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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Les Fards a Joues - Blush Swatchfest

Hello everyone. I have previously featured a post on swatches and mini reviews of my foundations so I thought of doing the same with something prettier and what else could be prettier than blushes? Well, it's the blush, at least for me. Anyway, here are the swatches and the mini review or perhaps just a description of each shade.




In order of swatches:
  1. Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 5 - while this looks dark and scary, it turns to a nice berry flush on the cheeks that fair-light skinned individuals may easily overdo. I think those with medium-tan-dark skin tones may find this to work better on them.
  2. Paul & Joe Bambi from the Disney Collection - this is such a nice coral-orange shade which would look nice on summer. These are balls but I crushed one so the pigment will show up better.
  3. Shu Uemura Glow On P Pink 30 - one of the more pigmented pink blushes that I have. This appears as a blue-based pink on me though it looks peach-pink to some. Applies with a beautiful sheen and gives a nice glow on the cheeks.
  4. Kanebo Coffret D'Or Cheek Color PK-22 - prior to loving pink blushes, I very much prefer coral and more pigmented ones. This made me appreciate and eventually fall for the beauty of sheer pink blushes. This is a no-brainer blush for me which I grab on days when I can't decide which blush to wear. It also does not hurt that this is by far, the best texture in a blush I have ever tried - the silkiest and most finely milled that applies very smoothly on the skin.
  5. Becca Cosmetics Mineral Blush Flowerchild - I have long given up on NARS Orgasm, Deep Throat, and such shades but this blush, I have to say, is like a hybrid of both Orgasm and Deep Throat, only with a better texture and a prettier subtle, golden sheen to it. It's not as shimmery as both NARS blushes too. If this is without shimmer, this would look like how I naturally flush.
  6. Burberry Beauty Light Glow Blush 04 Peony - while I was utterly disappointed with Burberry Blossom, this one made me want to shriek when I first saw it. This is such a delicate and feminine pink that makes me feel girly-girl every time I wear this. I also could not stop swatching it because it is such a beautiful shade of pink - one of the prettiest I have ever seen. This may not entirely be a unique shade but I love it.
  7. Chanel Joues Contraste Tea Rose  - this is the oldest blush in my stash and my first ever blush from a luxury brand as well. This is a nice peach-pink blush that turns to a nice rosy pink shade once on my cheeks. The texture isn't the silkiest but I like how it blends beautifully on my skin. It is also a no-brainer blush for me. I'm happy to report that it is no longer dome-shaped and it's getting flat, which only means that I have been using it a lot.
  8. Laura Mercier Baby Pink - this is one of my least-used blushes because it's pretty bulky to bring along since this comes from the Colour Classics Face Palette with six eyeshadows and another shade of blush. It is a pretty pale pink shade which I finally got to appreciate ever since my affinity with pink blushes started. Will try to use this more often.
  9. Giorgio Armani Blushing Fabric 2 - it's almost the same as the Blushing Fabric 5, only a tad lighter and has more pink in it. Same great texture, feels nice on the skin but if you're allergic to silicone, you may want to test it out first. It reminds me so much of the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer but this does not break me out which is odd but good. This lasts for hours on my combination-oily skin too. 
  10. Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint Guava - a gorgeous coral-pink shade that smells nice too. It just requires a lot of shaking as the pigment tends to separate from the oil but once blended, it's a nice product to use. You get only 7mL in a tiny tube so you may want to use it sparingly. Other than that, I like it a lot for my cheeks. On the lips, it is really drying so it somehow comforts me that I would use less of this product and the mini tube will last me a few months. :)
  11. Shu Uemura Glow On M Pink 30 - a nice matte pink blush with a strong peach tone in it which still gives a glow on the cheeks. Chalky at first but with a little blending, you get a lovely colour on the cheeks that can go well with any makeup. 
  12. Skinfood Sugar Cookie Blush Winter Cherry - I was expecting a darker shade because of the word "cherry" but I assume that winter made it pale; thus, the light shade that is very reminiscent of NARS Orgasm (again and it baffles me why most companies come up with shades that look like Orgasm), only lighter. Texture is kinda hard and does not blend very well on the skin. As I type this, this blush is no longer with me but I thought it'd be fair to include a review of this since there is a swatch of it.
  13. Benefit Cosmetics Bella Bamba - I really wanted to love this watermelon pink blush from Benefit but in as much as I dig the colour, the shimmers are just too much for my liking. And if I have to dust powder over it just to get rid of the shimmers, which will take a few seconds up to a minute to buff it, then it's not something I am willing to deal with on an everyday basis. But really, this is such a pretty shade and if shimmers are your thing, you might very well like this blush.
  14. Guerlain Blush 4 Eclats 05 Rose Plein Vent - this is the blush that took me 4 months before I finally used it simply because it was too gorgeous for me to ruin the design. Then again, I purchased a blush that I can use and not simply stare at so I ended up using it. When you swirl the four colours together, it gives you a nice peach-pink shade with just a tad hint of beige with a very fine gold sheen. It is so smooth to the touch, it almost feels like butter that melts on your skin. It has a strong scent so those who are sensitive to scented blushes may want to give this a sniff before heading to the counter.
  15. Shu Uemura Glow on K6 from the Aya Takano Reindeer XXXX Kiss Palette - another pink shade for me! It is a sheer medium pink shade with blue tones that looks really pretty and dainty on the cheeks. Just like the other glow ons, it imparts a natural and lovely glow on the cheeks. Unfortunately, I don't get to use this much because it is in a palette with 3 eye shadows and 2 creme products but I promise to use this more often so I decided to bring this whenever it is scheduled for use.
  16. Laura Mercier Plum Blush - this is the least used blush in my stash. It is also in the compact together with Baby Pink and this also happens to be the least flattering shade on me. I appear like my cheeks have been slapped several times and bruised. Plum just isn't my colour. I just couldn't get rid of it since it is in a palette. Others may like it but it's definitely not for me.

I can say that with these blushes, I am a happy camper. I am pleased with the shades I have, though most are pinks, and I get to finally use them all! I enjoyed making swatches and I hope you ended up liking something. :)

I hope you're all spending a good time with your family this Holy Week.

Cheers,

24 comments:

  1. Wowwww...really nice stuff. i just go through the post. i like it. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Ang sipag mo sis magswatch! haha I want to try GA blushing fabric.

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    1. Haha! I love swatching blushes! :D Go try the GA blushing fabric! :)

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  3. I haven't been using blush lately. Nakatamaran. Hehe. Now this post definitely makes me want to use blushes again :)

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    1. Ako naman lipstick natatamad. The scorching heat makes me lazy to use makeup din. :)

      Go wear blushes more often. But if you easily flush, I think it's okay to skip blushes. :)

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  4. Pammy, I have my eyes on your least used blush. Plum is my color. I'm guessing it's similar to Avon Lip and Cheek tint.

    This is one of my favorite J'Adore Rougit entries.

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    1. Thank you. Oh, I'll see if I'll have the heart to depot it, at least someone would be able to use it. :)

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    2. Ouch! I ruined the blush with a dent/scratch. :(

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  5. what a collection! i like the Shu blushes and the baby pink from Laura Mercier. in case you decide to give up any of them, just let me know. I love pink blushes, too.

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    1. Haha! I will let you know. Pink blushes are really really pretty.

      So far, I think the ones I have left are those that I can use on a daily basis.

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  6. Wow, what a collection! I like the Shu blushes and the baby pink from Laura Mercier. In case you wanna let go of them, just let me know. Teehee!

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  7. Great post and lovely swatches! They all look pretty, but the Armani Fabrics both look like really gorgeous shades! I normally have a hard time with cream/gel blush holding up on my oily skin, but have heard good things about these.

    Your collection is lovely, thanks for sharing :)

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    1. If that is the case then I guess you really should give the GA blushing fabrics a try. :)

      Thank you. :)

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  8. I want BB Peony too, I don't have this yet. May I ask how do you find the quality of Laura Mercier blush? I am thinking f buying one to try since LM just opened at Sephora where I live.

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    1. I find the quality of Laura Mercier blushes nice. They are also finely milled and applies smoothly. :)

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    2. Thanks Pammy, I will definitely check them out when I head to Sephora.

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  9. Thanks for all the swatches and mini reviews! You have a really nice collection :D

    I'd like to do a post like this but I'm afraid that if I do, I'll see how many similar colors I really have and all the money I've wasted lol

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    1. Haha! I think doing that will make you realize which colours actually work for you especially if you buy the same shade most of the time. Then you'll eventually get the urge to stop upon realizing that. I hope. :)

      Thank you.

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  10. i keep ending up looking at the angel engraving in the middle which is the skin food one LOL

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  11. Gosh, these are really pretty! The Paul and Joe coral blush is a great color for summer!

    Blushes are defnitely the prettiest makeup, ever!

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  12. lovely swatches!! wow it's funny when we decide to compare and how many shades look similar to each other hehe. Nice picks on pinks!! Want to see you peach bunch!

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  13. blush fiend!!! :P
    pammy becca's bolero is really nice. *nods
    burberry peony~~~ O.O

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  14. Wow! It took you 4months to use the Guerlain blush?! Hehe I am sometimes like that too =P If the imprint on the product is pretty, I don't want to ruin it!

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