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.
- 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.
So, have you tried Becca Cosmetics blushes?
Have a wonderful week ahead, everyone! :)
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.