Hi folks! It's Independence Day today! I'm sure no one is throwing a party, but I hope that we can all sit down for a moment and think about what this day means to the Philippines (technicalities aside). Freedom is something we take for granted here in our country, I think.
We complain about the corruption and the poverty, but we sometimes forget that here we live in relative freedom - we're free to worship wherever, speak our mind, work the jobs we want, dress the way we want. We can choose our partners (gender notwithstanding) without much hate from society. The Philippines is far from perfect, but freedom is (for me) one of our strongest suits.
Anyway, today I'm going to quickly review the Etude House Dear My Blooming Cheek Blush in Breathless Pink (P548). It's a pretty blush-highlighter hybrid that gives a pinkish sheen on the cheeks. Don't be scared - I know how you guys are averse to shine! But if you use just a small amount of this blush, a pinkish glow is a swipe or two away.
You can use this blush both as an eyeshadow and highlighter, as I demonstrated here. If you intend to use it as a blush, one or two swipes (mostly on the pink part) is enough. The finish is sheer and it's not very buildable - unless you really want to shine. I do like the sheer effect though. No one looks good with solid stripes of color on the cheeks.
Pink, whitish pink, combined
Lasting power is just okay at 3-4 hours. Packaging is very cute, very Etude of course. Overall, the Etude House Dear My Blooming Cheek Blush in Breathless Pink is a nice blush to have if you like sheer, glowy cheeks that looks fairly natural. :) If you want more color, you should definitely try the other variants!
Tried this blush yet? How was it?