Apologies for it being so quiet around here lately. These last few weeks have been a bit of a whirlwind, and unfortunately it will continue to be madness until I make the big move to Melbourne and thing settle down sometime in July.
Exciting times ahead!
Anyway, I’ve been wanting to tell you guys about Estee Lauder’s new Pure Color blush that I received some time ago.
Estee Lauder say…
Estée Lauder introduces a new generation of cheek colour with NEW Pure Color Blush. Now cheeks are vibrant with fresh, radiant colour in an expansive new palette of shades that embrace a diverse range of skin tones. High-performance technology combines with skin-loving ingredients in this ultra-silky, modern powder blush to add instant dimension and glamour to the face, from a soft flush of colour to dramatic contours that last all day.
Cheeks are enhanced from natural to contoured with two beguiling new finishes that masterfully combine tone and texture:
· SATIN: This texture creates a soft, low sheen on cheeks for a true satin finish and refined luminosity.
· SHIMMER: This high shimmer finish creates maximum volume shades with prismatic light-reflecting pearls for a sophisticated cheek shimmer.
Price: $60 AUD
Availability: Estee Lauder counters worldwide, www.esteelauder.com.au
Sensuous Rose is a dusty rose with a hint of peach. To my eyes it is quite similar to MAC Blushbaby (one of my all time favourite cheek colours), but perhaps a little pinker. It is one of those colours which suit pretty much every look and situation.
It’s has a finely milled, velvety matte finish which turns you instantly into Grace Kelly. Well, almost.
I could go on and on about this blush, but I think the pictures speak for themselves.
note: this product was sent to me by PR for consideration only.Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 8th, 2012 in Reviews, Swatches | 49571 commentEstee+Lauder+Pure+Color+Blush+Sensuous+Rose+Review2012-06-08+08%3A20%3A48myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4957
I was very excited to receive the pack of limited edition Face Of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons in the mail about a week ago, sent by the lovely Face Of Australia fairy (Tina). They’re FOA’s drugstore answer to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and they really seem to give Clinique a run for their money!
These Lip Crayons are basically a tinted lip balm in stick form. They have sheer to medium pigmentation, a subtle glossy finish, and lightweight/thin consistency.
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Macaron:
Macaron is my favourite out of the three Lip Crayon shades- it is a medium strawberry pink and very similar to Clinique’s Chunky Cherry (reviewed here )
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae:
A neutral toffee brown colour, which is quite similar to Clinique’s ‘Graped Up’ Chubby Stick (reviewed here.). Both this and Clinique’s Graped Up doesn’t seem to suit me, but I’ve seen it look gorgeous on girls with a lot of red/pink natural pigment in their lips which lifts the colour (see it on Suzanne for example).
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Cupcake:
Cupcake is a light, cool toned pink which has sheer but buildable pigmentation. This would look best on fair girls with lightly pigmented lips in my opinion.
Texture wise, the Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are quite similar to the Clinique Chubby Stick- the Chubby Sticks are perhaps the tiniest bit glossier and slightly more hydrating.. Both products require frequent reapplication to keep up the colour and balm properties.
Australian RRP for the Clinique Chubby Sticks is $35.00, and the RRP for the pack of 3 FOA Lip Crayons is a mere $14.95. Given that the two products are quite similar, the huge price difference means that Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are much better value and you’d be mad to pass up on these if you’ve ever wanted to try the Chubby Sticks.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 1st, 2012 in Lip balm, Reviews, Swatches | 49300 comments. Face+Of+Australia+Sheer+Gloss+Lip+Crayon+reviewed2012-06-01+02%3A59%3A47myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4930
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