Inika Loose Mineral Blush in Blooming Nude & Inika Vegan Blush Brush Review

Hello Beauties!

Today I will be reviewing Inika’s loose mineral blush in blooming nude along with their vegan blush brush. I have purchased from Inika before and have been impressed with their products. I absolutely love their loose mineral blush in ‘Peachy Keen’ and think everyone should own this colour (review here).

Inika is an amazing Australian brand of certified organic cosmetics that cater to the modern woman wanting quality makeup with skin loving ingredients that perform. Inika has actually won awards for their products that have out performed non organic brands. Inika is great for people with skin sensitives as they are gentle and contain advanced botanical ingredients completely free of synthetics, and all their products are certified organic, halal, vegan, and cruelty free. How amazing is that!

I adore the shade ‘peachy keen’ and continue to use it daily, however I was looking for a blush that was more on the bronzy nude shade for winter. The shade ‘blooming nude’ is exactly that. A hybrid between a mauve blush and a bronzer (although I would classify this as a matte bronzer).  It is even described as being a contour shade for the cheekbones, which would be perfect as it doesn’t contain much, if any shimmer (as you can see in the flash photo below).  I always get compliments wearing this as people think its my contour shade! My first impressions were quite underwhelming as I didn’t think the shade suited my fair complexion. However, the more I started to play around with it, the more I fell in love with it. t is such a pretty, natural shade that would look amazing on a variety of skin tones. This is definitely my go to winter blush shade as it goes with more darker lip colours and a neutral smokey eye.

What I love about Inika’s loose mineral blushes is how incredibly soft and easily blendable they are. They are also incredibly pigmented due to the lack of synthetic fillers, oil, talc, alcohol, fragrance, preservatives, and chemical dyes. Not only will this pot of blush last you for years, the colour is also very long lasting throughout the day and gives your skin a natural, healthy glow. I also love the minimal ingredient list as the fewer ingredients a product contains, the less likely it is to irritate your skin!

As you can tell in the images above, Blooming Nude is a very bronzy shade compare to Peachy Keen. It is also very matte compared to Peachy Keen, which give you more of a glow.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019); Zinc Oxide (CI 77947); May contain (+/-) Tin Oxide (Cl 77861), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (Cl 77007).

*Certified Organic

Certified Cruelty-Free, Vegan and Halal.

Size: 3g

Price: AUD $45

Rating: 5/5


Overall, I really love Inika’s loose mineral blushes, and recommend you give them a try if you have sensitive/breakout prone skin. I love the shade “blooming nude” as my winter blush as it gives the right amount of bronze and pinky mauve to the cheeks!


Inika’s Vegan Blush brush is made from soft synthetic fibres, is vegan, cruelty free, and halal. The bristles are incredibly soft and are designed to pick up product and distribute evenly and flawlessly across the face. Because the brush is so dense, it picks up a lot of product in one area of the brush instead of evenly on the entire brush. I find I have to swirl the product in the cap before I apply it onto my face so I spread the product evenly on the brush. Besides that, I do think this is a beautifully made brush that applies product nicely and very gently on the face. It can not only be used for blush but also as a contour brush as it fits perfectly in the hollows of the cheekbones.


“Our Vegan Blush Brush is designed for shading and highlighting the cheeks and face with our Loose Mineral Blush or Loose/Baked Mineral Bronzer.

The perfectly sized bristles are extremely soft, and, like the Kabuki Brush, are designed to hold the powder in the brush helping to maximise the application of the product.”

Ingredients: 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free Synthetic Bristles.


“Use small circular motions to apply INIKA Mineral Blush or Bronzer to the cheeks for a natural glow.

Slimline the face and create depth by adding bronzer to the hollows of the cheek and jawline.”

Price: AUD $39


Overall, I do think this is a beautifully designed brush that is very soft and works perfectly with the Inika Loose Mineral blushes as well as contouring powders.




Inika “Peachy Keen” Mineral Blush VS. NARS “Orgasm” Blush

I think that I have found my HOLY GRAIL mineral blush! Inika is one of my favourite Australian Certified Organic/Mineral cosmetic brands. Not only is the packaging chic and modern, but the performance and quality of the ingredients of their products is outstanding. There is a common misconception out there that organic and mineral cosmetic brands, whilst their ingredients are good, the performance and colour is not. Well, that is not the case with Inika’s products, in particular their “Peachy Keen” blush. Inika is unique in that it does not compromise performance and colour, infusing their products with quality ingredients and strong natural pigments that compete with the mainstream cosmetic brands. Inika focuses on the purity and quality of its ingredients and is 100% Certified Vegan, Halal and Cruelty Free. I will be reviewing the Inika blush in the shade “Peachy Keen,” and comparing the colour to the NARS “Orgasm” blush. It really does compete with the NARS blush in both performance and pigment. Because the ingredients are literally just pigment minerals from the earth, it NEVER breaks me out! I would say though that the Inika blush wins by far, which is huge for a mineral blush.

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“Peachy Keen – A warm peach shade for light and medium skin tones.

INIKA Mineral Blush (3g) gives you warm, luscious colours delivered straight from nature!

The texture is extraordinarily soft while the lack of fillers means that the pigment is super concentrated, so a little goes a long way! Free of oil, alcohol, talc, fillers, fragrance, preservatives and chemical dyes for all day colour and a long lasting youthful glow.”

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019); Zinc Oxide (CI 77947); May contain (+/-) Tin Oxide (CI 778161); Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891); Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499); Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Colour: The colour looks very intense and bright in the pot, so you only need to apply a small amount to get a natural colour, but it is still very pigmented! It is definitely more peachy in tone than the NARS “orgasm,” which is more pinky. Like the NARS blush, there are tiny specs of gold shimmer in it, but you cannot see it on your face. It only makes your skin glow, like it’s lit from within. They both pretty much give off the same glowy effect, but i’d say the Inika is more pigmented and flattering on my light skin.

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Inika "Peachy Keen" (L) & Nars "Orgasm" (R)

Inika “Peachy Keen” (L) & Nars “Orgasm” (R)

Inika (L), NARS (R)

Inika (L), NARS (R)

Flash: Inika (L), NARS (R)

Flash: Inika (L), NARS (R)

Flash (Blended): Inika (L), NARS (R)

Flash (Blended): Inika (L), NARS (R)

Feel: The Inika blush feels very, very soft and finely milled, whereas the NARS feel a little more “rougher.”

Size: The Inika blush comes in a 3g pot.

Packaging: The packaging the only thing I dislike about this product! I hate that it is a loose powder and that it does not have a sifter. It is not very travel friendly as when the product is tipped upside down, you end up with all of the blush coming out of the holes.

Price: AUD $45.00. The price is definitely worth it!

Longevity: Not only does the colour last on your skin for a long time, the product itself lasts a long time, because it is so pigmented and you only need a small amount to get the desired colour.

Application: I just use a small blush brush to apply. It’s a little harder to use because it is a loose powder, however just place a little powder in the cap and make sure to get an even amount on your brush. Just start off with a small amount and build to your desired colour.

Recommend? Definitely! If you have light to medium skin and love that natural, healthy glow. If you like more of a peachier pink, than the NARS pinkier tone, then the Inika “Peachy Keen” is for you! If you’re also looking for a healther, natural alternative to the NARS, the Inika “Peachy Keen” blush is PERFECT.

Rating: 5/5

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