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Monday, January 24, 2011

Product Review: Kanebo Coffret D'Or Blush in PK-22

I know I have mentioned before that I now prefer sheer blushes over pigmented ones and that is the reason why I no longer own any NARS or MAC blushes. Yeah, I let go of NARS Deep Throat which used to be a favorite of mine. Since that major preference change, I started to really appreciate the beauty of Japanese brand blushes. I thank Shu Uemura Glow Ons for taking me to that road less travelled as most people prefer pigmented ones. And here is another sheer blush that I have purchased and really liked since then - Kanebo Coffret D'Or Blush in PK-22.

The blush comes with a separate compact and blush refill. But you can do away without the compact since the blush refill case is pretty sturdy on its own.

What I like:
- A very pretty sheer pale baby pink shade with very fine shimmers that give the cheeks an iridescent glow.
- Just like all Japanese makeups, the texture is amazingly smooth and velvety that is neither chalky nor powdery.
- The blush melts on the skin and blends very well with it.
- Even though this blush is sheer, I find that I only need a few swipes to make it show on my skin. It reminds me of Chanel Joues Contraste in Tea Rose wherein I need to give it a few minutes to blend with the skin and the lovely color then shows up on the cheeks in a very sublime way.
- Unscented.
- For those with darker skin tone, it can be used as a highlighter.
- Can be used on top of a matte blush if you want to add some glow to it.
- Locally available at Rustan's.

What I don't like:
- The compact is without doubt a fingerprint and dirt magnet.
- Only a few shades to choose from.
- The compact is pretty expensive for Php650.
- Pretty expensive for Php1000 for 3.5g of product but for a Japanese brand, it's not as bad as it seems considering how pricey Shu Uemura and Shiseido blushes are. 

Overall rating: 4/5 I really like this blush. I can't get enough of how amazing the texture of this blush is and how lovely the shade is. I was lemming for the Giorgio Armani Sheer blush 10 but I think it's because of this blush that my lemming was gone. I would definitely recommend this blush to anyone who likes sheer blushes. If you prefer pigmented blushes, skip this one.

Will I buy again? Yes but I have to wait until I use this up and my other blushes.


Have you tried Kanebo blushes?

Happy rainy and gloomy Monday, super awesome peeps! :P


  1. The shade looks gorgeous Pammy!
    Haven't tried Kanebo or Shu pa.. Im also lemming for GA #10 pero super mahal eh hehe

  2. Kim, true. And di pa locally available. You gotta try Shu! :P

  3. pammy, why are you hoarding blushes..? :o
    anyway, this looks lovely. please tell me where i can buy LOL! xD

  4. Sugar, you can get these at Rustan's. :P

  5. oh yeah... i remember seeing this last saturday. but i never paid attention to it and went to nars LOL! xD now i'm having 2nd thoughts on my purchase.

  6. naku, I am sure, if I own this, I'll be wiping this on my shirt again and again and again! :P

  7. Nikki, that's exactly what I've been doing every time I use this. :P

  8. Never heard of this brand! I love it when you review brands that aren't mainstream. Helps readers branch out a bit. :)

  9. Michelle, Kanebo's one of the Japanese brands available here in Manila just like Shiseido and Shu Uemura. Their foundations are superb! Super awesome. You gotta try these. :P

  10. what a pretty blush!! you picked a really lovely colour.. perfect for everyday and spring!

  11. Nic, it's so soft and feminine. I agree that it's perfect for everyday use. :)

  12. How do you pronounce Coffret D'Or, I'm convinced I need to buy the powder foundation :P

    Anyway, do you have a review of that foundie, can't find it on the sidebar? :) I almost always try to read your reviews first before I buy it, we seem to have similar likes :D


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