This is one of those really annoying posts that begins with 'you cannot really get this in the UK but it is bloody brilliant'. You can order this online however and get it shipped through www.activeskin.com.au. But, I could not help sharing with you lovely lot how much of a great idea this product is. As a lot of the time with beauty products, their gimmicks can overshadow and sometimes be a coverup for their lack of quality. However, the Napoleon Perdis Miss Pink Mist Boudoir Blush is an exception.
Let's get things straight. If you haven't got the budget to be splashing out on a £25-£30 blush then don't buy it. But, if you are a blush fanatic and it is in your price range then I would highly recommend this one. I was introduced to this product back in September when I flew out to Australia. Napoleon Perdis is one of their cult beauty brands that is famous in oz for being a knock out and what I have tried of it I completely agree. When the sales assistant spritz this on to my face I was truly surprised. My initial thoughts were - 'this can't actually work, what a gimmick, this will surely be patchy on my skin'. But, oh how wrong I was. The finish of this is beautiful. A subtle but defined highlighted cheek that is (in my opinion) the perfect blush shade, half way between a peach and a pink.
|It is really difficult to show the colour of this blush as it is so subtle on the skin. However, I would say it is a diluted version of the colour it is showing on the nozzle. A peachy pink with warm undertones. (MYER.COM)|
What I love about this blush is the colour and finish of it. You wouldn't want any more from a blush and lets face it, anything in a can that you can spray on your face is always a winner (not to be rude)! What I learnt from the sales assistant is that you spray it on your face in the shape of a 'Nike' tick. It disperses the product with most of it on the apple of your cheeks to then becoming more subtle, which creates a gradient effect. What is the benefit of a spray blush? In a nutshell, it is the perfect limbo between a powder and a cream. It adds a dewy look to the skin like a cream product does but stays put like a powder.
What I don't love is that it isn't compatible with all formulas. For example, if I powder my face after my foundation with the well-loved Rimmel 'Stay Matte' powder and then apply this on top, it will separate on my face throughout the day. The trick is to stick to using liquid/cream products with this one. It truly excels when paired with a dewy BB cream and a swipe of cream eyeshadow over the lid. Add a Revlon Lip Butter and you are good to go. Glowing skin ready for spring.
What beauty gimmicks are you a fan of?