Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Review: Rimmel Lasting Finish Powder Blush & Highlighter

Autumn Catwalk
The light pink shade on the left has shimmers, the other two are matte.


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Winter Glow

The peach pink shade in the middle has shimmers, the other two are matte.


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Shades mixed
L-R: Autumn Catwalk, Winter Glow
Autumn Catwalk is a vibrant rosy pink, and Winter Glow is a more subtle peachy pink.

Autumn Catwalk on cheeks:

Price: I got mine for like... $5.69 at K-Mart. At Target, I think it was $4.79 or something. Online you can find it for around $4-5.

What they say: 3 shades in the same pan to achieve different looks. Use the shades altogether by sweeping the surface for a general healthy look effect. Combine the different shades by 3 or 2 and mix them to personalize your shade.
The good stuff:
  • Affordable
  • Good color selection
  • Cute design
  • 3 different shades that you can mix and match
  • Extremely pigmented
  • Soft, smooth texture
  • Blendable
  • Long lasting

The low-down:

  • Kind of small
  • Slightly powdery

My take: This blush is fantastic! If you've been reading my blog lately, you'll know that I'm currently obsessed with blush. So I just had to add these to my collection when I first saw them! I am happy to say that the pigmentation is faaaantastic. SO pigmented! So use a light hand or you'll end up looking super flushed. However, a light swipe gives you nice color that is blendable and gives a gorgeous glow. Lasting power is great. The color vibrancy stays for several hours and even after that, you can still see a nice pinky glow. The texture of this blush is soft and smooth, but slightly powdery so it can get a little messy. The case is cute, but overall, it is kind of a tiny.

I should note that there is a difference between the "Blush" and "Blush & Highlighter," -- which is what this review is on. The regular blush line has all matte shades, while this one has one has 3 shades in one, with one shimmer strip. However, the "highlight" shade is such a tiny strip, it would be hard to swipe up just that shade by itself to use as a highlight. It's much easier to just mix all the shades together. While there is some shimmer, it doens't really show up on my cheeks like a disco ball... just gives a nice glow.

Would I repurchase/recommend?: Yes, I would most likely repurchase Winter Glow because I like how it looks on my skintone. I also want to try "Pink Sorbet" from the "regular" blush line. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for affordable, extremely pigmented, long-wearing blushes!

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