Sunday, 22 September 2013

Color Studio Pro-blush In Pixie Pink and Natural Glow

I will be reviewing Color Studio Professional Pro Blush in Pixie Pink and Natural Glow.  These blushes come in a huge pan, the product is 13g each. 
What does Color Studio claim about these blushes? 
Answer: The Color Studio Professional Pro Blush range consists of 5 shimmer and matte shades perfect for adding a soft flush of color to the cheeks. Each shade offers a warm undertone perfect for Asian complexions. These easy to blend soft silky blushes apply smoothly and effortlessly over foundation, giving you a natural warmth of color. Each blush is highly pigmented to suit all skin types whether you're tan or pale. With 13 grams worth of product, these blushes will last you a lifeti or pale. With 13 grams worth of product, these blushes will last you a lifetime. 

Blush is a significant part of our make-up routine. Right color and right amount of blush brings a beautiful flush to our faces. So never skip the application of a blush. Now the difficult part is choosing the right shade for yourself. I will try to make this part easier for you in this review.  Color studio pro blush comes in five shades. Havana, Natural Glow, Pixie Pink, Pinkify and Audacious Orange. The range is limited but has a variety from having a cute pink to a peachy orange to a warm pinkish-brown color. So it is least likely that you don't find a right shade for yourself from this range.  Always check if the shade is perfect for you or not in the day light. Day light brings out the natural color of the product which the artificial lights fail to do. 
Picture taken in day-light.
Pixie Pink: It is a good warm pink. It does not have shimmer. I can hardly see any shimmer in the pan so we can say its a matte pink. This is my favourite among the two I have. For people with wheatish skin tone this will appear as a natural pink flush. And for people with medium-brown tones this might appear lighter than the original color. Since its a warm matte pink can be worn best in the day time although you can use it in the evening too. Can be worn to work, school, parties, shopping etc. So do not think that it'll be too fancy to wear it to work or school. 
Natural Glow: It is a nude-peach. When I first saw the pan it showed a great amount of shimmer which initially scared me. But after the application, the shimmer hardly showed up on my face. Sigh-of-relief! Shimmery blushes are not really my favourites and I'm always running away from them. So do not panic if you see shimmer in the pan, it wouldn't really show up on your face, probably because the shimmer granules are really tiny. Perhaps nano-shimmer! Hehe. As the name indicates "Natural-Glow" this blush does not really appear very natural on my asian (light-brown) skin tone even with a single stroke. But it doesn't appear very fancy either. So if you want to keep it light and near-to-natural I suggest a single stroke of this blush. The color is build-able, that is if you want a fancy-peachy flush you can by applying multiple strokes. 
These are powder blushes. I have been using this product for more than a year now and I still have a lot of left in the pan. So you wouldn't run out of the product soon, its going to last you a good 5,6 months if you wear it everyday.
  The quality of the blush is satisfactory. Does not appear chalky on your face. Also, I do not have to struggle with blending the blush on my face. Although there is a MAJOR fall out of the product in the pan when swirling the brush, so be careful while swirling your brush in the pan because it creates a mess which is a negative point. Wearing time of the blush is no more than 2-3hours when not applied over a face primer. If I don't apply my face primer, the blush does not last more than 2-3 hours on my face. The humidity and the scorching heat of Karachi doesn't let it be there on my face for longer hours. So the wearing time in my view is average if not applied over a face primer. So do not skip your face primer. When applied over a face primer it stays on my face for a good 5-6hours (provided with all the humidity and heat). 
These Pro blushes are really pigmented. When I say really pigmented I mean that I don't have to use multiple strokes to get the desired color which is good, this way you're not using much of the product and getting a good color on your cheeks at the same time! It depends on you if you want a bright flush you can easily build more color with multiple strokes but I get a pretty good flush with just two strokes. 
How to apply?
  • Apply using a Kabuki brush or a angled-blush brush whatever you like. I usually use my Bourjois Kabuki brush to apply these blushes.
  • Swirl the brush slightly in the pan, don't be harsh or else it will create a major mess in your pan. 
  • Tap the brush in the pan to shed off the excess blush.
  • Sweep your blush across your cheekbones. Start it from your hair-line or from the bottom of your cheeks. Suck in your cheeks and then sweep your brush across your cheek bones. 
  • You're done! 
Pricing and Availability: I bought these products from Color Studio at Dolmen City Mall. Can be purchased from local drug stores across the nation. Worth 600Pkr. 
 Points in Favour:
  • Easily blended
  • Wearing time is 5-6hours (IF applied over your face primer)
  • Very pigmented
  • Reasonably priced
  • No weird fragrance
  • Huge amount of product, will last for a good 5-6months. 
Points not in favour:
  • Limited shade range
  • Major fall out in the pan, which creates a mess.
Rating: I will rate this product 4/5. 

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