Top row: Golden Glow, Blushed, Blushing Mauve
Bottom: Rose Radiance, Sandy Rose

Today I began spring cleaning my… uh, everything… and down in the depths of my wardrobe, hidden at the back in a makeup train case I found all my Avon goodies. Seeing as the last time these Smooth Minerals Blushes saw daylight was probably a few years ago I decided to keep them where I would actually use them, and swatch and review them while I’m at it.

RRP AU$14.99
Price spotted in the latest catalogue (Aug 2012) AU$9.99

I’ve only ever tried them once. I’ve swatched them on my hands a million times, but sadly, they’ve never had a fair run. It’s a shame really, the colours are beautiful and the consistency of the powder is unbelievably fine.

All of the shades are quite shimmery, except for Blushed (4), which has a barely visible amount of shimmer and looks matte. Despite how they look in the packaging, the colours are sheer and radiant. It’s more about glow, with these blushes.

1 – Sandy Rose
2 – Rose Radiance
3 – Blushing Mauve
4 – Blushed
5 – Golden Glow (my top pick!)

(Top image: direct sunlight. Bottom image: indoors)

A few gripes:
From memory, the staying power wasn’t great, but if you don’t mind touching up, then hey, it’s all good. And as with just about all mineral products, things can get incredibly messy. All that swirling and tapping is sure to leave something covered in blush (ahem, my CAMERA), but a neat trick is to place tape over most of the holes to limit the amount of product that comes out.

Final Verdict:
I do like these blushes a lot, mostly for the colours. The price is also acceptable. Staying power could be better though. It’s really tough to say if I would buy these again. The only reason I bought them in the first place was for my Avon selling at the time, I had a huge collection of demo products (still do).

If you love mineral makeup, these are very pretty, very silky and light to wear. It won’t break the bank so I’d say of you curious, definitely give them a try. These are unlike most blushes you will find in a pan.

Have you tried these blushes? What do you think?

4 Comments on Avon Smooth Minerals Blush – Golden Glow, Sandy Rose, Rose Radiance, Blushed, Blushing Mauve

  1. Dawn
    August 30, 2012 at 8:30 am (5 years ago)

    Just found your blog and I absolutely love it! Great review, I haven’t bought any Avon products in the longest time, I may need to check out the catalogue and grab a few goodies 🙂

    Stop by and check out my blog giveaway! 🙂
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    Reply
    • Beautiful Kayekie
      August 30, 2012 at 8:34 am (5 years ago)

      Thank you Dawn! You definitely should, I find Avon is keeping up well with on trend makeup and skincare, which is great.

      I’ll check out your giveaway, thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  2. cafiena
    December 15, 2012 at 4:05 pm (5 years ago)

    what a great review!

    i have blushed and blushing mauve. only 3 color are sold in my country, the other would the radiance. i love the color and the texture but it didnt last long. hope to see such color on long lasting product!

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    • Beautiful Kayekie
      December 16, 2012 at 11:03 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much for your comment. I found the same thing myself, they colours are beautiful, but they dont last as long as I would like 🙂

      Reply

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