September 9, 2011

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek Review, Swatches, Photos

You MIGHT wanna nom the Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek but please don’t, it’s a blush not a French pastry!

Puff de Cheek was released for Spring 2011 so this review is an ickle over do but better later than never particularly when it comes to cute beauty as you can never have enough of that.


A cute powder blush shaped like a macaron!

Of course, of course, it’s the packaging here. I’ve become an ickle immune to sweet packaging but I can be tempted by the devil sometimes.

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek comes in a cute little tin shaped like a French macaron. Inside you’ll find a sweet little ribboned cotton puff for application. Packaging is girlishly sweet and will get plenty of “awwww”s from kawaii makeup fans. Majolica Majorca is actually a Japanese brand created by Shiseido for younger girls but I’ve always had a soft place in my heart for their releases which is one reason I hauled this little guy.

The shade I picked up was PK301 which is a pinky, peach. The formula is much like MJ’s standard blushes so there isn’t anything super unique or special about the blush and if you already own some of their blushes, this shade is probably spot on for one you already have in your stash. The formula is a chalky, matte finish. The chalkiness isn’t a major issue and the blush blends easily. Actually, the formula is purposely chalky as this is made for Asian skin which in many cases is oily thus the formula adheres well to skin and wears well. The puff is easy enough to use or you can swirl a brush in the tin if you like.

I find the color gives a flush of subtle peach on my cheeks that builds up easily. It’s not super pigmented but it has a nice, natural finish that gives just the right amount of color to cheeks.

The color will probably prove a little too subtle for tan, olive, or darker skin tones.

Majolica Majorca is sold in Japan and a few other places in Asia so online ordering, airmail, etc…is a necessary evil.

  • Anyone seeking a subtle, natural blush.
  • Those who love kawaii beauty finds.
  • Those who love Majolica Majorca and collect their releases.

  • Those who prefer more sophisticated pieces of makeup.
  • Olive, tan, or darker skin tones (the color might not show up well on these tones).

Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek is cute but is it worth the effort? After airmail probably not. It’s a very cutely packaged blush but I’m not sure it’s worth the trouble of airmail and the higher than retail cost you may run into. However, it is understandable if you end up lemming it, who doesn’t love cutely packaged beauty products?

Quite cute particularly for fairer skin ladies or oily skin types.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Tiffany

    It’s so cute! I adore Majolica Majorca’s packaging as well as their makeup

  • Summer

    I reviewed this product too! I have the colour PK303 they’re just so, so pretty! I love the packaging of Majolica Majorca make up! xx

  • HapaGirl84

    I ended up buying this at Watson’s in Malaysia and I am loving the peachy color and smooth texture! It definitely seems to work best with medium to fair complexions, since Japanese gals tend to go for the “pink circle in the middle of the cheek” blush look. However, I layered it on top of my bronzer and I still got a nice color payoff with a smooth-looking surface, even after piling it on top of primer, bb cream, bronzer, etc. Plus the packaging is SUPER kawaii!! I couldn’t resist. 🙂

  • K

    Majolica Majorca is one of my favourite brands in this whole wide world !
    their packaging is gorgeous, and works well for myoily skin 🙂

  • Lady LoLo

    Sure it is cute! I am used to airmail things anyway \o\ It is cheper than buy the same item in my country

  • Poppy

    pfft.. doesn’t show up on my skin. tried in store today, my 2 shades lighter sister watched me swatch them, and said “where? I can’t see it!” showed up on her though.

  • Mary the Muse Militant

    That is so gorgeous.
    Looks more pinky on your arm than on the puff.

  • cee

    so cute! i don’t wear a lot of make up (only the subtle shades) so I think I like this puff de cheek! the cute packaging is also a win. thanks for the review!

  • xuannie

    Hi Muse! love your blog, i’d like to see more asian reviews comin’! ;D anyway back to the topic, is this blush shimmery/glittery? i saw glitters on your swatch….

    • the Muse

      hi xuannie thanks so much so glad you enjoy musings. no glitter, plain matte blusher!

  • tracy

    Do you know where I can buy these blushes from a reliable source? I can only find these puff de cheeks on ebay. Please help!!!