It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher isn’t a new product but it was recently featured in the Memebox X Beauty Splurge with Lisa M. Pullano Beauty Box so I thought I’d feature it in a review. I actually already own a shade of It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher already but never bothered reviewing it because my friend confiscated after having a mini melt down over the packaging.
Let’s take a look!
Needless to say It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher is rather darling. It’s a typical Asian blush release as it comes in a cute bubble compact with a sweet smiling face on the cover and a puff for application. I have to tell you the novelty of ribbon puff applicators from Japanese and Korean brands wears off after a while and you quickly go from thinking, “OMG SO CUTE” to “OMG how annoying”. Applying blush with this puff always proves difficult and impractical in my opinion! So in the end, the puff is just around for show!
It’s Skin is a brand I’m featured on Musings of a Muse in the past. Honestly, I find their products are either a hit or a miss and I think the It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher ends up falling into the miss category for me. The blush is available in four shades I’ve tried the Lovely Pink shade before and recently got the Pure Lavender which is what’s swatched in this post. I have to say lavender blushes have never really worked for me. I have tons of them but it’s impossible for me to wear them and this particularly formula is quite a white based lavender so it will prove difficult for a good range of skin tones to actually get it to show up as a blush.
It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher (Shade: Pure Lavender)
It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher Swatches (Shade: Pure Lavender)
The formula is quite chalky with a very soft texture that’s powdery. It blends easily but is also formulated for a more oily skin tone since it has a matte finish and tends to cling to drier areas on my face. Many Japanese and Korean formulas embrace this formula since Asian skin tends to be quite oily so I do think if you have oily skin you’ll love the powdery, matte texture. But those with drier skin might feel it blends well but it also lays on top of drier areas in an unflattering way! I’m not knocking the texture or formula at all! Although chalky it actually has a very soft cotton-y feel and isn’t stiff or dry.
As I mentioned above the color is very wrong. It’s quite pigmented but it applies pasty white on my skin tone and I think that will be the case for many skin tones. It’s just not a terribly flattering shade! With the Lovely Pink color (not swatched) I had a similar issue…not so much pastiness but the color just failed to show up on my skin!
As cute as It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher is, I sadly wouldn’t recommend it for a purchase. You can find for as little as $6.99 from E-bay sellers if the packaging intrigues you and you want a “cute” makeup piece. However, don’t expect much from the formula!
F2Plus1 on E-bay.com carries this and other It’s Skin products!