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Artdeco Blusher in 38 First Love

I wish brands would stop naming their products in numbers and coded letters. It's harder to remember an impersonal "PK238" compared to something like Berry Cherry Strawberry Conundrum, for instance. Or is it just me? Oh but why am I grousing! Today's featured product as part of Blush Week is the Artdeco Blusher in 38 First Love (P550).

This is a warm, peach-pink blush with fine golden shimmer, similar to the famous NARS Orgasm. The difference is that this is more pigmented and leans more towards pink - but you can still see the similarity. This is a blush that can be worn across all skintones. You just need to adjust the intensity, using a smidgen if you're fair, and more layered if you're dark.

I love that you can easily adjust the intensity of the blush without it streaking or looking patchy over the cheeks. :) There are two things you need to know, however: first, this doesn't stay on very long. Two hours tops and it starts to fade. Second, the golden shimmer may be too much if you layer more than twice. That's easily relieved though! All you need to do is dust setting powder on top and the gold will looks much less obvious.

Blush like your first love, why don't you

Lovely color and finish!

Love the color! The blush is pretty but I find that it's choosy with lipsticks. It only looks good with peach pinks like the NARS Satin Lip Pencil in Lodhi (also worn here). Anything that's mauve-ish, purply, or bright red/pink on your lips and the blush doesn't flatter.

All Artdeco Blushers have no case, hence the P550 tag. The plain black case can be purchased for roughly P350 if I remember correctly, although the limited edition one below is P425. Personally I don't mind using the blush as is, without a case, since it's easy to store and the cap is sturdy anyway. If you want a mirror and some bulk though then get a case. You can also stuff in concealer and eyeshadows there if you want to bring them out with you.

Magnetic cases are awesome

So there you go. :) If you like beautiful peach-pink blushes with a healthy dose of golden shimmer (glow addicts, raise your paws!), then you'll love the Artdeco Blusher in 38 First Love. I know that the unimpressive lasting power could be a deal-breaker, but the color is definitely something to consider. This would stay longer on dry to normal skin!

Still, I'd use this for days when I'm just stepping out. How about you, does this look like a blush you'd try?

Artdeco can be found in all Beauty Bar branches. 

Reader Comments (17)

oh my you look so fresh and dainty on your picture above. i am not using any blush at the moment though because of my pesky pimples the blush just emphasizes those zits :( but the color is so pretty. i hope my pimples will go away na

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjenisse

I absolutely love everything you used here. Not only the blush itself but your lipstick, eyes, foundation. You look amazing!

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRuth

I love Art Deco's super compact containers but never seem to find anything worth trying out.. This blush would've been great but I just can't with the two hour staying time.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBeauty by Tellie

I was distracted by your eyes! Such glow and sparkle in it. What eye liner did you use?

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPat

I love your lips here! Screams summer! More Nars lip pencil please?!? Im partial to shimmery blushes but I do love the magnetic case. I've been eye-ing this out for quite sometime.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManilaJen

I've been meaning to buy this. Thanks for the reminder! Haha. Love your makeup here! So flawless and fresh!

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKhristine

yo're so pretty here Liz, I love all you used here. its so refreshing, sana may ootd ka rin with fotd.:)

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterOhms

I love how the blush makes you look glowing! The Art Deco magnetic case is a pretty way declutter my kikay kit.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Joyce Arbis

I like the blush on you. You look stunning in both photos here.

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAubrey

I go mostly for matte blushes but the color for this one is gorgeous! And I like how the shimmers are very fine so you don't end up looking like a disco ball :))

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterYsabelle

This is very beautiful!

April 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAviva

the blush has a glowing effect on you, the shimmer is just right

May 2, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercouchpotato_md

I don't know but I'm really partial to blushes. They are my bias. haha. I think this one is closely similar to Sleek's Rose Gold which they say is one of the closest Orgasm dupes. Initially, I didn't get the hype on the Orgasm's shade. Well, I do not own one but I do have the Rose Gold. At first, the color won't show on me but after a few swipes pa, it really is flattering. Natural talaga!

And I love this shade on you Liz! You look extra pretty in this photo set!

May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKate P.

It looks really nice liz. Shame that it only lasts for 2 hours.
Do you know of a blush that lasts long on oily cheeks, with less shimmer?

May 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterPong

I love the creative names cosmetic companies give their makeup shades, like how Maybelline names their lipsticks. The sassier the better. :)

Just looking at the color of the Artdeco blush makes me think that it's quite versatile. I lean towards warmer-colored blush for that same reason. Peaches and corals seem to have the best fit for me.

May 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatromao

can this possiy be a dupe of Nars Orgasm? It seems to be the same peachy pink color with golden shimmers but at a more affordable price. anyway thanks for the review, Ms. Liz!

May 8, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterkimik

The blush looks nice! And your whole makeup too! You really look stunning! May I know what product you used on your lower line?

May 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJanelle

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