When I was young I used to wear a lot of blush and then I stopped around my mid–twenties which is sort of funny. Young skin is usually more blushed and so wearing blush is one of the easiest, quickest fixes you can do to look younger and more refreshed.
Although there are many blushes out there and most of them work well, I think what put me off is the fact that it is hard to find the right shade. You can work a lot of different type of shades into a look but finding one that trully, trully looks natural is hard! Blush is actually also one of the easiest ways to tell if someone is wearing makeup and I’m pretty sure, from listening to comments, that is one of the first things than a lot of men look at too, in order to figure out if someone is wearing makeup. So, it’s incredibly important to find the right shade but it’s not just about matching it to your skin tone, take care to also match it to the tones of your contour/bronzer.
So, finding the right blush is more of an art than a matter of ingredients. I have yet to find a blush that doesn’t work at all or the formulation is too bad to use. It always comes down to colour, colour, colour!
I have finally found a blush that works well for me and doesn’t break the bank either, so without further ado, let’s have a look at the Annabelle Minerals Blush in Colour Rose.
I got this blush a year ago, in the May 2019 Glossybox. It didn’t come with external packaging but it was obvious that it was knew as the plastic insert inside was sealed.
The product packaging itself is very simple. It looks nice but also feels very cheap. There is something about how a lid screws and unscrews, perhaps the friction, that is always a tell sign for cheaper packaging.
What is nice about this product though is that the powder is contained by a little lid inside, which opens and closes by clicking it in. This is so useful as it keeps the powder from making a complete mess!
Colour and texture
The Annabelle Minerals Blush comes in 8 shades, most of which are pink tonned. The coloru Rose that I am using is a pink tonned blush which is almost more purple than pink but in a natural way.
This product doesn’t smell of anything.
The Annabelle Minerals Blush contains 4g of product and retails for £12.90. Although the price is much cheaper than high-end blushes, it still pains me considering the ingredients it contains are so basic and simple. On the other hand, the blush lasted me the entire year, it is very pigmented and you don’t need a lot of product, so you won’t be purchasing this often!
Practicality of use/user experience
This blush is very easy to use, despite the fact that it is a free form powder. The inned lid keeps the product mess-free and the blush itself is pigmented enough to only need a tiny amount.
Just tap a few dots of powder into the top lid, dip your brush, tap the excess powder off and apply.
The brand doesn’t specify this, so assume that the spray is compatible with all skin types.
There are no skin specific ingredients but obviously don’t use cosmetics on irritated or broken skin.
This palette lasts for 12M, so it’s time for mine to go!
Here’s what the brand says about this product:
“The highly pigmented Annabelle Minerals mineral blush, in a shade of mauve is perfect for women with fair porcelain complexion. Pastel hue gives the cheeks a subtle blush. Delicate pearl particles give the skin a healthy radiant glow. Matte makeup finish guarantees a natural look.
Due to creamy consistency, loose blush can be applied with a brush without the risk of causing spots or streaks. The blush helps to contour the face while enhancing the skin tone.
Natural ingredients such as mica, zinc oxides and iron oxide make the blush gentle for the skin and do not cause irritation. Our blushes like all Annabelle Minerals cosmetics are natural products without preservatives suitable for all skin types.
Package contains 4 grams of the product. Convenient sealable container with a sifter prevents spilling of the blush.”
Although I usually prefer pressed blushes, this blush is very easy to use and the packaging is mess free. It is very pigmented, applies easily, looks natural and compliments my contour shade nicely (Nyx Wonder Stick in Light).
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Makeup, especially products that go over other layers really doesn’t have to contain any skin nourishing ingredients as they would probably we wasted anyway. Even other makeup doesn’t need to either but it would be more understandable in products that are in direct contact with the skin like a foundation. Unless, of course, you wear blush only!
Anyhow, this product is incredibly basic in terms of ingredients. There is nothing special, nothing out of the ordinary and neither good or bad. The ingredients in this product are contained in most cosmetics out there, even in skincare products.
So…nothing really to say here other than..snooze.
Ingredients that can cause irritation to some:
This is actually really case specific, as different people have different sensitivities and allergies. Just because a compound has been reported by some to cause sensitivity, it doesn’t mean you will have an issue. “Sensitizer” compounds being present is not a negative in my opinion, as this is the case with pretty much everything out there and funnily enough I’ve seen products that are targeted specifically for sensitive skin, containing some compounds that have been reported by some, or are known to be, sensitizers.
If you have sensitive skin or you are prone to skin sensitisation and unwanted reactions, try a little bit of this at the back of your hand first and consult a medical doctor if you are concerned.
The following compounds present in this blush have been either proven or claimed by some to be sensitizers, irritants, allergens etc: N/A
Full list of ingredients:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide, CI 77491, CI 77499, CI 77492
The Annabelle Minerals Blush is very easy to use, nicely pigmented, relatively cheap and is the perfect shade for me. Should you buy it? Well that depends on whether this shade or the rest of the colours in the range work for you. Remember, blush is all about colour, not much else!
I am not affiliated with any company or brand. These are my views and experiences.
Beauty is a very personal thing, we all have different skin, requirements and biological build which can influence things. What worked for me might not work for you and vice versa. Have you ever tried these products? Did they work for you? Let me know your experiences below!
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