Continuing on with testing out Romand’s products, today I will review their multi duo blush in the shade “Peach scandal”.  From testing out the eyeshadow palette, I’m getting the sense that this brand is based around a more natural, everyday look rather then being a super pigmented and bright.  Along with the other Romand products I got sent by W2beauty, I got this baby which is actually a duo I would have picked for myself.  Packaging looks gorgeous, color combo is already to my liking, let’s see how this blush preforms shall we?

Full name of product:
Romand multi duo blush

Limited edition/ Permanent?:
Permanent

Description of product:
“This two-toned powder blush in specially selected shades imparts true color with a soft touch. Never overdone, this blush features powders double coated with skin-friendly oils, allowing it to glide on and “melt” into skin for a healthy, glowing flush. A porous sebum control powder absorbs excess sebum and sweat, prolonging the wear of the blush and making it great for oily skin types as well. Use one shade or mix the two for a customized look.”

Price:
$26.00

Amount of product:
I can’t seem to find the amount of product on the packaging or on the website :'(.

Duration before expiration:
1 year

Country of Manufacture:
Made in Korea

Animal testing?:
Romand does not test on animals.

Where to buy:
W2beauty

Shades available:
Top left to right: Pink crush
, Peach Scandal
Bottom left to right: Violet Mood, Plum pink

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Barium Sulfate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Methicone, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 30 (CI 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Iron Oxides (CI 77499) Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Red 30 (CI 73360) #Pink Crush Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate,m Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Red 30 (CI 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Ultramarines (CI 77007) Talc, Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Silica, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Magnesium Myristate, Red 30 (CI 73360), Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mineral Oil, Propanediol, Dimethicone, Dimethiconol Stearate, Methicone, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxides (CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499) 

How to use:

Personally, I like to sometimes mix two shades of blush to create a more 3 dimensional look.  A lot of times, I would have a orange shade and a light pink shade, the orange shade more on the apples of the cheeks while the light pink shade more on the tops of my cheeks, edging towards my eyes for that slight “drunk” flush.

If you actually skip to 22:00 in the video, you can see how she uses the blush.  So she uses the lighter side to the lift side more on the apples of the cheeks, while she uses the right side to do a more contoured look.

Product packaging:Just like the perfect styling eye palette, the design on the compact has the same gorgeous water color marbled look.  But unlike the eyeshadow palette, the closer is not magnetic but instead, just the regular flip up compact where you have to press a little button to release the lid.

Opening up the compact reveals the duo blush that has a nice clear lid covering the actual powder.  There is also a really nice sized mirror which is much appreciated.  The only thing I have to nit pick about the compact is that there is no indication of what the shade is on the inside.  Maybe they could have changed up the tone of the marbling on top of the compact?  I mean the least they could do was just color the label on the back.  I mean there is the name in Hangul, but if we are in a rush, I don’t want to have to look at fine print.

Included in the compact is also a thin brush that is actually not half bad!  The bristles are soft, it is a natural bristle brush which is ideal when it comes to powdered products.  The brush is a perfect size for the cheeks, the angle is really useful and the brush isn’t too dense or too flimsy.

Colour/ pigmentation:
Like I said in the beginning, it is like they know my color preference or something because they sent me the shades I would pick for myself hehe.  With peach scandal, you get the best of both worlds.  You get a light dusty pink along with a beige peach shade, two shades I usually would use to do that three dimensional cheek look. The pigmentations of these have the right balance, not too bright where I will easily look like a clown if I got a heavy hand (which I do) and not chalky and powdery when applied on the skin.  The light pink is really subtle on the cheeks when applied with a brush, so if you are any darker then me, I can’t really recommend this to you.  The beige peach shade is slightly darker then the pink (obviously) and shows up a bit better on my cheeks.  I don’t really use it the way she demonstrated it, I like to put it on the apple of my cheeks.  This way I get a slight orangey flush that looks very youthful and fresh.

Texture/ Finish:
Texture wise, this is definitely a lot better then a lot of powder K beauty blushes I have tried by far.  Romand’s blushes, I would even compare it to Mac’s blushes but even a little better since it is slightly silky to the touch and doesn’t have a powdery and dry look on my skin.  Both these shades have a matte finish, which I prefer since I’m not a big shimmery finish type of gal.

Lasting power:
Since these aren’t super pigmented, they do fade and need a touch up halfway through the day.  But since the finish looks really natural and isn’t powdery, reapplying on the cheeks didn’t look heavy so I don’t really mind reapplying.  Estimating the lasting power, I’d say it is about 4-6 hours before it fully fades and needs a touch up.

Fragrance?:
No fragrance detected.

Okay let’s give this blush a try shall we?

If my skin looks a little drier then normal, I just reviewed Cosrx’s newest clear fit blemish cushion, hence why it skin looks a little sad.  But that does work in my advantage here since if you are going to apply a powder blush, the rule of thumb is that powder should go with powder (or a matte finish), cream with cream (ex: liquid foundation + cream blush + cream highlight).  This avoids blotchy looking blush :P.

Like I said before, the brush that comes with the blush is the perfect size for the cheeks and I like that it is long and thin, which also can double as a contour brush.  As for the blush, I applied the light pink shade on the outer part of my cheeks, nearing the tops of my cheeks and then the beige peach shade on the apples of my cheeks.

As you can see, you achieve a really natural looking blush.

I know some of you might not like such a subtle look, but for everyday, this is perfect for me.

Pro:
-silky texture
-non-powdery finish
-pigmented enough for a nice subtle look

Con:
-wish there was a better labeling for different shades

Repurchase?:
Maybe!  I’m actually quite interested in the other shades to see how they look on my skin. Violet mood is kind of calling my name since I really love lavender, but plum pink might be a better choice since it might show up better on my skintone.

Stars given out of 5:
🌟🌟🌟🌟

Overall thoughts:
I think throughout the years, I have a better appreciation for a subtle and natural look.  When I first started playing around with make up, I was really into the whole western style where my eyeshadow is bright, my lips are nude as it can be.  But that was a long time ago, back when I was in high school and would play with make up in secret in my bedroom.  Being around K-beauty for the last four to five years and growing older, I appreciate a nice nude eyeshadow look, subtle cheeks and a subtle highlight.  I think Romand products are nice for that type of people who don’t like things heavy, and this blush is a great addition for those with a heavy hand like me.  The finish is natural and not drying looking even though it is a powder blush, and it is pretty much foolproof.  Overall I’m impressed with this blush and would definitely consider looking into getting the other ones as well.

BTW Romand products on W2beauty is having a 30% off on all the products!  If you are interested, definitely check the deal and they also offer free international shipping with orders over $60!  Now.. that is a steal :P.

Products provided by W2beauty. 

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