Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Liz Earle Powder Blush in Peony 07: Review & Swatches


Following my review of Liz Earle’s Cream Blush in Coral {here}, I have some swatches of her Healthy Glow Powder Blush in Peony #07.  The darkest of seven available shades, I’d describe Peony as a deep red toned pink, or puce.

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The powder formula is very finely milled; at a glance you might think it was a cream and even when swatched by finger, it feels smooth and creamy to the touch, as I hope this pic shows, with zero fallout.

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Heavily swatched (by hand) the colour is quite daunting to me… it’s not a shade I would have personally chosen (this was sent for review) and is much deeper than any I’ve used before.  (Of the colours available, I would go for the more pink toned Rose or Nectar, or even the lightest shade, Camellia.)


This is how it looks applied with a blusher brush, which I think is surprisingly soft and quite pretty.  The tone reminds me of NARS Outlaw, minus the shimmer, though this does have a whisper of a sheen - it is not totally matt - which makes it more flattering.

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It looks a bit blotchy or heavy handed in this pic, which I think (hope!) is just the light.  I remember someone saying that we should choose blusher in the same colour as our skin when we blush naturally; I think Peony is a pretty close match.  While it’s far from my usual pinks and corals and I’m not quite used to seeing my cheeks this colour, I think it works quite well - and will probably look even better on deeper skintones.

Liz Earle Powder Blush in Peony is available here for £16.50

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