, I find this to be less powdery than even my MAC blushers putting this head to head with NARS products (known for their superbly fine texture). The formulation feels quite sheer and has a translucent quality, allowing your natural skin to show through despite the bright colour.
I can not recommend this blush enough for anyone who has yet to give Candydoll blushers a go, make this shade your first item. It’s reasonably priced in Japan but a bit more expensive over seas however look out for free shipping from websites like SaSa to save a few dollars when purchasing online. It’s a must have in my makeup bag.