Monday, March 30, 2009

Product Spotlight

Review: Maybelline Mineral Power Blushes

Those that know me know that I have an aversion to mineral products (unless they are MSF's) because they are generally all together WAY TOO SHINY. I never got on the Bare Minerals/Bare Essentials/ Bare whateverelse bandwagon (granted I've never actually given them a go).
So when I heard good things about these Mineral Blushes from Maybelline I was skeptical to say the least.

I tried three (the three available at my local chemist) Original Rose, Soft Mauve and Fresh Plum. Soft Mauve was kind of strange because it had no shimmer at all so I'm discounting that one.

The most beautiful one that I find myself reaching for most often is definitely Original Rose, its a beautiful baby pink with that tell tale mineral sheen. However the sheen is not overpowering enough to turn you into a disco face.

You only need a teeny tiny bit, preffrebly on a mini Kabuki brush and then buffed into the cheek as a little bit of these babies deffinitley goes a long way. Orignal Rose gives you a "natural" flush, and to me looks a lot like NARS Orgasm but only 234345 times cheaper! 

The bottom line?  
Product Rating: 4/5 (based on Original Rose, less for the other colours, but depends on your skintone)
Price Rating: 4/5
Packaging: 2/5
Would I buy again?: Yes! over and over and over. And I would buy it for my blush shy sister.


  1. I wish Maybelline would keep my oily face matte...but from my experience everything Maybelline cakes on me! (Oil+sweat)

    This is a great post, I'll still definitely check the stuff out when I can. :)

    Hi, new reader here, gonna follow your blog! ^_^

  2. Thanks new follower!
    Such a shame maybelline is cakey on you, these are beautiful. My skin is combination but more on the dry side! Annoying!