I received this ‘The One Blush Stick’ for free as part of the Black Friday sales that Makeup Revolution held in 2015. The Malibu blush stick is really a bronzer with a shimmer to it. This wouldn’t have been a product I would have purchased with my own money as the colour looked quite dark on the website and seemed quite orange toned and I just presumed it wouldn’t suit my skin tone.
The applicator tube is extremely convenient and easy to store. I do find that this product blends well with a stippling brush. You can apply it directly from the tube to your skin and blend but I prefer to pick up the colour with my stippling brush from the tube and then apply to the skin from the brush. I find this means I avoid applying too much product and therefore I spend less time blending. Too much blending may disturb your foundation so just keep that in mind. This product sets nicely on my skin and does NOT remain tacky which is great. It doesn’t seem to make my skin more cakey or greasy which can happen for me if I use cream products.
So lets talk about the colour. You can see from my arm that I have a very fair complexion (and lots of freckles!) so I felt like this would be way too warm for me, but, I am surprised and please with how this looks on my skin. Obviously if you apply Malibu heavily it will be dark but I find that it is easy to apply lightly for a golden glow that actually looks summery and natural.
So the final verdict is that if you are looking for a golden bronzer and would prefer a cream product then I can recommend this One Blush Stick in Malibu. While it works for my fair complexion as a bronzer, it could probably also be a nice highlighter for those with darker, richer skin tones.
Have a fantastic day!