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Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush

Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush
Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush

Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush

Illamasqua Dixie Cream Blush (£16.50 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “warm coral pink.” It’s a subtly warmed-up pink-coral with a satiny sheen. The color can be built up to be more true-to-pan or blended out for a very subtle flush of warm pink on cheeks. Tarte Blissful is similar, slightly less pink. MAC Posey is similar but less bright. Smashbox Blushing/Peony is milkier. theBalm Frat Boy is similar but softer. Make Up For Ever #6 is similar but less pink and lighter.

When it comes to cream blushes, don’t let the color of the pan scare you away, because of the density of creams, they often appear darker on the surface than they do when swatched. The intensity of application is in your hands! Typically, creams blend out easily and require very little product if you want just a tint of color. Illamasqua’s formula is lovely, because they provide a dewy finish that’s natural and luminous but never greasy or oily. It also works well on both bare skin and foundation. The texture is soft and creamy, and with Illamasqua’s highly-pigmented formula, I tend to use a stippling brush (like MAC’s 188) to yield light to medium color coverage. It wears for around seven hours on my skin and looks a noticeably faded after eight hours.

Illamasqua Cream Blusher Dixie
Dixie
Dixie
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total

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Win It! China Glaze + Hunger Games Nail Lacquer Collection!

Win It! China Glaze + Hunger Games Nail Lacquer Collection!

Two lucky readers will each win a set of China Glaze’s Capitol Colours collection, which includes twelve nail lacquers inspired by The Hunger Games.  This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only.  Simply use the widget below to enter this giveaway…


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Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Rich Color Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Rich Color Lipgloss
Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Rich Color Lipgloss

Bobbi Brown Pink Gold Rich Color Lipgloss ($23.00 for 0.24 fl. oz.) is described as a “soft pink with gold pearl.” It’s a light pink with more shimmer than color–and lots of pale gold, beige, and gold shimmer paired with a high gloss sheen. It’s a lot like other peach/pink and gold shimmered glosses, including Hourglass Imagine, Cle de Peau #2, NARS Orgasm, NARS Super Orgasm, Chanel Bonbon, and Chanel Pin-up — though Bobbi Brown’s is decidedly pinker.

Bobbi Brown describes this formulas as having “the full color coverage of a lipstick” but with “The shine of a gloss.” It’s also supposed to “moisturize, condition, and last throughout the day without feathering.” The coverage is semi-opaque, mostly due to the high shimmer content rather than a lot of color in the gloss base itself, but it’s definitely not full coverage. It has a thin-like consistency that spreads evenly and easily, so it’s not too thin, but it’s not thick at all. The texture is non-sticky and only somewhat balm-like–it has more slip than your average balm. I was able to wear Rose Gold for three hours before it needed a touch-up, and afterward, my lips still felt hydrated. Like the brand’s other glosses, it is mint-scented.

Bobbi Brown Rich Color Gloss Pink Gold
Pink Gold

MAC Too Supreme Collection for Spring 2012


MAC Too Supreme Collection for Spring 2012

availability: March 1st, 2012 (North America), March 2012 (International)

Sheen Supreme Lipglass ($19.00 U.S. / $22.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

Fusing soft succulent shades with smooth, lush, pearl-rich shine, this Lipglass puts a high gloss twist on Sheen Supreme’s signature finish. Slick, clickable pen-style applicator with a super soft brush delivers shine in one stroke.

  • Jasmine Honey Light cream beige (Frost)
  • Fuji Pink Pale peach with low level pearl (Frost)
  • Moon Beach Warm light beige with pearl (Frost)
  • Cherry Fest Rose with high level pearl (Frost)
  • Sweet Bean Cool beige with pearl (Frost)
  • Almond Blossom Pale pink with high level pearl (Frost)
  • Mango Sheen Bright coral with pearl (Frost)
  • Asian Butterfly Lilac with pearl (Frost)
  • Imperial Red Bright rose with pearl (Frost)
  • Dress Kimono Mid-tone frosted plum (Frost)
  • Black Tea Deep brown with pearl (Frost)

Sheen Supreme Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN)

  • Supremely Confident Pale nude (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Happy Hibiscus Creamy white pink (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Fashion City Neutral coral pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Bare Again PInky neutral beige (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Tea Ceremony Neutral beige pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Sheer Mandarin Mid-tone yellow orange (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Korean Candy Bright orange-red (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Supreme Style Light coral-pink with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Royal Azalea Bright mid-tone pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Blossom Culture Soft pink with pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
  • Zen Rose Bright mid-tone fuchsia (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Insanely It Watermelon pink (Cream) (Permanent)
  • Asian Flower Creamy lavender (Cream) (Permanent)

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MAC and Chen Man Love & Water Collection for Spring 2012


MAC and Chen Man Love & Water Collection for Spring 2012

availability: March 1st, 2012 (North America), March 2012 (International); all products are limited edition unless otherwise specified

Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Supersweet Half bronze, pink, gold melange/half solid golden pink (Frost)
  • Pink Union Half taupe, lavender, brown melange/half solid dark violet (Frost)
  • Love Cycle Half light blue, white, dark blue melange/half solid dark royal blue (Frost)

Beauty Powder ($23.00 U.S. / $27.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Play It Proper Pastel soft pink with sparkles (Repromote)

Fluidline ($15.00 U.S. / $18.00 CDN)

  • Blacktrack Solid flat black (Permanent)
  • Waveline Navy blue with low level gold pearl (Permanent)

Lipglass ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Force of Love Vivid honeysuckle pink
  • Budding Love Pale lavender

Lipstick ($14.50 U.S. / $17.50 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Force of Love Vivid honeysuckle pink
  • Budding Love Pale lavender

Reflects Glitter ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Reflects Blue Sparkling blue (Permanent at PRO)

Pigment ($20.00 U.S. / $24.00 CDN)

  • Naval Blue Deep smoky blue (Permanent at PRO)

Nail Lacquer ($16.00 U.S. / $19.00 CDN) (Limited Edition)

  • Breezy Blue Dark blue (Cream)
  • Pinkly Fresh Mid-tone blue pink (Cream)

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