Maybelline Plum Shimmer Blush is one of three shades of limited edition shimmer blush released with the Maybelline Gilded in Gold Holiday 2013 Collection.
These are really sweet blushes that quite remind me of Chanel Les Tissages de Chanel (Tweed Effects) Blush.
Let’s take a look at Plum Shimmer!
Maybelline Plum Shimmer Blush has a tweed or houndstooth-like impression with a strong silvery shimmer on one side and gradient shading that goes from darker to light. The beautiful silver shimmer is located on the left hand side and runs straight through it with the right hand side being a lighter shade without any sparkle.
Each blush weights in at .09 oz (2.5g) in size and cost me $5.99 at Bed, Bath, and Beyond (I have not seen this collection at any other drugstores yet but I imagine it’ll be available shortly at other locations such as Walgreens, CVS, etc…).
The blush compact is quite small and I kinda wish they were as large as the L’Oreal Project Runway Blushes as at this size I find it a little hard to wriggle a larger, bushier brush into the pot.
Plum Shimmer, Bronze Tapestry, and Pink Weave
None the less, size aside, I think Plum Shimmer is quite delightful! One side is a deep dusky plum rose and the other is a lighter dusky plum. Both sides have a very soft, silky formula that blends easily and has fairly nice pigmentation. The silver sparkle is quite prominent (and is not an over spray as it runs through the blush) in the darker shade of blush and could be irritating to those who aren’t keen on chunky glitter in there face and blush products. Once applied I didn’t feel like you could see the sparkle on my face though. It’s difficult to avoid it unfortunately as even though the compact is split into two finishes and shades you’ll likely want to swirl your brush in both for the easiest application. Avoiding one to favor the other seems an impossible task due to the smaller size of the compact.
The blush applies flawlessly and I find the formula very silky. It wore quite well for me as well with a six-seven hour wear both times I used it.
Overall, I think Maybelline Plum Shimmer Blush is worth the pick up of you like sparkling shades of blush! Those who really dislike shimmer/sparkle might think this is overkill! Those who embrace it will likely love it.
I liked it a lot 🙂
Worth a pick up!