Another Great Drugstore Blush

Here's yet another proof that blushes from the drugstores are top notch! Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch Blush in Elegant Violet (39N) is a wonderful blush and it really made me feel excited about maybe purchasing some additional shades. Available in European drugstores, Manhattan Cosmetics usually totes quite affordable bits and bobs but I never was too keen on testing their stuff. Maybe it's the (too) minimalistic aethetic or something else but after trying this blush and a mascara that'll soon be reviewed as well – I must admit that I should have paid more attention to this brand as it's a perfect example that a book shouldn't be judged by its covers. Packaged in a very simple, very basic black casing and transparent lid (plastic), it doesn't look too appealing but – the blush inside is pure delight. In so many way it reminds me of wonderful Artdeco blushes and that is most certainly a compliment! A small brush comes enclosed but I could live without it – it's simply too small to do the job.

Imamo jos jedan primjer koji ide u prilog mojoj teoriji da su rumenila drogerijskog ranga izvrsna! Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch rumenilo u nijansi Elegant Violet (39N) je zaista prekrasno rumenilo koje me vec nagnalo da planiram nabavku novih nijansi. Dostupna u mnogim evropskim drogerijama (u BiH ih mozemo pronaci u dm i cm drogerijama), Manhattan kozmetika u ponudi obicno ima dosta zanimljivih stvarcica pristupacnih cijena no priznajem da me ranije nisu posebno privlacile. Da li je u pitanju jednostavno, nekada skromno pakovanje ili nesto drugo, vise nije vazno jer nakon isprobavanja ovako solidnog rumenila i jedne maskare koju cete uskoro vidjeti na blogu – iskreno govoreci, mozda sam trebala da obratim paznju na ovaj brend dosta ranije. Ovdje imamo jednostavan primjer toga da knjigu zaista ne treba suditi po koricama. Upakovano u prilicno jednostavno crno kuciste od plastike i transparentni poklopac (solidnog zatvaranja), ne djeluje posebno privlacno no – rumenilo unutar tog skromnog kucista je pravo malo blago. Na mnogo me nacina podsjeca na Artdeco rumenila sto je zaista veliki kompliment! Zajedno sa rumenilom je u kucistu ukljucen i mini kist bez kojeg mogu zivjeti – naprosto je isuvise malen da bi pravilno radio svoj posao.


Elegant Violet is a shade that looks rather plain in the pan but when you swatch it, it becomes clear that it's way more complex than it seems. There is rose, peach, red, berry thrown into the mix and the results are stunning – even the slight shimmer looks so flattering on the skin. It's one of those universally appealing shades that'll suit anyone. Texture is silky and fallout is minimal. Longevity is decent, around 6h-8h depending on the oiliness of the skin's surface. I'm really pleased with this little cutie pie as it's a fail safe option for every day as it goes well with any type of make-up. Pigmentation is solid – right down the middle (not too sheer, not too punchy) which is ideal for even the clumsiest of beauty fiends – you can never over do it, while layering and blending are easy. Would definitely recommend it (especially this shade) to everyone who doesn't mind mineral oil in their make-up. Have in mind that all 5g of this goodness costs merely $4.5. If you're already a fan, which other shades would you recommend me to get?


Elegant Violet je nijansa koja mozda iz pakovanja ne djeluje narocito kompleksno no kada napravite swatch, postaje jasno da je mnogo posebnija nego se to cini na prvi pogled. Imamo ruzicastu, breskvastu, crvenkastu i nijansu bobicastog voca ubacene zajedno u jedan jako lijep miks koji na licu daje prirodne rezultate – cak i njezni shimmer djeluje suptilno i osvjezava obrascice. Ovo je jedna od onih univerzalno lijepih nijansi koje pristaju gotovo svakom tenu. Tekstura je svilenkasta, rasipanje je minimalno a trajnost solidna. Uobicajenim nanosenjem (1-2 tanka sloja) dobijem 6h-8h trajnosti, ovisno o tome koliko je povrsina koze masna. Prijatno me iznenadio ovaj skromni, sladjusni malisan i smatram ovo rumenilo nepogresivim izborom posto je prilagodljivo i uklapa se u vecinu make-up look-ova. Pigmentacija je solidna – rekla bih tacno u sredini (nije previse slaba ali nije previse intenzivne boje) sto je idealno za svakodnevnu upotrebu jer je tesko pretjerati u doziranju. Slojevito nanosenje i blendanje je sa njim moguce bez problema. Ovo rumenilo (narocito ova nijansa) ima moju preporuku za sve vas kojima ne smeta prisutnost mineralnog ulja u kozmetici. Takodjer treba imati na umu omjer cijene i kolicine – 5g proizvoda za cca 10KM a npr.trenutno su ova rumenila na finom popustu u dm-u (kostaju cca 5KM). Edit: upravo sam saznala da su stara Manhattan rumenila na snizenju a nova poput ovog kojeg sam recenzirala, nisu – ali su im iste pocetne cijene u pitanju (cca 10KM). Javiti cu u cemu su nova rumenila drugacija (pretpostavljam formulacija).  Da, tekstura je poboljsana (zbog toga se rumenilo ne trusi) i rumenilo je obogaceno vitaminom E. Ukoliko ste vec ljubiteljice ovih rumenila, mozete li mi preporuciti konkretno jos neke lijepe nijanse da ih isprobam?


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