Julep’s Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini {makeup review}

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You all know how much I love Julep Nail Polish.  But, did you know that Julep also carries its own line of makeup?  When I first subscribed to the Julep Maven box, I was very sure that I would NEVER add Julep’s makeup products to my box and that I would always request nail polishes only.  However, a couple months ago, Julep caught me on a good “I-want-to-buy-makeup” day.  My suggested box {the Classic with a Twist} for that month included the Glow Pore-Minimizing Blush in Peach Bellini.  Again, normally I would swap out this makeup item for a nail polish {yes, you really do get to decide what you receive each month}.  But, that particular day I was literally in the market for a new blush.  So, I thought I would try Julep’s blush out and I have got to say I give it a big thumbs up!

My Julep Blush Review:

Julep Blush in Peach Bellini Review || SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

About the Product {as told by the manufacturer}

What it is:

A groundbreaking blush that minimizes complexion imperfections. Glow’s soft, mineral-based formula means your brush grabs an AMAZING amount of pigment (you only need one gentle tap!), so you get incredible application with less makeup on your skin, for a truly healthy glow.

What it does:

Light-diffusing diamond powder and vitamin B6 minimize pores and imperfections and add a hint of luminous shimmer. Julep’s exclusive Power Cell Complex™ blends the benefits of three age-defying, skin-boosting, ultra-hydrating ingredients:  Rosehip seed oil delivers essential nutrients to soothe and repair.  Malvaceae Lipid Extract™ improves barrier function so skin retains moisture.  Green coffee bean oil invigorates skin & promotes cell turnover.

Choose from:

The blush currently comes in two different shades, Peach Bellini and Petal Pink.

The blush is 0.26oz and is $24 {$19.20 with free shipping, if you are a Maven}.  I got the blush in one of my monthly Maven boxes which {for me} is $24.99 {it would be $19.99/month if I had done a 3-month prepaid subscription initially…I still kick myself for not signing up for the 3-month prepaid}.  The Maven box included two nail polishes in addition to this Peach Bellini blush, so you really can save a lot of money on high end products as a Maven subscriber.

The Product’s Packaging

I give the packaging a grade of something slightly less than an A.  I love the sleek black case, the size and shape, and that there is a mirror on the inside.  Plus I really loved the little monogram insert piece that came inside the blush.  It made the blush feel even more high end than it already is.  However, the reason I cannot give the packaging a straight up A is because the little disc of blush has now come unglued from the case.  So every time I open the blush up, the disc wiggles around a bit.  It hasn’t fallen out completely when I open it, but I am mindful when I do open the blush to try and prevent that.

Julep Blush in Peach Bellini Review || SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

Julep Blush in Peach Bellini Review || SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

The Product’s Color

This is one aspect I am giving a big A+ on.  I absolutely love this shade, Peach Bellini.  It has just the most subtle bits of gold shimmer throughout the blush and the blush itself is a nice coral-like, peachy hue, so something very different from the lot of pink-hued blushes I already own.

Julep Blush in Peach Bellini Review || SimpleNailsandBeauty.com

The Product’s Performance

The product claims to be pore-minimizing.  I am not sure I can give it that claim.  My pores do look less noticeable when I wear this blush in combination with my primer and foundation, but I use pore-minimizing versions for those items as well.  On my bare skin, when applying this blush, I do not really see a whole lot of pore-minimizing going on.  Maybe a little, but not drastic results.

The pigmentation of the blush is great and I like that it is buildable.  Rather than the first swipe of blush you apply making your cheeks go “BAM”, I am able to wear this blush with a more subtle, day-to-day look, but can also build it up for a more drastic evening look.

I do agree with Julep’s claim that the blush adds a luminous shimmer.  Like I mentioned above, the blush has just the most subtle flecks of shimmer in it, so that luminosity really does happen!

The blush feels like silk upon application as well, which makes me feel fancy when I am wearing it!

As far as the age-defying claims go, I have only been using the blush for a couple of months, so it is really hard for me to say that in 20 years I will have less wrinkles because I used it.  However, I do like knowing that what I am putting on my face is adding nutrients and helping to retain moisture.  I will say that my cheeks are certainly not dry feeling when using this blush {I have TERRIBLE combination skin….very oily T-zone, but very dry elsewhere}.

Will I buy this product again?

Yes, when it comes time to replace the Peach Bellini blush, I will certainly do so.  But, because of how much I like the Peach Bellini, I think I will also be purchasing the Petal Pink color to try out.  It will be fun to see if Julep comes out with any additional colors!

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