So, did I manage to create that look? We shall see.....
But, first of all, what's with that 'Skinfinish' name? Oh well, it's just a name, I suppose, and I shouldn't think too deep about it, though 'Skinfinish' sounds quite MAC (as in Mineralize Skinfinish).
Packaging-wise, it's a very light plastic casing, though with some sort of 'bronze-metallic' finish in appearance, and some raised pattern on the top of the casing. Not a big fan of the pattern though. But overall, the design of the compact is quite good with a compartment for a brush which surprisingly is of decent quality. Then below the compartment is a round mirror, and the blush itself.
The blush is dome-shaped with fine marbleised pattern. M18 is generally a pale shimmery shade with pink, pale lilac and white marbleised pattern. While M11 looks reddish-pink with white marbleisation (if that is a word?). I was told that M18 can be used to highlight the cheekbones and to make the nose look 'pointy' and more defined, and M11 will give you the rosy glow just right on the apple of your cheeks.
Photos above and below: Swatches of Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M11(left) and M18(right)
Both blushes have almost the same characteristics, in terms of their texture, pigmentation, finish and they surely wear for a long time! Both have soft and smooth texture, shimmery but on closer look, the shimmer looks like some very fine multi-coloured microglitter, hence you don't get some glitterbomb here. There is no problem with glitter flying everywhere on the face. They are slightly powdery, but fall-out is almost minimal. They apply well on my cheeks with a frosty sheen which unfortunately pinpointed some unevenness on my skin (I am already using my go-to Juice Beauty Perfecting Foundation...sigh, I must be getting old....must double up my anti-aging regime!). Pigmentation is very good, though the actual shades were pretty hard to photograph and I had to move around the house to get different lighting to try to catch the true shades on my cheeks! And they last for hours on my cheeks - in the photos below, I applied them (1 blush on each cheek) at about 1PM, and by 8PM after cooking and sweating away in the kitchen, they were still there as they were first applied! That's like 7 hours of wear time and beyond as we had a guest over for dinner. By the time I removed my makeup that day, it was almost midnight. You do the Maths! There you go.....something I didn't expect.
Also, on the box, it's printed 'talc-free' - if it does matter to you. Because as for me, I am not very particular about these things, as long as there is no arsenic or lead and the likes... ;) Basically, I don't fuss too much over the ingredients in my makeup, as I use my makeup mostly in moderation, and I do take breaks from makeup from time to time to let my skin rest. I am also very grateful that my skin is not sensitive to most stuffs. That said, I do use organic and natural makeup and skincare too. :) That will be another time......
Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M11, on my cheek
Only Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M11, on my cheek
Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M11, on my cheek, with M18 as highlight below the outer corner of my eye.
Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M18, on my cheek
Only Prorance Sunny Glam Water Glow -Skinfinish- M18, on my cheek, showing a hint of frosty glow.
So, in the end, did I get the Korean actress look of high cheekbones and pointy nose? ;)
Nay.... I just don't have those features to begin with, so I guess I could create an illusion of that with the help of some makeup, but somehow, it didn't turn out to be that way. Nevertheless, I like these blushes for their pigmentation and long-wearing ability. Besides, I love a slight frosty glow finish on my cheeks! :D
Prorance makeup products are available in Malaysia in SASA stores. But I don't remember the price of these blushes. Should be around RM59.90 each?? Can someone please confirm if you happen to know the price? Thanks! :)
P.s. Please take a peek at what the brain behind this A-Blush-A-Day project, Jennifer, Elaine, and other bloggers who participated are up to with their blush collections.