Posted by Corallista | Posted in Cheeks, Face, Lakme, Product Reviews | Posted on 18-12-2011
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Today I’m reviewing one of my absolute favorites from Lakme – Earth Rose blush trio.
Price : Rs 600
Quantity : 8 g
What Lakme says about the product :
Silky smooth, highly pigmented formula for an effortless, uniform application. Complimenting shades of endless options to define, highlight and accentuate.
My take on the product
Lakme Earth rose blush trio comes in a plain packaging with a maroon plastic base and the transparent cover but the patterning on the blush itself makes up for it! This kind of design is often seen among high end brand blushes/highlighters like Lancome, Dior and even in the latest Art of powder collection from MAC. I love the blush pattern! The blush has 3 shades incorporated in the design – a deep brown (for contouring), a peachy pink blush and a soft warm beige with slight shimmer for highlighting. While I really like the patterning, I find it a little difficult to use when I want to use each of the shades separately. The region of each is not big enough to accommodate the blush brush tip and I have to generally squeeze the brush with my fingers to make it narrow and compact to pick up product from one part of the blush.
The texture of this blush is soft and smooth. This is good for blending as it blends without getting patchy but on the downside, the shades tend to get mixed up with each other if one tries to swirl all the shades together. I have noticed that the darkest of the 3 shades- the brown region is the softest in texture and tends to ‘dirty’ the soft beige region if one tries to swirl the shades together.
It is quite pigmented but not so much that one would end up with clown cheeks in one swipe. The staying power is quite good, it stays well on my cheeks for 8+ hours easily.
The shades have been chosen beautifully for Indian skin tones. I find each of these shades flattering on my skin – the brown is excellent for contouring, the peachy pink gives a healthy flush and the beige part gives a soft sheen without much shine/shimmer. Swirled together, the shade may appear muddy on some skin tones but if just the peachy pink+ little bit of brown is picked up somewhere from the lower right region of the blush, it gives a gorgeous warm flush to the cheeks. The shade is not too warm so it works equally well with the cool lipsticks as well. Shade wise, it is one of my favorite blushes and I’ve been wearing it for days in a row now. In fact, I’m traveling right now and heading abroad for vacation soon and this is the only blush I’ll be carrying!
Now for the sad part, this blush was part of a collection launched in 2010 and has been discontinued since. I found it online at Stylecraze.com which is where I bought it from. The manufacturing date is from 2010 and I have just about a year left to wear this according to the expiry date on the packaging. I still feel this blush is worth having and would recommend it.
Swatches : on the left , the 3 shades separately, on the right, the 3 shades swirled together
The GOOD about Lakme Earth Rose blush Trio :
- Attractive patterning on blush
- 3 shades in 1 – can be used to contour/shade/highlight
- Soft texture
- Good pigmentation
- Blends well
- Good staying power (8+ hours)
- Shades give a warm flush to the skin
- Goes well with warm as well as cool toned lipsticks
- Suits all skin tones
- A lot of quantity
- Shades can get mixed up and muddy if one swirls the brush around in the entire pan
- Has been discontinued and the few pieces available today have been manufactured in 2010
FOTD : I’ve applied it with a heavy hand here which is why it shows up more strongly as a contour than as blush
Lakme Earth rose blush trio is one the best blushes around for Indian skin tones. The blush comes with a lovely patterning of 3 shades – a matte brown contour shade, a peachy pink blush and a soft beige highlighter. The texture is soft and blendable, pigmentation is excellent and the staying power is a good 8+ hours. Picking up individual shades can be a little tricky if one is using a fluffy blush brush but it can be managed. Swirling the shades too much can end up in a muddy mess so its better to pick up shades from one particular region. I would recommend this to everyone especially medium/dusky skin tones. The only downside is that the blush has now been discontinued and most packaging available is dated 2010 manufacturing date which gives only about a year more of use.
I wish Lakme would relaunch this product. The concept of 3 shades, the patterning, the shade selection, the formula – everything makes this a must-have!
Rating : 4.5/5
Have you tried the Lakme Earth rose trio blush?