Friday, 24 September 2010

Review: Philosophy Supernatural Mineral Blush + Bronzer

Disclosure: PR sample

I'm on a bit of a blush kick at the moment.  After years of being mostly interested in eyeshadow and lipstick, I've finally come to see just how pretty a sweep of blush can be.  And this new Philosophy blush and bronzer certainly is pretty.  Part of their Supernatural makeup range, it's just launched on QVC.

The compact is black and weighty, with a split pan containing a medium bronzer and a pretty medium peachy blush - I have the Healthy/Happy variation, which is described as bronze shimmer with coral shimmer.  Swatched, you can see that the shimmer isn't of the overly chunky or glittery variety; the shimmer is very fine, and shows up on the skin as more of a healthy glow than as an obvious shimmer.

The powders themselves are soft, finely milled, and rather well pigmented - I've been applying them sparingly so as to not overdo it, and I suspect that if you were to go in all gung ho with a brush, you might end up with more colour than you'd expect.  As the powders are mineral based, they blend out beautifully.

The concept is that you apply the bronze shade under your cheekbones, and the peachy shade on the cheeks themselves, or of course you could swirl your brush over both to get a third, custom colour.  I quite like a bit of cheekbone definition, so I've been applying the colours separately, and have found that together they provide definition and a delicate burst of colour, with the added bonus that the fine shimmer has a highlighting effect too.

Perfect for a natural, soft flush with a bit of a glow.  I've been very impressed with this product, and have reached for it a surprising amount over the past few weeks - I particularly like that it serves two purposes in one compact.  I'll definitely be checking out Philosophy's makeup in the future, and if this runs out, I will most likely repurchase.

If you'd like to try out this product for yourself, you'll find it at QVC, where it will cost £18 - and for me, it's definitely worth the price!

1 comment:

  1. This looks really nice and subtle, I am not good with powder blush let alone bronzer which is an area I have never ventured into, but this looks wearable. Thanks for the post. Jan


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