Monday, February 15, 2010

AMW Reviews: Mineraux Plum Blush

One Mineraux product that I can't stop raving is their Mineraux Beach Tan bronzer.  It was a Blush for the Week and I even revisited it and it maintained it's HG (holy grail) status for the past months. I am seldom a fan for mineral blushes because it doesn't stay as long as regular blushes!  I'm glad to be introduced again to a Mineraux product.  This time, it's their blush in shade PLUM! 

 

Mineraux Plum Blush says ---

Finely-milled minerals that are highly pigmented and provide a warm, sheer and natural finish

Ingredients: Sericite, Titanium Dioxide, Silk Powder, Magnesium Stearate and Iron Oxides (imported from USA and Canada.  Packaged and perfected in the Philippines)

Plum: Matte plum. Best for medium and fair skin tones.

Available in other shades: Nude, Peach, Pink, Pink-Peach, Raspberry, Auburn, Rose Wine and Cherry Blossom

AMW says ---

Pros
  • very pigmented, a little definitely goes a long way
  • very natural looking
  • stays longer than other mineral blushes I've tried
  • inexpensive
  • no allergic reactions
  • packaging is simple.  Sealed if brand new.
  • shipment is quick and packed really well
Cons
  • can be a bit messy for non-mineral makeup user
  • difficult to take along if you like to travel with cosmetics
Overall
I love matte blushes because of it's natural look!  I can seldom find mineral blushes in matte form and I am glad to have found this!  Plum shade is very pretty and shows up really nice not only in person but also on photographs! 

Tips
  • I am a pro-cream blush user prior to powder blush application
  • for natural flush: swirl, tap and apply using a bigger blush blush on the apples of your cheeks
  • for a more dramatic blush: use a smaller blush brush or angled brush to apply this
  • applied too much? Apply more setting powder or powder foundation on top of the blush to lessen the blush pigmentation
Will I repurchase?
Yes!  In other shades!

Where to purchase and how much?
30g sifter jar (approximate net weight of 10g): Php650/approx $14.13
20g sifter jar (approximate net weight of 7g): Php500/approx $10.87
10g sifter jar (approximate net weight of 3g) : Php350/approx $7.60
5g sampler jar (approximate net weight of 1g, without sifter): Php180/approx $3.90
 
 
Plum Blush on pot
  

Swatched on hand no base



Anyone who's on my Facebook friends know this photo, this is my profile picture as shot by  my dearest brother who came home for a vacation.  I've got queries over email on my makeup.  I don't have much on but a powder foundation, a blush and a lipstick!  And the blush I've used is.... you guessed it right --- Mineraux's Plum Blush!  I like how natural it looks and never over the top :)


Hope you had a wonderful Chinese New Year's and Valentine's Day celebration!
Enjoy this week and have a wonderful day!


Keep smilin'
Stay happy!

 

14 comments:

  1. That's a really pretty portrait! (Your brother is pretty good at photography!)

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  2. Reminds me of Judy Ann Santos!!! Purrty!

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  3. This is a very nicely taken photo.

    BTW, i got a query sent to your email. Take your time...Thanks Nikki

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  4. i love your photo! you look really pretty. that blush looks really nice on you.

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  5. Yep, saw this on your profile in FB. Really lovely dear!

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  6. Very pretty Nikki! Oh and I love your hair! :)

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  7. Citrine, thank you :) I am sure he'll be happy to read such compliment :)

    Tish, hahaha you're not the only one who said that :( hahaha

    Lavender, thanks! Yes I received your email, will take some time to reply! :)

    Nehs, thanks sis!

    Nikkiz, thanks!

    Charry, glad you like the hair :) Had it cut way back pa ;)

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  8. You look gorgeous in this blush!! That's an absolutely stunning portrait pic - you are so pretty and your brother is a great photographer! :D

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  9. Stunning photo!!:) And I know it's not just because of that blush.:)

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  10. That's a beautiful picture. You're beautiful and the blush looks natural and pretty on you.

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  11. Love your pic nikki :) I love natural makeup the best!
    Hope you had a good chinese nw year and vals day!

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  12. You look really pretty in the last picture =) I can never wear mineral stuff. I get bumps, dunno why >.<

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  13. Catherinie, thank you! :) Yes, my brother is indeed a good photographer!

    Soapaholic, awww thanks sis!

    Gio, thanks for saying so Gio! You always makes me smile!

    hana, same to you! :) hope you had a great CNY and Vday!

    Iyah, I know what you mean, I heard a lot of women breakout on mineral stuffs!

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  14. niks,i love your hair...you look sexy gorgeous!

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