I’m getting more fond of Stylenanda’s 3 Concept Eyes product with every item I try try from this brand! I still don’t understand why the 3CE Water Wrapping Mask was the first item I tried from this brand, making the 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick the second item :D This items was part of BNTnews Beauty Blogger Box for June and provided kindly to me for reviewing purpose. I’m not as much a blush hoarder or addict as I’m with lip products. Nevertheless, I have accumulated quite some different shades and types. Most of them are peach or red toned, but I do not own a pink blush which is as vivid as this cream blush by 3CE. I hope you don’t get bored, since this is my second blush review this week :D
3CE stands for 3 Concept Eyes and was launched in 2009 as a cosmetic brand by Stylenanda. The packaging of the products is similar to MAC cosmetics and mainly black with the triangular logo displayed on the product. Although very simple I think that this kind of packaging looks somehow very trendy. The price of Stylenanda’s 3CE lies in the mid region, but since it is more expensive than Etude House for example, I never ended up buying any 3CE products previously. The 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick comes in the typical black cardboard box with the white lettering and logo. The blush is available in 6 different shades, each of tem has its significant color in the upper part of the cardboard box displayed. The blush I’m showing you here has the shade “Pink Factory”, a lovely soft pink color for a lovely mood!
The sides of the cardboard box show the Korean description. You can find English description for the product on the official site >>here<<.
The 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick is a cream-type stick blush which is supposed to melt onto the skin and give it a long-lasting color. The stick contains 7 g of product. I added the ingredients to COSDNA and you can look them up >>here<<. The blush even contains titanium dioxide for some minimal UV protection. The other ingredients are mostly safe to use and the only red labelled ingredient is the yellow pigment for giving the blush its color. Supposingly, the concentration of the pigments is so low that we can overlook that point.
The design of the stick is the same as the cardboard packaging. The material is plastic and it has a winding mechanism to push up the blush-bullet. The product is sealed, too, so you know if somebody already opened it, or if it is new.
Normally, you use such kind of stick-type products by winding them up a bit, but I was curious how much 7 g looks like and I pushed the bullet out completelly in the image below. You can see that the color is a true pastell pink color. The 3CE Creamy Cheek Blush is described as a product providing real color, bright creamy texture and practical stick-type applicator. It contains “Real fiiting powder” in the formula in order to adhere to the skin in its realest hue. The creamy texture makes it possible for the product to melt into the skin and base makeup without clumping and nevertheless expresses a bright color. And of course the small size of 8 cm and the stick-type applicator is super travel- and handbag-friendly and makes it possible to take it everywere.
Below you can see how the blush looks like when applied. When swatched you can clearly see the bright color. It applies like a matte lipstick from the feeling, so it is creamy, but not oily or overly moisturizing, nor super slippery. The color can be blended easily with the fingers and it doesn’t leave any streaks, but turns into a pretty soft pinkish color. The feeling of it is soft, but not oily or dewy like some cream blushes can be. The finish therefore is neither glowy, nor powdery, but pretty much looks like skin. The pigmentation of the blush is buildable, but always nicely to blend out to create soft borders. It does not clump with my makeup or the cremes I’m using. The staying power is good, too, and although the stick is very handbag-friendly I don’t think that there is much need for a touch-up during the day. The color also looks pink on my cheecks and is nicely visible on my skintone. The bullet has no significant scent by the way.
The 3CE Creamy Cheek Stick is the second item I tried from 3 Concept Eyes and the second one I love aswell. I like the point that it blends in so nicely and can be carried around easily, too. Apart from the high pricetag I don’t see any negative aspects for this blush. The 3CE Creamy Cheek Sticks retail from the official Stylenanda page for 25 US$ or from testerkorea for 22000 Won (22 US$).
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