Review and Swatch of Colorbar Cheekillusion Blush- Coral Craving 009

11/09/2013 11:14

Remember I told you I was at the Colorbar store for an impulsive shopping and I ended by buying an Orange shade Lipstick (Citrine 040- reviewed here) and a Coral Blush. So I decided to review the Blush after using it for 2 weeks (indoors + outdoors).

I admit I am not a Blush person. I am an “eye” and “lip” person. Though off-late I have been experimenting a lot with blushes. So I thought of giving this coral blush named Colorbar Coral Craving 009 a try.

Company Claims: This talc free, silky powder contains a moisture balance formula that is easy to blend and keeps the skin smooth, hydrated and nourished for soft cheeks with just the right hint of color.

Price: INR 680

Shelf Life: 3 years

My Verdict: Colorbar Coral Craving 009 exactly goes by its name. In the pan it is somber coral shade with matte finish. On the cheeks it still looks warm coral with a beautiful glow.

Upon a close view, fine silvery shimmer can be seen. I am not in favor of anything shimmery on my cheeks, but this is worth ignoring as the blush gives such a subtle glow. A very little amount of the matter is required and gives good pigmentation. Though I have realized that I cannot go wrong with this blush, because even if I end up with a slightly more matter, the same can be blended well for to not to look goofy.  

The lasting power is average, say 4-5 hours on my dry skin. Guess, will be lesser for oily beauties. After 4 hours I generally require a touch up which I generally don’t do as I hate touch ups and leave things as it is. Believe the lasting power can be increased with a cream based blush underneath.

The product comes in a light weight plastic round box packed inside a paper carton. It’s very travel friendly but I suggest, please be careful while handling the container. As I feel, once dropped, the plastic would easily crack.

 

Pros:

  1. Beautiful coral shade that adds glow
  2. Blends well
  3. Well pigmented, and one touch and there shows the color pop
  4. Light weight & travel friendly packaging
  5. Good buy given the price range

Cons:

  1. Average Lasting Power
  2. Plastic container susceptible to breakage upon manhandling  

Will I recommend: Yes, it’s a beautiful shade that will flatter all skin tones and a must have shade for medium to dusky skinned. It’s also a good buy in the given price range.