I decided to take a week off from blogging to regroup and take time for myself during this pandemic. I am feeling so much better after making a few changes (e.g. deleting Facebook off my phone and not actively looking up news articles).
Now I am ready to start blogging again and I will be reviewing the products I got from the Sailor Moon x ColourPop Collection. I am just so excited to share my thoughts with you after trying everything in March. I will separate everything so as to not overwhelm you or write insanely long posts. But ok, let’s just get started!
Product Description from ColourPop Cosmetics:
A rich blush that glides on smoothly and leaves cheeks with a natural and healthy flush. This formula contains silky powders that adhere to the skin, providing long wear and colour that stays true all day! This soft-feeling blush blends evenly and can be layered to your desired intensity.
This item is limited edition. ©Naoko Takeuchi/PNP, Toei Animation.
Size: 6.0g / 0.21oz
Price: $12.00 USD
First of all, the packaging is AMAZING! I love that the outer packaging is a lenticular image, it is so 90’s! Honestly one of my favorite things from my childhood. I did my best to photograph the lenticular images from different angles so the camera was able to pick them up fairly well.
I like that the blush comes in cardboard packaging and it includes a mirror which is handy, however, some people have pointed out that it makes it harder to recycle with a mirror. So one thing to keep in mind if you’re trying to reduce your carbon footprint.
Formula & Application
The first time I used this blush, I wasn’t feeling it but it wasn’t until after I posted my first look that I remembered I didn’t use face primer at all that day. Therefore, the blush had nothing to stick to and it was barely visible and faint on my cheeks. Trying to build it up didn’t help much either.
The blush feels a bit on the dryer side on the pan and it was hard to swatch without dipping in the pan more than once. However, that was no representation of its actual performance. I was pleasantly pleased (and surprised) with this blush the more I used it throughout the month.
One of my favorite things about this blush is the embossing of Luna. It looks so kawaii!! I’ve dipped into the pan several times over this past month and I am still able to see the embossing clearly! It has not faded unlike other products with embossings.
The second time I used it, I wore a primer and foundation and dipped into the pan more and saw a lot more color on my cheeks than I expected. Usually I have to build up my blush a lot before seeing some results, but had no trouble with this one. It was relatively easy to blend out as well.
Swatch, Shade & Longevity
So I got the shade Cat’s Eye, and compared to From the Moon, this one is more of a watermelon / peachy-pink shade. These kinds of shades tend to be my favorite and I reach for these more than pinks because they suit my skin tone better. While pink eyeshadow suits me fine, the same cannot be said about blushes, hence why I chose Cat’s Eye.
Cat’s Eye definitely looks more natural on me which I appreciate. I can either use a light hand for a light, soft, wash of color or build it up for more dimension on my cheeks. Regardless of how much I layer it, its longevity is pretty amazing. It lasted all day on me, even when I spritzed a facial spray over my face to refresh my skin.
As I mentioned earlier, it was hard to swatch, and probably even more so considering I was using a stencil, but in spite of that, it applied easily, blended well, was buildable, and lasted all day. I wasn’t sure about the formula and its price at first, but was genuinely surprised as it’s my first time trying a CP blush!
So those are all my thoughts on this blush! I think it’s the perfect shade for spring time and it’s great that it was released just in time. If you haven’t seen my lookbook using this blush and the rest of the products, be sure to check it out before I review everything else.
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.