When it comes to makeups, I invest on the best ones even if they’re a little more pricey because sacrificing quality turns out to be more expensive in the long run. The cheaper and poor performing ones usually end up collecting dust because I hardly use them. However, there are cosmetics that I don’t mind spending less on, such as eyeliners and blushes. There are a couple of local brands for these products that effectively do the job, lessening the need to look for their expensive counterparts. Fashion 21 Fine Blush Powder (Mineral Based) may qualify as one of the affordable local brands that does the job well.
I was sent the Fashion 21 Fine Blush Powder in #5. When I saw its packaging, I doubted that it will make it to my staple of makeups as the brush looked rather stiff. Since it was given to me for review, I had to try it out and give it a fair chance.
The blush comes in loose powder form that has its own dispensing container with brush. The powder gets through the holes towards the brush when you tap it downwards. Sometimes, I have trouble getting the product out so I have to tap it again to be transferred to the brush. This can be a good thing, coz it prevents the too much application of the blush. I love how it fits on my bag and the fact that I don’t need to bring travel size brushes to put it on.
Upon testing, I was pleasantly surprised that the brush wasn’t as bad as it looked. I was expecting an itchy, abrasive feel but did not get it. Although not as soft as Suesh brushes, it’s not stiff either. Just right to get the job done. The container can be opened so washing the brush requires detaching the head from the lower part.
The #5 shade reminded of of merthiolate, but nonetheless pretty when applied. The shimmers are kept to a minimum, so there’s no worry about ending up with sparkly or oily cheeks. The shade is peachy pink that’s subtle on the skin, leaving a fresh and glowing look.
- convenient to bring along
- fine powder
- no break outs
- brush is tolerable
- has UV protection
- distributes evenly
- leaves a fresh, glowing appearance
- affordable at Php 155
- difficult to get the product out
- have to detach brush from the lower part of container to wash it
- average staying power
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