Review: 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pot Rouge Blush in Posey
Blush is a product I had a hard time understanding for a very long time and then once it finally clicked (“oh…this makes me look NOT dead”, which I think I had to be in college to have a need for), my obsession has been STRONG. For the most part when it comes to my own make-up, I have a “less is more” approach and like to appear as though I’m wearing no make-up whatsoever. Since my discovery of blush, though, I have absolutely no qualms with an almost clown-like application. I’m convinced that the more blush I use the more awake and feminine I look…we all need something to believe in, okay?
For years I wore Desire by NARS, until I developed a curiosity about it’s ingredients:
Talc, Polyethylene, Zinc Stearate, Silica, Tricaprylin, Caprylic/CapricTriglyceride, Cera Alba (Beeswax), PEG-150 Distearate, Lanolin, Laureth-4, Tocopherol, Disodium EDTA, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Ascorbyl Palmitate, May Contain: Mica, CI 77491, 77492, 77499 (Iron Oxides), CI 77742 (Manganese Violet), CI 77007 (Ultramarines), CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 75740 (Carmine), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 15850 (Red 6, Red 7 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 17200 (Red 33 Lake), CI 45370 (Orange 5), CI 19140 (Yellow 5 Lake), CI 15985 (Yellow 6 Lake), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake)
Gross. That’s a lot of parabens, y’all, and did you know that parabens are estrogenic, synthetic preservatives that can cause breast cancer, early onset of puberty, decreased sperm count AND if a pregnant woman uses products with parabens it can even effect the future fertility of her FETUS? All for a blushing glow? I think not.
So I looked to 100% Pure Cosmetics for a new, comparable blush. I thought I was only able to find their products online, but of course a few days after I placed my order I stumbled upon a beautiful, full-range display of their products at my local Duane Reade…maybe yours carries them too! (I’m pretty sure all locations with a “Look Boutique” have them, and if anyone knows what other store fronts carry this line I would be eternally grateful of that info!) I was a little peeved that I hadn’t realized this before spending money on shipping, but I sucked it up, poked my fingers in all the testers, played with them for about a half hour and then went home to patiently await my online order.
Price: $15.00 before tax and shipping, pretty steep but a boatload cheaper than the $27 I was shelling out for it’s toxic counterpart
Ingredients: Avocado Butter, Rosehip Oil, Rice Starch, Pigments of: Plum, Pomegranate, Red Wine, Cranberry, Strawberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Cherry, Cocoa Bean, Peach, Apricot, Blueberry, Carrot and Tomato, Green Tea Powder, Red Wine Resveratrol, Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), Extracts of Goji Berry, Acai Berry, Rosemary, Oregano, Thyme, Japanese Honeysuckle, and Goldenseal, Mica (shimmery mineral), Silica
Sounds so yummy! You could totally eat this product, which is awesome because just like our stomach, our skin is an organ…shouldn’t we feed it as such?
Use: I used my ring finger to apply this silky cream onto the apples of my cheeks and blended with another clean finger. It applied very pigmented and blended surprisingly easy. After reading the ingredients I gave the blush a little sniff (not a lick, but I might actually try), and it didn’t have any scent whatsoever!
Effect: As I said this product blended well and gave great color. I selected the shade “Poppy” as it appeared most comparable to my old NARS blush. I honestly don’t know how they make such an amazing product that is 100% natural…there must be some sort of witchcraft or wizardry involved and I am not complaining. It wears all day, too…not kidding!
Here’s me on a day (today) where I clearly need a lot of help looking not-dead, so I’ve used the Pot Rouge in Posey on my cheeks and a little bit on my lips. I’d say it does a bit to spice up my zombie-like complexion!
Final Verdict: This product is the bee’s knees and I hope to collect the entire color range as well as try more of 100% Pure’s products! This time I’ll be buying from my Duane Reade!
Thanks for reading,