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Paul & Joe Creamy Cheek Powder in 03

I didn't like the Paul & Joe Creamy Cheek Powder in 03 (P1,000+) the first few times I used it. For starters, it's not even decently pigmented. It takes at least three layers for me to get the color I want. Also, the actual color is a whole world away from the one in the pan! I also had difficulty applying it as no brush will pick it up properly and apply it evenly; I have to use my fingers.

I eventually grew to like it though. After all, it gives my cheeks a gorgeous peach/coral blush that stays on for at least five hours. It's also not sticky, plus it has a really nice citrusy scent.

Of course, I can't not mention the beautiful packaging. As usual, this Paul & Joe product is housed in a cute plastic case that reflects gold shimmer and features a floral design on top. The mirror inside is also useful for retouching on the go.

I do wish P&J makeup has more product in their pans, considering the cost. This blush only has 3.2 grams of product, even less than what most lipsticks have, and considerably less than normal blushes (they're usually 5 grams and up).  

Overall though, it's a very good product. I find myself reaching out for this product regularly when I do natural looks. It's rather shimmery, something I also initially did not like, but it's very natural. I also like that it's very reliable in our hot n' humid weather, something you can't say for other cream blushes out there.

Lastly, I can't emphasize enough how pretty this is when worn. I'd post a picture, but the color is so sheer that the photo won't do it justice.

Will I buy this again? Perhaps, but I'd like to try other shades. As pretty as this color is, I don't appreciate the fact that I have to use a lot of product to make it show up.

Tried any P&J cream blushes? How did you find it? I'd like to know if the other shades are more pigmented!

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