Two dusty pink cream blushes from two lovely organic and natural beauty brands. One is the Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Sweet and the other is the Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Blossoming. Both look very similar in the pan, but are they twin beauty products or merely best friends that look similar from the outside? On a side note, I will only compare them as blushes even though I know Tata Harper is also a lip tint.
Starting from the most logical standpoint, which one is more expensive? It would have to be the Kjaer Weis blush coming in at $56 USD. The Tata Harper one is $36 USD. You can say that both are considered more luxury beauty purchases. However, if you have seen the box that Kjaer Weis comes in, you might think it is worth the price. It is so beautiful, almost reminiscent of a box that could hold jewellery. I still put the blush back in every time I finish using it. Moreover, if you are into product design, you will enjoy the beautifully designed metal case that holds the product itself designed by Marc Atlan! If you have a minute, it was fun perusing his design portfolio.
In the packaging, they look very similar in colour. However, they are different in many ways. Texture-wise, they are both quite creamy. The Kjaer one is smoother and it just takes a dab to easily grab the product on your fingers. With the Tata Harper blush, you have to swirl you fingers around quite a few times before you get sufficient product on your fingertips.
You can use fingers or brushes to apply this product. I usually use fingers. Both products blend out pretty well after application. However, this is where the similarities end because the pigmentation and finish of both products are complete opposites. The Kjaer Weis blush is pigmented and dries down to a more powder finish.
The Tata Harper one is definitely less pigmented, and has a dewy finish. To be honest, when I first used the Tata Harper blush, I was surprised at how sheer it is. It was really hard to built up the colour. It got me thinking that maybe I had gotten used to the idea that blushes had to be highly pigmented. However, I found the natural flush that the Tata Harper blush creates is also very beautiful. Their website said it should also be a little plumping, which I felt it accomplished.
Longevity-wise, I feel they both last about 6-8 hours. However, it was somewhat hard to tell with the Tata Harper blush because it is quite subtle.
What about the scent? I feel like the Kjaer Weis blush is pretty scentless. The Tata Harper blush has the smell of coconut water, but mixed with a berry scent. The scent wears off pretty quickly.
Lastly, how environmental is the packaging? The Tata Harper packaging is made from recycled materials and the Kjaer Weis blush can be reused as you can buy a refill.
VERDICT: I would recommend both blushes. It all depends on what look you want to achieve. I personally like having both so that I can change up my look whenever I want. 🙂