Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot
Since I'm on vacation now, you won't believe this, I don't travel with three traincases containing every make-up item I own. Unbelievable, I know. I know you expected me to travel with at least one traincase. Sorry to disappoint. However, I did bring along Bobbi Brown blush in Apricot. In the pan it's a heart stopping (that would be to you, I mark sunrise at the time the sunlight brightens up my pigment-endowed eyeshadows and blushes just right) bright apricot with strong pink undertones.
For those who are scared that it's a clown-effect waiting to happen, rest assured that the blush itself is sheer enough that it makes application easy. The blush has just the right amount of pigment that I felt that my skunk brush gave me too sheer an application and chose a conventional blush brush instead. The texture blends beautifully into my cheeks and allows me to calibrate the intensity of my application. The blush itself is long lasting and gives me an innocent pop of colour. Ignore the shine near my nose/cheek, It's been a long day.
I have quite a few blushes, note the restraint when I describe my ever-growing blush collection, and was going to put up reviews of some of them. I don't have all of them near me at the moment, so I'd just like to know whether you want to see reviews with me wearing the products or at least give you swatches on my hand, or you don't mind a review with a picture of the product alone. Just let me know what you feel.
Mac Tinted Lipglass in Lust
This is a very creamy, milky nudey pink with brown undertones. On me, it's a very light, JLO-ish colour that leans more towards an opaque rather than sheer coverage. It has a vanilla scent reminiscent of all Lipglasses, to me at least, and since the texture is quite tacky the gloss stays on for longer than the average gloss. The texture would also be my biggest gripe against this gloss because I hate how my hair gets stuck on my lips when I leave my hair loose. However, the gloss is so moisturizing and the colour is so versatile, I can opt for a dramatic or toned down look, that I decide to just wear a ponytail.
Revlon Moisturous Lipcolor in Tawney Dew
First off let me warn you, I can't find this colour or type of lipstick on the Revlon website so I'm assuming it was a limited edition colour long ago. However, I got mine at Big Lots about 2 weeks ago for $3. Not bad since it came with a gorgeous pearly lipstick too. There were many such lipstick deals do I decided to write about it anyway. The colour is absolutely gorgeous. It's a warm medium brown with orange undertones. I think it would compliment a large variety of skin tones too. It's such a very warm, easy to wear colour that I overlook the texture every time. Every single time.
The texture itself is gritty, and I feel like the the lipstick can double as sandpaper every time. You might think I'm exagerating when I say this, but the top of the lipstick grows bumpier with every use and actually looks like sandpaper. Not pleasant. To its credit, the lipstick has no smell at all, a huge plus in my book, and the colour is unbelievably flattering. And hey, it was $3. Who am I to complain?
Kevyn Aucoin Expert Lip Tint in Floralia
This is a medium brown red that goes on incredibly light, the lipstick feels so thin if that makes sense, and is also very moisturizing. The lipstick is on the more pigmented side but it looks great with a sheer application too. I think this colour would also flatter a wide range of skintones, but the with the 'stereotypical Desi skin tone,' such as me and those slightly darker, would suit this best. The Kevyn Aucoin website describes this colour as "flesh" and while it does have a certain fleshy undertone, it's a lot deeper than that.
The thing that puts me off about this lipstick is the overwhelming smell when I put it on. It smells of rosewater, like the kind my mother told me to use as a toner and got angry at me when I wanted make-up instead. Rosewater smells great, don't get me wrong, but I don't need such a strong source of it right under my nose. When I tried this on my cousin she loved the colour but made barfing gestures because of the smell. She does, however, have a flair for the dramatic. To be fair the smell doesn't last too long, but long enough to make me get slightly annoyed at the scent. I bought mine at a Victoria's Secret sale for $5, and for the smell alone would never shell out full price for this.
Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot