When I first saw these, I was obsessed with the mosaic of colours. They’re mineral blushes, that start off as a liquid formula. It’s baked on a terracotta stone to dehydrate the oil formula.
I was actually saw these on Painted Earth’s website and was trying to find other stockists, as they are $41 US (that’s $54 AUS) and then shipping is also $60.00 US ($79.00 AUS) for two or more compacts. I ended up choosing Makeup Artist’s Choice as they often have 25% off sales and I know someone in America who could send it to me for a lot less than $79.00.
The blushes are:
Infused with active key ingredients Jojoba, Lavender, Green Tea, Rosemary and Magnolia Bark to nourish and hydrate the skin
None. They are paraben free, gluten free, vegan and synthetic fragrance free.
Mica, Sericite Mica, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) seed oil, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius) seed oil, Lavandula Angustifolia flower extract, Thyme (Thymus Vulgaris) extract, Green Tea (Camelia Sinensis) extract, Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate), Rosemary Leaf (Rosemarinus Officinalis) extract, Magnolia Bark (Magnolia Officinalis) extract. May contain: Iron Oxides.
They isn’t an expiration specified. As the product is baked, all oils and liquids are removed from the final product. This usually means the product does not require an expiration as there is no moisture for bacteria to grow.
I bought them for $29.50 US for 0.32oz or 9g.
The silver compact is a thick plastic with clasp closure. Click open the case, and you’ll find the product securely stuck to the bottom. There is a small mirror included. The ingredients and name of the product is printed on the back.
A very, very slightly sweet, herbal scent. It’s only noticeable if you put your nose close and sniff.
As there are no binders, you’ll find there’s quite a lot of product that is kicked up when you run your brush over it. The powder is fine and smooth when rubbing it between your fingers. The shimmer does not feel chunky at all.
They are designed so you swirl your brush through all the colours. As I use these colours individually, I don’t do this. I either use an eyeshadow brush, for when I want to use them on my eyes, or I squeeze the bristles of a blush brush together so that I only pick up one colour.
If you’re too heavy handed, the brush can pick up a lot of colour and you’ll need to tap off the excess. I find that it’s better to gently pat the brush into the colour and then apply in layers. It’s a lot less messy.
I found that using an eyeshadow brush didn’t give me an opaque swatch of colour. It quite sheer, and was very difficult to photograph. You’ll be able to see that in my photos.
Spicy Splash, Ginger Splash & Angelic Splash
The separate colours are gold, light purple, dark purple and brown, with a red undertone. I have never used this as blush, only because I’m not too sure how purple would work. Instead I use the light purple as an all over eyelid colour, the dark purple in my crease and the gold as an inner eye highlight. You can see the lighter colours don’t photograph that well, but they also are this light in person.
Ginger splash has gold, shimmery orange gold, mid warm pink and a more subdued orange. I’m a not a huge fan of this, only because I don’t love the orange. The mid-pink on it’s own is a beautiful colour. It’s quite warm, and has a slight orange undertone, so mixing it with more orange is too much.
Angelic Splash is probably suited to lighter complexions, as the main colour is a light frosted pink. There’s also a frosted gold, rose gold and a deeper slightly mauve pink. I actually love the rose gold shade in this. The second colour is gold, but it has a silver sheen to it.
- Baked powder so it’s not as messy as loose powder
- Compact is easy to travel with
- Mirror included
- Colours look gorgeous
- No titanium dioxide
- No strong scent
- A lot of product is kicked up when using a brush
- Expect fall out if you don’t tap off the excess
- Not as highly pigmented as some other blushes
One of the reasons I haven’t swirled all the colours together, is because they look so beautiful, I don’t want to ruin it. The other reason, is because I don’t love all the colours in the pan.
I love Spicy Splash as a subtle eye shadow. It’s the most used by far. I wish Ginger Splash wasn’t as orange. It just doesn’t suit me. Angelic Splash looks a bit frosty and cool toned for me. Doing the swatches today though, I have realised how much I love the rose gold.
I really want to use these because I bought them. It’s wasteful to not use all the colours, but they don’t all suit me. The product itself is easy to use and feel nice on the skin, so if you like the ease of using a pressed powder, and you like the colours then they are a great alternative.
Purchase them from Makeup Artist’s Choice. (I want to stress that they are not the only retailers. Search for Colour Splash Baked Mineral Blush and you’ll find a few different ones)