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.