Unlisted Brand • Gransenbon Gran Blush • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||100%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Just saw this product in the stores, and the tester colors were pretty impressive. But was still undecided, thus came here to check reviews and boy, did everyone's rave convince me to buy ;)
However, the store I went to had testers 04 Orange Brown and 09 Apricot Ginger mixed up. So I liked 04 and bought it... but went home and discovered it was actually the color of tester 09... hmmm. but no complaints, cos 09 looks really natural on me - cheeks are radiantly pink, as it complements my skin tone really well. and the blush is buildable... no worries about colors coming on too strong/harsh.
So today I went back to buy cos of promotional retail price & could not decide cos I loved the way colors turned out on my skin... thus I bought all the other 4 colors i was considering. Currently I have the following:
01 Lady Rose - people say its a 'true pink' but on me, i noticed a slight violet tinge? but is ok cos i intend to use it for cheekbone highlighting and I think it complements 13 really well. moderate shimmer
04 Orange Brown - it imparts a nice subtle radiance to cheeks, and is popular in the stores here. strangely, not as 'shimmery' as the others
09 Apricot Ginger - I finally got the slightly orange color i wanted but this has shimmers. moderate shimmer
12 Peach Rose - very similar shade to 11 Marmalade but chose this, cos 11 was light/ more yellowish.
13 Cherry Fromage - Texture and shimmer similar to 09 except this is more 'pinkish' version. Goes well with 01 as highlighter.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Gorgeous blush that I discovered in Tokyo!! Better than Nars. Its now available in the US at Mitsuwa Japanese Market near my home. Yay! Price is steep if you buy in the US... (Like $25 for import costs...) But its a bit cheaper if you purchase in Japan. I have this in shade "08" which is a shimmery tangerine color that goes on like a beautiful glowy peach!! I also LOVE the eyeshadows from this brand but so far I can only get those in Japan. Im hoping they said those over this way too... But I'll be going back to Japan in under 2 months- so I'll pick up more!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
It has not been the first time i used a Japanese cosmetic product and it would get a double up from me for it. I know japan are going in the direction of natural makeup. Seriously, i had more than a few of their blushes but sometimes, it can get disappointing esp. the pigment and the lack of power staying. This is the one i am impressed with. It has great pigment and it has staying power. At least on my face. I had CP four blushes at a go the very first time and it comes in truly unique color too. I like the non-fragrance, though i'm not too particular about this and i like that it doesn't streak at all. Depending on the colour you get, some might need more than twice the brushing to show but believe me, you don't need to brush more than 5 times. It is small and compact, comes with a brush, hidden under the compartment of the blush. Good for when you are in a hurry and for travelling as well. Oh yes, it does include a mirror in it as well so you can check how your make up is. I had since gotten another 4 more...would definitely get more from this range if they are out with a new color. Some mention about the shimmer part of the blusher, i can only say i didn't detect any shimmer on my face when i applied, though the shimmer part are visible in the compact. It give a glowy healthy look, wouldn't hesitate to repurchase in the future but from where i got, it doesn't come cheap for an unknown brand, only available in japan but i'm willing to pay slightly more for quality than brand name that doesn't work for me. If you can get your hand on it, do try it. You won't regret.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
cost abt yen1890. compact comes with mirror and brush. i have the shade #01, also cp #07 & #08 on the way.
Have tried #01. great colour pay off and shimmers are ok, not too over the board. good value for money and will not lose out to other jap counter brands.
#07, #08 and #01 (1st blusher on 3rd pic)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
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Gransenbon is one of those cute brands only available in Japan. I was browsing their display for long time in the drugstore in Japan and got a few items. For some reason I didn't think much about this brand until lovely MUAer haruchan posted pics of their new blushes and raved about them so I *had* to have 2 of the blush colors (and will eventually need some more LOL!)
Anyways, I am really glad I got the blushes since they're really fantastic!
Gran Blush come in cute pink cases (the name is spelled "Gran Brush" on the case... the mixing up of L and R has to do with the Japanese language as I was told and it seems to happen more often... my Lavshuca Lipgloss liners are called "Lip Gross" liners LOL! And I've also had some "eyeblow pencil" before haha!). There is a soft usable brush below the blush cake so the compact is a bit on the thicker side (but it's not large otherwise).
The texture of the blushes is VERY soft and silky and they're very shimmery. Not glitter, so it's quite wearable but if you prefer matte blush or don't like shimmer this isn't the right choice for you!
There is no fragrance added and I didn't experience any irritations so far from this blush
I think it's priced somewhere around 1800 Yen which is affordable but not super-cheap like canmake. It's worth every Yen though =D
I think there are 8 colors or so of which I own the following 2 (so far hehe)
01 Lady Rose: This is a perfect very light blush for a pale cool-toned girl like me. It's a very pale lilacy-mauve shade
07 Blossom Pink: Light warmer pink, has a peachy tinge when I wear it.
I am a cool-toned PPP/NW15 with brown eyes!
The names are taken from Haruchan's pics =D Thanks for translating and labelling! =D
01 Lady Rose (left) and 07 Blossom Pink (right)