Wednesday, July 15, 2015

[Review] - Pale Pink Blush Stick by H&M

Annyeonghaseyo~
Are you enjoying your summer break?

Today I want to write a small review on the BLUSH STICK in the colour pale pink from H&M!
...Aaaand once again I'm reviewing an item that is sold out online according to my quick research around the web. I'm sure you can still get it in the physical stores though!

Packaging & Size
The container is about 2,5 cm wide and 5,5 cm tall and the amount of product is 4 g (0.14 oz). The packaging is that of any typical Scandinavian brand; simple and minimalistic. Compared to many Asian cosmetic products it isn't very 'cute' but I was raised in this very minimalistic environment so I don't complain. Because of its shape and size I feel like it fits very well into my hands and wouldn't take up too much space in a bag - practical!

〜Colour & Durability

There were more shades than pale pink (at least a peach and a more vibrant pink if I'm not wrong) but the reason I chose this one was because I thought this colour would fit my light skin the best, and I think I chose just the right shade! Although I'd categorize the colour as a warm tone it doesn't make the red undertones in the rest of my face stand out, which is a plus. When worn, the effect is not super obvious. On me the result is subtle, almost as if my cheeks were naturally flushed like on a summer day.

Regarding durability it definitely lasts longer if you're wearing bb creme or foundation under. I have a tendency to subconsciously touch my face a lot more when I know I'm not wearing bb creme so perhaps this could be one of the reasons for this but even when I try my best not to, the blush still magically disappears after some time.

〜Texture
As you can see in the picture above I was a klutz and accidentally dropped the blush stick down on the table while I was taking pictures. It wasn't more than a 5-7 cm fall but the outcome impact was great, which leads me to the texture - it is very soft! If any of you have ever tried the Dream Matte Mousse foundation from MAYBELLINE you can compare its softness to that one. However, I'd say that this blush stick has a more creamy texture that makes it easy to spread/blend out the colour.

〜Application
You apply the blush by twisting the bottom half to the right until enough of the product is sticking out for you to:
1) Swipe a finger across it and then apply it to the desired areas of your cheeks. Note that dabbing will not get enough of the product on your finger.
Or
2) Apply the blush directly to your cheeks by drawing it and afterwards blend it out with your fingers. I'm not a big fan of brushes when it comes to blushes or bb cream so I always do it this way but I could imagine that the blush wouldn't be too easy to wash off the brush due to its creamy texture.
Bare face (no bb creme)                                                       1 layer of blush     


〜Ingredients
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Mica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ozokerite, Synthetic Wax, Aluminium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Silica, Glycol Montanate, Phenoxyethanol, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Red 7 (CI 15850), Red 6 (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77499/ CI 77491).




Pros: 
• Size is practical (can easily fit into a small bag)
Gives a naturally flushed look
• Inexpensive

Cons: 
• Is probably used up quickly due to soft texture
• Doesn't stay on for long if you're not wearing anything under



Would I recommend it?
Sure (๑^ᴗ^๑) It's not a product that I am absolutely in love with and couldn't live without (like my precious eyeliners) but at the same time I don't have much negative to say about it either. It's super easy to grab and throw in your bag on your way out and I thought about bringing it with me to Korea but I'm afraid that it might melt in the "extreme" heat and humidity there (◞‸◟;)

2 comments:

  1. awww the colour is cute~
    http://mishcheungx.blogspot.hk/

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  2. oooo the colour is really nice :)
    i want to try a cream blush, i've only used powder before

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