Dearberry Toc Toc Blusher in Moon Shine Review
Ever come across a product in your stash that you just don't know what to do with it? I have. They are usually products that say they will do one thing but ends up not doing that. That's how I felt when I tried this Toc Toc Blusher that I got in one of the beauty boxes I purchased. Initially, I thought I would like it because the packaging is really cute and the way the puff is set up seems to make the application easy. However, after trying it out I discovered a whole world of problems. There are many reasons why this blusher isn't what it seems. However, before we get to that, let's get to know this product a bit.
5g, Moon Shine
Product Description: A powder blusher in a cute container. The container comes with a puff and a mini mirror on top. Moon Shine is a white powdery color with light sparkles in the mix.
To Use: Take off the lid and apply the blush powder onto the cheeks as highlight.
Ingredients: Talc, synthetic fluorphlogopite, triethoxycaprylylsilane, titanium dioxide, magnesium stearate, bismuth oxychloride, aluminum strach octenylsuccinate, propylparaben, silica, butylparaben, butylene glycol, ethylhexylglycerin, methicone, phenoxyethanol, water, leontopodium alpinum extract, lilium candidum flower extract, narcissus tazetta extract, nelumbium speciosum flower extract.
Please Do Not use if: you are sensitive to any of its ingredients.
Packaging: The blusher/highlighter comes in a simple plastic packaging. It's got a mirror on the top and a puff inside. The outer box packaging comes with information in Korean mostly.
Color: The color of the blusher powder is white with glittery sparkles in the mix.
My Thoughts: I knew I couldn't use this as a blusher the moment I saw its color. I think the product's name made it misleading, it should have been named toc toc highlighter instead or something. I do wish I got the colored blusher version instead but oh well. Even as a highlighter, this product wouldn't be a good choice. It's just a bit way too sparkly and it also adds a layer of white. The powder doesn't really blend well either and it's often too noticeable and unnatural to use.
At first I thought the build-in puff and mirror were very cute and efficient. However, as I tried this product out I realized multiple issues with them. Issue #1, not travel friendly. I have tried to keep it in my makeup pouch and the powder leaks out after just 1 day of travel. I suspect it's because the powder comes out of the puff and the upper lid is not air-tight enough to keep it in. I also worried that the mirror might break if I accidentally drop it. Issue #2, the mirror. While it's nice that they included a mirror, that small thing is not really useful at all. It's more for decoration. Issue #3, the puff. It seem ingenious to build the puff into product so the powder can just fall though a hole and right onto the puff for application. However, the issues comes with the fact that powder comes out of all sides of the puff. So, I might be trying to apply the product from the center of the puff, it instead comes out of the left side.
I haven't been able to figure out what to do with this product. Usually, when a product doesn't work for me, I try to find ways to use it else where. Like an overly fragranced eye cream as neck cream, etc. However, I just don't know what I'd do with this one. You guys have any ideas?
- build-in puff and mirror
- too sparkly as a highlighter
- powder doesn't blend well, doesn't look natural
- not travel friendly
- puff applicator has flaws
- mirror too small to use
My Rating: ❤ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡
Final Thoughts: I can't speak for the other colors of this line but this Moon Shine Toc Toc Blusher needs a redevelopment. It's a product with many great ideas, like the build-in puff. However, it lacked in execution and created problems instead. The powder was also an issue as it doesn't blend well and doesn't look natural after application. The sparkles in it are also a bit too sparkly as well. The slight white-cast it leaves is also an issue. Overall, this Toc Toc Blusher in Moon Shine just didn't work for me.
Would I repurchase in the future? Nope. Do I think it's worth a try? Nope. There are plenty of highlighters in the market. It's best to save your money for 1 that works well instead of spending it on this.
Until next time!