I love a deal as much as the next girl, and I think I’ve found, not only a steal, but a dupe for a product THREE TIMES the price of this gem. I kid you not! And you know how fussy I can be!
I first received the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher a little while ago. Mamonde, as many of you know, is a fairly affordable brand of Korean cosmetics under the very large Amore-Pacific umbrella. While I have been rather vocally disparaging about Korean cosmetics, I have found myself finding an affinity in this, rather understated brand!
Isn’t it strange how we can find an affinity to a brand in the most unusual form? 😀 While most of you know that I revel in my luxuries, to find an affordable brand that I personally find effective, is quite a boon. Both your and my wallets thank me! LOL 😀
One of my surprise finds of 2017 is the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher. Pictured here is the shade 05 Peony. There are 8 shades available, and believe me, they are affordable but pretty! 🙂
The blushes come in basic, simple plastic compacts. The colour of the base reflects the colour of the blush within, and it eeriely almost matches the shade of the powder! It does not feel very luxurious, but it does not feel too flimsy or cheap either.
Mamonde is a brand that claims to use botanical extracts from flowers in their products, so the outline of a flower is embossed on the surface.
The shade Peony comes across rather bright. It is a bright peach in pan, with a pink undertone. And I’d found myself starting to favour peach blushes over pink in recent times. While I like a pink blush for lifting the complexion, a peach blush is generally quite flattering to most, and makes me look a little less frivolous. Sometimes, even as we don’t want to grow up and “adult”, we have to. A peach blush helps me 🙂
While the texture of the blush is a little firm, a brush picks up colour easily, and it is quite pigmented. So a light hand, and a little goes a long way. Granted, the texture is less finely milled than something more high-end, I cannot quibble with its quality for the asking price – RM59 or about US$15!
5 years back, I’d have run out and bought all 8 in the range, because it’s fairly affordable to. Now that I’m older and wiser, and realise that I only really apply blush on 2 cheeks, I won’t. But this is a blush I reach for often, and I enjoy using.
Find me a dupe!
You will be even more pleased to know that the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher in 05 Peony is a dead-ringer for the Diorblush Precious Rocks 864 blush. The Dior blush was released as a limited edition item for Dior’s Precious Rocks Christmas collection. Out of the products on offer, my favourite was the blush.
I waxed lyrical about it here, and I really loved how the blush looked. It was peach but with a flattering pink base that made it very wearable for many people. Yet, there was something about it that niggled at the back of my mind. It was not until my eyes fell on the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher in Peony, that everything clicked.
I challenge you to tell me that these are not twins separated at birth! In pan, both the blushes look almost indistinguishable. There is however, a slight difference in texture.
The Diorblush Precious Rocks 864 blush is finer, lighter on the pigment and matte. The Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher in Peony is stronger, more peach toned, and has a touch of shimmer. Nothing too strong, and almost unnoticeable in pan and on skin.
So, if you have lusted after the Diorblush Precious Rocks 864 blush, but don’t want to pay so much for a blush (RM189); or if you just can’t get hold of it anymore, since it was a limited edition product, pop by Mamonde instead, and pick up Peony for 3 times less the price. You get the same shade, at a much more wallet-friendly pricetag! 😀
IN A NUTSHELL
The Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher comes in 8 shades. Pictured here is 05 Peony, which is a bright peach-pink in pan, that goes on a little more subtle on skin. The packaging is simple, but pretty and the pigment is strong, and a brush picks up product easily. It is easy to blend, and flattering on skin. Peony is also a dupe for the Diorblush Precious Rocks 864 blush, so that makes it an even better reason to get this!
PROS: Good pigment, Easy to pick up colour with a brush and blend on skin, Affordable, Cute packaging that is not too flimsy
CONS: Not easy to find the brand unless you know where to look
WHO WILL LIKE THIS: Anyone who wants an affordable peach blush, Anyone who wants an affordable blush of good pigment and decent quality
PRICE: RM59 | US$8-15 depending on where you buy
WHERE TO BUY: Mamonde counters (major AEON department stores, Parkson KLCC) or their authorized online distributors, Amazon or any online retailers that carry Mamonde
Here’s how the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher in Peony looks on me 🙂
I like the pop of colour on my skin, which is refreshing and uplifting to the complexion. And I know what your unasked question is – Do I use this more than the Dior blush? Actually, yes I do! 😀
Have you checked out the Mamonde Flower Pop Blusher?
I love finding dupes I love for products I love. I hope you’ve found this useful, especially if you’ve been eyeing that lovely blush from Dior! 😀