Along with lip products, blushes are my favourite makeup products to shop for and play around with. Who can resist the gorgeous pink, peachy and berry shades in powder or cream form? When I was sent this blush from Arbonne is Berry, I just about died. Can you see how stunning it is?
As is the case with my eyeshadow preferences, I am a bit pathetic when it comes to experimentation and creative makeup looks - neutrals all the way! If I am really honest with you, the prospect of wearing this blush terrified me! It's stunning, unlike anything I have ever seen before, but crazy. Crazy.
This incredible mix of bold red with highly visible golden shimmer running through it is certainly unique. I am unfamiliar with higher end brands like Nars and Illamasqua, but it is something that I imagine they would have a dupe for. For someone like myself who has never tried anything like this, it was a lot of fun though somewhat frightening!
First of all, when applying this use the lightest hand you possibly can. Dab it on your brush, tap it off, blow off some more power and then brush it across the back of your hand a couple of times before you slap it onto your face. There is a fair chance that after all of that, it will still be too pigmented. Yes I like my blush to be fairly sheer in general, but when you are playing around with a bright red/gold blush, pigmentation is fairly important to keep under control.
This blush has a gorgeous silky texture and applies easily to the skin. I expected it to be a little gritty with all the shimmer in it, but that was not a problem in the slightest.
The lasting power of this blush is pretty impressive. I found that it was still visible (though just barely) by the end of a busy 10 hour day. For me personally, I really couldn't care less about my makeup after a crazy day so this works just fine for me.
Like with the Arbonne eyeshadow in Smoke, the packaging is just perfect with its sturdy black case and clear plastic top. I love that the latch opens without having to dig your nails under the seal, thus chipping polish in the process.
The Arbonne blushes come in 8 shades at a fairly hefty price of $40. They are free of parabens, phthalates, and talc with their key ingredients being polypeptides, cucumber extract, mallow extract and vitamins A, C and E.
Though this blush is of the highest quality, I'm not sure I will get a whole load of wear out of it, simply because I am a bit pathetic and find the combination of the shocking (but gorgeous) red and golden glitter to be a little too much. For blush fanatics who want a unique addition to their collection, I expect this is the blush for you.
I give this blush 7/10.
|A light swatch...|