Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: The Face Shop Blusher in PP401

What’s up, Ladies?

When I woke up late today, I was so relieved to remember that it’s the beginning of a long weekend.  I think this is the longest we ever had so far, right? So yay for that!

So for today, it’s time to catch up with my blogging.  I have lots of pending entries, even for my personal blog. For My Purple Points, let me start with this pretty blusher, or more appropriately, highlighter from The Face Shop.

Place bought:  The Face Shop store in SM Megamall (also, my favorite branch so far.)
Price:  325 PHP
Packaging:  Small white plastic compact in an oval shape. It has a small hole on it, so one can easily see the shade of blush underneath.
Shade:  The shade is named PP401. Not much creativity there, right? It’s part of the blushes of the Lovely Me:ex Collection, but this one is more of a highlighter in the shade of a pastel purple.

The reason why I got this one was because at the time, I was looking for a unique shade for a blush.  It goes more on the purple side, and I swatched it at the store to see the effect on the skin.  I knew instantly that it was meant to be a highlighter, rather than a blush.  But I like the fact that it’s an opaque shade for a highlighter.  With only subtle shimmers, this gives an almost luminous glow on me.  I also like the soft powdery texture, which makes it a breeze to apply.  It also works as a light wash of color on the eyelids, making me look wide awake. 

As for wear time, it lasts for only about 3-4 hours on me.  But I don’t mind re-applying it, though.  The shade is also not flattering on most skin tones, especially for darker gals.  On my sister who’s a “morena” (with caramel-colored skin), this looks chalky on her which is definitely not flattering.  On the other hand, the packaging can also look flimsy.

I love this highlighter so much, it’s the one I use more often than the one I got from The Body Shop.  It works really nice over pink shades of blush.  But even if worn alone, it gives me that tiniest sheen as if I had glowing skin from within.  The color is also versatile enough to function as a lid color on days when I’m too lazy to pull out my stack of eyeshadows.  I also love the soft powdery texture so much that I actually recently purchased another shade from this line, but I’ll talk about that on a separate post. 

Sorry, I have no makeup look for this, but I do plan to post a makeup look using this soon.

How about you? Do you constantly use highlighters to give more definition to your blushes? I know I do, but I’d like to know your take on highlighters, too.

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