Latest Find: Flirt! Bronze Kissed

I recently went make-up hunting and found out that Flirt has some great blushes. I got a set on sale there about 2 years ago and dismissed it because, well, the colours simply did not suit me. My narrow mindedness came back to haunt my make-up obsessed mind and I decided to go and give the line another try. I have to say that I'm very impressed with the line. The make-up doesn't have any fragrance, their make-up is of excellent quality, and it lasts on me at least as long a MAC does.

One thing I like about Flit! is that it goes on sale and I can use any discount coupon valid in Kohl's on the make-up. Also, Flirt! has some great, inexpensive dupes of NARS and MAC. Glamourazzi is a dead-ringer for MAC Trax. I also find that Flirt!'s Heartthrob is the best dupe I have found of NARS's infamous "O." Weirdly enough, while the cult favourite NARS blush didn't how up on me and ended up looking like I had dipped my head in a bucket of glitter, Flirt!'s counterpart was much more flattering and the shimmer more fine. Here is my review of Flirt!'s Bronze Kissed blush.

Once in the store, I tried the blushes. They are very finely milled and go on like a dream. I initially wanted to get Bronze Goddess, but alas! They did not have it in stock. As I was smarting from karma really hating me for not loving the Flirt! line earlier, I decided to get Bronze Kissed. When I got home, I will admit that I wasn't wowed by the colour because it wasn't as intense as the Bronze Goddess.

Bronze Kissed is very subtle. It is a shimmery bronze with pink undertones so that you don't look like a statue wearing it. If you are scared of shimmer, fear not. The shimmer is very fine and won't make you look like what I imagine a visual of an 80's discoball's memoir would look like.

On my skin tone, it is just strong enough to be used as blush. On darker skin tones it would make a great highlighter and I imagine it would look great alone on lighter skin tones. That said, I also use it as a highlighter and find that it adds depth to any blush and gives me a candlelit glow. I like the glow I get from this so much that it has replaced Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Brick as my go-to/favourite highlighter.

I will admit that I'm not crazy about the packaging. I'm sure the manufacturers were going for a very innovative design but it ended up being plain annoying. However, it's not incredibly hard to decipher and unless you're Miss South Carolina (I'm sorry, I know it's mean but that comment was just begging to be made), I'm sure you'll figure it out.

10 comments:

Lolita said...

Hey Anu!
Great site u put up. I looked high and low for make up advice and skin advice for my dusky skin which can be tedious to find on the net and rarely in magazines especially if it's Singapore.yes u've got a reader dwn the globe all the way in the Lion City.Loved the articles.Cherios!

6:17 AM
IxLovexMAC said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog!! U started out exactly a year ago from today!!!
(I think...?) Correct me if im wrong!!

2:44 PM
YMiss said...

Hey,

I emailed you quite a while back saying how much I loved your blog, thought it was time i told you that love is growing! Esp when you do tutorials. I've tried a few out, the smoky eyes one and the blusher one.

Loved both need to work on the smoky eye a little - is it ok if I email you pics of my attempts?

Have a small request. The blush tutorial you did using cream blush well that's the way I do my blush now but using a powder blush. Well using bourjois powder bronzer to be precise - as recommended on your site of cause! Anyway i'm going of track back to my request, could you do a blush tutorial using a powder blush which brings out the cheek bones please?

Would love it more so if you used the bourjois bronzer, I'm in love with ti! Thank you so much for putting it on your site!

Asma

3:20 PM
Anita Krishnan said...

Hey Anu, I dare not use bronzers. I am not sure if it will look good on me and I'm not even sure how to use it. I got a sample bronzer from loreal which I do not know if I should try.

Yours look good though.

1:12 PM
Black cat said...

Hey anu, what a lovely bronzer! And, yes, I second the request of having a tutorial with powder blush. I've been out of a computer for a few days and your blog was the second thing I checked after my email...I believe you have a serious fan here!!!!

5:26 AM
Anonymous said...

hi Anu,

I bumped into your blog last week and I love it already. I read it everyday. Can you please post some tutorials on how to apply compact powder/ foundation etc.

7:28 AM
Anu said...

Hey Lolita!
So excited that you read my blog. Welcome!

Hey Saniya...
I'm so bad at remembering anniversaries. And birthdays, and names. Thanks for remembering :D

Hey ymiss
I would love to see your pics. send them to my email. I'm actually very excited to see them. And I will definately put up a tutorial on how to sculpt cheekbones with powder bronzer/blush etc.

Hey Anita!
you should definately try it on. If you have a sample just try it out. If you dont like it, you can always wash it off. However, in my personal opinion, I think you'd look stunning with bronzer.

Hey Black Cat!
I love you, that's all I can say. You ladies are the best.

Hey Anonymous!
Thanks for reading. I will definitely put up a tutorial on foundation/powder up soon.

11:49 AM

Ranjani said...

Anu you HAVE to try Chanel's mocha blush, it is DIVINE!!!I love it:)

1:16 PM
Anonymous said...

Hello,
I just love this blush. If you can let me know....can you tell me a MAC or any other product line dupe for this blush?

Greatly appreciate it!
Thank You

11:17 PM
Anu said...

hey Ranjani,

Because of you, I have the Chanel blush. And because of that I have ALL of Chanel's blushes. evil evil you.

Hi anonymousL I'm not sure if this is a dupe for something from MAC but you can usually find great deals at kohl's so the blush is a steal then :). however, this can be annoying if you dont have access to the line. I'll have to get back to you on this.

9:45 PM

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