After all my excitement seeing the Deadly Desires collection at The Body Shop and picking up 2 products at the airport before my holiday, I seem to have forgotten to review them! Well, to make up for it, I’m reviewing The Body Shop Deadly Desires products back to back – woot! 🙂
First up, the Deadly Desires Cheek Bloom Blush in Dune Pink. This relatively large rectangular blush pan is packaged in sturdy clear lucite plastic and looks impressively like a Shu Uemura Glow On blush. Dune Pink is a very lovely peach pink blush which quite surprised me.
The texture of Dune Pink is totally different from the previous Body Shop blushes which came in the round pans. This one is smoother and silkier and just all round nicer in feel. The lovely pattern on the surface is a raised embossed pattern and the shimmer in this blush is limited to just this bit.
I’ve brushed off one corner of the pattern to see if the shimmer goes all the way through (you can see it on the bottom right of the pan) and I’m happy to report that it does go all the way through (UPDATE: Reader Monstro has confirmed that the shimmer does not go all the way through. However, the pattern is quite thick so it will last quite a while) . However, because the shimmer is only on the pattern, I’d say this is a blush with minimal shimmer. I apply it by brushing on the matte parts and then lightly brushing some of the parts with shimmer to add shine. Honestly though, I prefer it without shimmer and coming from someone who doesn’t mind shimmer in her products, its a bold statement indeed!
The colour is a peach pink – more peach than pink and it is light. The matte part is peach while the shimmer parts are pink. So, you have the option of wearing it with or without the pink shade mixed in. If you have darker skin I don’t think Dune Pink will show up on you at all and you want to try Dusty Rose. On its own however, the colour is quite pigmented. Its just that its light. I wore it all day and tramped all over Hong Kong sweating away, and at the end of the day, it was still there! Hurray!
I have a ton of peach-pink blushes but this one by The Body Shop is quite flattering on the skin and it did not turn orange or dark on me so its a keeper. It is peachier and lighter than Nars Amour blush and less peach than Shu Uemura P Peach 40A. In fact, I find the texture of the Body Shop Dune Pink silkier than Nars and Shu Uemura! Strange but true! So, I’d recommend getting Dune Pink instead of Amour for texture and price 😛 Also, the Shu Uemura P Peach 40A was limited edition (as I recall) so again, you will be better off getting Dune Pink if you like the shade.
The Body Shop Deadly Desires blushes retail for RM79 each. Not terribly cheap but not terribly expensive either to me, because it is large – 12g (about 1.7 times the size of a 7g Shu Uemura blush that retails for RM80) and the quality is awesome. The Deadly Desires collection is limited edition so if you like it, don’t hesitate to get it because if its gone, its gone for good!
Pros: Silky, smooth, pigmented, nice colour
Cons: Maybe a little pricey for some