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Sunday, July 8, 2012

In the Limelight: Becca Mineral Blush in Flowerchild Product Review

Time really does fly pretty quick, don't you think so too? It's already the second half of 2012 and the next thing we know, we're welcoming 2013 with a bang! Anyway, how are you doing, guys? I'm hoping everyone is having a great time on this lazy Sunday evening. I've been reading ebooks of the Women's Murder Club by James Patterson the whole day and I must say I am hooked! Now before I stray from the topic, let me get back on track. Tonight, I will be reviewing one of the few pigmented and shimmery blushes I have on my stash and that is the Mineral Blush in Flowerchild from Becca Cosmetics. I am somewhat developing a certain fondness for the underrated brand. Anyway, this is one of the items I got from Apothica when I used my sponsorship fund from them. I was kinda expecting it to be close to NARS Orgasm due to other bloggers and other reviews comparing its likeness to the said blush so let's see if I agree or disagree with them.


Becca describes Mineral Blushes as...

A delicate powder blush infused with micro-fine minerals that deliver a soft glow.


Imparting a soft halo of colour, this delicate powder is formulated with micro-fine minerals that subtly reflect the light and cast a luminous glow.



With the following Key Attributes that makes such nice selling points:

  • Infused with anti-oxidants such as Vitamin A, E and C
  • Natural mineral complex including Mica
  • Contains skin treating conditioners for smooth, even application
  • Free of parabens and phenoxyethanol, fragrance, alcohol, oil, chemical dyes, talc and other fillers
  • Delicate illuminating particles to create luminosity
  • Packaged in a classic BECCA compact with mirror for on-the-go application



What I like:

  • Becca describes Flowerchild as "peachy-pink with golden highlights" which they totally nailed. It is such a pretty shade reminiscent of NARS Orgasm but definitely way better than the said blush. Its shimmers are very fine definitely not as pronounced as Orgasm's. 
  • Texture-wise, it's even better. It is very finely milled, smooth, and applies nicely on the skin.
  • I kinda like how small the UFO compact is but houses 6g of product. It doesn't hurt that it comes with a mirror too. It's easy to fit in small purses too.
  • It lasts fairly long even on my skin type which is combination-oily, now leaning a bit more towards being oily. Perhaps 4-5 hours at best under the sweltering heat of the sun?
  • Unscented which is huge for me. Most of the blushes I am loving right now are scented so this is like a breath of fresh air.
  • Pigmented and a little goes a long way.
  • Has not caused me to break out unlike their Boudoir Skin Mineral Powder Foundation which definitely made a statement on my skin.
  • Locally available at Adora in Greenbelt and from a few online resellers too.

What I don't like:
  • Says it only has a shelf life of 6 months. Becca, you have got to be kidding me?! Seriously? Even creme blushes last longer than that. Even your Beach Tints (which I really adore sans the rigorous shaking before use) last twice as much as 6 months. Thus, I am not buying your 6-month claim. Period.
  • Kinda expensive at $32/compact. Imagine how it's priced here in Manila, will you? *I'd rather you don't*
  • Other than these two, nothing more.

Overall rating: 4.5/5

Will I buy again? I am having thoughts because of the shelf life but I know it's most likely just a marketing strategy. But I don't see myself buying this again in the near future only because I can imagine how one compact can last for a couple of years.



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So, have you tried Becca Cosmetics blushes?

Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone! :)

Cheers,

And P.S.
I hope this is the start of regular blogging. I've tweeted earlier that I've been struggling to keep this blog updated due to several reasons which are mostly good anyway.


DISCLAIMER: Product was purchased using sponsorship funds from Apothica but does not affect my opinion on the said product.

13 comments:

  1. would love to try this one out but the shelf life is off xP

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    1. Dear, don't worry about the shelf life. It's mostly marketing strategy. ;)

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  2. I am not sure whether my first comment got through but here goes. I think Flowerchild is beautiful. I can imagine you with flowers in your hair when you wear this ;). Anyway 6 month expiry date is a total load of bs I am sure it can last longer than that.

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    1. It didn't, dear. That's nice because I also imagine a little girl with flowers on her hair. And this blush is just as pretty as I imagine that sight would be. :)

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  3. Oh goodness! The color payoff is gorgeous. I might include this to my pre-order stuffs! Thanks pammy for this well written review. Btw, the shelf life doesn't really bothers me, I know it can still be used after 6 months since it's in a powder form.

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    1. Go get this, Maria. I really don't buy the 6 months shelf life thingie. :)

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  4. what a perfect colour but yeh, a shelf life of 6 months?

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  5. That is one brilliant blush! Peachy pink with gold...oh my...I need something like that! :)

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    1. Go get one, dear! It's really a gorgeous shade. Plus a UFO packaging to boot. Hehe. :)

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  6. Great review. Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. been wanting to try becca since I first fell in love with their paradise lost collection..something to ponder on..:)

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