PB + Peach Blush = Love
Usually this equation holds true
I’m not one for gimmicky products and to me, the Etude House Peach Cheek Blusher falls into the category of gimmicky. A blush with a stamp pad applicator – definitely gimmicky makeup gadget!
However, I have the dubious honour of owning one such gimmicky product and rather liking it to boot! The Etude House Peach Cheek Blusher was purchased by me off Kahani of Soloverly who found it was not quite her. I was not taken in by the packaging but the colour in 05 – Happy Peach called my name.
What the Etude House Peach Cheek Blusher is is a blush pan with a foam sponge stamp spring loaded applicator. The cover screws shut and when you open it, it pops up a little due to the spring in the cover. I believe the screwing and unscrewing motion causes the sponge to rub against the colour so it transfers onto the sponge.
If you use the stamp applicator provided, you get the sort of look on the left. The look on the right is after I’ve religiously blended the blush like crazy leaving a cute pink-peach blush on the cheeks.
If you stamp a few of them on your arm you’d look like you just got attacked by a giant octopus! Perfect for halloween perhaps? You could go as a victim of a giant sea monster LOL…
Stamp them on your cheeks and you end up with a rag dolly look that is not becoming, so don’t try it. Instead you can lightly (and I mean LIGHTLY) stamp it on your cheek then quickly use a brush to diffuse the colour, blending away the edges. Done this way, it gives a cute pop of colour on the apples of your cheeks.
However, I do find that using the foam applicator stamp results in too much colour being deposited on your skin. So, what I do is use a brush to pick up colour from the applicator, tap off the excess and then apply it to my cheeks. Even then, its still rather strong so do dust off some colour first before applying.
The colour I have is 05 – Happy Peach which is a lovely peachy pink shade that is mostly matte. It is rather powdery but the pigment and colour is lovely. And it lasts on me!
At RM39.90 a blush its not budget breaking and is definitely worthy of the “Cheap and Good” award. Pick one up if you like but do be sure to have a blush brush on hand so you don’t end up like a victim of a sea monster or a rag doll come to life! Etude House is available at various shopping malls in Malaysia.
Pros: Cute colours, Portable, Affordable
Cons: Foam stamp applicator is not practical, Colour is quite bright
One (Wo)man’s love is another’s disappointment
If you have read my experience with the Etude House Peach Cheek Blusher to its happy conclusion, now go read Kahani’s less than stellar experience with it. You might be thinking “There could not have been 2 more different experiences for this same item!”
And this my dears is why you read product reviews yes? So you have a more informed choice because what one woman loves, another might hate with every fibre of their being and vice versa. So, the moral of the story is not to take just one person’s word as gospel because we are all different. And this is also a reason not to have catfights or be nasty just because someone likes a product and another doesn’t.
So if you have wondered why I don’t have star ratings anymore, this is my reason for doing away with my product ratings for future product reviews. I will still include pros and cons of the product but the star ratings will go because I don’t want to put your expectations up too high if I like a product nor do I want to look like I’m trashing when I give a low star rating – I’m fair, I am
So tell me, are you taken in by gimmicky products like the Etude House stamp blush? Do you own makeup “gadgets”?