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I was never much of a mountain girl anyways | Vasanti Rockies Blush review, photos, swatches

The product: Vasanti Microionized Silky Blush in Rockies 

The shade: Rockies, despite the tangerine-coral look of the product on the Vasanti site and its description as a “beautiful coral that brightens and hilights all skintones,” is more of a bright, peachy pink than a straight-up coral in real life. It has quite a bit of gold shimmer worked into the shade, aligning it with products like NARS Orgasm in my head – because my head makes weird logic leaps like that; not actually because they’re dupes (or even close to being such).

If you ask me, Rockies is first and foremost a pink blush, and it just so happened to have been attacked by a bit of coral and a lot of shimmer before leaving the factory – not the other way around.

Vasanti Rockies swatches – lightly, then heavily.

The formula: I’m not, admittedly, the most strict tester when it comes to blushers – with fair, dry skin and reasonably small pores, a blush has to be pretty darn terrible in order to completely disappoint me.

That said, though, I did like the formula of this blush. It’s not too powdery in the pan, and goes on with just the right intensity: there’s no chalkiness whatsoever, but it’s also not so pigmented that it’s hard to work with. While I’m not personally a fan of shimmery blushers, Rockies does give a very pretty glow, blending out evenly and lasting all day.

Wearing Vasanti Rockies blush

(Rest of the face: Clinique Chubby Stick in Whole Lotta Honey, Senna Sketch-A-Brow in Mink, and Clinique Quickliner for Eyes in Charcoal.)

The verdict?

At $15 each, Vasanti’s blushers are a great drugstore find. If I compare Rockies to the other shimmery blushers in my collection, it can hold its own against products both in its price range (high end of the drugstore) as well as in the more expensive department-store/high-end bracket: I’d reach for this over my NARS Orgasm or 100% Pure Mimosa (both shimmery peaches) any day.

While Rockies isn’t a shade that I can see myself wearing on a frequent basis, I do think that (objectively), it’s a very solid formula at a price point that’s well worth it. Pair that with the fact that it’s a Canadian product free of animal testing, parabens, silicones, and fragrances, and I think we have a winner!

Vasanti Rockies blush – direct sunlight

Vasanti Rockies blush swatch – direct sunlight

Vasanti powder blush ingredients

Wearing Vasanti Rockies blush

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14 Comments

  • Reply mostlysunnybunny

    Hmm me likes me likes! I'm sure I have something in my stash that looks similar enough, but you can never have too many of them!
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    April 6, 2012 at 7:05 AM
  • Reply bellachique

    Oh I just love it, it gives you a pretty glow idd and it's very wearable despite the simmers :). I never heard of this brand before, but I think the price is really ok. It does looks more like a pink than a coral!
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    April 6, 2012 at 9:46 AM
  • Reply AdorableOnYourVanity

    that's absolutely lovely on you Rae! I need to check out Vasanti's blushes – it is one of my favorite drugstore brands too!
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    April 6, 2012 at 12:35 PM
  • Reply callitbeautyblog

    Ooh, I like! I've never tried anything from Vasanti (apart from a lipgloss that I hated), so I think I may just check this one out!
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    April 6, 2012 at 2:31 PM
  • Reply EmmyJean

    Wow you have the perfect cheek bones to show off blush! I've never heard of this brand, but given the nice price, I think I'll try it out some time. Thanks for the review!
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    April 6, 2012 at 5:47 PM
  • Reply Christine Brigid

    Thanks so much for reviewing this– I'm going to Vancouver for the first time in a few weeks and I'm researching awesome Canadian products to pick up… this just made my list :)
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    April 6, 2012 at 11:59 PM
  • Reply Eden-Avalon

    <3 Pretty, natural flush. The lack of baddie ingredients and maple leaf pride are extra bonuses.
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    April 7, 2012 at 6:32 PM
  • Reply toyarosie

    I have yet to check out any Vasanti products, but I think I should get on that since they're a Canadian brand – I try to support when I can! This looks like a lovely shade, and I am so fond of blush :) Thanks for the post, Rae!
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    April 15, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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