Wet 'n' Wild • Color Icon Blush - Berry Shimmer • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||76%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I purchased this product at my local Department Store for $4.99 CDN. This is probably the darkest shade in the Colour Icon Blushing series and I absolutely love it!
The price is great and when applied generously and blended on the cheekbones, it looks almost natural! It looks like the warm sort of pink that I get in winter.
Love it, would def. repurchase!!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
SO PIGMENTED! wow on my fair skin, I have to use a light hand, but this is going to be my blush of the summer... SO PRETTY!!! its like raspberry golden ... but so dimensional, not flat like most cheap blushes. this is as pretty as a NARS for $3
Age: 19-24 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Wonderful! I am a poor medical student and for 3 bucks, this is a steal! I considered buying some Nars blushes because I always had a problem with blush not staying on me all day but I couldn't bring myself to pay that much money! I used to use Covergirl Cheekers blush which I still like because its very shimmery, but I noticed I had to put a bunch on for the color to show up. I have olive/brownish skin coloring and this blush is amazing! Like others said, you have to apply very lightly, and Don't use the brush it comes with! Throw it away! Use a nice fluffy blush brush and lightly DAB it into the blush. I blow off some access and then apply and its amazing. Plus, it lasts ALL day! I am going to go back and buy more colors for sure. A+
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
Another great blush! I agree that it is insanely pigmented and you have to learn to apply it correctly for your coloring, but the color is gorgeous and it lasts forever! Downside, cheap, cheap packaging and horrible brush.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Warm Hair: Brown, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Pigmented. Sooo pigmented. I can't believe I'm saying this, but I think it might be TOO pigmented. Applying this feels like a delicate mission. I actually ended up trying to tone it down with some powder foundation - and still getting quite a wallop of color!
I think the super-pigmentation might actually be a bit of a drawback; some products, like blush and brow powder, shouldn't be too pigmented, or else it's unnecessarily difficult to work with them. This blush doesn't blend as well as a blush this pigmented should.
Sigh. Well, at least it's a pretty color, and it's $2.99 and it's so uber super pigmented, it should definitely last a while...
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Such a pretty color, but I agree with everyone else about the pigmentation! Oh my goodness, one swipe of the pan was plenty for both cheeks, and then I blended like crazy. This would also be a little bright for me for the day, but it's perfect for me for a bolder evening look. I'm glad to have it in my stash for when I want a lively color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
the blush has great payoff but it could be quite chalky as it leaves a lot of residue. i like the brush and it works fairly well but i was very disappointed because the brush came broken. the only reason why i would not be repurchasing this blush again is because it broke me out :(
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Blue
After reading several MUA reviews, I decided to give this a try (so far MUA has not steered me wrong). So I went to Rite-Aid and for a measly 2.99 UDS I purchased this. Wow, were the reviews right! The color is magnificent. Great color payoff and highly pigmented. Your definately need a light hand with this one unless you want to be part of the circus act. Compact us great. Brush, eh, terrible. Its just like any other compact blush brush. If my daughter was younger I'd let her "make up" her dollies with it. But whatever. I'm not taking any lippies of for that. My number 1 blush over all. Definately a steal and will of course repurchase....
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I meant to get myself one of the silk finish blushes but I got this one instead.
-beautiful shade, some very slight shimmer but not too much, looks great on my NC25 ish skin tone, I think it could work for a variety of tones too
-very pigmented! in fact, this is almost a downfall (almost),
The not so good
-consistency. It is hard to get this to blend right!
It deposits a lot of product on your brush (I do not use the brush it came with) I have a nice big, good quality blush brush (Coastal Scents IB 26 chisel brush) so it helps a lot. This is what I do, I swipe the brush over the blush LIGHTLY and tap it a bit to knock off excess. Then swipe VERY LIGHTLY over my wrist to remove the excess yet again. Then I start applying it to both cheeks. I do these steps because it is easier to apply little by little than it is to blend away any excess, especially since this blush is tricky to blend.
I was thinking of giving this a 3 but because it's so pretty I think I'll give it a 4, and the price isn't bad either.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Blue
I wouldn't normally have given Berry Shimmer a second look in the store. In the pan, it looks like an unremarkable dusty brick red with enough gold shimmer to give it a slightly orange cast. Certainly nothing I would call "berry" and I figured it would turn muddy. But after seeing the reviews here, and given how cheap WnW is, I bought it anyway. Good choice. This blush is fan-freakin'-tastic! To say that it's very pigmented is a bit of an understatement, really. It's ridiculously CRAZY pigmented. I barely touch my brush to the surface, and the amount is perfect for my light-medium neutral skin. If you're very, very fair, you might want to pass on this one. But I think most anyone else could make it work. It gives such a gorgeous reddish-pink flush to the cheeks. I especially like to wear it with my Clinique Black Honey l/s and very little on the eye. Great natural look! The only bad thing about it is that the packaging is cheap (it's WnW, after all) and the blush itself is very powdery and soft, so I imagine this will be quite prone to breakage. Perhaps that's by design. The blush is so pigmented and there's so much of it, the only reason you'd need to buy another in your lifetime is if you broke it. And if that happens, I will buy another. Happily.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Black, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I have MAC Ambering Rose (and love it), but i do not use it everyday, its too special for everyday use! My sister uses NARS Toas, I would say that this blush is a good dupe for both of those..however, it is VERY pigmented like the NARS, so I would say that it is more similar to that one.
Overall its a great blush, the color pay off is amazing for a $3 product, its highly pigmented, it stays on all day, it doesnt rub off easily....this is also one of the reasons I dont like it...it took a few tries and techniques before I stopped looking like a clown. This will be my go to fall/winter color for some time I think, and if I ever happen to run out of it I will repurchase. WARNING: it is VERY powdery, only a light hand is needed when using a brush to apply, but if you do use a heavy hand you will make a complete mess and it will get everywhere. Also, the packaging is good...but I can tell that its not going to be very durable so be very careful when transporting and packing!
HOW I USE IT: put on my regular foundation (Mac F&B), and then i use bronzer on my cheek bone, then i LIGHTLY lay my brusher brush on the blush and dust it on the apples of my cheeks and blend upward. I do not use a lot of product at all, and it shows up amazingly. Then I blend with a mini-kabuki so the blush blends with the bronzer so it looks more like a glow than BLUSH (eek!). Its def just as good (and even better because of the price) than NARS Toas. Also, FYI, I am fairly dark (Mac N7 or NC45/50) and it shows up wonderfuly on my skin. Great for darker skinned ladies, if I use it on any of my friends who are lighter i will update. I would def purchase, I am really happy to have this in my collection. I try to only buy makeup that trully does something for me and that I know will get frequent use...this is def one of those products. I usually stick to MAC, and if I use drug store im pretty commited to CG, Maybelline and L'Oreal, but this is wonderful :)
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Neutral Hair: Brown, Kinky, Coarse Eyes: Brown
LOVE THIS BLUSH! For you ladies that are looking for a cheap dup of MAC's Ambering Rose..this is it! I wear NW43 in MAC studio fix, and this looks great on me! You do have to apply it with a light hand because it is very pigmented. The brush it comes with is very cheap and horrible, but I use the blush brush that came with my Bare Minerals, and it goes on wonderfly!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black, Relaxed, Fine Eyes: Brown
Love this blush, as soon as i saw it, i wanted it badly because of the deep berry redish color, even though i know it'll be too dark for my fair skin and its probly one of the darkest blush i've owned too. As i predicted, it was too pigmented for me, i look like a clown, but i tone it down by wiping a bit off with toilet rolls until it just gives me a glowy hint of pinky red. haha. but i love it more when i apply a powder on top of it. Anyway, the packaging is cute!, but the brush suck, just apply it with it a sonia kashuk angle brush, or a mac 150. I think it suits ladys who are much darker skin tone, its probly not meant for fair to light skin tone, but i still love it, as long as i tone it down a bit.
Gotten pearlescent Pink blush too, and its aright, Going to go back and buy all the blush since its pretty super cheap.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Gorgeous reddish-pink with a shimmer that isn't too chunky or anything. Like everybody else said, it is VERY pigmented. I take my brush, lightly dab it once, wipe it on the back of my hand and then put it on and sometimes that's even too much. I think this would be great for ladies with darker skin in apposed to very fair (you'd probably look like a clown :[) but all of Wet N Wild's blushes are amazing and usually around $2.97! I'd rebuy it if I ran out but I probably won't since I use so little at once.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Oily, Tan, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
I TRULY LOVE THIS BLUSH! :) It's really bright and fun for going out at night and it looks great for play makeup and stuff. It's just WAY to pigmented and very powdery which I dislike. The color is AMAZING. I use the LIGHTEST hand and a MAC 187 brush. It's overly powdered though. My only dislike. The color looks awesome! Reminded me of a NARS color, I just don't know which. It's so pretty! AND I GOT IT FREEE from Kmart who had a buy 1 get 1 free sale. Love that. Looks so pretty and it did not disappoint. Looks great on medium to deep skin. On my mom who is VERY fair it looks kind of like she got slapped in the face and her cheek is red. So yeah :) The stay power is awesome. But it doesn't blend smooth.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
Let me start off by saying that the color is a perfect dupe for Nars taos, and it is just as pigmented. However, taos has a much much better texture. When your dealing with a blush that is so pigmented, you want to make sure that it blends well, and the nars blends better. Lasting power of berry shimmer on cheeks is just as good as taos, and the shimmer barely shows up. It's a great buy for a d/s item.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I just used this blush for the first time this afternoon - it is super pretty!! It definately should be applied with a light hand as it really is super pigmented, but applied with the 'less is more' approach it is really a flattering color! I have no idea what skin tone I am as I really don't wear foundation much, in my opinion I would say I'm medium/tan w/ slight pink undertones (if that makes sense). I thought this would be hard to 'pull off' but I was pleasantly surprised. I usually use Nars 'Orgasm', and while it is a very pretty color, I found that it really didn't show up well on my skin and if I applied too much to achieve the amount of color I wanted it would look 'cakey'. I really like that W'n'W BS shows in a flattering way w/out looking piled on and it's not 'glittery', just very pretty and extremely flattering. I have to say that I would NOT recommend carrying this in your purse where it can be knocked around because it is VERY prone to cracking and breaking apart in the pan - the cashier ringing me up at the register accidentally knocked it around and it broke up so I had to run over to the cosmetics dept and grab another (it's such a pretty color I didn't even knock off a lippie for being prone to breakage), but overall I would still highly recommend and would definately buy again.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
This blush is way to dark for fair skin. It is a reddish color with a glow in appearance. The application is a little streaky and uneven because the powder is grainey. I am sure it would be lovely on darker complexions but I did not like it. It is inexpensive but I have tried 2 of the color icon blushes and one is muddy in color and the other is this one, both unflattering to fair skin. The other I tried was a mauve color. The sheen is nice, not too frosty. It is better than the Milani Mai Tai Blush which is too matt and chalky but they are both too bright for my fair skin. I do like other Wet and Wild products but not this one!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Very Oily, Dark, Warm Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
The color is a berry-reddish blush with some gold shimmer in it(not too much). OMG, if you're dark skinned and are looking for a nice berry/red blush, this is it! I LOVE this blush with my NW45 complexion. The texture of it is smooth and very blendable. The only thing, though, is is that it's a bit too powdery. It's easy to obtain fallout as you swipe it with a brush if don harshly. Also it's VERY pigmented: a little definetly goes a long way. Just one swipe then tap at a time is perfect. I'd definetly buy again, especially for $2.99!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Dark, Cool Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Berry shimmer is a berry/ rose colored blush with gold shimmer. Word of advice, this blush is very pigmented so, be very careful when applying. I use a stippling brush to apply this blush on my NW47 skin. The only gripe I have about this product is that it could be a little too soft and powdery but, other than that, it is a wonderful blush to add to a collection whether it be high end or low end cosmetics.