This post is a review on Maybelline Expert Wear Blush in Berry Sorbet shade.
I am a blush novice and wanted to pick a cheaper one initially for the sake of practice & also a shade that is suitable for daily wear.
This products fits the bill perfectly.
Price: INR 250 for 4.5 g
Shelf life: Not mentioned.
Ingredients: Listed on the product label.
The blush comes housed in a black rectangular, plastic container with a see-through lid. One half of the container has the blush and the other half a brush.
Simple packaging and non-messy for travel. The lid fits snugly so no issues when carrying around.
Though the packaging appears to be sturdy enough, it may break upon dropping.
What the product claims:
- Oil-free, won’t clog pores
- Dermatologist tested
- Stay-true cheek color that doesn’t fade or change
- Silky-smooth texture blends easily & wears evenly.
The way I see it:
I was looking for a peachy-toned blush to suit my medium skin tone, but ended picking this.
The product is finely milled and has very tiny shimmers in it. The shimmers are not at all gritty or over-board.
This is one important factor that made pick the blush, since I hate shimmer in my skin products & was also looking for a daily wear blush to office.
Coming to the shade, the product looks plummish in the holder, whereas upon application gives a nice pink flush to it.
This blush is suitable for medium to fair skin tones without doubt. Duskier beauties might need to check out before purchase to avoid a neonish look on the face.
I wish the pigmentation of the blush was better – since Maybelline tagged it as “expert wear”.
According to me the pigmentation is a little above average, could have been better nevertheless. But, how much more can one expect in an INR 250 worth blush?
The color pay-off is good too… it lasts easily for 4 hrs. on my cheeks before it starts to fade off.
It adds a nice glow to the skin with a pinkish tint, than actually showing up that one has applied blush.
I have tried using this all over my face too as an illuminator, and loved the way it looked on me.. though post 4 hrs. I could spot a shimmer here & there on the face.
There is a little fall-out while picking the blush in a brush on the pan, but nothing really as such on the face.
It blends into the skin in a jiffy – but yes moisturizing is a must. Also have noticed that it lasts for more time over a foundation & compact, than just applying it on moisturized skin.
|After blending the blush|
I also seal the blush with a little more compact after application, so that it stays put for good time.
How can we miss the brush that comes along… though most brushes that come along with a blush are useless – this one is an exception.
The brush has a broad head with flattened bristles and is soft to feel on the skin. It comes handy when you are travelling or carrying it around in your bag.
Overall, its a decent product with decent quality – ideal for beginners like me without pinching the wallet.
Here is how the blush looks on me –
|A close-up of the blush on the cheeks|
|FOTD with the blush|
A subtle pinkish glow to the skin is evident in the above pic.
The ‘Yes’ factors:
- Easily available
- Competitive pricing
- Nice plummy pink shade
- Will suit medium-fair skin tones well
- Adds a subtle glow to the skin
- Decent payoff
- Brush quality is better than other brands
The ‘Nay’ factors:
- Very limited shades for selection
- Pigmentation could have been better
- There is a little fallout
HnB rating: 3.5/5