Today I’m reviewing a lovely new product from Oriflame ~ Studio Artist Cream blush in shades Soft Peach and Pink Glow.
Price : Rs 549 for 20 ml
My take on the Product
I’m not a big fan of cream blushes in general because I have oily/combination skin. But when I saw these, I was intrigued as cream blushes in the Indian market are quite rare! The first thing that I love about the Oriflame cream blushes is the packaging! The small tubes are so easy, hygienic and convenient to use. You can easily slip one into your hand bag as well. The second great thing about these is the texture and consistency! These aren’t as creamy or emollient as traditional cream blushes, the are like a cross between a cream blush and a watery stain. So they feel water-based and light and don’t feel greasy on the skin. But they aren’t runny like a stain – its the best of both!
The pigmentation varies across the shades but in both cases it is buildable depending on the amount of product you use. Soft Peach is a little less intense and hence easier to wear. Pink Glow is a little more intense and vibrant hence one needs to be a little careful to start with a small amount and build up if required. The staying power is average over bare skin (about 4 hours) but over foundation, these stay for 6-7 hours and then fade away to a soft hint of color. They are easy to blend, don’t get patchy over areas of imperfections/blemishes (like watery stains do) and in general I find them really easy to use. They don’t make my skin oily greasy and once blended into the skin, give more of a stained look with just hint of dewiness.
Soft Peach as the name suggests is a pretty baby peach color that adds just a hint of warmth to my skin. I think this one is best suited for fair to medium skin tones and it’ll barely show up on duskier complexions. Pink Glow on the other hand is quite a vibrant warm pink that’ll work for everyone. Because it can be worn quite sheer, it works with much bolder lip colors as well. Both shades contain some very fine shimmer but its very subtle and you can’t even detect it in the swatches. I personally love Soft Peach for everyday wear as it looks very natural. While Pink Glow goes perfectly with all pink lipsticks. There is a third shade in the range called Sheer Berry.
I wore Pink Glow on Diwali, this picture was taken 3 hours after application. Will do a better FOTD with these soon!
The GOOD about Oriflame Studio Artist Cream Blushes :
- Convenient, hygienic, easy to use packaging
- Light weight texture -cross between cream and watery stain
- Easy to blend
- Buildable pigmentation
- Don’t stain too heavily
- Don’t get patchy
- Non-greasy, works for all skin types
- Decent wear time over base
- Can be picked up at a discounted price
- Can be used as base for powder blush for long wear
The NOT-SO-GOOD about Oriflame Studio Artist Cream Blushes :
- Available through Oriflame reps
- Average wear time on bare skin/TM
The Oriflame Studio Artist Cream Blush formula was a complete winner for me! I loved the light-weight, stain-like cream texture, they were easy to blend and I liked the buildable color. The wore fairly well over a base but wore off quicker when used the over bare skin or a tinted moisturizer. Nevertheless, I like the wearable colors and easy-to-use formula. These would make a good base for layering powder blushes too. Recommended!
Rating : 4.25/5
[note color=”#FFEECA”]Do you like cream blushes? Have you tried the new Oriflame Studio Artist Cream Blushes? Share your comments below! [/note]
Disclaimer : Press sample provided by the brand for consideration. However, the opinions expressed here are my own and honest as always. Read full policy HERE.