I pressed another one of my Shiro blush samples and compared the results to its loose powder version. Want to know how it turned out?
The pan is 26 mm if I remember correctly. I pressed it with jojoba oil and alcohol, as usual, but it didn’t turn out as nicely as I expected. The colour darkened significantly so I was a bit anxious about trying it. It’s described as a shimmery berry and it is more berry in person than it looks in the picture.
So pretty. As you can see, it’s a bit harder to pick up when it’s loose but the colour is essentially the same. The shimmer is incredibly subtle and beautiful. It gave me a very healthy, very pretty and dainty look. I’m thinking this will be an amazing winter colour for those cold days when all you need is a massive scarf and a hot coffee. They both wore well on my cheeks with minimal difference: the only thing I did notice was the loose version was easier to blend and it looked slightly subtler.
I applied it with the Real Techniques contour brush then blended it out with a normal blush brush, since the pan was too small for me to accurately pick any pigment with the bigger brush. That might be why the pressed version gave me a stronger result.
It’s an incredibly lovely colour that is very flattering and can be worn either very subtly or as more of a statement if packed on. Just remember, if you press it you’ll have to do some more blending!