If there is one product I have been dying to own, it is a contour kit. Although it requires you to use layers of makeup I still wanted to own one just to add some definition to my face when I do a full face of makeup for special occasions. When I heard LA Girl released a beauty brick I just had to have it. It was a Budget Bloggers dreams being answered!
LA Girl released four Beauty Brick Blush sets (Glam, Glow, Spice and Pinky).
The packaging of this product is similar to their Beauty Brick eyeshadow palettes. It comes in a glossy cardboard, with a transparent strip on the lid so you can see the colours of the product. It is a relatively big box which is a bonus because it means you are getting more product! The reverse side of the box also contained a quick "application/usage" section to help those who are beginners at contouring and highlighting.
Each one contained two blush shades, a bronzer, and a highlighter. Each set was designed to compliment the different complexions people have. The bronzer is matte and is perfect of doing a subtle contour and to add some warmth to the perimeters of your face. The highlight has a slight shimmer to it and works wonders under your eyes, on your cheekbones, on your cupid's bow, chin, and forehead. There is a choice of two matte blushes which add that rosy pop of colour to your cheeks.
The products are really pigmented and last for quite a long time considering that it is a drugstore brand. It is important to dust your brush before you apply the product to your face because it picks up a lot of product, so make sure you are light-handed. The beauty brick that I purchased was Glam, which is the second darkest palette out of the four. I would have purchased more, but this was the only one left.
The first blush in the palette is a sort of fuchsia shade. The second blush is much lighter, corally shade. What I love about the two shades provided in the palette, is that it really compliments my complexion colour. You can create a two-dimensional look with these shades, as shown in the "how-to" diagram provided in the promo picture. The bronzer is a natural brown shade, and the highlighter a beautiful champagne colour. The makeup technique referred to as contouring usually requires you to use a shade that is roughly 3 shades darker than your complexion. It is applied in the areas mentioned above to add some definition to your face. Personally I prefer using a bronzer to contour because it is more subtle and adds that sunkissed look to your face. This is why I love this particular product as a contour kit.
The LA Girl Beauty Brick Blush lasted the entire day which is really amazing considering that it was only R99.95.
If you would like to purchase this product or any of the other 3 beauty bricks, then head down to your nearest Dischem store. It retails for R99.95. If you would like to see the other palettes then click, here.
So if you are a lover of highlighting and contouring but don't want to spend R500-R800 for the high-end brands, then definitely give LA Girls' Beauty Brick Blush a try, it is perfect for beginners and really helps in setting any liquid contouring and highlighting which can be done using the LA Girl HD Pro Conceal products (R30.00).
Both these products can be purchased from your nearest Dischem Pharmacy.