Faces Glam on Cream Blush Rose Quartz Review

by Mehak Shahani on January 26, 2012

in Blush, C, Cheek Products, Faces Cosmetics, Reviews

 

Faces Glam on Cream Blush Rose Quartz
Me thinks  It’s very important for your personality to match your name .For example, when I was born, the Pandit-ji took out the letter ‘L’ and suggested to my mom that she should name me “Leelavati”. Umm..better sense prevailed on my mommy and she said, “My kid will not be a Leelavati, she will be a Mehak”  (Thanks Mom..Phew!!!!). But you g et the point right? Peaches & Blush could have never been written by a Leelavati (Sorry to the Leelavati’s of the world no offense!). The same way when it comes to  makeup products , their names should match their personality too. Take for example Faces Rose Quartz Cream Blush, which is not Rosey from any angle ! It’s a classic case of a name-personality mismatch!!

Faces Rose Quartz- The Color

The Faces Rose Quartz Cream Blush stares up at me looking all beige and concealer like and confuses the life out of me. Is this supposed to be a blush? Is it supposed to be a highlighter? Is it supposes to be a concealer? Honestly, i don’t know. As a cream blush, i cannot think of any skin tones that can carry this off. This is not a honey golden beige that lighter skintones can carry, neither is it a shimmery warm beige that can be worn as a hghlighter. It is simply a matte, creamy whitish beige that just cannot be used as a blush! As a highlighter, nope not that either- it’s not shimmery nor does it have an obvious glow. As a concealer- nope it doesn’t conceal or blend in either. So really, the only way left to use Rose Quartz by Faces is as a base for powder blushes to be layered on. It makes the powder blushes stick on to it, and elongates their wear time so you can use it as a cheek primer of sorts i guess.

General Thoughts on Faces Cream Blushes

I have the Faces Cream Blush in Peach Glow  and on the basis of that i can say that I found these blushes to be well pigmented- you can build up the color  for a very pigmented look but go lighter for a sheerer color. I prefer blushes with this quality since they are more versatile and easy to work with. In terms of texture, they are a bit different to other cream blushes i have tried. They dont have the creamy texture of Nyx, and its not as thick and sticky as the MAC Creme Blend blushes, these are  somewhat …not so liquidy ..if that makes sense. I actually found these harder to blend than the Nyx Blushes- i felt i had to go over them again for it to seemlessly seep into my skin while with Nyx blending is a total breeze. They do give that nice dewy cheek , but the lasting power is just about 5 hours or so.

Faces Rose Quartz Cream Blush Swatch

Overall Verdict: C

Price: Rs 399/-

Recommendation: Faces Rose Quartz Cream Blush is not a color i can see anyone being able to carry off as a blush. The only use i found of it was to use it a base for powder blushes. The other cream blushes in this range are actually pretty nice, so i recommend you check out some other one like Peach Glow

Disclaimer: Product sent by Brand. Obviously, the review was honest !

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Vanity January 26, 2012 at 7:18 am

what? leelavati?hahahaaa!!
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mehak January 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

The same pandit told my mom to name my bro chetnath lol!

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namita January 26, 2012 at 8:03 am

There was no name ceremony for me :p and I was named by my brother, he was 3 at that time and said that the baby is getting beautiful day by day just like my teacher, her name was Ms. Namita..so that is how I was named :D :) he he
I like you name Mehak :) very sweet..

and ya,,back to the post,,I was so tempted to buy this at the counter when the SA told me the name rose quartz,,but when he opened it I was like,,whaat r u serious..and then I bought peach glow :D remembered P&B there ..

:)
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mehak January 26, 2012 at 12:20 pm

What a cute story namita!!!!!!!!! Wht does namita mean?

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namita January 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thanks sweetheart :)
Namita means someone who’s nature is sweet and simple , and who worships too.
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Zara January 26, 2012 at 8:20 am

Nice review Leelavati! ;)

I too can nver imagine this on anyone..Only god knows wot inspired them to cm up wid this shade…

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mehak January 26, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Eek don call me that!!! I like ye name Zara wt ds it mean? I’m sure u weren’t named after the clothing brand!

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Vanity January 26, 2012 at 1:10 pm

LOLL..gud sense of humour you have leelavati :P
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Samyukta January 26, 2012 at 9:04 am

LOL nice review Mehak and yup I had come across a review of this on another blog with a similar outcome :) i really wonder how would one use it!

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Roopa January 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Hey Mehak

Leelavati!!!!!???? Wow!

Seriously, how do u rate Faces! I am a sucker for Inglot, MAC and Bourjois ! Is it worth checking out?

Regards

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mehak January 26, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Hi roopa , faces eye pencils I would highly recommend checking out . Faces and colorbar make sm of the best eye pencils . Their powder blushes r nice too : check out pink topaz. I’ve heard good things abt their lipsticks but haven’t tried too many do can’t say ! Rest the stuff is okayish , I don’t love their eyeshadows and all …

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jyoti January 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm

definitely not on my list. :P
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Lapanika January 26, 2012 at 4:15 pm

:) Leelavati !!! Ha ha ha …. Ask me … when they named me Lapanika …. I get to hear all funny ( mispronounced ) versions of my name … Although , I love my name !! Don’t have anyone to share that !!! :P

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mehak January 26, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Yours is a really unique name!!! Wht does it mean lap? Do guys hit on u like tht ? Like sit on my lap kinds haha…

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Parul January 26, 2012 at 5:45 pm

Leelavati!!!!! :D :D Dunno why the company sent u this horrid blush or whatever it is for review..I like Faces blushes though..quite okayish
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Bhumika January 26, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Even I use it as a base..Leelavati..Are you like serious ?!! :D :D
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mehak January 27, 2012 at 6:50 am

Dead Serious !!!!

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