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Saturday 9 June 2012

Baked blush bargain

Accessorize Baked blushes in Sensation, Scandal and Diva
I reckon Accessorize has to be one of the most underrated makeup brands available. I'd never come across a single review when I first spotted the range in Superdrug but the bright shades and gorgeous packaging was reason enough for me to buy a few bits n pieces; I now own dozens of items and they are as good as (and in some cases waaay better) than lots of my high end products that cost 3 or 4 times as much

The baked blushes are a great example! They're very similar to the Laura Geller Blush-n-Brighten products, which I can only get from QVC here in the UK. Each Of the Laura Geller blushes comes with a brush but at a cost of £28 each I'd rather pay a fiver for my awesome Accessorize ones cos I think a brand new brush with every blush is a tad excessive. Hmmm, I seem to have typed blush and brush about 300 times in the last 2 minutes :/ Where was I? Oh yes!...

...One of the best things about these is the marbled, slightly shimmery finish; it works like a blush, contour and highlight all in one so if you happen to prefer quick and easy makeup (and who doesn't?!?) then this works a treat. The shades range from pale pinks to rich berries and they're totally blendable so you never end up looking like you've let your 7 year old niece do your makeup
Swatches from top : Diva, Sensation and Scandal

Thanks to the baked texture these are extremely fine, densely packed powders so there's very little fall-out. And I can't believe how long they last! I've used Sensation loads of times yet I've hardly even made a dent in it

So if you're after a pretty bargaintastic blush then these might be worth a look. You can find them here on the official Accessorize website and they're also sold in Superdrug


Bettina@BeautySwot said...

Completely agree with you! An accessorize blusher and bronzer are part of my staple makeup bag collection. Such good quality

JadeyLou said...

Ooh I have the lightest one of these and I love it! It's great for a light flush of colour (I'm pale so it still stands out) or as a highlight when I've fake tanned! The formula is ace and they are a right bargain, it is a bit of an overlooked brand I think.

Unknown said...

Is this a UK only brand? They actually look really similar to the Milani baked blushes we have here in the States, and they're also a drugstore brand as well :D

Anonymous said...

gorgeous colors!
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Tim Mcgraw said...

love your blog x

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