Today I'm going to be talking about the Skinfood Rose Essence Blushers! I picked these up from a couple of places and was originally quite conflicted as to whether I should even bother purchasing the full set as the pigmentation of these products was just horrendous.
Skinfood Rose Essence Blusher
A blusher with a silky-smooth texture that creates natural-looking rosy cheeks.
Suggested to use
Using the enclosed puff, apply an ample amount onto apples of your cheeks."(1)
I quite like the selection of colours that they have chosen for this collection, especially the fourth shade which is Peach! I think it's really interesting that they've decided to include a straight out Brown shade, which in all honesty is a warm toned bronzer and not a blush.
The packaging is a little irritating. It's pure metal and makes an awful screeching noise when you open and close it which makes my ears feel like they're bleeding. It's a little bulky since it houses the cute white puff, but it's not huge.
These blushes (with the exception of #3) have almost no colour pay-off. This is all the product that is left on the brush after a very vigorous swirl/scrub in the pan. I need to do this 3-4 times to get any colour on my cheeks which is very time consuming.
The first shade is purple! This shade doesn't really look purple at all in the pan, and looks like nothing on the skin.
Is there any colour on my cheeks at all? Not that I can see.
#2 OrangeThe second shade is Orange. This shade has a little more colour pay-off than the Purple shade, but it's still pretty hard to get a good colour.
This is quite a flattering shade on my skin tone, but I really have to work to get it looking nice on my skin. It has a very slight shimmer in the formula, but you can barely see it.
I can barely see this colour on my cheeks. I see a trend happening here!
#3 BrownThe third shade is Brown. I'm not a fan of brown cheeks, but this shade has the best colour pay-off by far!
I would normally use this as a bronzer (since it's brown, you know) but it's like a very orange brown, and it makes me look like a weird Oompa Loompa. I'm all about honesty.
Even two heavy layers of this blush only gives a very faint colour. It's not the best colour for my skin tone and definitely my least favourite of the 5 shades.
#4 PeachThe fourth shade is Peach. This is my favourite of the colours, but it's just so difficult to get any colour onto my cheeks!
The Peach shade is a gorgeous warm, true peach. This takes about 3-4 coats to get a good colour.
Can you see the colour? Look closer. Not really? Neither.
The final colour is Pink!
This is a really pretty cool toned pink, but it is awfully chalky. It just looks powdery and there isn't very much colour pay off on the cheeks.
Can you see the colour on my cheeks? It's so subtle, it's almost not there at all.After 2-3 uses the blushes started to look quite rough and little white bumps started to appear. I'm not sure what they are, but they don't seem to be doing any harm!
What I Love
- Good colour range
- Inexpensive (around $4-5USD each)
- Beautiful rose pattern
What I Don't Know
- Awful metal packaging
- Heavily, heavily rose scented
- Almost zero colour pay-off (barring the brown)
Final ThoughtsI really don't like this collection of blushes. They're really scented (which I don't mind too much because I like roses) and the colour pay-off is so weak, the packaging is just awful. At the start I though maybe I had just picked up a couple of duds, but since the only the brown has actual colour coming off onto my cheeks my only conclusion is that these are just badly formulated. I can build up a decent colour after 3-4 layers of blush, but why would I when I have other blushes that take one sheer layer to produce a good colour that isn't patchy.
I would recommend these blushes to any Princesses that are looking for quite subtle blush colour and don't mind the heavy rose scent! ^.^
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