I made a little almost accidental discovery over the weekend on the way to the cinemas. I came upon the shelves at PCX Alabang and smiled at what I saw.
I had been hoping to find what could be a possible drugstore blush alternative to Rock & Republic’s Pressed blush in the shade “Call Me”. I reviewed that pricey blush in the shade “Foreplay” (how obvious can they get) a few posts back and I do love my R&R blush in that shade, as a matte blush. I did still want to have “glowy” version with more sheen on hand for parties or more special looks and I recall exactly how You Tube Guru, Jen a.k.a. blogger FrmHeadtoToe went on about “Call Me” as her favorite blush “It’s a very pretty, peachy, pinky blush with a little bit of gold shimmer.” Yes it is, but Rock & Republic pressed blush retails for $40.00, isn’t that a teeny bit insane?? It was already enough that I got my R&R blush for $27.00, I didn’t want to be “lemming” for another R&R shade, unless by chance I find it’s dropped to like 70% or 80% off. The only other close but still costly option currently is grabbing one of the R&R “Tempting” eyeshadow compacts in the shade Corset (an eyeshadow can be used as a blush, it’s still your face right) which are simply smaller size versions of the blush compacts, cute actually. Well, I found what I was hoping to find at PCX without looking for it, and it cost Php329.00. It’s another Thai manufactured Asian brand that stands tall beside 4U2 cosmetics. Yes, believe it. This is IN2IT’s Sheer Shimmer blush in 03 Plum Pearl. Doesn’t it look like a lovely, petite, French macaron? They resemble the now made-popular dome baked blushes you see like those by MAC Mineralize
This is so close to what Jen showed as “Call Me” and her swatch of it (check her video here) that I want to try and contact her and ship her one of these so she can do a comparison. That’s how confident I am. Read more to see these swatched and worn 🙂
Here are some of the details at the back of the compact.
It isn’t paraben-free, but most drugstore makeup isn’t anyway. Naturally, because it’s cheaper, but in my opinion this is still a high quality product. Here’s a hand swatch for you. The pink doesn’t show up as much in the photo coz of the daylight but if you’re wondering how pink it is, watch the link of Jen’s blush video that I provided earlier, when she swatched “Call Me” on her hand, I thought I was seeing double, that’s exactly what it looked like when I swatched this blush on my hand.
Isn’t that pretty? You get a sheen that isn’t exactly shimmer, it’s more pearlescent, so you don’t have things sparkling like glitter. on your face, but you get that nice, subtle peachy pink golden glow. Note please the color is much more vibrant in real life, the daylight is diffusing the pink in the photos, but yes it is a sheer non-overpowering blush. It helps make you look cute and healthier.
I’m using the blush here on top of the Revlon PhotoReady foundation which is one shade too tan for me, but hey, I like the effect 🙂
So what do you think. It’s a good dupe for Rock & Republic’s “Call Me” right? IN2IT Sheer Shimmer blush is available in 3 other shades if I’m not mistaken.