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Mineral Fusion Blush - A fusion of flattering color and antioxidants make it a winner.
Written: May 6, 2012
a Very Helpful Review
by the Epinions community
Pros:Free of many chemicals, long wearing, six shades, buildable, no animal testing
Cons:Not all natural, small amount in compact for price
The Bottom Line: Mineral Fusion Blush is a fusion of sheer buildable color and antioxidants that protects and flatters skin. Small amount but concentrated and long wearing.
Note: The actual name of the blush is Mineral Fusion Blush not Fusion Mineral Fusion Blush as listed above.
I recently purchased Mineral Fusion Blush in the shade Flashy which is a shimmer free apricot-pink shade. There are six different shades of this blush. Some have shimmer and some don't and they range from nearly nude to deep tan and deep pink.
I like this blush although there is only a small amount in the compact. The color I chose is pretty but is very similar to Benefit's CORALista boxed blush which has tons more blush for the money. However, that one has a bit of shimmer while this one doesn't have any and this blush is free of many chemicals and unnecessary ingredients which is a plus.
About the Product
This silky blush is designed to contour, brighten and highlight your cheekbones while nourishing and protecting the skin with an incredible blend of minerals, botanicals and antioxidants. The rich yet sheer pigments are perfect for achieving a fresh, just-blushed look, resulting in enhanced beauty and radiance.
This blush comes boxed. The compact is palm sized but very shallow. It is a simple plastic one with a clear flip open top. There is no mirror or applicator with these blushes. The box states the blush is free of gluten, parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, and talc. It does not state that this is a natural mineral blush because it isn't although it has far less chemicals in it than run of the mill cosmetics.
I have been leaning toward peachy shades as of late. They seem to work well with my skin tone and I am getting sick of all the pink and red shades I own. Flashy is perfect for my skin coloring.
This blush looks to be fairly substantial in size but it is really only .1 ounce. Still, it is nicely pigmented and I don't need much so it will last quite a while.
The blush is a hard pressed powder one. This one has no visible shimmer but I believe some of the other shades do. The color is rich but not heavy or flashy and goes on silky and soft. All I need is one swipe across my cheekbones to get a pretty, natural looking flush. If I want to build the color a bit, a second light application will give me more of a glow.
I like that there isn't any shimmer although I admit that I have gotten used to just a touch of it in my blushes and don't mind it as I once did. Still Mineral Fusion Blush offers me a very natural appearance that isn't too bright or flashy. It's not too orange either which is always a worry for me with peach shades.
I use my own fluffy blush brush and swirl it into the compact, tap it, and apply. The blush lasts for hours without fading. I do use a good makeup primer which helps with longevity and I suggest you do the same. Even so, this blush does have staying power because I applied on my bare skin (without primer or foundation) for a quick flush and it didn't fade much at all.
This blush isn't too powdery in that it makes a dust cloud when I swirl my brush in it and it is portable enough to carry in my small bags. Of course, I then have to bring a brush with me for any touch ups but I have a tiny kabuki that I carry around for that purpose. I rarely have to touch up but, now and then, I will add a bit more blush after several hours and it sticks around until I wash it off.
Mineral Fusion Blush washes off just fine with my usual facial cleanser and has not caused any irritation of breakouts. I do like that it has a lot less junk in it than most other blushes yet still performs well. I also like that the company never tests on animals and that there are antioxidants in the product to help fight free radicals and protect the skin.
These are the current ingredients in this blush. they are always subject to change so please consult the packaging before purchasing if you have allergies or sensitivities.
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Aspalathus Linearis (Rooibos Red Tea) Leaf Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Laminaria Ochroleuca (Sea Kelp) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Lauroyl Lysine, Sambucus Nigra Fruit (Elderberry), Phenoxyethanol. MAY CONTAIN (+/-): Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Ultramarine (CI 77007), Manganese Violet (CI 77742).
From the Mineral Fusion Website
You can purchase Mineral Fusion Blush on several websites that sell cosmetics and some sites that sell natural (or almost natural) products. I don't know where it is sold offline. The price is $18.00 to $22.00 so do compare before purchasing for the best price.
While this blush isn't truly a mineral one - as in all natural - it is free of a lot of the junk that typical blushes contain. It's a tad pricey for a small amount but it's concentrated and long wearing. I like the shade I chose quite a bit and am wearing it almost exclusively for now. I am going with 4 stars.
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