Monday, March 28, 2011

Review and Brush of the Month: Muji Blush, Sonia Kashuk LE Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush

Today I wanted to do a review on the Muji blush that I received from Nic Nic when I met up with her in Hawaii. I decided to do my Brush of the Month post at the same time.

The Muji blush is a gradient type of blush in pink. I believe that it is a drugstore brand but not too sure--Nic?


I must say that I am really impressed by this blush! I don't feel that it is chalky at all and the pigmentation on this is just right. There are a lot of blushes out there that will apply too lightly and you have to really layer it on to get color. There are also a lot of blushes out there that are too pigmented and you really have to watch how you apply it so that you don't get clown cheeks. Admittedly, I have a heavy hand so it is really difficult for me to work with the highly pigmented blushes. The Muji blush applies very easily and gives your complexion a nice glow. I think that because of the different gradient colors, it does help to give your cheeks a 3-D effect.


I can get decent coverage with one application but I usually layer it on a couple of times.

To apply this blush, I used my new Sonia Kashuk LE Multipurpose Blush/Powder Brush. I had seen this from a posting that K of cosmeddicted had written in her recent Weekly Reads #7.


As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted it and rushed out to Target to get it. Of course my major concern was that it wasn't going to be in stock because I had either already missed out on it, it didn't arrive in Hawaii yet or that Hawaii wasn't going to get it at all.  I was so happy that I was able to get it! (I actually got more than 1.)

I have to admit that I was a little bit apprehensive because this LE brush handle is shorter than their regular line brushes. As I have had so many problems with travel-size brushes, it was a bit of a concern. Since I've gotten the brush, I haven't had any experience with any of the bristles falling out. I really love this brush! It applies my blush very nicely. Since it's a flat-top brush, it's not soft, it's actually a firm brush but it works out well for me. I swirl it into my blush and I can tap it onto the apples of my cheek and brush it along my cheekbone. It is a wonderful brush to add into my collection of brushes. I'm so glad that I saw K's post as it was coming up towards the end of the month and I still hadn't decided what brush I was going to buy.

*Kat*

17 comments:

Steph said...

the blush is so pretty~~~~~~
&& i love the 3d effect it gives =D

coffretgorge said...

yay to blogger love! nicnic is super sweet! :) im glad u enjoy using your Muji blush, it does make your cheek look glowy and pretty! :)

the brush handle reminds me of chinese porcelain! nice look! is it plastic? i wish we had target here, i love target! hahaha :P

galpal.hi said...

@Steph--Thank you!

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--Thank you! Yes, the handle is very much like chinese porcelain! Uuhhhh, I had to go and play around with the brush after you asked and I'm not really sure but it's got to be plastic. It's really hard plastic though. I doubt that it's porcelain...

*Kat*

heartbreaker said...

very pretty blush! :D I've heard so much bout Muji but haven't really come about it yet. and glad you found a nice brush to use! I haven't found any good ones yet .__. been procrastinating in getting one,but will soon! wanna try the blush you sent me ^^ thanks again :D

Julia said...

Muji is not a drugstore brand, but its own store. They sell of kinds of stuff (kinda lika IKEA haha) and are slowly spreading out to take over the world (seriously, we have a store in Berlin O.O)

galpal.hi said...

@heartbreaker--It's my first Muji item ever and I'm really happy with it. Via Twitter, I got a mixed review on it with them saying that they didn't care much for the makeup but liked their skincare and just about all other items from their line. I should take a look and see what they have.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Julia--Thank you for the info. I found out from a Twitter pal that they are their own brand. It was then that it hit me that I've heard people talking about Muji containers!

Wow, you have a store in Berlin! So lucky. Here in Hawaii, we don't get a whole lot of shops. I've never been to an IKEA before either.

*Kat*

tiffyama said...

Ooh, that blush is pretty! :D The mix of colors gives a really nice glow to your cheeks. MUJI...I visited their store in New York but...I didn't know they sold make-up~ interesting.

Ah, and this brush~ I kind of want it too. heh

galpal.hi said...

@Tiffyama--Thank you for commenting and for following! Thank you, I really do like this blush! I wish that they'd open up a store here.

The brush is really nice. I like it a lot. Actually, I'm really liking Sonia Kashuk brushes a lot. It seems to be of good quality and inexpensive as far as brushes go.

*Kat*

evie said...

the blush is soo cute!..usually i visit muji for their snacks and stationeries but the next time i visit shall have a look at their makeup collections! XD haha the first thing the brush attracted me is the intricate design of the handle!..sometimes i prefer short handles brushes as they would not hit the mirror surface and make me lose my hold on it when i lean closer to look and apply makeup on my face haha..

Jennifer said...

the mosaic blush looks pretty on your cheeks!!! I doubt if I have seen this in my local muji <3 i picked up a non-mosaic one before and it was OK.

coffretgorge said...

hiiii! *waves* :)

thank you so much for your suggestion! i'll try it tomorrow and if my application is good enough, i'll take a photo and post it on my blog! ;)

galpal.hi said...

@evie--Aaahhh, you're so lucky to have a MUJI in your area. I would love to go to one just to see their vast selection of items. The handle of the brush is really attractive! It's not super short like the typical travel brushes so it's good.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@Jennifer--For the price of this blush, I'm quite impressed by it. I've actually been using it almost everyday for the last couple of weeks.

*Kat*

galpal.hi said...

@coffretgorge--*waves back* I hope that it works out. What I suggested is actually pretty much my standard way of doing eye makeup.

*Kat*

Nic Nic said...

I LOVE the blush on you!!! The glow is so pretty :D I will have to definitely get one for myself hehe.... Muji isn't really a drugstore because it sells everything from furniture to food .. dont know what you call those kinda stores but all the makeup - i think are made from japan :D

I haven't had the chance to use the brush you got me yet since i left it in japan. cant wait to post about our meet up!