Today I’m reviewing one of the favorite blushes – LAKME Pure rouge blusher in the shade ‘Rose Crush‘ . It is a matte earthy pink powder blush which gives an earthy rosy glow and looks very flattering for Indian skin tones.
Price : Rs 395
Quantity : 6 g
Packaging : It has a rectangular maroon(signature Lakme!) sleek casing with a transparent cover and brush provided inside. This casing comes housed in a maroon cardboard casing open at two opposite ends so the inside casing can be slid out easily. The packaging is quite sturdy and the transparent cover snaps shut snugly. The brush provided is of good quality, the bristles are quite soft and does the job of application quite well. I don’t require another blush brush when using this blush. The only con of the packaging is the absence of a mirror for touch ups.
Texture and Pigmentation : The texture is quite silky and soft. The finish is exactly as described -‘silky matte’ finish. The blush applies easily and blending is not a problem. The pigmentation of this blush is amazing- I just need to lightly touch the tip of the brush on the surface and that quantity is sufficient for one cheek. It is definitely going to last me a long time!
Lasting Power: I have worn this blush for 5-6 hours and the color intensity faded very slightly post the 3 hour period. I haven’t worn it for longer than 6 hours but I find the lasting powder and finish much better than Colorbar blushes.
It sits very well on my normal/oily skin, did not break me out and does not change appearance/shade as time passes (Some blushes tend to get darker due to body/heat or oil secretion from skin as time passes)
Shade: This particular shade ‘Rose crush’ is a matte brownish shade with a rosy pink undertone. It looks very flattering on medium-dusky skin tones and might look a little dark on light skin tones. It is the kind of shade that goes with any outfit and any eye/ lip makeup. Whenever I’m in doubt as to which blush to pick, I reach out for this one. It is neither too cool-toned not too warm-toned.
This is how it looks on me. I’ve used the blush with a heavy hand so that it shows up well is pictures.
The GOOD about Lakme Pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush’ –
1. Sturdy packaging with transparent casing- easy to locate the blush.
2. Excellent quality brush provided.
3. Highly pigmented and silky soft texture, glides easily on skin and blends easily.
4. Stays for 5-6 hours with slight fading.
5. Did not break me out or darken on the face with time.
6. Good quantity and quality for the price.
7. Very flattering shade that goes with any eye/lip makeup and any outfit.
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Lakme Pure rouge blusher ‘Rose Crush’ –
1. No mirror provided with the blush for touch-ups.
2. Packaging not-so-attractive.
Final Verdict : It is a highly pigmented powder blush with a silky matte finish and 5-6 hours lasting power. The packaging is sturdy with an excellent brush but no mirror for touch ups. The shade ‘Rose crush’ is an earthy rosy pink shade which looks very flattering on medium/dusky skin tones and goes easily with any eye/lip makeup and outfit. One of my favorite blushes as far as shade and quality goes. The packaging could have been more attractive.
Will I repurchase ? I won’t need to. I’d pick up more shades from this range but only the matte finish ones.
Rating : 4.5 /5 (-0.5 for no mirror in packaging)
Breakdown of look :
1. MAC Smolder
2. Bourjois ombre stretch eye shadow in navy blue shade
3. Maybelline colossal volume mascara
4. Random stiff brush
1. MAC Studio fix fluid foundation NC 40
2. Chambor Silver Shadow compact
3. MAC Select moisture cover concealer NC 45.5
4. Lakme pure rouge blusher ‘Rose crush’
Colobar lip liner ‘Nude Pink’ topped with NYX sheer gloss ‘HOT’.
Have you tried Lakme pure rouge blusher? Which is your favorite blush? Let me know your comments by replying below.