9/01/2014

Desperately Seeking Susan - Universal Blush from So Susan Cosmetics

I never feel like my face is properly finished until I've swept a hint of blush over my cheekbones. As well as lifting everything upwards as if by magic, it also has the power to highlight and define in one swoop. I do love the cosmetic alchemy contained within the contents of my make-up bag!

Blushers which double up as a highlighter are great as they really save on time so I was over the moon when I discovered the Universal Blush from So Susan Cosmetics.

Universal Blush from So Susan Cosmetics (£18).

One of the  things which attracted me to the product was that the founder wanted to create a range of cosmetics which acted in a face loving way similar to skincare. The Universal Blush is designed to work with your skin's natural chemistry and is a lovely golden, peachy flush created to flatter all skin tones. It's infused with Buriti Fruit Oil which is meant to help repair the epidermis and improve skin elasticity as well as reducing redness and offering UV protection.


The finely milled cake is rich and pigment heavy, with a light sweep delivering a buildable product which blends like a dream. It has a soft golden shimmer which works as a highlighter and gives your skin a natural glow without being glittery.

The only criticism is the plastic case the blusher cake is house in. Whilst the cardboard packaging is beautiful, the container itself feels like an afterthought. For £18 I'd expect a heavyweight case with a mirror and indeed, it took me to drop it just once for the cake to completely smash. I decanted it into a small pot so it's still easily usable, but a luxury priced product shouldn't have that issue.

Despite that, I would definitely repurchase the product when my current one runs out as I've found whatever stage of the seasons my face is reflecting (milk bottle pale vs lobster red despite spf 50), it naturally adapts to a shade which works for me. It's nice to not have to do the suntan colour maths under fluorescent lighting and hope for the best! As someone who suffers from skin which can be prone to both redness and dryness, it glided on and covered like a dream with no irritation whatsoever.

To view the whole range of So Susan products, you can visit their website here.

Until next time,

Diana xx

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