A’PIEU Juicy Pang Water Blusher OR01 Apricot Review:
As most Asian beauty lovers know, A’PIEU is one of the most affordable road shop Korean brands out there, and quite an impressive amount of their releases are crowd favorites. Most people would know them for their Water Light Tint and their collabs, like the Gudetama and Rilakkuma ones. This Juicy Pang Blusher is one of A’PIEU’s best-selling product, too.
I have never been too keen on face makeup (other than highlighters), and I honestly never saw my own personal appeal when it comes to blushes. I was imagining how powder blushes would look on my skin, and powdery products and myself are not meant to be.
Thus, I was intrigued by A’PIEU’s Juicy Pang Blusher by the colors and the formula (and there’s something about the minimal packaging), and it was also somewhere around the time that I found myself being into the igari, boy beat, and the neutral-everything-else-but-flushed-cheeks looks and decided then that it was the best time if any to foray into blushes.
+ Fruity juice complex expresses the cheeks clearly with vivid colors.
+ Gentle and natural soft blending formula easy for beginners.
+ Moistful complex and bulgaria rose water soothes the skin moistly
Water, Cyclopentasiloxane, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Dicaprylyl Carbonate, Butylene Glycol, Butylene glycol dicaprylate/dicaprate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerol, Pentylene Glycol, PEG-8 Dimethicone, Methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Melaleuca Alternifolia Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract, Pyrus Communis Fruit Extract, Actinidia Chinensis Fruit Extract, Solanum Lycopersicum Fruit/leaf/stem Extract, Vitis Vinifera Fruit Extract, PEG-8, Dimethicone, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Magnesium sulfate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, TriethoxycaprylylsilaneAluminum hydroxide, Hydrogenated castor oil isostearate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica, Hydroxypropyl Bispalmitamide MEA, Capric/Caprylic Triglycerides, Citric Acid, Edetate Disodium, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, CI 77019, CI 77499, CI 77491, Fragrance
How to use:
1. Please close the lid and shake enough.
2. After base make up use application to apply onto cheeks, use fingers to pat and blend.
My Skin Type: Dry, dehydrated, flakey, textured
A’PIEU Juicy Pang Water Blusher OR01 Apricot Review
The A’PIEU Juicy Pang Blusher is available in 12 shades. I would recommend this blusher for people looking into violet, orange, and pink hues, as seen by the variation of those shades. As for the lone #RD01, it could use some accompanying shades.
However, I know I’m not into red blushes and I was perfectly happy with the corals and oranges offered. I’m somewhere around MAC NW40, and I had initially chosen #BE01, a warm beige with an orange undertone that looked nice in pictures but I was worried that it wouldn’t show up on my skin as well as other shades. Then I opted for either #CR01 or #OR01.
#CR01 looked muted in the packaging, but the swatch looked much brighter than the other shade, which is why chose #OR01—a simple, neutral-but-almost-coral orange.
A’PIEU put in a lot of ingredients focused on the fragrance of this blusher, and I am personally not bothered by it, neither do I like it, as fragrance isn’t an issue for me. It smells sweet, with a tinge of almost playdoh scent to it.
I find that it only lingers when the bottle is open, and once you’ve applied it, the smell quickly dissipates. People who are more sensitive to scents would probably be turned away by the scent, though.
The box packaging is fairly simple, with an embossed design of oranges at the side. The packaging of the blusher itself may be a little fragile for some.
The bottle is a thick, frosted glass (it looks very much like a bottle of nail polish, but it clearly says ‘BLUSHER’ to avoid that exact confusion, I suppose) with there being no stopper on the opening, and the viscosity leans on the runnier side.
However, I never experienced the blusher seeping into the edges or it dropping from the brush (which is also similar to a bottle of nail polish’s brush).
Once you’ve applied 3-4 dots of the blusher on the skin, it’s extremely easily blendable by patting it in with your fingers and I can vouch for the fact that it’s beginner-friendly. But, as with all liquid products, it’s better that you build up the pigmentation with layers.
Speaking of pigmentation, I really liked that it can be natural enough on my skin as well as giving a more vibrant color when layered. It’s worth saying that I tried to use this as a tint, and it wasn’t opaque enough on my pigmented lips but I think #RD01 would work.
I’ve used this for around 3-4 months now, and although the packaging doesn’t allow me to see how much there is left, when I open the blusher, I still get the same amount on the blush as when I first used it.
On days where I only wear one layer, the color stays visible for about 5 hours. When I build up to two layers, I find that the color stays for around 8 hours, but with slightly lesser visibility.
For what it’s worth, I live in a humid climate. It’s also one of the cheapest blushes offered in K-Beauty, which is my main point when buying this.
Will I repurchase this? Yes, due to the price and I feel like trying the other mauvey-pink shades available. There’s nothing that bothers me with the packaging or the fragrance, and the formula is super easy to blend.
Keep in mind though, I have dry skin, which is why I prefer the liquid texture, and I can’t say what the longevity would be for people with combo or oily skin, and if weather will affect the blusher.
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