Bare Escentuals • Mineral Blush in Beauty • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||79%|
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
*** PLEASE BE AWARE ***
This loose-powder blush contains 'BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE'. It is refined grinded metal which is not commonly found find in other cosmetics (at least not in this quantities).
As you apply this loose powder, the crystal shaped metal particles enter the pores. If you happen to be allergic, the reaction may not be immediate. In fact it may take months before you see the impact. It took me 3 months to react. The skin may blister, breakout in itchy pimples or swell. The sensation is similar to having a tiny shards of metal in your skin or burn as if it was sand-papered. You can also suffer from irritated and swollen eyelids. I had blisters inside my eyelid and lost a lot of my lashes due to it. Very unpleasant.
The main warning I want to give, is regarding the recovery time. If you happen to be allergic, the skin irritation and scars may continue until skin expels the heavy metal that is sitting inside the pores. This needs to occur naturally, which means months of waiting during which you have to deal with severe skin issues and extreme skin dryness. It has been 8 months since I used the blush and I am STILL recovering.
It is worth noting that due to the loose nature of this blush, the particles travel everywhere, including lungs and eyes.
Given my experience, I cannot recommend this blush, nor the use of any loose-powder product that contains this ingredient. I cannot word this any stronger.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I bought this loose powder/mineral blush based on the great reviews here. And I am not disappointed. While loose blush may not seem very practical, compared with pressed powder blushes, the packaging (which holes that can be closed off) makes this reasonably practical and convenient to use and even travel with. The blush itself is a beautiful cool-toned flush of rose that buffs out and blends to such a pretty and natural effect. Aptly named, "Beauty" is a beautiful blush for cool toned and pale complexions. Once applied, this blush seems to last really well and doesn't change colour or fade away as the day wears on - I guess because it is basically pure pigment without a lot of fillers or chemicals to hold the powder together into a "disc". You also get a lot of product for the price. So it's a great blush at a good price.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is a great color. In the past I've worn warmer apricot tinted blushes--this one is a bit cooler but it gives a natural rosy look that really complements bronzer. It also seems to make my skin look more radiant which is exactly what I want from a blush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
This is my favorite blush from BE. It can look like a natural flush or you can pack it on for night. Its great for everyday.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
This is an amazing blush. It looks good on me no matter what lipstick or eye makeup I have. It is darker on me, shows up kind of dark pink/plum, because I am a slightly neutral NW10-15.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
Absolutely love this - went to the BE boutique today, and asked the SA to help me find a shade as I do not like the sparkly, glimmery blushes. This is pretty matte, and gives a lovely flush with just a tiny bit of product - I use an Elf Studio face brush and it's perfect. I also love that the containers now have the locking piece so it doesn't get all over, and it's fairly reasonable in price compared to some other higher end lines at only $18 for a ton of product.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
While this blush may look bright and intense in the container, it's a warm, baby pink when applied with a light hand. I think KittySkyfish's photo below is a very accurate representation of the color. I do not like ANY shimmer in my makeup at my age (48) but instead of shimmer, this has a pleasant sheen, which gives it depth and makes my skin look alive. I apply it with BE's Soft Focus Face Brush and I find it to be very flattering on my fair skin, but I think it would like nice on tan or brown skin too. $18.00 may be expensive initially, but it lasts a very long time, so I think the price is fair. The BE foundation made me itch, but this product does not.
One lippie off because of the packaging, but I think the newer ones have sifters that can be locked. If you didn't get a jar with a lockable sifter, leave the protective sticker on and just poke a few holes in it to let the product out. It's much less messy this way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Green
I'm really not keen on mineral products...I tend to spill them everywhere, but after the employee at Sephora was kind enough to put some of this blush on me, I was sold. I was very scared about the dark color of the blush in the pot, but it goes on very natural and very sheer. It's extremely light on the skin and it looks so natural, like I just ran a mile. Definitely buying again once I can cough up the cash.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I was pretty torn about this color, but I ended up returning it. I felt like when I applied just a little nothing was showing up, but then just a tad more and I'd overdone it. I think it would look better on someone darker than me.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is one I had been wanting for a while and after I got it I was disappointed. I expected this to give me that perfect natural rosy flush on my cheeks. Maybe it's user error, but I cannot figure out how to apply this and make it look natural on me. I have tried the blush brush, the kabuki, and the 187 and I still end up looking like a clown. It has pretty poor blendablility so if I do mess up with it, I pretty much have to take everything off and start over. This one just isn't worth it with all the other gorgeous colors out there.