Wednesday, October 21, 2009

AMW Reviews: L'oreal True Match Blush in Apricot Kiss

My Aunt who lives in Canada, loves makeup as much as I do knew about my passion for makeup. When my Uncle visited us a couple of weeks ago, she gave me a couple of makeup and that includes the L'oreal True Match Super-Blendable Blush in Apricot Kiss. Just by merely looking at the packaging, I can totally see that the blush shade is wearable and great for daily use! How does it fair? Is it worth the lemming? Should I purchase more from this line? Seriously, I'm not sure if it's sold down here, I haven't seen them around yet.



L'oreal True Match Blush says ---


True Match Blush flawlessly complements your skin's tone and texture. Coordinates perfectly with True Match Makeup, Powder, Concealer and Bronze Glow. True-to-life shades precisely match your skin tone and undertone, leaving you with the most natural flush of color imaginable.

Available in 12 natural shades.

Ingredients:
Talc, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Polymethylsilesquioxane, Titanium Dioxide, Alumina, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Methylparaben, Glycerin, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Silica, isobutylparaben, Propylparaben.

AMW says ---

Pros
  • shade is decent
  • sheer and natural looking
  • texture is smooth
  • goes on sheer and shade is build-able
  • has mirror, helps a lot on retouching
  • has angled blush brush, though its not great quality, its still great for emergency touch ups
  • price range is ok for the amount of product you get
Cons
  • does not last long
  • plastic case that looks a bit cheap
  • a bit too powder so if you brush it with your blush brush, a lot of products are wasted
Overall

This is a very pretty warm peachy shade. This shade does remind of a bit of NARS Orgasm and Super Orgasm in between. But again, though this range is quite pretty as it caters more to people like me who loves the natural flush, I find that it does not stay long! Not even half a day which is a big no-no for me! For it's price, its not bad or if you're someone who doesn't mind retouching blush the whole day, this is an ok product to take along!

Tips
  • to prevent harsh streaks, use a fluffy blush brush in application
  • to use as blush: apply on apples of cheeks and blending upwards
  • to use as a tanner: apply areas where to sun hits directly
  • do not drop this blush or any other makeup! lol
  • use a similar shade of cream blush prior to application of this to help make the blush stays longer
  • do not swirl the blush brush too much as it's very powdery so you grab a lot of product in one swirl equals product wastage
Will I repurchase?

No, this is a nice blush but it's not a big WOW for me

Where to purchase and how much?

At Walgreens for $9.99 (approx Php469.00)
At Ulta for $8.99 (approx Php423.00)
At CVS for $8.79 (approx Php413.00)


Closer look to the packaging
Mirror and Brush




Close up look on Apricot Kiss
with and without flash




Using L'oreal True Match Blush in Apricot
on Cheeks



Hope my review is helpful!
If you can find them locally, please do give me a holler on their price so we can share it to the readers who wants to know :)
Thanks and have a wonderful day!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


30 comments:

  1. I love the name but once I saw the compact, I was like never mind...I like tougher packaging on blushers so that they compact doesn't look that torn when I am just 1% finished with the blush...

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  2. Loreal does come up with wonderful blushes, but yeah, i'll have to agree with you on the packaging of this one! :D

    This one makes you look so healthy and sunkissed!! hehehe!! :D

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  3. This blush looks so nice! I love this apricot peachy shade! Awww! it's gonna be so warm on the face! Nice stuff!

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  4. I love the shade, it warms up your already pretty face =) But yes, packaging isn't nice, and the brush is not of good quality, same as my Trumatch MMU =(.

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  5. I love the shade, it warms up your already pretty face =) But yes, packaging isn't nice, and the brush is not of good quality, same as my Trumatch MMU =(.

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  6. You should get your aunt and uncle to send you or bring you some Joe Fresh makeup or Annabelle makeup -- great Canadian brands! ;-)

    Michelle

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  7. wow, it's a nice peachy shade. i think it's not available here, but i might be wrong.

    i'm also on the lookout for a nice peach blush...a friend let me try her Shu P Peach 47 and it's nice, but if there something cheaper out there, it would be better. hahaha

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  8. The color is nice on you! Nice detailed review too! I didn't know they don't last long.. too bad... :)

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  9. Ooh I hate it when my blush just disappears before half a day. Thanks for the review, I'll skip this one.

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  10. This looks pretty, but I think my MAC Nuance and LM Orange Blossom are nicer versions of the same color.

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  11. Citrine, same with you, if I see the name Apricot with Peach right beside it, I'll love it, but you're right, we need tougher packaging for blushes, actually it's not as flimsy as you think but they can do better you know what I mean?

    Jenn, :) its just the plasticky look, but the mirror and the blush storage is awesome!

    Anastacia, yes, it gives a warm look but just for less than half a day too bad!

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  12. The NeuroChiq, oohh TrueMatch MMU, I haven't tried it, and thanks for your quick feedback on that! at least I know what to expect!

    Lipstick Rules, ahh no chance, they're not coming down here for long time! hahah thanks for the recos!

    Sis Jheng, thanks, I haven't seen them too! wow..Shu Peach? it must be pricey hahah I would love cheaper alternatives too! We need to tipid!!!

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  13. Sue, I guess a lot of the powder blushes available in the market do not last long, if you want them to last long, either the cream underneath method, or purchase a more expensive blush with longer hold :)

    Fifi, no worries, my pleasure to share my 2 cents

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  14. LOL. i definitely MIND retouching my blush every 2 hours. and eeep the brush looks really streaky, i wonder why they even bother to include the brush. =/

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  15. thats a nice shade of blush Nikki! Suits you! Too bad its not locally available..

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  16. It gave you a natural flush and it looks pretty on you. :)

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  17. Prettybeautiful, me too! i do retouch my face powder or lipstick but never blush! i don't know why!!!

    Khymm, thanks, I'm not sure why it's not available locally too!

    Pammy, thanks sweetie!

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  18. I had the true blend face powder before and I have to agree with the packaging, I wish it has a better packaging =)

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  19. Your cheeks look peachy and adorable! Yes, the packaging is plaskticky, but the colour is great!

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  20. Your cheeks look peachy and adorable! Yes, the packaging is plaskticky, but the colour is great!

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  21. wow, that brush that comes with looks pretty craptastic!

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  22. Chelle, thanks, i love the shade too, I just wish it last longer

    JC, thanks sweetie, glad you like the shade

    M, lol craptastic is such a wonderful word I don't feel like it's crap anymore! lol

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  23. How gorgeous is this on you? Perfect shade for your cheekies!

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  24. This blush looks very pretty on you! It gives you a natural and healthy flush. But I agree with you on the packaging, it looks cheap.

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  25. Too bad it doesn't stay long :( It's a very nice shade, sweets, just like my L'oreal Blush Delice in Rosy Cheeks! :)

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  26. I think it really matches your skintone :) Pretty gorgeous.

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  27. I've walked by this so many times in the drugstore. Though, they do have a pretty decent colour selection for a drugstore brand. They're separated into warm, neutral, and cool.

    The brush looks so cheap and scratchy :P

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  28. B, thank you sweetie! you are such a sweetheart with your comments

    Gio, hahahaa well, as long as the product itself is pretty, who cares about the packaging? Well..uhmmm..all of us? lol

    Teeyah, so true, it doesn't stay long, so I have to reapply like 3-4 times a day!

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  29. Naomi, thank you sweetie

    Lisa, really? that's cool to know The brush? Don't even ask about it! lol

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