Friday, December 20, 2013

Terrafirma Natural Blushing Minerals blush in Antoinette

A while ago, I had a haul from Terrafirma Cosmetics (not an affiliate link).  One of the items I picked up was a sample of one of the Radiance Glowing Mineral Blush in Antionette.  

I'm going to take a moment here to say how much I love  that Terrafirma offers sample sizes of most of their products.  I have plunking over the cash to buy a full size of a product without having seen it in person.  And Terrafirma doesn't skimp on the size.  It's a good size sample and definitely enough product to be able to really try out the product before committing to a full size.

Antionette is described as a "warm coral".  Personally, I don't think there's much coral about it.  I think it reads pretty straight up peachy.  That said, it's a gorgeous color.  It has good pigmentation and staying power and despite being one of their Radiance blushes, it wasn't overly shimmery.

I swatched it next to Milani Luminoso because that is another blush in my collection that most closely resembles Terrafirma's Antionette.  The colors are very similar, however, Antionette is not as shimmery as Luminoso (thankfully, as far as I'm concerned).  Antionette and Luminoso are both mineral blushes.  The biggest difference is that Antionette is loose and Luminoso is pressed.

I also swatched Antionette next to Milani's Corralina so you can see just how not-coral Antionette is.

Overall, I was really impressed with the blush.  I think it's a beautiful color.  It performed well and it has a great price point ($12.99 for 20g volume/4g wt).  As I mentioned, I just picked up the sample size, which is $3.50.  As a general rule, I'm not a big fan of loose mineral blushes, but the colors and finish on the Terrafirma blushes is definitely impressive enough for me to use them often.

Another thing is that Terrafirma often runs sales, so if you're interested at all, I would encourage you to sign up for their emails.

Overall:  8/10 (just because it's a loose powder).