When I first saw the Ettusais Cheek Colors, to be honest, I was apprehensive. I usually lean towards warm and golden bronze when it comes to blushers. I wasn't quite sure what to make of two seemingly pastel-colored pots of cutesy blushers. With a mini sponge puff attached no less.
Looks can certainly be deceiving.
Look at that pink. Does that look like anything that I'd normally reach for? It's called "Innocent Dolly Pink" for goodness sake! Also known as PK6. The only reason why I broke into the blush was because I wanted a soft pink blush for a pin-up look that I did. I didn't think that I'd end up liking how much the blush looks on me.
Another thing that's surprising about this color is how buildable the color is. I was truly expecting a sheer shimmery blush that's quite typical of Japanese brands but this one's truly unique. It stays on as well.
The Ettusais Sweet Marble Cheek Color is packaged exactly like the Cheek Color but in the pan, instead of just one color, you get a swirl of three. The main color (orange) is the most apparent one, the 2nd color (pink) assists in the blending while the lightest color (pearl) aids in providing the glow.
Shade OR4, again, looks rather pastel but when worn, it can look pretty warm on the skin. The color, although not particularly unique since most of the blushers I have are of similar colors, is very much buildable and blends out well as it is applied.
My biggest gripe about these blushers is how small they are! They're about the size of a Stila Eyeshadow pan. But then again, with the amount of blushers that I have, I probably won't hit pan anytime soon. Another downside would be the packaging. It's not the best-looking kind of packaging you'd come across but it's still cute (mostly due to size). Also, I'm still not feeling the mini attached puff even if it is really soft and smooth.
Ettusais Cheek Color retails at Ettusais counters for RM65 while the Sweet Marble Cheek Color (Limited Edition -- Available March 2011) is RM70. The Marble Cheek Color also comes in pink while the regular line of Cheek Colors come in a mix of pinks and oranges.
*The products featured in this post were provided by Ettusais Malaysia for the purpose of review on Skin Deco