Hey gorgeous girls! Today I'm excited to bring you a new review about a super cute cheek highlight/blusher from Holika Holika. It's been kindly sent to me by W2Beauty, a new on-line seller of Korean cosmetics.
I'm really excited about them because their range of cosmetics is not only massive, but they also stock many brands I've heard about but never been able to access before. Brands like Banila Co, Amore Pacific, The Saem, and Nature Republic are just some of the hard to find brands that W2Beauty sell. And they offer free shipping too - yay! Definitely check them out - there's seriously so much pretty make-up to look at!
This is not just a blusher, but it's also a face highlighter as well - the compact has several colours and you can just mix and match to create your own colours. The pact is embossed with an arching kitty cat in coral and peachy-orange shade, which are the perfect colours for Summer. The 'background' colours range from a sheer pearlescent white, to sheer pinks, to a slightly peachy-gold. These colours are perfect as face highlights.
The arching cat has the most pigmented colour, followed by that peachy gold shade on the left of the cat. These colours are more easily picked up by a brush, and don't require much building up for great pigmentation. The compact does have shimmer in it, but I think that it's a very fine shimmer, which give the cheeks a rosy glow, and doesn't look tacky.
The rest of the colours are less pigmented, but since they are highlighters they don't need to be pigmented as they should look more subtle on the face instead.
|Notice the shimmer? I promise that it's very subtle on the cheeks! No large glitters at all!|
It looks okay under flash photography too, but I always prefer to use a matte blush for evening photos~
|Swatches - #6 got mixed up with one of the pink highlights though, it should be more pearly white|
1 and 2 can *definitely* be more pigmented, but I used a crappy brush for these swatches :(
Scent wise, this compact has a lovely floral powder scent, I think it smells pretty expensive? It's a nice scent, and I don't find it overpowering. The powder is creamy to the touch, but depending if I use a brush there will be a bit of fallout. I recommend using a tapping motion rather than a swirling motion to pick up the powder, if you don't want to have powder getting all over the compact.
|This blusher gives cheeks a natural glow - the shimmers are quite subtle|
I decided to go with a sheerer cheek since I was wearing a bolder lip~
|Here, I'm wearing all the colours swirled together, but I did concentrate mostly on the cat (#'s 1 & 2)|
Hehe, I also wore my cat ear headband since it seemed to fit the Holika theme ^_^
|Also applied the pearly highlighter on the bridge of my nose, above my cupid's bow, and on my brow bone~|
I like that this compact is a highlight and blusher in one, and I like how you can create different colours by using different parts of the compact. It is a bit impractical if you just want to use one of the colours though, because depending on the size of your make-up brush you'll probably end up mixing some of the other colours in too!
Other than that I think this blusher is so adorable! You can have really coral cheeks or you can opt for a slightly rosey cheek because the colours can be applied sheer and natural, or really vibrant~
If you like the look of this Hello Holika blush and highlighter, you can find it here, for around $22 (which is really decent! I normally see this compact selling from $25-35 on-line).
W2Beauty also has a points program where with every purchase you can collect points that can later be redeemed to use on future purchases. Plus, if you'd like to receive $5 credit to use on a purchase at W2Beauty you can use my affiliate link above to do so too (I do believe it applies to purchases above $30).
This is the end of the review - I hope you enjoyed reading it!
Lately, I think I've been more into coral, peachy, or orange toned cheeks rather than my favoured pinks. I just love how fresh and cute it can look! How about you, what type of blush colours do you like to wear?
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