This is part 2 of my series on Greek high-street make-up products-
to see my first post, click here
So I've had this blush by Seventeen for quite some time now;
and I've been meaning to write a proper and honest review the past
couple of months, but somehow I kept procrastinating...
The reason for this slackness?
There was something about this blush that baffled me and thus couldn't make up my mind if I really liked it or not.
Well, I've finally come across what was keeping me wondering all this time, so now I can speak my mind.
I'll go straight to the point of this review:
I don't like this blush.
It's just plain average and for the price (around 12E),
I should and would expect more from it.
So what's all the fuss about this product?
The shade I got is #57-warm brick.
It's an interesting shade of a dirty peach with golden sheen
(which is ever-so-common in the Seventeen blushes).
Actually, I could argue that this colour is rather "démodé", but let's just pretend and count this a positive, shall we?
a heavy, heavy swatch...
Now, here's where the fun ends!
The main issue I'm experiencing with this blush is that the formula is "dated": at first, I thought it wasn't pigmented enough, then I realised it's the hard-pressed formulation that requires an old-fashioned and stiff animal hair brush to get a decent pigmentation going on. Modern technology
cruelty-free tacklon brushes won't pick up product from this compact :/
Other facts to be considered:
*the cheap packaging, which I could overlook if the product inside was worth it!
*the golden sheen overpowers the peachiness. Swatches nicely on your hands, but on the cheeks it translates more golden than peach.
*after some uses, all Seventeen blushes seem to form a hard layer on the surface that you have to scratch to be able to get some product on your brush!
*it oxidizes on me :(
*"made in EU". Umm, where exactly?
So there, my love affair with Seventeen blushes ended real soon.
Sorry Seventeen, I like you as a brand but you've failed me with this product.
Unless you come up with a new updated blush formula-
then, we can talk it over again!
What you girls think of the Seventeen blushes?
Do you have any recommendations for products from this particular brand
I should consider?