Friday, December 28, 2012

Face of Australia Mineral Therapy Blush - Sheer Mauve

Mineral makeup is an area in which I am definitely not an expert. I know very little about the reasons why it is better/worse than other products, I don't even know how it is all that different from non-mineral makeup. I guess that is why when I received this blush to try out that I expected magical results, when in fact it is just like any other blush.

This Mineral therapy blush in Sheer Mauve is a loose pigment blush that is dispensed in a fun but messy kind of fashion. I personally much prefer a powder or cream blush because I find it so much simpler and easier to apply, but in the scheme of things this isn't all that bad (I'm just lazy and like the easiest and quickest options). I find that the biggest problem with this is that it is impossible to control how much comes out of the little holes and therefore you can end up with way too much product flying around everywhere.

The brush that comes as part of the product is, in my opinion, a bit of a waste of time. I think for beginners it would be perfectly suitable, but for those who have had even the slightest bit of experience using brushes they would find it too small and scratchy to give a decent application. It looks fancy as part of the packaging though, and I guess that counts for something.

The blush itself is a plain peachy type colour that is really very inconspicuous. It blends into my skin in a subtle but highly natural way, which is actually my favourite thing about it. I have lots of bright, pink blushes in my collection that look gorgeous on, but none that are actually just super natural and ridiculously easy to wear.

I find that the lasting power of this blush isn't as long as my other powder ones, but isn't awful either. In winter it stays on a lot longer, but in summer it just sweats off in the heat.

There is actually the slightest hint of silver shimmer in this blush, which isn't obvious but just something to be aware of. I think it would be nicer if the shimmer was gold, I think it would suit the peachy colour of the blush wrong, but it is so faint it hardly makes a difference.

The emphasis, as stated on the packaging of this product, is that it contains 'organic tea extracts' which apparently nourish, 'while natural Antioxidants Vitamin C and E work synergistically to condition and nurture the complexion.' None of that really bothers me much, I don't really care, but it sounds impressive. As is with all Face of Australia products, this is not tested on animals.

For $12.95 I probably wouldn't purchase this blush - not because there is anything wrong with it but because it just doesn't suit my personal taste. I'm not a huge fan of the loose pigment all that much, I would much prefer it in a pressed powder form.I give this blush 7 out of 10.


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