ORIGINS Pinch Your Cheeks

ORIGINS Pinch Your Cheeks

3.5

135 reviews

59% would repurchase

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $$

Package Quality: 2.6

Price: $$

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on 9/4/2005 8:12:00 PM

Age: Unknown

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I cannot live without this stuff. Its too expensive for what it is - the tube is tiny. But its amazing. I like the original color - a realy winter flushed, snow bitten, blue based red. It comes out of the tube a deep, deep wine color but blends into the skin like you really are flushing from the inside. There isn't the least hint that the color is sittin "on" the skin the way it always looks with powder blush or often with cream. This really is a tint. A true tint. I cleanse my face in the morning and then apply some moisturiser. Then I begin to work magic with this little baby. Careful dotting on the cheeks - especially the apples - a little on the nose and forhead. Then I might build up the color a little on my cheeks. Let me say I am super super without any flushed cheed color at all. And I really look bad without blusher. Blush is the one thing I would take to my desert island. Seriously, if I could only take two things from my burning house it would be a credit card and this stuff. That's how badly I need blush. I have yellow undertones to my skin and you who share this problem will know how without blush one can tend to look a bit ill. I know the product has limitations. 1) it takes a bit of practice to apply and get the full depth of color. 2)it is overpriced. But, I apply it in the morning - look utterly natural and gorgeous all day! (thanks to the fact this stuff really "sinks in" and becomes part of the skin and it is there at the end of the day until I take it off with cleanser. And so its worth the $11 price. And a bit of practicing. Becasue the two things I really really really want in a blush it has better than anything else I have ever tried (and my friends, I have tried them all): utterly gorgeous natural looking color that lasts for 18 hours. If you're pale or yellow undertones to skin I recommend this very very highly.

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on 8/26/2005 4:45:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This did not blend very well on me and just left a red stain on my cheeks. I couldn't wait to get home and wash this stuff off after trying it. It makes me never want to try a cream blush again.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I keep buying this product because (1) the tube is so small I misplace it and (2) I keep thinking that it SHOULD be really great. Alas, is so-so. I have the original color (raspberry), which is a pretty, clear pink-red. The color is great, but the gel is not. I usually end up with slightly splotchy cheeks and the finger I use to apply it is usually pink for the rest of the day. The girl at Origins told me an easier way to blend it is to add a little bit of it to a dot of A Perfect World, which really does seem to make it go on more evenly. I'll probably use what's left in the tube (although sometimes it's just easier to brush on powder blush instead), but I won't buy it again.


on 7/30/2005 10:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I love this product, despite its crappy packaging (squirts too much, always) its price (too high for so little product) and the fact that you must apply and blend with incredible speed to avoid fuschia fingerprints on the apples of your cheeks. the original raspberry gives an outstanding "i just went for a run" flush to my porcelain skin, and doesn't give me blemishes like some cream and powder blushes.


on 5/28/2005 1:32:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Ok, so the packaging design sucks. There's too much pressure in the tube which means that the product is constantly oozing out. I have to quick swipe some onto my fingertip and then slap on the cap before more oozes out.

HOWEVER, and this is a huge however (hence the all capitals), I have just returned to this product after about 7 years because I love the new color "Brownberry," which on me is the *perfect* sheer maroon, not too orangy, not too brown, not too blue. Right inbetween the original pinch-your-cheeks (Raspberry), Benetint, and Clinique Black Honey gel blush, another favorite of mine (until now!). Most importantly, this product lasts ALL DAY, and stains both my cheeks and lips perfectly. So well, that in the end, I don't mind the messy tube. A little bit of baking soda mixed with handsoap cleans the fingers. I'd definitely recommend this new color, and trying it on the lips. It's better than all the so-called lip-cheek stains out there (most of which are ok for lips or cheeks but not both) and I've tried all of them (longo, lorac, tarte, philosophy, delux, jouer, stila, gallerie noemie, lancome, etc).

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on 4/20/2005 9:51:00 PM

Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I have it in brownberry, and I really like the color. However, it is hard to make it look natural, sometimes it seems like you have a big line on your cheeks. I'm not sure if i would buy this product again.


Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

This is my HG blush. I've tried more expensive powders and creams, but they all disappear from my oily face. I'm also very pale, which makes finding the right blush difficult- ever NARS Orgasm seemed too dark on me. But Pinch Your Cheeks always looks natural on me. I recently recommended it to a friend, who told me that she didn't think I wore make-up. I find it very easy to use because I put it on a minute or to after I've applied liquid foundation (so just before the foundation "sets"). It never streaks. I love, love, love this stuff. I even bought the new Coralberry tone, which is also nice, but the original shade is the best.


on 4/5/2005 5:56:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is by far the most natural blush product I have ever used. However it is difficult to use as it is a cheek stain, if it is not blended in quick then it leaves blocks of colour. I only use this bluch when going out as it take too long to apply in the mornings.


on 3/5/2005 11:34:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Doesn't blend well at all...I always get clownish, defined circles no matter what. Highly recommend L'oreal's translucide gel instead (if you can find it!)


Age: 18 & Under

Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Black

The packaging is cute, and I adore it. Yet the gel ooze out everytime I unscrew the cap. The problem's worst in summer time, maybe out of the temperature. I had not liked this at first, because this is really hard to handle when your skin is not really well moisturized. But it looks sooo good on my cheeks when a very tiny bit is applied. It lasts all day... the only thing I complain about is the packaging and it really STAINS my fingers. I'm a MMM, with dark eyes and hair.

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