|In direct light - more colour accurate|
It does feel lovely to wear, the usual balm like texture all of this sort of lipstick share and no discernible taste or smell. I did also buy a Bobbi Brown lip pencil to wear with this as my lips do really need some defining although I still cant decide whether a defined edge, even blended out, really works with a sheerer lipstick and I think it affects the colour even if it is only slightly. All in all £24 well spent, I am crazy about the packaging and I completely love my splurge lippy!
Blusher has long been an absolute minefield for me. Even when I seem to think I have found my hg I catch sight of my reflection in the wrong light and it looks shocking. Now that my beloved Estee Lauder Double Wear light has dealt with my foundation issues I feel much better able to deal with the blusher situation and on my birthday shopping spree in Leeds I decided that a really good blusher was top of my list.
I had Nars in mind when I set out but couldn't find one that really worked on me, they were too opaque and just too "blusher" rather than "natural ethereal glow only gained from brisk exercise, a healthy diet and a love of quiet living" (oh yes I demand a lot from my make up!) This wasn't helped by the fact that the lovely girl on the Nars counter grabbed a big, huge, massive brush, swirled it generously in a bright, candy pink blush and then, kill me please, splodged it right on to the fattest bit of my cheek and made roundy swoshing motions. It was all I could not to slap her hand away! It was only then I took a look at her blusher. Should have done that first as this was clearly her "technique".
I blended it in as much as I could and beat a hasty path to the Laura Mercier counter. This was staffed by a porcelain skinned beauty wearing the most flattering and subtle make up I have ever seen on a Sales Assistant, made the ladies on the MAC counter look like jaded harlots. She spent a couple of minutes looking at my colouring and skin tone, insisted that pink not peach was the way to go - which was what I was wanting to hear - and put a delicate hint of Rose Petal right where I wear my blusher - more of a contour than on the apple of my cheeks. I was instantly smitten and couldn't get my purse open fast enough.
|I know it looks really quite peachy here but its pink, I promise!|
So here they are then, the two of them in action!
|Bloody glasses really mark my face - should NOT have gone to Specsavers.|
|This one probably shows the blusher off best|
|And this one the lipstick, and my rather sleepy looking left eye. God I am weird looking!|