Shade 09 is Rivaj Uk Terracotta Blush/eyeshadow seemed like a combination of copperish brown and golden to me when I first saw it at counter and to be honest I was thrilled to try it out as one of my blogger friend and youtube guru raved about Rivaj Uk products like anything. Even though I stay away from shimmery blushes/bronzers cause of my oily skin but trying something nice and afforadable is not a bad deal either.
The reason why I bought this blush cause I love how it looks as it remind's me of MAC SMF's and I'm not ashamed of it that I've OBSESSION for MAC cosmetics and especially for blushes after lipsticks. Rivaj UK Mineral Terracotta Blush/eyeshadow shade 09 describes as a beautiful browinsh gold color with very subtle finely milled shimmers scattered in the pan. I'd describe this shade as a gorgeous golden blush with a faint brown undertone which looks beautiful on every skintone in my opinion as it's not too dark or not too light but something in between.
Coming to the pigmentation, I'd say it's just GREAT and has very silky, soft and smooth texture that doesn't go patchy at all no matter how many times you are layering it up. Swipe your finer or two in a pan and you get a great pay-off which definitely speaks for its OH-SO-GREAT pigmentation. To be honest I was not expecting this great pigmentation as it's baked blush and usually baked blushes lacks good pigmentation but I'm happy it proved me wrong. When I first swirled by blush brush across pan surprisingly I didn't notice any fall-outs. It gives out a very beautiful golden brown hue on my cheeks and love the way that instantly give a healthy glow as shimmers are very fine and subtle making it a good day time blush as well. Also the shimmer doesn't tend to spread around my face no matter how many times I layered it up however I don't layer it up so much just one or two swipes are more then enough for me. It's wear time is upto 4-5 hours on me which I don't think is bad at all also depends on how intensely you apply it.
The packaging is quite sturdy and travel-friendly. Overall I'd like to say after using Luscious Cosmetics and Color Studio Pro I have to say that I'm impressed by Rivaj Uk's quality. For me this blush is a happy purchase and I'd love to try other shades out although I'm a matte blush lover but still there's no harm in trying but I think I'm keeping these blushes for night outs only.
You Might Like It
- You are looking for budget friendly blush.
- You expect good pigmentation.
- You want blush with shimmer.
- You want soft, silky smooth texture.
- You expect a good wear time.
- You want easy blending.
- You don't like shimmer blushes.
- You have very dark complexion.