Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Trying Five Blushers - Too Faced, Clarins, KIKO, L'Oreal & Bare Minerals

In the third instalment of my 'Five' series, I have been trying out five blushers from different brands. Throughout this series, I am trying products and brands I may not have thought to try before, as well as some golden oldies. Today's post about blushers features the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo, the Clarins Joli Blush, the KIKO Tuscan Sunshine Blush, the L'Oreal Blush Please! and the Bare Minerals Bounce & Blur Blush.
Starting with the Too Faced Tutti Frutti Fruit Cocktail Blush Duo* (£25.00), of which there are seven colour variations to choose from. Here, I have Cherry Bomb, which features bright, gorgeous cherries on the front of the compact, and a little illustrated mirror on the inside of the lid. This brightening and luminescent blush duo features a soft-touch, silky formula and is customisable. You can use the sparkly peach blush on its own, the luminescent warm pinky-red by itself or swirl your brush in the whole compact for a unique shade. At £25.00, this is a pricier blush, but you are getting three products in one, and I also think the sparkly peach shade would make a gorgeous eyeshadow! I love the formula of this duo as it feels really soft to the touch and is pigmented without being overly pigmented for a blush. Ooh, and it smells of cherries, too! You can find it at Boots here.
Clarins isn't a brand I have tried for quite a long time now as I haven't seen that many new products makeup-wise, they tend to be more skincare based. So I wanted to try out a blush from them, which is the Clarins Joli Blush (£27.00) and opted for the shade Cheeky Coral but there are a total of ten shades to choose from. The packaging is simple yet pretty and you get a mirror on the inside of the lid and a portable brush for on-the-go touch-ups. The shade itself is a light coral and it suits my colouring very well. The only downside to this blush is that you have to apply quite a lot of product as it is really sheer, which some people will love, but at £27.00, I personally don't feel I should have to keep going back into the pan to build up a colour. However, once applied to the skin, it does feel very comfortable to wear and looks natural in the sense that it isn't too powdery as it contains oils within the formula. You can find it online at Clarins here.
When I saw the KIKO Tuscan Sunshine Blush (£14.99), I knew I had to order it as it just looked absolutely beautiful. There are three shades available and I chose 01 Florence Dream, the lightest of the three. The blush itself comes in a pearlescent pink compact with silver flowers on the front, which opens up to reveal a mirror on the inside of the lid and a gorgeous ombre flower-embossed peach blush. This is from a limited edition collection, so if you like the look of it, be sure to snap it up soon, as something this pretty won't be around for very long. Formula-wise, it is packed with pigment, and a little goes a long way, which is what you want from a product. There is an iris scent to the product, which is a nice touch, and once applied to the skin, the blush looks very natural as it blends out beautifully. You can find it online at KIKO here.
A blush which I picked up in Orlando back in December, is the L'Oreal Blush Please! Shimmering Blush ($9.99), in the shade Blushin' In Riviera, which is the peachier version of two available shades. Now, this isn't available in the UK at the time of writing this, but hopefully it will come over here for Summer 2020 as it is stunning and such a good buy as you get a lot of product for a low price. This is very shimmery, so if you don't like that in a blush, then this wouldn't be for you, but the sweet coral shade mixed with the super fine gold glitter is just adorable. The formula is velvety soft and the blush is really pigmented, but it blends out well onto the skin and I would also absolutely use this as an eyeshadow too! You can find it online in the US at L'Oreal here.
My final five blush is the Bare Minerals Bounce & Blur Blush (£23.00) in the shade Coral Cloud, which is one of four available to choose from. Appearance-wise, this is quite possibly the plainest of the bunch, in a black compact, however this blush is definitely one of my favourites now! Coral Cloud is a mid-toned peachy coral shade, and the formula is silky soft, more like a cream than a powder, or maybe a mixture of the two. Due to that creamy formula, it sits on the skin wonderfully and this blush lasts! I do find that creamy blushes do last longer on the skin than powder, but I know a lot of people get slightly scared of using a liquid or cream blush as they can sometimes be hard to work with, however this one is not. There is a slight amount of shimmer to it, and is the perfect Spring-time blush. You can find it online at Bare Minerals here.
All the Loves,
Kathryn xxx

*Products marked with an asterix have been gifted to me, but all opinions are my own

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