I was so excited to get the Blush Me! Blush in Pink from MeMeMe in a very generous goody bag at last weekend's Sydney Beauty Blogger meet-up. I've flicked through the MeMeMe website a few times and had been putting off a purchase until I at least made a dent in my current rotation of product. I'm also sometimes a bit leery of brands I haven't seen in person, which is silly considering my Buy ALL The Online Things mantra.
First things first, this box looks super similar to the Benefit line of boxed blushes. It's a wee bit chunkier, but has the same basic idea of a cardboard box fitted out with a blush pan and squat little blush, plus a mirror in the lid. No issues with that, it's a great package that stacks well on my vanity while keeping contents safe. However I know some Benebabes take it a little too personal when their beloved brand is emulated. Calm down, you guys, cardboard boxes are a pretty common kind of packaging. Also I just wrote 'carbboard' there. Could someone bring me a toasted panini please?
After swiping the brush through the blush, I can already tell that this is a true cotton-candy pink. No coral or peach tones intruding here, it's a deliciously girly cool-toned pink.
I love how pigmented this is, and that you only need a few swipes to build up to a decent amount of colour. Although the camera doesn't capture it, there's a slight silver shimmer to it that adds illumination rather than full on disco ball face.
The brush is pretty good, and unlike the scratchy Benefit ones, I'll actually use it to apply the product, rather than revert to my regular MO of switching it out for a decent Ecotools or similar brush.
|A lazy face swatch. No foundation or primer so would normally be blended better. And my nose is pink from wearing glasses!|
MeMeMe Blush Me! retails for A$23.95 from mememecosmetics.com.au. I've been eying up their Bobbi Brown-esque Shimmer Stacks and Seventh Heaven Face Base