October 1, 2014

It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher Review & Swatches

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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!

It's Skin Babyface Petit Blush

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!

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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

It’s Skin Babyface Petit Blusher (Shade: Pure Lavender)

It's Skin Babyface Petit Blusher swatches

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!

I purchased this item.

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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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  • Jessica

    Its always disappointing to me when cosmetics with “cute” packaging fail. I’ve been looking at this Its Skin blush on eBay for awhile, but I always thought that the colors looked strange even without seeing a swatch. I have a terrible addiction to adorable things! It’s like a magnet pulling me in to buy them LOL! Glad that this is one I can now pass up. What’s a cute Korean blush that you would recommend?

    • Isabella Muse

      yeah too true Jessica 🙁 Have a look through the korean beauty archives I have A LOT of different recs 🙂 and reviews!

  • Monica

    You posted a pic of you wearing a lavender blush (I don’t remember when, maybe it was the Maybelline Dream bouncy or Etude House in the tin) and I think it looks great on you! I’m dying to try a lavender blush but I doubt it will be this.

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks monica 🙂 this one didn’t work out so well I fear :-/ very pasty!

  • makeupwithaheart

    Most of the compact space is for the puff! O.o I thought the wings would be on the compact as well but that’s a minor issue. I have their cleansing oil and it works quite well at removing all the foundations I tend to use :)waterproof makeup, not so much.

    • Isabella Muse

      i have the cleansing oil too, I like it 😀 I always find their products are hit and miss at times!

      • makeupwithaheart

        Yes, that’s definitely true! I think some brands should focus on just makeup or just skincare to perfect what they’re selling…does that make sense? O_o

  • Jenny

    Oh Muse my love, no worries, just send all your lavender blushes to me 😉

  • Mairi

    I got the peach shade of this in a recent Memebox! You’re right, the formulation is much more oily-skin friendly (thus it works well for me), and the peach shade is far more natural for my skin tone than this color would be. I expect that you’d like it better as well! I’ll get around to doing swatches/a review soon now that I’ve entered this century with a more tolerable digital camera…

    Pale lilac/lavender blushes can be challenging, I feel like they only work for the extremely pale or as a light touch highlighter/shimmer for people with very dark skin. In between, it tends to just look a bit strange. For the people who can pull it off, though, it tends to look fab. I remember a photo of Azealia Banks wearing lighter purple blush and dark purple, super pigmented/dramatic lip and she looked F L A W L E S S.

    I’ve heard good things about the primer and BB from this line. Have you been able to try anything else from the Babyface series?

    • Isabella Muse

      I have the pink one but didn’t work for me but now I’m tempted by the peach! maybe that would be better! I agree. Def a challenging shade for many skin types. again, concur, some people look amazing in it 😀 I have but haven’t reviewed any of it to be honest…! I have to do so soon 😀 since you’re interested in more. I actually have the primer so that’s upcoming 😀

  • vn

    the lavender colour is meant to show up as light and refreshing on pale, warm asian skin (: