There is little more pleasing than a giant version of something small, or a mini-version of something rather larger. When New CiD sent me a taster of their mini-versions of their really rather superb face powders last week, I was utterly delighted. I’m a big fan of New CiD powders, I think they’re hugely underrated for blushes, and it must be said that their i-Glow in Coral Crush is probably my favourite blusher ever – certainly it’s the only one I’ve hit pan on twice!
They sent me i-Glows (which work as blushes or highlighters, or in the case of Coral Crush, both) in Sirocco and Ice Pop and an i-Bronze in Rio, which, if you’ve ever read this post, you’ll know I own full-sizes in these already:
Coupled with their dinky powder brush, these are an ideal stocking filler, and a perfect addition to any makeup bag. I’ll be carrying Ice Pop around with me for blush emergencies from now on!
So, how do they measure up to the full-size versions? Full size i-Glows and i-Bronzes are 8gms of product, and the mini-size contain 1.8g, so just less than a quarter size. That said, these powders last and last and last though, in daily use, 1.8gms would probably last you at least 6 months, if the two year lasting power of a full-size powder is anything to measure by …
They’re just as pretty and as pigmented as the full-size powders, and cost £14 each, as opposed to the £25 for a full-size one. The brush, also a handy makeup bag size also costs £14. Now, I’m just off to pick up a mini Coral Crush, and I’m all set …
You can find New CiD makeup at their website, or at Look Fantastic.
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