Since I’ve started this blog, I’ve been so focused on trying to review things from mainly Sephora and Ulta since they are easily accessible to me that I haven’t bothered much with what exists outside of those realms. Lately I’ve been bored, though, so I wandered off the beaten path and stumbled across this little beauty at Urban Outfitters for $30.
Ugh. Do we even need to talk about why I needed this or are we all pretty clear on the definition of ADORABLE? This Paul & Joe Color Powder in Inseparables is housed in a round pink cardboard box covered in pelicans and comes with a tiny, super soft brush that fits perfectly inside.
The blush has a peach and a coral shade that can be worn individually or blended together. You know I love my peaches and corals. It is extremely pigmented and creamy, so it blends beautifully and just a touch goes a long way. It contains a hint of shimmer to give off a subtle, warm glow, adding life and dimension to your cheeks.
Here’s how it looks:
I was surprised this blush was so tiny compared to others I own that are similar in price. Thinking I overpaid for such a small amount, I checked the bottom of the box and found the value per ounce ran a little high, but not as high as some others I own.
Paul & Joe Color Powder-0.21 oz, $30 or $142.86/oz
NARS Blush- 0.16 oz, $30 or $187.50/oz
Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush-0.19 oz, $30 or $157.89/oz
Benefit Cosmetics-0.25 oz, $28 or $112/oz
Kat Von D Everlasting Blush-0.25 oz, $25 or $100/oz
Overall, I love this blush with all my heart and soul, but it does have the tendency to give my cheeks that fake carrot tan look if I overdo it. It happens with fair skin and a blush that has great color payoff. I might have been better off with the one that has pinker shades in it, but the pelicans drew me in. I love that the box is tiny enough to carry in my purse without being a pain. The brush is good enough quality that I probably won’t even throw it away like I do with so many others, so it’s ideal for carrying around for touch-ups. I also like the box. I like the box a lot. I don’t want to ruin your life (or your bank account) or anything, but the prints on all of their products are just as charming.