I am always looking for blushes that I can wear without a second thought, something like NYX nutmeg shade which till date is my most fav nude blush, its matte, hardly adds color but still does something to your plain face, pink blushes is something I dont opt for day wear or casual basis, because pink is something that would not really go with most skin tones, I do have red undertones to my skin already I really dont want to look flushed, so anything to do with a brown, matte nude warm blush, I am game for it 🙂
IN the same thought process,I picked up this brown blush, more like a bronzer and it is named so too, I have loved colorbar blushes earlier and now they they have revamped the packaging and gone insane with the pricing et al, I thought okay let me see what is so “khaas” about them.
I saw 5 of them, the sixth shade wasn’t there, I did like the shimmer pinks one, I think I liked the Everything rosey shade but I knew I would use a warm brown more than a pink so I picked this one. I would say the blush is sheen one, not really shimmer or matte, it has these golden flecks that twinkle, and it does not go on matte.
The packaging is cute, it feels good enough to carry, but it does not come with a mirror or a brush, I don’t need a brush blue a mirror could be useful,the packaging is same as their shadows.
The color is a nice warm brown with peachy reddish kind of undertones and on the skin it comes out more of a red brown.It has these gold red shimmer but that is hardly visible on the skin honestly.
The blush is satiny soft, but not powdery soft, I will describe it like this, when you swipe your finger across, you get more of a stain on your finger rather than thick actual powder, and when you actually apply it, you will get more of a tint or a color than an actual powdery residue. Hope I drove the point home.The pigmentation is above average you can build it up, but the color being such you need less amount of the product.
The softness could be worked upon, it is not at all chalky or powdery no powder flying in the air which is a delight and the brush you apply it with gets stained with color but the blush does not really collect inside, you really need very less amount of product, because it is more like a tint for me.It blends fine and does not really get patchy.
The finish is beautiful it give a sheen and a warm glow, so I think dry skin and darker skin tone will love this as well.
Now coming to the downside, the blush could really make your complexion look muddy, there is a fine line where you have to stop, or else this will look like a brown patch, I like to keep it at the peachy brown line, and nothing more. Since it is a bronzer like color, I apply it not on the high of the cheek but kind of in the hollow and a little above.
Another issue I have is that my skin being oily tends to drink up the blush in an hour, so what I am looking at is one hour or color and another hour of light tint, that’s it, so it is disappointing on the staying power front.I guess that has to do with the satin texture and the way it stains the cheeks lightly instead of coating them.
It could be a great warm blush and bronzer but be careful not to make your complexion look muddy with this one, also I was expecting more than two hours wear from this on my oily skin, but I am happy the blush is not powdery or chalky at all. I am unable to understand Colorbar’s pricing these days. :/
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