16BRAND 16 Cheek Shot 01 Milk Tea Shot Review:
16 Brand (or previously known as Cho Sung Ah 22) is a Korean beauty brand with a unique and stylish concept. Before they are widely known, some of their products were sold at Sephora and quite popular in the States back in mid 2015. When I try to search for the products, I think Sephora didn’t sell it anymore and now the brand is more popular internationally as 16 Brand. True to their concept, almost all of their products have quite unique packaging but for their newer release, I think they changed it a bit so the concept is more feminine and cute.
If you are a beauty enthusiast, you must’ve heard about their famous duo eyeshadows. It is really popular but since it’s not my cup of tea, I decided to pick other products to try and one of them is the blusher. If I’m not mistaken they only have one powder blusher (the other being multi-products) and not gonna lie, the shade range really attracts me.
All of the shades are in ‘light’ category so it will suit for people with fair to light skin the most. If you have deep skin tone, maybe you’ll find the shades too pale for you. They have 4 shades and based on the swatch only, the shades have similar tone with a slight difference in the undertone. I think the blush is not as popular as the eyeshadows so it’s hard to find some reviews about it. Usually a non-hyped products work really well on me so I’m excited to try the blusher.
+ This cheek shot comes with 4 daily color.
+ With light and soft texture allows layering application with gorgeous color payoff without smudging.
+ With fine sebum powder to help with grease control for a long lasting and smooth finish.
Talc, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Diisostearyl Malate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), CI 77491, CI 77499, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850:1), Dimethiconol Stearate, Silica, Allantoin, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Fragrance
How to Use :
Apply a proper amount on the cheek with brush or puff.
Volume : 6gr
My skin type : Combination with very oily T-zone
16BRAND 16 Cheek Shot 01 Milk Tea Shot Review:
Maybe because the packaging is in light pastel color, I think that it is really attractive. On the box you can see the full information including the ingredients as well. I love it when a brand put the whole information on the box so I don’t have to dig the internet to find information about the product.
A little bit unexpected but the blush size is smaller than I thought. It’s smaller than my A’Pieu pastel blusher but no worry, it has 6g worth of product and for its price I think that’s amazing!
Since 16 Brand is a global brand, you will find their products almost on every online store so it’s really easy to get their product.
When I touched the blush, it’s quite hard but the good thing is it’s not powdery at all. I really hate powdery blush so I’d definitely give a plus point for that. Usually a blush with hard texture will give you poor pigmentation but not with this one. This blusher has decent pigmentation but it’s mainly because of the shade.
I got mine in shade called Milk Tea Shot. 16 Brand describes it as an ‘Apricot n*dy beige’ shade and I agree. It’s a good blusher if you’re not sure if you want to use a pink or orange shade because this shade has neutral tone and will look good on everyone.
On me, the shade looks more like a warm beige (I have neutral – warm undertone) and I can wear this on every makeup look since it’s a versatile color.
It’s the second lightest shade so it’s really understandable if the pigmentation is more on the light side. If you want the color to be more bold, you can layer it but since it has a matte finish, it can make your makeup looks too powdery and thick.
Me personally love a non-too pigmented blush so I was really satisfied with the pigmentation. But this shade will look best on fair to light skin and on medium to deeper skin tone, this shade can make your complexion look ashy so I’d suggest you to choose other color.
On their website, it is recommended to use a blush brush with a certain shape but I tried using an angled blush brush and it worked perfectly fine. I also used a round shaped blush brush and it worked well too.
The formula of this blusher is really fine and it’s super blendable. It’s not patchy nor set too fast so you have plenty of time to blend it to perfection.
The finish is pretty matte but I don’t know if it’s only on this shade or not, but there are hints of sparkles in this blusher. It’s not too obvious though and once you blend it on the cheeks, you won’t see the sparkles at all.
Because of the matte finish, it’s very good if you have oily skin because it’s very long lasting. My cheeks area is oily but the blush last pretty well. It’s difficult for me to find a good blusher that will last on my skin so I’m impressed with its quality.
On the contrary, if you have very dry skin, I would suggest you to use a more dry-skin friendly blush because this blusher can emphasis your dry parts especially if you have severe dry patches. My hand is very dry and when I swatch the blush, I can see it sinks into those dry parts and make it look worse so it’s a big no if you have dry skin.
Overall, I think it’s a nice blusher. The price equals the quality and I’m pretty satisfied on how it performs on my skin. The only thing is since they are a global brand, I hope they make more shades on the future so every skin tone can try it.
Would I repurchase? I don’t think so unless they make it in other shades but I do highly recommend it for oily skin tone or if you want a good long lasting blusher.
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