Ecco Bella • Blush • Blush
|Would buy this product again.||60%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium Eyes: Blue
I have had this blush for way longer than I am willing to admit. Even though it has travelled a lot and been busted up and the box is a bit mangled, I still manage to use it and get great results.
I thought it was quite pricey when I initially bought it, but its longevity has made it entirely worthwhile. I should just throw it out and buy a new one, but I can't seem to find a good reason to do so!
I don't even know what colour I have anymore because it has worn off, but the shade blends so perfectly with my skin that other blushes I've tried don't even compare.
Since it is a powder, if my skin is a bit dry, I just mix it with a tiny bit of coconut oil and it goes on beautifully.
I really should just buy a new one. But I can't make myself throw this one away. Haha.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
Overall, I really like these blushes. Great ingredients, nice natural looking colors. I have both the Orchid Rose and the Earthy Rose, and both look very pretty on my lightish, cool-toned skin. They are meant to be put into a reusable compact (sold separately) and so the packaging they come in is just a little cardboard box. They do crumble fairly easily as well. I've found that because they are super-pigmented, the best this to do is just touch your blush brush straight down into the color - no swirling, no swiping the brush across. This will give you the right amount of color on the brush and also minimize the powder fallout from the product. I find myself reaching for my Dr. Hauschka #3 blush more often, just because the I like the color a little better than either of the EB ones I own, but the EB blushes have better, more natural ingredients and are better price-wise.
For those of you looking for vegan products, not all of these blushes are vegan, the ones that are vegan are listed on the Ecco Bella website. I was told recently by an Ecco Bella customer service rep that they are moving toward making all of their products vegan-friendly in the near future.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
I like the ingredients and that the product is a pressed blush. But, the colors I have (coral rose and the cool rose) are matte shades and I prefer shimmer/sheen shades. They're also incredibly pigmented, so they're a bit much for my very fair, NC 15, skin. I try to apply with a light hand, but it's difficult because the powder gets quite messy (even though it's pressed). I assume that pressing products without harsh ingredients makes the press not as stable or secure.
Overall, not a bad product, but not something I reach for.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I bought this is Coral Rose. I really love the colour.. it's adds a sweet hue and a natural flush to my cheeks. It stays on for the whole day and its really pigmented. Just one swipe does the job and don't forget to dust off first or it'd really be too much.
I adore the eco-friendly match box packing and their make-up philosophy, natural and cruelty-free. It's decently priced not too far off from the other drug store brands yet minus the harmful ingredients in all of those junk. If you're a vegan, you should note that some of their products do contain carmine. They have a list of products which carries that ingredient on their website so u can avoid those.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Let me begin by saying I like other EB prodcuts...the mascara, the gloss (!).
However, the blush problem is the same as the pressed powder foundation problem: they are only "pressed" if you don't touch them. A gentle swipe with your brush will deposit WAY TOO MUCH product onto the brush, and also fill your compact will loose blush. What a mess! I have to shake off a lot of product, and even then it is just too much. It just isn't user friendly, and to be fair, I wouldn't have known it until I bought it, so beware.
In addition, you can buy an EB compact for the blush. If you do not, it comes in a cardboard box (think old-time match boxes) that also are not user friendly. The lid scrapes the top of the pan, loosening more product, and it does not smoothly fit over the tin and base of the box.
Shame, 'cause the colors a beautiful.
I am giving this to my sister.