I like a good rosy cheek. As a paler lady, the rosy cheek is my saviour as it makes me look less like Sophie Ellis Bextor in the midst of winter and more Cheryl Cole pre-exotic holiday. I do have numerous blushers in my possession, ranging from the very cheap to the very expensive (with Benefit somewhere in the middle) but always a good quality colour. I’ve been using Benefit’s Throbb for a good few years, as it seems to last practically a lifetime, but now there’s a much cheaper alternative from the people at MeMeMe.
I was sent this lovely package and instantly was struck by the similarity to Benefit’s Throbb, which was already in my make-up bag. The box is exactly the same size and shape (as well as quality) but also comes with a small mirror in the lid, as well as a cute little brush to apply it. I was really keen to try it to see if the similarity was just in appearance…
The formula is soft and silky on your skin, perfectly complemented by the ultra soft brush that’s included. I was concerned that it wouldn’t apply enough formula as it’s not very thick, but it does the job well. The shade I’ve been using is simply called ‘pink’ and it’s a lovely bright colour without being too harsh or clown-looking! When you apply it to your cheeks it doesn’t come out bright or heavy, but is able to be build up to a colour that suits you. (I really detest when blushers are so bright that you put one sweep on and you’re already looking like Krusty the Clown.) The payoff is really very similar to the result I get with Throbb, so this is a winner!
I really like this product and it’s definitely going to take me into the winter season, adding a flash of colour that can either be worn under bronzer or alone. As a cheaper alternative to Benefit it does the job and looks pretty in your make-up case. I think these will be available in September – I have asked for more details so I’ll let you know asap!