It took me years to get to this conclusion, but you know what, I don't like matte blushes. I'm not talking about matte-yet-satin-in-reality blushes, I'm talking about zero shimmer ones that sit on your face looking like makeup. Yes they eventually melt on your skin and look loads better as you oil up. I just really don't like how they look when freshly applied!
Matte blushes are indispensable if you're particularly oily, of course. If your cheeks get greasy during the day then they would just amplify the shine of shimmery blushes. I can get away with dewy/satin/shimmer products though because I have combination skin, meaning I have an oily t-zone but fairly normal to dry cheeks and sides of the face. If you have the same or drier skin type then I would definitely recommend you choose a blush with some fine shimmer in it. It'll make your skin glow like you wouldn't believe.
Anyway. Today I want to quickly talk about the Tony Moly Crystal Blush (P328) in 07 Bronze Brown, a matte nutty brown contour shade, and 13 Something Coral, a matte peachy pink. I've been testing them out these past couple of weeks and I quite like them.
These Tony Moly face colors have a light to medium coverage but can certainly be buildable if you want photoshoot-level contour. They stay on for about 4-5 hours on a hot day, which isn't too bad. That's the average staying power for most blushes anyway.
I did notice that they are a bit chalky and the texture can be silkier; the packaging also feels flimsy. Not too shabby for P328 though! Both the colors I have perform well and look great - that's all I ask for.
07 Bronze Brown really surprised me. It's a gorgeous contour shade, not too dark or orange or too light to show up. It contours quite naturally, even on the jawline and nose. The 13 Something Coral is just okay. It's a pretty coral pink but it's matte which, as I explained earlier, is tricky for me. If you prefer matte blushes though then this should be perfect!
Aaaand that's me wearing the Bronze Brown as cheek + jawline contour and the Something Coral as blush. Nice no? Remind me never to turn up my nose on 300-peso range blushes, haha! Try out the Bronze Brown if you haven't found a good affordable contour powder yet!
Thoughts? Have you tried the Tony Moly Crystal Blush already?