Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Bihada Ichizoku blush in Pink

In December 2008 I became the proud owner of my first Bihada Ichizoku blush in Beige (here). My regular reading posse knows that I have a weak spot for blush items and an even weaker spot for quirky and slightly unknown Japanese items, so Bihada Ichizoku is all of these characteristics bundled in one highly pigmented blush.

I loved the glow and pigmentation of my Beige Bihada so much that I found myself ' needing' the Pink one as well. I also had seen some swatches on Lotuspalace and Haruhhi' blog, and it looked just so pretty...the perfect valentine colour.

So, here it is...pretty pink Bihada.


I took a picture of the colour I swiped with my finger. I have to say: it is pigmented to the max, but still very finely milled. That day, I swatched my Shu Uemura blush in Pulse as well. Shu Uemura is more expensive, but less pigmented than the Bihada one. I will review the Shu Pulse soon and post extra comparing pictures of the two as well.

However, the packed amount of pigment does not imply that you will end up with clowny cheeks if you apply too much. No sir/madam...The next picture shows the blush completely unblended on the right site, and the left site is a blended version of the Bihada pink. The picture is not of the best quality, but you can see the difference in pigmentation. Even if you apply your blush with a heavy hand, you can still blend it out until it turns out as the left version. Quite lovely, I say.


I love this blush a lot, but wish that Bihada Ichizuko would make more colours, such as a rosy mauve. I am not so sure if this pink turns out natural on my pale winter face. In the blended version, yes, but when I want to show all of the pink...I do not know. I am one of those persons with weird neutral colouring who cannot wear colours that are too cool toned or too warm toned.

However, if you love showing a sweet pinkish glow (blended) or love to make a romantic face with pinkish cheeks...this is your blush. Also, I think that a lot of cool toned girls can wear this. I also think it is pigmented enough for darker skintones. Still, it can also be used by the very pale.

So, Bihada Ichizoku...make a larger selection of blushes and I will be your main client for sure (ok, slighly overrated...but I would certainly buy more of their colours).

You can find the pink and the beige Bihada Ichizoku blush on the hard to navigate jpmon.com for 450 taiwanese dollars (approx. $14).

13 comments:

Glow Chaser said...

I would love to try one of these or even a majolica one!!

I sent your stuff to you! I hope you get it really soon!! EXCITED!!

Jamilla Camel said...

Gotta find 'em...soon!...**drools**

Jae said...
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Jae said...

Thank you so much for this review! I fell in love with this blush after seeing this on Kathi's blog.

I just ordered this blush a few days ago, so I am very excited to finally have this in my possession. ♥

jojoba said...

look so much like shu glow on, no???

Becky said...

It's a georgeous blush!!! I gotta have it but I hate browsing the JP-mon website, I don't understand a word...It's like Japanese to me ;)

cheryl said...

i'm definitely a cool-toned kind of girl... any warm colours look awful on me for some reason haha.

M said...

what a beautiful shade

MiuMiu said...

so pretty! i like how it blends to a light pink

ning * star said...

good,, i like bihada <3

Yumeko/Bittenbefore said...

love em!!
i have 2 of thier blushes too

angie519 said...

The packaging looks very much like shu! That blush is gorgeous! Thanks for the intro!

I hope you get your gmarket package soon!!

SBL said...

Pretty good...

Regards,
SBL Picture colouring