From the 'Oriental Whisper Collection', We have BLUSH on STICKS from Deborah Milano
I am personally bored with the trend of lipsticks in crayon form. And I am yet to get any eye-shadow in crayon form (I do have the Rimmel one in mind) but when I found a BLUSH on STICK, I could hardly resist.
Yes, this is a BLUSH....on a stick.......retractable crayon form!
Part of Deborah Milano's Oriental Whisper Collection are two Blush Sticks - 01 and 02.
01 is Mahagony and 02 is Cherry.
How do you use it? I dab it on my cheek directly from the stick. Spread and blend with ring finger. Repeat to get the exact intensity needed.
Creamy or powdery? I will say Deborah Milano Blush Stick is creamy which feels powdery. The initial dab melts in my skin and from the second time it starts to show on my skin.
Intensity? The formula is silicon powdery in texture. Go ahead and build it to the intensity you wish to play with.
Shimmer? My entire life, I try to keep a safe distance from any blush with shimmers for everyday use. But, without shimmer or shine, the blushes look flat most times. Deborah Milano Blush Stick #1 has shimmer which lifts the color but hardly noticeable.
Lasting Power? It depends on how much I am wearing. In general, Deborah Milano Blush Stick starts to fade in 3-4 hours but I can see it on my face even for 8 hours without any primer or foundations. Maybe this will last less during humid summers.
The first line is just one swipe.
The second line is the stick swiped thrice.
The first round is blended with good amount of color dabbed on arm.
The second round is how it looks from the second 'dab, blend and repeat' cycle.
Deborah Milano Blush Stick does have some shimmer which are hardly noticeable. Check the magnified image below to spot few the micro shimmer here and there.
Price - Rs 725 ( ~ 11.75$)
Overall - I loved the concept of a blush on a stick and got it just to try. Luckily, the formula and color just worked perfectly for me. So, the price does not pinch me anymore. The slight shimmer in the everyday pink blush is an added bonus which just lifts the color. These days, it lasts for above 8 hours.
In case you were wondering, I have already used it as a lipstick 2-3 times. It was quite drying but felt like nothing on my lips - light and easy. Now, I need a lipstick of the exact color and formula with a tad more moisture. Or maybe in summer, it will be perfect for lips as well *wink*