Thursday, June 13, 2013

Catrice Defining Blush in Toffee Fairy: Blush or Bronzer?


Nude blushes have become a great all-in-one product in recent years as they can imitate the contouring brown tones of a bronzer and the slight flush of a blush. Tarte's Amazonian Clay Blush in Exposed has been on my wishlist for ages but I couldn't justify the price. Luckily, Catrice makes a great alternative for under €4!


For a drugstore brand, Catrice has great, high quality packaging. Each blush contains 5 grams of product which is more than a Nars blush, for comparison purposes.


Toffee Fairy is a muddy pink shade that looks more like a bronzer than a blush. The blush seems to have a sheen in the formula but once applied, the color is matte. On very light complexions, I think this could definitely work as a contour color. On myself, I prefer to use it right on the apples of the cheeks between where I would usually contour and apply blush. This shade is perfect for a "no makeup" makeup look or if the eyes and lips are the focal areas of the face. Like the other Catrice blushes, Toffee Fairy is pigmented and smooth without being chalky or powdery.

I highly recommend the Catrice defining blushes if you come across them. They are solid products and the price is great! Catrice can be found at Kruidvat stores in the Netherlands and other drugstore-like stores in parts of Europe. I would love for the brand to move stateside or at least offer international shipping so more beauty lovers have access to a great brand!

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