Thursday, 19 May 2011

Review & Swatches: Accessorize Merged Blusher in Pretty Pink

Having adored the Accessorize eye shadows I tried out, I decided that it would be rude not to try one of the blushes from the range, so I picked up a beautifully marbled blush in Pretty Pink.

In the pan, the blush looks like a delicate pale pink, with veins of icy lilac and a slightly paler golden pink.  It's a very pretty little pot of colour, from the butterflies on the outer casing, to the intricately marbled blush itself.

Swatched, though, it becomes apparent that this shade is very unlikely to work as a blush for even the palest skins.  It's much more of a highlighter; a beautiful, useable pale pink highlighter which is very flattering on the skin, but still... it's not quite the product I purchased.  As a highlighter, I like it very much - it's softly textured, has a beautiful non-glittery sheen, and gives a gentle radiance to the cheekbones.  But I'm disappointed - I purchased a blush, and I was expecting a blush.  Be warned!

Accessorize blush (or highlighter) is available at Superdrug stores, where it will cost you £5.50 and online at the Accessorize website, where it will cost £5.  What do you think?  Tried this product, or one of the more blush-y shades in the range?  Let us know in the comments!


  1. I know its not what you expected but its still really beautiful xx

  2. this is my favourite product from the range! i too hoped it would be more blush-y but i now use it everyday as a highlighter. I have the darker pink ones too, which are gorgeous blushes, you should check them out. I don't have the bronzer one though, as thought it was too shimmery for a bronzer. but it's a lovely product, once you're over your disappointment, i'm sure you'll love it too!

  3. I love this blush! On me, it comes up as a gorgeous light pink with a sheen so it's definitely one of my favourite products from accessorize!

  4. This just looks terrible on me! I'm so pale, it washes me out further. I hadn't thought of using it as a highlight though... might give it a go, as it's just been languishing at the bottom of my blusher stash! xx

  5. The only one i have is diva and love it. I swatched all the other ones and all are very sheer. Diva is the only one that i think is pigmented even though it seems a bit scary on the pan.

  6. I am finding myself reaching for this more frequently to use it as a highlighter... so it's not like I've wasted £5. And it really does make a lovely highlight!


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