14/07/2012

Exploring Greek brands: Radiant Blush Color


Here is part 4 from my dive into greek makeup products ;)
it's gonna be a rave review- boy, am I excited!

This is the second product I've tried from Radiant, as I was in need of another blush. The sales assistant showed me the brand's best-selling shades; this was one of them. Suffice to say, I love it- all the more so because it belongs within the colour family of Nars Douceur, and it's made in Greece!

Let's get on with the review:


If I'm correct, Radiant carries only one blush format. The one I picked out from their range is the No102-Apple Brown, a matte shade which I have serious trouble describing it properly! Let's call it a rosey tan shade that has ash-brown undertones: hopefully, you'll get a better idea of what it looks like from the photos below.

Admittedly, it looks pretty boring in the pan; however, when worn on the cheeks it translates into a natural shading effect that matches any eye/lip makeup, while it looks phenomenal for a warmer version of the "no makeup" look we're all after. I always blend it a little lower on my cheekbones, as it can also double up as a natural contour powder. Pigmentation is well above average, it definitely needs tapping off the brush before you apply it!


I was also fearing that since it's matte, it would feel powdery on the skin. I'm glad it's not the case: this blush falls under the "smooth and silky" category!

All in all, given that the second purchase from Radiant was a hit like the first one, it's a promising indicator that the brand has a consistent quality running through their products. Kudos to Radiant for their high standards!

If you enjoyed this post, you can also have a look at the previous articles I've wrote on greek makeup products:
The lip liners. Which one is the best?
Seventeen Silky Blusher
Erre Due Wet&Dry Sparkler for cheeks

Now, share your experience: have you tried any products from Radiant?
Which ones are your all-time favourites makeup products from greek brands?

Evi   xx

19 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I've never used any Greek brands before. Do you know if they are available overseas?

    Mimika's Little Wonderland

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    1. Only the Korres makeup range is available overseas! Though technically, the Korres makeup products are not quintessentially "greek", they're all made in Italy :(
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  2. Kαλα τωρα εμαθα πως ειναι Ελληνικα.
    Λοιπον ειμαι πολυ ευχαριστημενη με τα matte make up της!!!Δε θυμαμαι ονομα και τωρα ειμαι μακρια,αλλα ειναι 40 ml-τα περισσοτερα στην αγορα ειναι 30ml-και σουπερ καλυπτικα και τολμω να τα προτεινω σε κοριτσια με λιπαρη επιδερμιδα η` για οσες χρειαζονται εξτρα καλυψη για κατι σπεσιαλ-οπως η αναβαση στο Εβερεστ η` πολυωρο γυρισμα-γιατι τωρα με τη κριση το σκεφτομαι για porn industry.
    Φιλια!!!

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    1. Α νομίζω ότι κατάλαβα ποιο makeup εννοείς! Αν θυμάμαι καλά, πρέπει η Anna La να το είχε εκθειάσει στο κανάλι της, αλλά τώρα ψάχνω το βίντεο και δεν το βρίσκω... LOOOL μας βλέπω έτσι όπως πάμε να ξεπατικώνουμε porn makeup από το Youtube και να πάμε
      για δουλειά!!!
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  3. Hey Evi!
    I have a duo eyeshadow from Radiant and I have to admit that I'm quite impressed by its high pigmentation and smoothness. You do need to tap it off before the application but that's perfectly fine by me. On the other hand the lip-gloss that I own is a big no no. It may be the stickiest lip-gloss in my collection.That's all my experience with Radiant!
    Keep blogging girl!
    xxx
    Eleonor


    http://eleonority.blogspot.gr/

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    1. Aha! I'm glad to hear their eyeshadows are nicely pigmented! About your comment on the lip gloss, I wouldn't necessarily count its stickiness as a con- lots of makeup artists argue that the stickier the gloss, the more it stays on the lips. Other than that, I loathe sticky lipglosses like you, girl!

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  4. All it took was the color description, I'm sold! Bonus that it's Greek and matte.

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    1. Hehe, ain't it funny that such blush shades really test our skills in english? lol
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  5. δεν τα ειχα κ πολυ σε εκτιμηση(οπως κ με την seventeen, αδελφες εταιριες) κ αλλαξα εντελως γνωμη μετα το γαμο φιλης οπου της εβαψε η αισθητικος της radiant με προιοντα της εταιριας.
    all time favourite η eyeshadow base, απορω πως βαφομουν χωρις αυτη...απο blushes ειμαι παρα πολυ ευχαριστημενη κ απο του Korre, ενω νομιζω οτι ειναι ο τομεας που υστερει η mac.

    ποσα γραμμαρια περιεχει κ τι τιμη?

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    1. Εγώ να δεις σε πόση εκτίμηση είχα αρχικά τη Radiant! Τη θεωρούσα πολύ πασέ, αλλά μετά από αυτές τις δυο επιτυχημένες αγορές θέλω να δοκιμάσω κι άλλα!

      Πωωω, πάνω στη βιασύνη μου δεν έγραψα για γραμμάρια-τιμή! Κι εδώ είναι ένα σημείο που μας τα χαλάει η Radiant: 4 gr για περίπου €13-14, δε θυμάμαι ακριβώς! Και σίγουρα υπάρχουν πολλά αξιόλογα ρουζ σε φθηνότερη τιμή... Είναι μια ακόμα από τις περιπτώσεις που σκέφτεσαι "ξέρω ότι μπορώ να βρω αλλού καλύτερα, αλλά θα διαλέξω αυτό για να στηρίξω έστω και τόσο λίγο την ελ. οικονομία"...

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    2. χμμμ ναι, τσιμπημενο...!

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  6. I love this post about greek brands!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed it, hun!
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  7. ti fantastiko xrwma gia contouring! <3

    xx

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    1. Δεν είναι τέλειο; Μου έχει λύσει τα χέρια!
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  8. The blush looks like a dupe for mac's blush baby, my favourite blush.Radiant has the best concealer I've ever tried, they call it illuminator.Great coverage and it's not settling in the lines.
    I was looking for a dupe for chanel's eyeliner clair and I found 2 by radiant.It's a noble thing to support greek brands, but radiant is a bit pricey.
    Seventeen has a great colour range for lipliners and is affordable.
    Again, your description leaves no question unanswered, thanks.

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    1. I find Radiant pricey too, for ex. wouldn't it be awesome if you could find a Radiant lipstick for €8-9? I'd be all over them and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one!

      As for Seventeen, I'm glad they keep bringing out new products with better packaging; I mean, since you pay more than €10 for an eyeshadow, it might as well be packaged in a less cheap-o pan...
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  9. Είναι τσιμπημένα για ελληνικά αλλά κάποια προϊόντα της είναι πολύ καλά!!!
    Αγοράζω χρόνια 2 κραγιόν της ένα χειμωνιάτικο και ένα καλοκαιρινό και δεν τα αλλάζω... Πολύ ενδιαφέρον και αυτό το blush!!! ;o))XXX

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    1. Έλα! Ποια; Δεν έχω δοκιμάσει ακόμα κραγιόν από Radiant αλλά θέλω! Μου έχουν γυαλίσει εκείνα που η συσκευασία τους θυμίζει τα Signature της Estee Lauder ;)
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