I’ve held out on these blushes for the longest time because of my blush mindset a.k.a ‘everything just looks either pink, orange, nude/brown on me so what’s the point’. So I resisted despite the tempting raves… but still kept on looking up reviews and obsessing over them while I was at it. It didn’t help that Luxola emailed me a discount code as sort of a “MISS YOU” gift, which apparently gave me the final push to go avail these babies. Effective marketing tool, by the way, you guys. Snaps.
So a little background for those who aren’t familiar yet witht the brand — Rouge Bunny Rouge‘s line of powder blushes is called Original Skin Blush: For Love of Roses. Wordy, I know. But worth every single syllable pronunciation, I promise. The brand was London-born, but based both in Moscow and London since its conception last 2006.
The brand infuses the romanticism and fantastical fairy tales of Victoriana and regalness of Tsarism in their products which in my opinion, puts life into each and every item. The copies are a bit, okay fine – super flowery and maybe overly whimsical, but it’s a refreshing change from the same old “natural, revolutionary, *insert overused marketing copies here*”. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →
Are you guys excited or what? No? Just me? Anyway, I’ll be starting another “Week of” feature (my last was Lipstick Week) and this time, it’s devoted to blushes! I think I peaked on this whole blush thing two years ago because I enjoyed one too many NARS shades that I felt.. “What else can this thing do besides making my cheeks look pink, peach or red?”
I seriously felt that despite the variety of pinks, corals, tangerines, fuschias, rosy reds… they’d all register on my cheeks so similarly I wouldn’t even be able to differentiate them. So I let blushes go and focused on eyeshadow, lipstick, skincare, etc. instead. Except when those painstakingly beautiful Chanel cream blushes launched in which all blush hell broke loose.
Anyhoots.. moving on to my first blush week feature, I’ll be talking about a seemingly unpopular formula, Diorblush. Remember my Dior Counter Hopping a.k.a temptation island almost two months back? Well, I was pulled in by the big pans of blushes displayed that I couldn’t help swatching them all. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →
Another month, another set of products I enjoyed testing, using, rediscovering. Without further chitchat, I’ll get on with it starting with two new lip products that earned an unexpected love from me - Bobbi Brown Pink Kiss and Sephora Rouge Cream in Hot Tango. Pink Kiss (review here) is a pale pink that I didn’t think would suit me at all but surprisingly wore well against my yellow-toned Asian skin. It didn’t wash me out or make me look sick like most pale pinks usually do. I like that even if it’s not moisturizing, it doesn’t dry my lips further.
Hot Tangois a gift from my mom who recently went to Singapore and quite enjoyed herself in the massive Sephora store over there. It is a bright true red with a hint of orange (Sephora says it’s pink-red, I disagree) that I refused to wear at first, but when I did, the husband commented that he actually likes it. The formula is a cream that feels like a satin with opaque color pay-off in one swipe. Full review soon. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →
I’ve blogged about my first encounter with Ellana Minerals in this post before. I’ve yet to do individual reviews because I’m still in the process of seeing how my skin reacts to mineral makeup. So far? So good. I’m not at all a powder fiend, much preferring dewy and luminous despite my combination skin actually in need of some mattifying powders from time to time. I just feel that powders cover the skin too much not allowing it to ‘breathe’, so to speak.
The world of mineral makeup opened the powdered doors for me, especially being an Ellana Minerals Beauty Advocate*. I would’ve for sure overlooked their mineral foundation had I not been sent one to try and experience for myself. The Intensive Blend Mineral Foundation is the star of the collection, being a lightweight, super finely-milled melds-in-your-skin loose mineral foundation with medium-full coverage.
I’ve yet to make individual reviews for each of these but for now, I’ll be lightly glossing over each product as I’ve tested them out several times now. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →
My love for the recently reformulated Rouge Dior lipstick range is no secret. I’ve been abusing my Grege quite a lot – so much that it never leaves whatever bag it is I decide to throw all my trash, I mean, things in for the day. I wanted to pick up another Rouge Dior but was quite captivated by the very underrated Diorific line, Dior’s long-wear lipstick range, while I was at the counter swatching. I went home with two new babies that day. Another Rouge Dior shade and this beauty, Diorific lipstick in Diorama. VIEW THE REST OF THE POST →