Monday, December 31, 2012

L'oreal Caresse Shine Lipgloss in Lolita REVIEW and swatches

I have been traveling to Asia this holiday season and I came across the L'Oreal Caresse Shine lipglosses! I have been searching for these before I left for Asia, but did not have any luck in snatching up any of them. (If you haven't heard of these before, these are dupes to the YSL Glossy Stains.) To my surprise they have it overseas already. I only purchased one because the stores here tend to not have the same return policy as we do in the States. However, they do have wonderful samples so I am glad to have tried the color before hand. It really did stain my hands after swatching it in the store! Anyway, let's not delay the review! See below for L'Oreal Caresse Shine in Lolita.

L'Oreal Caresse Shine lipgloss in Lolita (606), ~$10USD

Lolita
The container is very elegant and has an expensive look to it. It is a shiny gold on the outside with a clear plastic between the tube and the lid to allow the product color to show through. Once the square cap is twisted off, there is a heart shaped applicator. I would still say this is like the doe foot applicators but the shape resembles the YSL glossy stains.

Swatches of Lolita. left: swatch then wiped off stain
right: swatch
As you can see the gloss does stain very well. The left swatch was on my hand for about a minute and left this stain as soon as I wiped it off. This translate the same for the lips. Lolita is a rosy red color.

Application: Applying this product was easy because the applicator is wide on one end and pointed on the other. You can really get the hard to reach places, but apply quickly to larger areas. The consistency of this product is very light, almost gel-like. 
Texture: The gel consistency makes the texture of this gloss very smooth. When you rub your lips together, it feels very light and easy. After a couple hours, I do feel the gloss making my lips slightly more dry. It isn't like other balms that keep it very hydrated. However, putting on some balm at that point does fix it.
Staying power: The initial shine of the gloss (swatch on the right) lasts me about 3 hours before fading away. I do notice it goes away faster if I eat or drink. Once that disappears, the stain stays behind and provides you with an all day (9 hours) coverage.
Scent: I love how this does not smell like lipsticks. I can't put my finger on the spot, but it has a fruity scent with a light perfume-y scent. It does not bother me, but if you are very sensitive to scents I would test it out first.

note: The color availability is different in Asia versus the States. The color I am reviewing here may not be available in the States. However, I am sure all the colors will look very pretty!

Overall: I really do like this gloss and I am glad I finally found it. It is quite similar to the YSL Glossy stains but at such a lower price point. I am a little disappointed that it is a bit drying at times, but a little balm will fix it right up. The elegant look of the bottle really makes this product stand out from the others. I think I will be purchasing a couple more colors in Asia before I head home. Perhaps if I like it after I get home, I can also try those colors!

What are your thoughts? Do you own YSL Glossy stains already? IF so, do you think this product is for you?

EM


All products shown here have been paid with my own money and have been given my honest review.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette REVIEW and swatches

Having wanted to purchase Urban Decay's Naked palettes (both 1 and 2), I jumped at the chance to purchase the Naked Basics. The Naked Palettes have always intrigued me because I really like my basics neutral colors and I hardly wear anything too colorful. However, for $50 a palette it was just a tad too much for me to spend since I already have many other eyeshadows to choose from. However, hearing so many good reviews and comments about UD's eyeshadows, I really wanted to try it for myself. I see Naked Basics as a good way to test the waters as well as actually use all the colors in the palette. See below for swatches and review

Urban Decay's Naked Basics Palette, $27

This palette was quite small. I have fairly small hands and this can fit inside my hand. It also has a nice non-slip texture to it so that you won't drop it as easily when carrying it or trying to open it.

A closer look at the palette and names.

Venus: shimmering pearl 
Foxy: matte yellow beige
W.O.S.: peachy nude matte
Naked 2: matte grey taupe
Faint: Muddy brown matte
Crave: charcoal black matte

Swatches of palette on my hand. Single swipe with no primer!
top, left to right: Venus, Foxy, WOS
bottom, left to right: Naked 2, Faint, Crave

Application/texture: All of these shadows are matte with the exception of Venus, which had a slight shimmer to it. Colors are very pigmented and applied very smoothly. It was like spreading butter! 
Staying power: All shadows stayed on my oily lids quite well. With a primer, it stayed 9 hours. Without primer, it creased about 6 hours.
Overall: I can't compare it well to the original Naked Palettes because I do not own them. But seeing swatches of the Naked Palettes, I would say these are pretty close in texture and pigmentation. I personally like matte shades and I like all of the shades in this palette so this is perfect for me. The small size allows for easy storage and travel. For about half the cost, I would say this palette is way better use of my money!

What are your thoughts? Do you already own the Naked Palettes? If so, do you plan on getting the Naked Basics?

EM

All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.



Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sneakpeeq mystery box: Girl Who's Got it All REVIEW

I love mystery boxes, monthly subscription boxes, or anything that comes remotely close to a surprise. I don't know what it is that sucks me in to these purchases, but there is just something exciting about getting a gift in the mail. Sure, you paid for it, but the anticipation of finding out what it could be! I have been getting monthly subscriptions to beauty boxes, but I wanted something more than just beauty that wasn't a reoccuring purchase.
After using Sneakpeeq for a few weeks, I decided to give their "mystery box" a try. Sneakpeeq is a site that is similar to Hautelook or Beyondtherack. It sells items at lower prices and for a brief period of time. Their items range from home, beauty, fashion, and even food. You get to "peek" at prices and get rewarded for the number of times you peek. But enough about the website, I wanted to share with you the mystery box that I ordered from them. There were three to choose from, but I decided to get the Girl Who's got it All box.

Mystery box comes in a very snug shipping cardboard box.
The actual box is very fancy and high quality. I love the hot pink and the cute bow design!
$29.99, Sneakpeeq.com

Inside the box is an envelop, tissue stuffing, and the goodies!

A shot of all the items in the mystery box
top: a canvas shopping tote, recyclable (myotherbag.com)
bottom left to right: note card to say thanks, 
La Rocca Lip shield,
SteamCream moisturizer,
Lucy B's Royal Green Fig & Vanilla Woods perfume oil,
Furlesse forehead line reducing patches

What an interesting array of items! I was really surprised with all of these items. For $29.99 I think I got my money's worth. First of all, the canvas shopping tote from Myotherbag.com retails for $29.99 so that alone would have paid for it. However, I wouldn't purchase that for $29.99 on my own so that doesn't really count towards the cost of the bag, in my opinion. The lip shield is definitely something I would use because my lips get pretty dried in the winter time. The fig perfume oil is a nice touch and very nicely packaged, but I am not a big fan of the fig scents. It does make a great gift for a friend of my. The steamcream is interesting. It works all over the body, face, hands. I can't wait to give it a try. I don't like clowns, so the packaging is a bit of a turn off for me. Lastly, there is a forehead line reducing paper. Though I don't feel like I need it any time soon, I am intrigued about how it works!

Overall, I really enjoy the surprise. The products inside definitely doesn't look cheap or feel cheap. However, I can't say I would have purchased all of these items on my own. I probably won't use all of these items, but can definitely gift them to someone else due to their awesome size and packaging. Would I purchase their other mystery boxes? Perhaps when I have more free spending money. In my book, this isn't a rush over right now and purchase type of items, but is very nice to have on occasion to keep yourself happy.

To try your luck at one of these mystery boxes, click here to sign up! There is no membership fee or minimum purchase/cancellation per month! P.S. I am not affiliated with the company in anyway. I just happened to stumble across this company and like it.

What are your thoughts? Do you like mystery purchases?

EM

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

MAC Apres Chic Collection swatches December 2012

My local MAC counter had the Apres Chic collection on pre-sale and I was able to get a few swatches for you! The colors are so pretty. They were very sheen and shimmery. I tried my best to take good-looking pictures, but the lighting wasn't the best at the store. Hopefully these help a little!

MAC Apres Chic Collection
USA release: December 26th 2012
International release: January 2012

Mineralize Tinted Lip Balms, 19.50
left to right:
Stay Warm!- creamy pink
Pure & Tender- deep nude
Slightly nude- peachy nude with shimmers
Nice & Simple- yellow nude with shimmers
Rosy Romance- blue based pink with shimmers

The textures of these Tinted Lip Balms are smooth upon application, but as you spread it out it could feel a tinge sticky. I don't think they get sticky to the point where you feel your lips being held together, but I feel like there are smoother lip balms out there.
Colors of these are fairly similar and I think on my pigmented lips they won't look much different from each other.

Mineralize skinfinish, Mineralize eyeshadow
left to right:
Stereo rose ($29)- coral with golden sheen
Porcelain pink ($29)- soft pink with sheen
Fireside eyeshadow ($21)- brown grey with shimmers

Stereo rose looks very pretty on my skin. It has just a tad bit of sheen to bring light, but not too much glitters as the mineralize blushes. Porcelain Pink is too light on me and could barely work as a highlighter.
Fireside is a bit light for my liking and has a lot of shimmers in it. 
All applied very smoothly, no fallout.

Mineralize blush, $23.50
left to right:
Gentle- raspberry pink with gold shimmers
Alpine bronze- brownish orange with shimmers
Amber glow- opaque light peach with shimmers
All of these blushes are very shimmery, which is not my favorite type of finish. The Amber Glow blush is too light on me and looks almost stark. I feel like if blended out, it could act as a highlighter on me (nc30-35). Alpine bronze looked pretty, but I think it is too light on my skintone as well. It will probably blend right in. I think Gentle is my best bet, but the shimmery glitters is just too much for my taste. All applied smoothly, however, and looks very pretty on my hand.

Note: There are more to this collection (i.e. lipsticks, eyeliners), but I didn't get to swatching those in the store. If I go back and get them, I will be sure to post them here.

What are your thoughts? Any must have from this collection?

EM



Sunday, December 16, 2012

Tarte Dollface Blush and Park Ave Princess Bronzer set REVIEW and swatches

While waiting in line at Sephora I came across the aisle of temptation. That's right, I'm talking about those little clear boxes that hold wonderful goodies all around you when you wait your turn to pay. These goodies basically make up the line so there is no missing them. I usually get tempted, but end up telling myself that I don't need it or that it is too expensive for the amount you get. This time, however, I knew there was no way around it. It is the Tarte Dollface blush and Park Ave Princess bronzer set. This set goes for only $15! What a steal? Granted the sizes of these are smaller, but honestly I have not finished one blush or bronzer yet. I don't mind a smaller size at all!

Tarte Dollface blush and Park Ave Princess bronzer, $15, Sephora

Tarte Dollface blush and Park Ave Princess bronzer



Swatches of Tarte Dollface blush and Park Ave Princess bronzer
Dollface is a mauvy baby pink. It is matte.
Park Ave Princess is a golden sheen blush. It isn't shimmery, but I wouldn't say it is matte either.


Dollface on my cheeks and Park Ave Princess under my cheekbones

Application: Both applied very well and did not look powdery. 
Scent: I detected no scent.
Staying power: The blush stayed for 8 hours and the bronzer seems to fade after 6 hours or so. 
Overall: I really like Tarte blushes and this shade is no exception. It looks very spring like and happy. The bronzer does have a bit of sheen to it so using this as a contour powder may not work as well as if you wanted to just bring color to your face. Both of these are great travel sizes and I would definitely recommend trying these if you haven't!

Do you already own these? Would you get the mini sizes to try for $15?

EM


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Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink REVIEW and swatches

During my Walmart trip, I also found a individual display of Maybelline's Color Tattoo with their newest colors. I picked up only 1 of them: Inked in Pink. I was very intrigued about a pink shaded eyeshadow because pink is very pretty but can make your eyes look sickly. I decided to give it a try anyway, see below for swatches and review.

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Inked in Pink, .14 oz, $5.99

Inked in Pink
The product looks very smooth inside with a bit of shimmer all throughout.

Swatch of Inked in Pink
Inked in Pink is a very sheen pink with lots of micro shimmer. It actually has less pigment that I thought it would have since the other Color Tattoos I own were very pigmented. I suppose if pink was too pigmented, it would make you look sickly. 

Application: The product is very smooth and when applied to my eye with bare finger it was very easy. There was no tugging or blotchiness. The color applied very evenly. However, the pink color itself never really showed up. All I saw was the shimmer/sheen of a pink hint. 
Staying power: It lasted on my eyes for about 5-6 hours. I have extremely oily eyes, so I am not surprised. I saw light creasing.

Overall: I think I prefer Maybelline color tattoos that are darker in color. Though I like pink and like subtlety, this shadow was too shimmery for my taste. I prefer more matte shades. 

What are your thoughts of this new shadow from Maybelline?

Em


All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.


Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm in Blush Twist REVIEW and swatches

The Covergirl display came out with the new Gloss Balms and I picked just one. It was a tough decision since I already own so much of L'oreal's and Revlon's gloss/balms. I wanted to give Covergirl a chance so I only allowed myself to make room for one more. The shade I ended going with is Blush Twist. This shade is the most coral-y and pink shade they had. At first sight, they remind me exactly like the Clinique Chubby Sticks. It isn't just that it was a twist up crayon, the whole packaging screams it- with the silver twist end, the dark body, and a cap.

Covergirl Jumbo Gloss Balm, $6

This thing looks exactly like a crayon, except no sharpening is required. The balm has a slight sheen on it as can be seen on my hand. The color isn't very pigmented but it does manage to lighten my lip color a bit due to the sheen. 

Blush twist is a pinky peach color with a hint of sheen once applied. It doesn't look like the color on the cap. I still like this shade, but it really doesn't show up much on my pigmented lips.

Application: It applies smoothly, but not buttery like the Revlon lip butters. It applies much easier than the Revlon's balm stains, which actually dries out my lips a little. 
Texture: These apply well, much better than the Revlon Balm Stains, but stays better than the Revlon Lip Butters. I noticed the pigmentation isn't as good as the Clinique chubby sticks, but this is also a third of the price. For the amount you get, it is a good light shade to have around. I wouldn't say they are so moisturizing that I would rather grab this than my chapstick when my lips feels dry. However, it doesn't dry out my lips. 
Staying power: This lasted 2-3 hours on me depending on how often I drink and eat.
Scent: It has the usual lipstick scent. It isn't strong and doesn't stay for long.
Overall: I like this better than Revlon's Balm Stains because they are not as drying and does stay longer than the Revlon's lip butters. However, if price isn't a factor, I would still go for the Clinique chubby sticks. If you are willing to pay less for less pigmentation, this is a good alternative to Clinique's chubby sticks.

What are your thoughts?

EM


All products shown here were purchased with my own money and were given my fair and honest opinion.

Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express mascara comparison with Mega Plush and Falsies REVIEW and swatches

I spotted the Maybelline Rocket Volum' Express mascara at my local Walmart the other day and decided to pick it up. I skipped out on the cat eye one so I decided to go for this one. I love my Maybelline Falsies (it remains my favorite mascara still!) and the Mega Plush one. I thought this one must also wow me.

Maybelline The Rocket mascara, .3 fl oz, 5.99

Tube reminds me of the Mega Plush and the Falsies, but with ends even more tapered.

A quick comparison of Maybelline's mascaras:
top: Mega Plush
middle: Falsies
bottom: the Rocket
For a review of Mega Plush and comparison of Falsies, click here.

The Mega Plush mascara brush seems the most round and tapered, while the Falsies is very curved and even. The Rocket has a more synthetic brush and rigid bristles. Each bristle is shorter and more defined. The tip of the brush head also has tiny bristles for getting the inner corners.

bare lashes- so short :[

closer look at the Rocket mascara brush. Bristles are short, huh?

the Rocket mascara on my lashes. They look a lot more define and volumized! Yays.

This mascara doesn't seem to curl as well as the Falsies does. It does, however, hold my already curled lashes well. Upon touch, it isn't as soft as the Mega Plush mascara, but it doesn't feel too scratchy rough either. It definitely helped volumize my lashes and lengthen them. I don't think it multiplies them, but looks natural enough on me so that I can wear it to work with no issues! 
Application: The brush allows for easy application. In fact, I found this style of brush easier to use than the fat and puffy Mega Plush brush. the fact that there are stiff bristles on all sides of this brush allows me to reach hard to get areas. I really like that since my lashes can get very short in the corners. 
Staying power: This did not smear or flake on me for 8-9 hours. It isn't waterproof so I cannot say how well it holds against that. 

Overall: I really like this mascara. I don't think it can replace my favorite of the Falsies, but it does come before the Mega Plush mascara for me. I think it ties with the Falsies, at most. I love how it is less than $6 and still work wonders. The brush is so versatile and the staying power is amazing. I found it easy to apply and it separates my lashes while volumizing and lengthening and curling. The short and stiff bristles works amazingly with my short lashes. I cannot ask for more!

What are your thoughts on this mascara? Does it replace some of Maybelline's other mascaras?

Em

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Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Black and Blue, Jaded REVIEW and swatches

I came across this huge display of Sally Hansen nail polishes at CVS the other day and two colors instantly popped out at me. Of course, there isn't much left when I got there so I was happy I even got a choice left. I really wonder what else was on this displayed before it was demolished. Anyway, the two shades I ended up getting is Black and Blue (580) and Jaded (540). See below for swatches and review.


Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Black and Blue, Jaded
0.5 fl oz, $8.99


Brush size of these nail polishes are on the wider side. They remind me a little of the Dior nail polish brushes. These are the same size as the other Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure polishes.

Left: Black and Blue; Right: Jaded

Black and Blue is a very deep metallic sheen of purple and green shades. It is very subtle in its chrome colors, but doesn't look too dark of a nail polish due to the light from the shimmers. 2 coats in the picture above.
Jaded is a very sheer blue green shade. What you see above required 3 coats. You might be able to use this like a jelly polish. 

Application: It applied very smoothly. No streaks but Jaded required a third coat to cover the nail completely.
Dry time: Fairly quick. Within a minute, I was able to apply the next coat.
Staying power: This lasted a 4 days without a top coat.

Overall: These are as good as the other Sally Hansen nail polishes. They last quite a while on me and the application is smooth and pretty. I do wish the Jaded shade was more opaque so I can afford to not apply so many coats!

what are your thoughts?

Em



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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Essie Repstyle nail polish: Lil Boa Peep & Snake, Rattle, and Roll REVIEW and swatches

There have been many magnetic nail polishes out lately and Essie has finally decided to jump on the bandwagon. Instead of just any magnetic design, Essie decided to follow Dior's footstep a bit with the snake skin theme. These Essie polishes, if done correctly, will give your 10 fingers the illusion of having reptile scales tips. There are a total of 6 different polishes in this collection, but the magnet is all the same. The only thing differing is the shade that each bottle contains. Below are swatches of Lil Boa Peep and Snake, Rattle, Roll. Enjoy!
Essie Repstyle, 0.0.46 oz, $11.50


Essie Repstyle without the magnetic caps. It looks very much like the regular Essie nail polishes. Note these white handles are slightly shorter than the usual ones.

One coat of Lil Boa Peep without the magnet feature. The polish seems to coagulate even without the presence of a magnet. Perhaps it is interacting with each other.

My first try! I pushed the magnet down a little too far and part of the polish was stuck to the magnet :(

Second try: a charm!
Top: Essie Snake, Rattle, and Roll
Bottom: Lil Boa Peep
Two coats, no base, no top coat

Application: Nail polishes were very smooth and easy to apply. I did not notice any streakiness and these covered pretty evenly with just one coat. However, upon using the magnet on one coat, you will see your nail bed. The polishes also tend to coagulate with each other, but it can definitely be worn by itself without a magnet. Once dried, the nail polish won't move.
Dry time: Fairly quick! You have to apply the magnet to each nail right after you paint it and you must put it close to the nail to get the full effect across the entire nail. 
Lasting power: These lasted on me for about 3 days before chipping, no top or base coat. I have not tried it with a base and top coat yet.

Overall: The nail polishes could be a pain if you are not used to applying the nail polish finger by finger. You also have to patiently hold the magnet for about 10 second before letting go while keeping it at a close enough distance to get the effect but not too close so that it touches the polish. It requires a lot of time and patience, but if you get to that stage your nails will look awesome! Formula is very smooth so if you don't use the magnets, it will still look like a nice metallic polish.

What are your thoughts?

Em


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Monday, December 3, 2012

Korres Cheek Butter in Philia Rose REVIEW and Swatches

I loooooove Korres lip butters, they are the best for my lips! So I put this same concept to anything they call butter, which turns out to be their cheek butter. Korres cheek butter is a cream blush that goes on very smoothly and naturally. It also can give you better staying power if you use it with another powder blush. Cream blushes can also be more moisturizing for your cheeks especially during the colder months. What I like about Korres cheek butter is that they are very natural. It doesn't look like you just smeared paint on your cheeks. Look below for a review of their Philia Rose shade.

Korres Cheek Butter in Philia Rose, 0.21 oz, $25
Sephora


Korres comes in a plastic container that is pretty lightweight. The top has an intricate design that makes it look very Greek-like to me. I love that the container doesn't leave nasty finger prints all over them. 

Philia Rose
Philia Rose is a very light mauve pink shade. There is no shimmer or sheen. It is very matte and cream like. When you dab some on your cheeks and smooth it out, it gives you an instant brightening effect and sculpt out your cheek bones. I really like that you can't tell I am wearing blush with this product!

Swatch of Philia rose

Application: The texture is creamy, but not soft cream. It is a hardened cream, but applies and spreads out very easily.
Staying power: I had Philia Rose on my cheeks for about 8 hours before fading. I did not notice any irritation on my cheeks nor blotchiness that you sometimes get with powder mixing with your skin's oils. This stayed put very well and did not smear. 
Scent: There is no scent to this product. 

Overall: I love the color and the naturally sculpted look it gives. I like that it stays on well and does not smear. What I think could be improved is the way you apply it. I noticed little dust hairs or other things could fall in easily. The fact you are using your fingers also diminishes the sanitation of it. However, because I would probably only apply this in the morning when my fingers are clean, I think it is a forgivable point.

What are your thoughts of Korres' cheek butter?

Em


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Butter London NOTD: Muggins and Old Bill Swatches and REVIEWS

So ever since I have been exposed to Butter London's nail polishes a couple years ago, I couldn't help collecting and purchases nearly most of their shades. They are a bit expensive, but they are really worth it. The colors are unique, the formula is great, and the names are just so witty. I decided to take pictures of my different Nail Of The Day polishes to share with you. Today I have two: Muggins and Old Bill. Enjoy!

I also wanted to point out that all of Butter London nail polishes are 3 Free. This means there are no Formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP!

Butter London Muggins, 0.4 fl oz, $14

Muggins is a very creamy lilac lavender color. It isn't streaky or difficult to apply. Being a cream it actually applied like a dream (oh yeah, mad rhyming skills). It dried fast and the manicure lasted me about 5 days with top coat before chipping. I am really impressed. This was just a tad bit off white so it went with all of my outfits! This is two coats.

Butter London Old Bill, 0.4 fl oz, $14

Old Bill is a shimmering gold copper color. It reminds me a lot of a golden penny, but more shimmery!
The formula is again just as good as Muggins and there was no streaking. Two coats here! It dries extremely fast and lasted me 5 days with top coat before chipping. I really like this color for a stand out yet subtle shade.


I have more Butter London shades coming! I will try my best to photograph my nails when I paint them. In the mean time, let me know which Butter London shades you like and can't live without! IS there a shade you are dying to get?

Em


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Monday, November 26, 2012

Becca Damselfly mineral blush REVIEW and swatches

After reading many reviews and seeing swatches, I finally decided to get my own blush from Becca. The shade that I settled for was Damselfly, which was a pale coral peach color with just a tad hint of shimmers. It is gorgeous and looks even better on the cheeks. Below I will review and show you some swatches of my new blush!

The blush container reminds me of a spaceship/saucer. It is quite unique in design and feels very sturdy.
Though it has metal parts to the container, it doesn't leave gross finger marks.
6g/0.2oz, $32, sephora.com

inside look of the blush! 
There is a mirror on the flipside and the blush is slightly domed up.

left is blended swatch, right is heavy swatch

application: very smooth and velvety. There was no powdery fall outs or unevenness
finish: the finish is matte, but with a few very finely milled shimmers. This only helps give your cheekbones a pop.
staying power: this lasted on my cheeks all day, ~9 hours

Overall: I really love the color of this blush! I am more biased towards peachy coral blushes, but the finish on this blush is just amazing. Also, the staying power is up to my needs and the container feels sturdy enough to bring with me for travel. The only downside is the price. $32 is a bit expensive so I am a bit disappointed on that. However, with its perfect peachy coral shade, staying power, and velvety texture, I am willing to shell out a bit more for it. Perhaps I will get more blushes from this brand during a sale :)

Em



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