This is a little strange because I had already posted this article, and then there was the blogspot outage and I lost this post!!! Suddenly I saw this in the 'edit' status in my list of posts, not the final post but may be the draft a just before posting. So I am putting this up again. I have lost on all the comments unfortunately, and there were quite a few! I don't know what happens to them :(
I wonder if you guys also faced something similar! And if you happen to remember your comments may be you could put them again :)
This was my first ever blush purchase. You may actually find it strange that I bought my first blush at the age of 28, but as I have stated earlier as well, make-up for me has been just about eye-liners and lipsticks for all this while..Here are the product details.
Product Range: Maybelline Expert Wear Blush
Shade: Dusty Mauve (50)
Price: Rs 209 for 4.5 gm
Claim: Oil free, Won't blog pores, Stay true color, Silky smooth texture
Considering that I was buying a blush for the very first time, I wanted to make sure it was something not too colorful and close to my skin-tone. I picked this up from a drug-store and could not even check for swatches. And when I actually applied it, it was more than what I wanted it to be on my 'invisibility' parameter! It simply wouldn't show on my cheeks! It would show a very little shimmer in the day light, but there really was no color. It was the wrong shade that I had picked up for my skin color. Let's look at it a little more closely.
The Color/ Swatches
- The color has a slightly whitish tinge, if you look at the swatch on the finger.
- On my hand also you can see a light whitish shimmer, and that's about it. It shimmers in the sun but barely visible indoors.
- The color is more appropriate for very fair skin, my mistake :(
- Did not cause any break-outs.
- Very easy on the pocket, so you can play with the other shades.
- The texture is okay, not silky smooth but not too powdery either.
- I know I picked up the wrong color, the color that simply does not show. But I do like the shimmer, just that expected a little more.
- It has a whitish tinge, more appropriate for very fair skin, but I would have liked a pink tone.
- The pigmentation is not strong, you have to really build it up through multiple strokes. Again a shimmery blush will always have a weaker pigmentation as compared to a matte one.
I don't mind experimenting with one more shade like the 'potpurri' or 'apricot flush'. They have a range of colors.
This is a nice color for very fair skin and I will not recommend it for the average Indian complexion.