When premium beauty supplier Luxola contacted me about trying out some of their blushers, I couldn't resist. After all, evolutionists have proven that having that flushed glow is a sign of fertility and attractiveness. Ok... science lesson over.
I don't mean to blow my own trumpet here, but I get asked about my cheekbones a lot and I always feel truly complimented when people ask my what products I use. The truth is, I like to experiment with a lot of different makeup products, as long as they are not tested on animals.
The Bargain Buy: 'Wet N Wild' blush in 'Berry Shimmer'
Luxola sell this vibrant 'Wet N Wild' blush for just $5.61! So yeah, that's practically free.
On first glance, I was a little bit hesitant at how red it looked. The swirly pattern in the blush itself is luxuriously pretty, so I couldn't deny taking a few quick snaps before I dunked my blush brush into it.
On application, I found it incredibly pigmented and felt like instead of giving me that little, coy, cute blush, it sort of gave me that 'oh my gosh my pants just fell down in public' look. I think that this product is good if applied in incredibly small doses on just the apples of the cheeks, but I would think twice before slapping this all over your cheeks. This product is great, if you use it in moderation.
- The price
- Good if you like incredibly pigmented blush
- Smooth to apply
- Comes with a blusher brush (I would recommend using this, as the product stained my brush!)
-Stained my 'Real Techniques' blusher brush
There's something about multi-tonal black packaging that makes a product look so expensive. But this 'Sleek' blusher does anything but break the bank, it is a total steal at $9.47 from Luxola.
I actually thought that the colour was like a muted version of the 'Wet and Wild' blusher and luckily, it provided a deep, natural looking flush that was oh-so-flattering. Although the product was not very pigmented, a few swirls with my blusher brush and it gives a flattering glow.
This rosey-hued beauty is going to become a part of my every day beauty routine. Sorry broken old Clinique blusher; you have been replaced!
- Natural looking colour
- Smooth and easy to apply
- The price
- Long lasting
- Not very pigmented
The Sexy Splurge: 'Mirenesse Marble Mineral Blush Face Powder' in 'Rose Diamond'Fast becoming a cult beauty favorite with magazines and You Tuber's alike, Mirenesse's stunning Marble Blush can be picked up on your next pay day from Luxola for $58.27.
The packaging itself quite literally screams 'PREMIUM PRODUCT', coming in a cute textured envelope partnered with an application guide.
But it get's even prettier....
Is this marbled rose blush not the prettiest product you've ever seen. Having quite tanned skin, however, I was a little concerned that it would be too light for my skin tone. I was wrong; the result was almost like that of a blusher-meets-highlighter. A fairyish pink glow that glistened at the touch of sunlight. **Insert angelic choir**
- Super smooth and easy to apply
- The prettiest product EVER
- Natural looking
- Hydrates and protects the skin
-Made with botanicals and all sorts of good stuff.
-Very light coloured
Although price doesn't necessary equate to how good a product looks when you are wearing it, I do think that a higher price generally does equate to higher quality ingredients.
My favorite product has to be, without a doubt, the 'Sleek Makeup blush in Rose Gold', which, despite being a whopping $49 cheaper than the Mirenesse product, delivered a clean, natural looking flush.
Saying this, I can see the benefits of the Mirenesse product. It delivers such a healthy, iridescent glow that I can easily see myself using to highlight my cheek bones. Plus, with those botanical elements, I know that it's a god-send to my acne prone skin. I would definitely invest in this come pay day!
Luxola offers a wide variety of blushers and you can read their guide to finding the right blush here . Alternatively, you can browse their rainbow of blushes and find the perfect one for you.
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Which blusher is your fave?