The act of blushing is associated with the glow of
being in love and has always been considered an alluring quality. Throughout
the ages, women have applied color to their cheeks to capture the beauty of the
blushing effect. The perfect shade of blush is a prize find. The right color
for cheeks can mean the difference between a healthy, youthful glow and a sick
Finding "just the right color" can be a challenge in and of
itself, but narrowing the search to include finding the right blush in an all
natural cosmetic can be a frustrating endeavor. Most cosmetics on the market
are awash with harmful chemical additives. One could deduce that these chemical
additives play a key role in the texture and "feel" of the cosmetic.
If chemical allergies aren't a factor,
conventional blushes feel great and the color lasts for hours. With many
natural and organic cosmetics, one doesn't have to worry about absorbing
toxins, but these products usually don't look and feel as natural on the face,
and they tend to cake. Miessence is a line of organic body care and cosmetic
products that offers a pure mineral blush which gives cheeks a beautiful,
The mineral blush powders come in two types of finishes -- Satin and Silk. The
Silk colors have a matte finish and is great for daytime use. The Satin colors
have a shimmering effect and is perfect for evenings out. There are three
colors in all and each color has a Satin and Silk version available. The
difference in shades between the Satin and Silk colors are significant so in
actuality, there are 6 colors to choose from -- Ginger Blossom Satin, Ginger
Blossom Silk, Apricot Dew Satin, Apricot Dew Silk, Desert Rose Satin, and
Desert Rose Silk.
These colors offer enough of a choice for people
of different skin colors, from very fair to dark, to pick a shade that will
match their skin tone. According to the Miessence catalogue: the Silk colors
look very light in the containers but darken when applied and the Satin colors
look like how they appear in the jars.
I tried the Ginger Blossom Satin blush powder and I was surprised to find that
it went on very smoothly and naturally. It livened up my face but didn't over-power my cheeks with color. This blush was natural enough for me to use
during the day and had a lovely shimmer to it. The first time I tried it, I
applied too much but felt confident that the color would fade after a little
while like so many other blush products do.
After a few hours, I looked in the
mirror and had a double-edged surprise -- on the one hand, the color hadn't
faded so it looked over-applied but the plus side is that the color stayed put
on my cheeks really nicely. I can fairly say this is the best mineral blush
powder I've used and the shimmering color adds a vibrant glow to my face.
I've tried many natural cosmetics in the past and I've been disappointed with almost
every product. The challenge I've found with natural cosmetics is that the
texture just doesn't feel right and the color choices aren't enough to find the
right shade to match my skin tone. I imagine this is true for a lot of people.
The easy way would be to just continue using conventional make-up products,
except for one uncomfortable truth: conventional cosmetics contain dangerous
chemical ingredients that are carcinogenic and endocrine disruptive. What a lot
of people are left with is the choice to look really good by using toxic
products or sacrifice the optimum look for much healthier alternatives.
This does not hold true any more when it comes to Miessence blush powder.
ingredients of the blush powder are:
* Sericite Mica
* Organic Rose (Rosa Damascena) Essential Oil
* may contain Iron Oxides
These are very simple ingredients which makes me feel that my search for a good
blush powder is over. When shopping around for cosmetics, it's best to avoid
products that contain Coal Tar Dyes, PEG, Talc, Dimethicone, and Parabens, just
to name a few. Taking the time to switch to natural cosmetics from toxic
products is well worth the time and effort not just for your health but also
for your beauty in the long term. Many of these harmful chemicals also cause
skin irritation and free-radical damage that can lead to premature aging.
For a natural look with this blush powder, apply it with a blush brush and when
more color is desired, apply with a sponge. The only drawbacks I found was that
it comes in a loose powder and for those who are used to hard powders, this
takes a little while to get used to and is a little messy. Also, the containers
are a little small, about .21 ounces or 6 grams.
Overall, I recommend this product as it is a
wonderful blush and is softly scented with rose oil. The price of this blush is
"higher end" at $22.95 but is worth it. To order this product, go to
(Miessence Blush Powder).
Be sure to select the destination of where you want your order shipped as this
is an international company and the currency will reflect the destination
country. In upcoming articles, I will be reviewing the Miessence foundation and
Look beautiful naturally!
Update: Since I last wrote this review, I've been informed that
Miessence has reformulated their blushes and have blended both the Silk and
Satin effects in three colors -- Desert Rose, Apricot Dew, and Ginger Blossom.
I have tried the new blushes and they work even better!
These blushes have the
combined effect of shimmer and matte so it's appropriate for both day and
evening wear. When the light reflects off the cheeks, the shimmer effect is
very noticeable but during natural lighting (when the sun shines during the
day) the blush is toned down as the matte effect is more prominent.
has a warm brown/pink color to it, Ginger Blossom is a nice all-around pink
shade and Apricot Dew is a radiant pink with an uplifting apricot hue to it.
These new blushes are highly recommended and are very versatile.
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