bySonu BohraSep 05, 2012 #Beauty101 5 Likes
Cream blushes are just perfect for that natural glow and flush. For our next Steal v/s Splurge we compare two of our favourite makeup picks. Read on...
STEAL: Maybelline Dream Mousse blush: Rs. 250/- approx.
What we like: This cream blush in Plum is just the perfect colour. In spite of being a true pink, it suits light and dusky skin tones alike. The mousse like texture feels like air in application and is very easy to work with. The price is a definite highlight for us. You don't mind using it for a couple of months at a stretch and discarding it.
What we don't like: This blush will eventually crack up and dry but that will happen only after 8 months to a year so if you use it regularly, this is not a problem for you. The second problem is that the product certainly requires touch ups. It will give you beautiful colour for upto 4 hours but post that you will need a trip to the powder room. Lastly, we have heard people complain of breakouts although haven't personally experienced any inspite of having very sensitive skin. We think it is to do with the shelf life of the product. If you purchase and use the product within 6 months, this may not be a problem.
Splurge: Loccitane Pivoine Flora Facecolor Cream Duo: Rs. 1,400/- approx.
What we like: This cream colour comes in a dual palette - one for colour and one as a highlighter. The colour is so natural and gorgeous that it feels like second skin. The natural flush is to die for and suits every skin tone. The colour is very light and not a heavy cream, so it's easier to apply than many other cream blushes. The highlighter is great for the brow bone and highlighting other areas. On days when you want the no makeup look, just the highlighter can be used as blush for a healthy glow.
What we don't like: The price is a damper for sure especially for the little amount of product it offers but the quality of the product is very high, so we think it's worth it.
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