Thursday, February 14, 2013

Product Love: Accessorize Bronzing Block Shade 3 [Review]


Accesorize is one of my most favorite brands, when Just4Girls.pk launched their makeup line I was super excited to try out some of their stuff. This product that I'm reviewing for you today; Accessorize calls it a Bronzing Block in Shade 3 but I feel it's more of a blush..

I love the packaging, the Benefit-blushes like box packaging is too cute for words. There is no mirror in the lid however. There is a brush inside which I prefer not to use, I use my round blush brush to apply this.

Accessorize Bronzing Block Shade 3

Accessorize Bronzing Block in Shade 3

The Brush 
My Thoughts:
The Accessorize Bronzing Block in Shade 3 is a pinky coral color with some slight sheen to it and tiny silver glitter specs which are visible in the swatch but do not show up when applied onto the cheeks. The peachy pink color is perfect for summers, extremely blendable. For our Asian skin tones I feel it's a bit sheer, in the swatch below I have applied it three times to get this color hence the color can be built according to preference. Whether you want a slight flush of color or deep coral cheeks it can give you both. When I swiped my finger over it to swatch it for the first time I couldn't help noticing how smooth it's texture was. It stays on me for about 3.5-4 hours approx and fades without leaving anything glittery behind which is one of the best things about a blush. From whatever reviews I checked before buying this, a close high-end dupe of this is the Benefit Coralista, but that is a little more peachy than this bronzing block which has more pink tones in it.
I wish Accessorize had given this range names and not just numbers, it's boring and tiresome saying/writing the whole "Bronzing Block Shade 3" phew!
It does get powdery and a lot of the product comes off in the pan which I don't like at all.
I bought it because I was looking for a matte coral blush, which can be worn during the daytime without getting too overwhelming. This has turned out to be exactly what I wanted!

Unblended Swatch Accessorize Bronzing Block Shade 3

Blended swatch Accessorize Bronzing Block Shade 3
I have compared it to the Sleek's best-selling Rose Gold Blush which can be called it's closest dupe.
Although they look very different in the pan however when swatched the shades are very close together. If you take a look at the swatch comparison below, you'll notice that the Sleek Rose Gold has a LOT of gold sheen in it, so much so that you have no need of a highlighter when you apply it. The gold shows up a lot on my face even though it's not very prominent in the swatch here. The Accessorize Bronzing Block has comparatively less sheen and a highlighter has to be used separately if required.

Shade Comparison: L-R Accessorize Bronzing Block in Shade 3 and Sleek Rose Gold Blush

Blended Swatch Comparison: L-R Sleek Rose Gold and Accessorize Bronzing Block Shade 3

Price and Availability:
I got this from Just4Girls.pk for PKR 950

I'm loving this blush, what about you? Have you tried the Accessorize Cosmetics range?
Love
R  xoxo

29 comments:

  1. yah it matches the shimmery shade in my sleek blush by 3 lace... ilike it will get some other:)

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    1. you should check out the rest of their range:)

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  2. SO pretty! Love the packaging. xx

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    1. yes its the cutest makeup item i own so far:)

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  3. OMG ! Love the packaging, Looks a bit like benefits packaging don't u think?
    Love the shade.
    xoxo <3

    www.littlemisssinner.com

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    1. yes its just like benefits box packaging!:)

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  4. Loving the packaging and the shade looks very flattering! <3
    xo

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    1. yep i bet it would suit all skin tones!:)

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  5. Wow, gorgeous, I love such shades! I don't understand these tiny flat brushes though - useless!

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    1. exactly it's shape is not at all suitable for applying blush!:)

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  6. Hi dear, the box is so pretty, its like a dresser decor accessory on its own, i like the peachy iridescence of the blusher, so pretty.

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    1. yes you're right sam!it does look great on the dresser! :)

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  7. I love the packaging! Accessorize is impressing me!! :)

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    1. yes their makeup products are very good quality at a great price!:)

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  8. They look quite same but i love the sleek one

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    1. i like the sleek one but it has too much of the gold sheen that i dont like much!

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  9. Ooh pretty! The packaging is so similar to Benefit blushes. x

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  10. Packaging is very cute and chic! Packaging itself is a good reason to buy this product. :) x

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    1. it is a biiig reason for my purchasing this:)

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  11. This is super pretty! I love pink corals ^_^

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  12. love the shade and packaging quite similar to benefit blush. nice review xx

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  13. Magnificent color!!!! result is awesome i really want to try this Blush <3 <3 <3 it ohhh why i am too late to find ur Blog i m missing so many posts here I just loved to spent my tym here Thank You for posting

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