Spoiler alert: I very much nearly hate this product. I say nearly, because it's actually a nice quality item but I highly dislike how it looks on. I'm talking about the MAC Mineralize Blush in Petal Power ($25). This product is Limited Edition and part of MAC's recent Fantasy of Flowers collection. I had my heart set on loving this blush but I guess it was not meant to be (so dramatic).
I always review products objectively, based on quality. If I don't like a color or how it looks in person, I'll mention it but I'll never say "this sucks" unless the quality is poor. That's exactly the case for Petal Pusher. The pigmentation is good and so is the wear time. It's fairly soft in texture, but not as soft as permanent shades from the Mineralize Blush range.
So why do I hate this? Well... just look at it. It's a frost-fest. Disco-ball-outdated-pore-enlarging frosty. I had a close-up picture of my cheeks, but decided against posting it because my pores looked horrendous thanks to this. So, why in the world would I buy a frosty blush if I don't like these types of finishes? Here's what happened: a) I knew it had shimmer but I thought it would be subtle shimmer like in my beloved Warm Soul Mineralize Blush b) I bought this online and never saw it in person c) I usually have great experiences whenever I purchase products without seeing them in person first (which is often) because I research them thoroughly before hand. However, every review I read failed to mention how frosty this is. In my opinion, it's something that deserves a mention because it's not shimmery or glittery--it's frosty. And when it comes to lipsticks and blushes, a majority of consumers don't like these finishes. d) I only saw arm swatches because most blogs don't post face swatches. In these swatches, the shimmer did not look as intense (understandably so, because the skin in your arm and face is very different).
Just look at how frosty it is compared to NARS Orgasm which is one of the most notoriously frosty blushes in the market. Bottom line, it's not my style and I'll be returning this in the next couple of days. :(
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