Monday, 10 August 2015

Earthnicity Mineral Blusher in Blaze

A couple of weeks ago I was shooting an advertising campaign at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. During the shoot I was responsible for the hair and make-up and grooming of the two models involved and the brief was to create two looks; the first was casual and relaxed and the second, a polished professional look. 

With time very much against us thanks to the incredible length of time it took to get me and my (heavily condensed) kit through security (this is a long story), I decided to use the same blush for both looks and just build up as I needed too when we changed the looks.

Blaze is a warm, orangey, almost brick toned blush with subtle gold flecks. As you probably are aware, I have a general dislike of shimmery mineral products however this actually has a matte finish and the gold flecks are not too large or obvious. Designed for medium to tanned complexions, I was using this on our model who is fairly light skinned but with slight yellow undertones and it looked lovely.
A make-up continuity shot - hence the unflattering image
In the pot the colour looks quite strong however as with most mineral blushers it goes on fairly sheerly and can be built up as required. Applied with an LY49 Small Powder Brush*,  Blaze went on and blended easily to produce a lovely sheer wash of colour which was both flattering and understated and a perfect choice for the looks I was creating.

*The bristles of the LY49 are long and loosely packed and so mineral powder will not go on as heavily as it would if I was using a Kabuki or more densely packed brush.

Priced at £10.99 for a 10ml sifter jar (containing approximately 3.5g of product) and available from Earthnicity

Earthnicity Minerals are a South London based mineral make-up company who produce a range of products free from preservatives, Bismuth Oxychloride, talc, alcohol and synthetic dyes. With the motto Beauty for all colours of the world, Earthnicity offer a range suitable for all skin tones that is vegan friendly and cruelty free.

I have written about other Earthnicity products and these can be read here and here.

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