Thursday, 7 July 2011
Semi Precious Part 3 Blushes Swatches and Review
Man this semi precious just keeps going on and on doesn't it? We haven't even hit the eyeshadows yet! I can feel a receptive strain injury coming on....
All three of the blushes in this collection have a soft marbling effect of corresponding colours and are all matte formula. Overall I found them a little chalky but quite easy to blend and there is at least one shade for everyone which is great. Below is the swtaches and review for the complete collection of blushes!
Oh my lord is Feeling Flush pigmented, I'm not kidding when I say my swatch really is one swipe of product. Its got to one of the most pigmented products I have encountered! Feeling Flush is a berry toned pink that leans quite purple. It should suit a wide range of skin tones due to the pigmentation in this bad boy I'd say it will show up on even the darkest of skin tones however it does have potential to go a little ashy due to the super matte finish it has. If you are fair please use a light hand unless you are from the Ronald Mcdonald School of Make Up, you have been warned!
Pressed Amber is my favourite out of the three, I'm having quite the bronzer moment aren't I? Don't worry it will pass I bore extremely easy. Forever and a day ago someone called this the ultimate dirty cowgirl bronze shade and I have to agree this is everything and more that you wished Benefit's Dallas was but clearly isn't. Its a beautiful mid tone taupe brown that really works on medium skin tones. Now this one really isn't for everyone, I'm afraid it has potential to look the wrong kind of dirty (muddy) on fair skin and lets just be honest on dark tones it will be ashy due to the matte formula. However if you are a medium toned skinned gal snap it up it has a multitude of uses (contour, blush, bronzer the whole she-bang) in one little pot and it really is super flattering on.
Now I love anything peach/apricot/coral/orange toned its my favourite shade of anything and I mean that so it saddens me to say that Warmth Of Coral is not worth splashing the cash on. Its all my favourite shades swirled around to form a lovely slightly brown toned apricot blush but man is it hard work to get any colour pay off from this. Lets not beat around the bush any blush that requires you to dampen the product before you get it to show up on your skin is a complete fail non? Yep I had to dampen my arm to get a swatch of this shade and when it dried it turned rather chalky. If you just brush this on dry you are left with nothing and I mean nothing, I'm not dark skinned at all and honestly I could see no trace of blush on my cheeks once blended. This seems to be the general consensus so please go in store and swatch this don't blind buy via the net as you may be sorely disappointed like myself.
Okay dinner time and then I shall be back with round three, the eyeshadows!