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Thursday, June 21, 2012


6 gms for INR 450 (maybe)
Company Says: - A pure pressed powder blusher provides sheer and light weight application. Color builds lightly layer after layer without heavy coverage. Enhances cheekbones with a luminous silky matte finish.

Ingredients: - Diisostearyl Malate, Tocopheryl Acetate and Approved Colors

Available in 4 shades: -

Honey Bunch: Brown with subtle pink/mauve undertones and bare visible shimmer, I use it as a bronzer

Ginger Surpise: Brown with pink undertones and slight shimmer

Rose Crush: Pink with Brown undertones and finely milled shimmer, not OTT

Peach Affair: A mixture of peach and bronze with red undertones, perfect to wear with Indian dresses as it is quite shimmery

My Opinion: - This blusher came out with the Bridal Sutra Collection 2009, I fell in love immediately after swatching it at a store. And today I can proudly announce that this is my first repurchase for a blusher. I use it more as a bronzer than as a blusher. I love it and can’t do without it. The blusher comes in a slide box which is maroonish/brownish color like most Lakme products. The packaging is made of sturdy plastic and the lid is transparent, which makes it easy to find the preferred shade amongst my huge stash of blushers. This blusher comes with a small brush, the bristles are soft but it is flat. Can be used in an emergency.

                               This blusher is more of a bronzer and I use it as a bronzer actually. The shade is flat brown in the pan, with finely milled shimmer but when applied it looks brownish with pink/mauve undertones and the shimmers are no more obvious. Very close observation shows up a tiny amount of shimmer. This blusher is warm toned, will look good on fair to wheatish/medium as well as dusky skin tones but might not suit very fair skin tones. I use this one on the hollows and not on the apples of my cheeks. And the best thing is that this blusher does not cakes up or oxidizes.

                                 It lasts for around 6-7 or more hours with proper base in a air conditioned environment. But out in the sun or in a normal environment, it lasts around 5 + hours anf evenly fade off but does not leave my cheeks stark naked. It actually lightens with time. This blusher is super blend-able and gives the aforesaid silky matte look to my skin. I use an angled brush for this blusher and the result is natural and lovely. One big point is that the blusher is non-scented and it hasn’t broken me out till day, I use it nearly everyday. This is one blusher that you can use with nude lips and smokey eyes. It gives sheer color when applied in less quantity and can be layered to build up the color. The pigmentation is moderate and that’s why its so easy to use, you can never go overboard with this blusher.


Pros: -

Gives silky matte finish as claimed by the company

Easy to blend

Buildable, can be layered

Decent pigmentation though not very dark

6 gms for Rs 450 is good/affordable

Never broke me out till date, doesn’t irritate my skin

Does not become cakey after few hour
Does not oxidize, the best part :D

Easy to carry around in purse

Cons: -

The packaging lacks the luxury of an in-built mirror

Only 4 shades available and that too in the same family


                 I rate this Lakme Pure Rouge Blusher in Honey Bunch 4.5 out of 5. I love it and use it on a daily basis. Sometimes I use it as eye shadow for natural look. This shade goes well with nude lips and smokey as well as natural eye makeup. So girls if you like Lakme and if you wanna a natural looking bronzer than please go ahead and check it out. This is the least purchased/famous blusher of the 4 shades available, as claimed by the Sas at the Lakme counters. And this is because it looks like a flat brown shade in the pan.










     Hope you enjoyed my review, do leave behind your precious comments and share with us experiences with blushers. Thank you and have a great day :)


Gauri said...

Too good :)

beautydiva said...

@gauri- true :D

Chic Choco said...

Seems good

following your blog.
don't forget to checkout mine too :)

beautydiva said...

Chic Choco- thank you very much :)

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