Showing posts with label Cheeks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cheeks. Show all posts

August 24, 2015

Beauty ~ Beautiful Bronzers for Ebony Complexions

Beautiful Bronzers for Ebony Complexions

With summer upon us, I thought I would share my top picks for ebony complexions.  With the vast range of brown skin tones, not every product works for us so we have to be very careful not to waste our hard earned dollars on products that are hit or miss.

January 30, 2015

Swatches ~ My NARS Blush Collection Updated


I'm re uploading this post from 2013 of my Nars Blush Collection because I've added a few more blushes that I wanted to include into this collection blog post.  I now have a total of 13 Nars blushes total that I have in my collection now.

November 12, 2014

Swatches ~ Gucci Cosmetics Cherry Nectar Blush

Gucci Cherry Nectar Blush

Among the items I purchased from the new Gucci Cosmetics Line was the Gucci Cherry Nectar Blush.  I chose this blush for no special reason.  I have an array of corals, peaches and oranges in my collection already so I thought this would fall under the plums, wines and berries which I have a limited collection in my stash.

October 16, 2013

Swatches ~ Tom Ford Bronzed Amber Illuminating Cheek Color

 Tom Ford Bronzed Amber Illuminating Cheek Color
Ladies... this Tom Ford Bronzed Amber Illuminating Cheek Color (discontinued) is one of the most beautiful bronzer/blush combinations I've ever seen.  This illuminating cheek color can be worn as a bronzer or applied over the cheeks giving a subtle warm glow.  For a women with brown skin like mine, this illuminator definitely takes my cheeks to another dimension. Similar to this is the Tom Ford Shade & Illuminate Duo.

August 31, 2013

Swatches ~ Nars Pierre Hardy Blush in Rotonde

Nars Pierre Hardy Blush in Rotonde
There's something about Nars Blushes that I just can't get enough of.  Whenever there's a new blush that comes out, I search all over the internet looking for swatches until I can find a swatch that comes pretty close to my complexion.  I have a deep infinity for orange blushes and my collection is growing by the minute.  I feel about orange the way most girls feel about pink.  Pink blushes really don't show up on me all too well, unless they're a deep rose or fuchsia color and have darker pigmentation to them.

August 29, 2013

Swatches ~ Laura Mercier Spellbound Face Illuminator


Spellbound Face Illuminator by Laura Mercier is breathtakingly beautiful. This illuminator was a part of the Laura Mercier Dark Spell collection. Just from the sound of it makes you think of mystical gothic thoughts and experiences.  I missed out on the last breathtakingly beautiful illuminator she released last Christmas which was called "Rose Rendevous".  That one sold out in stores pretty quickly, then sellers on eBay and Amazon had a field day inflating prices, so I ended up not purchasing that one at all.

July 19, 2013

Swatches ~ Mac Rio MSF

Mac Rio Mineralized Skin Finish (MSF)
Rio Mineralized Skin Finish (limited edition) was released this summer in the MAC Tropical Taboo Collection.  There were five MSFs released in this collection, three new and two re-promotes.  I also purchased "Lust" which I reviewed here.  I would describe Rio as a deep toned peach with lighter peach highlights.  What I like about this MSF is that there isn't any golden shimmers which is very common with MAC MSFs.  Similar color is Stila Heavenly Hue Highligher in Kitten.

July 15, 2013

Beauty ~ My Beloved Rock and Republic Blush in Lust Returns!

Rock & Republic Blush in Lust
Rock & Republic (R&R) was a makeup line that's been discontinued for about 2yrs now.  Their collection contained about 10 beautiful blushes that were to die for.  R&R blush in "Lust" is my favorite blush of all times... hands down, there's no other blush in this Universe that I love more than Lust.  It's breathtakingly beautiful on my ebony skin and gives my cheeks an amazing glow that I can't even begin to describe in words.

July 10, 2013

Swatches ~ Mac Lust Mineralized Skin Finish


Mac Lust Mineralized Skin Finish

MAC released five Mineralized Skin Finishes in their recent Tropical Taboo Collection and I bought two of them.  I am actually in love with Mac Lust Mineralized Skin Finish, it is a deeper rose color with lighter rose highlights.  It's very pigmented and would look wonderful on any skin tones.

June 12, 2013

Swatches ~ Chanel 2013 Spring Collection Illuminating Powder

Chanel 2013 Spring Collection Illuminating Powder
 I couldn't resist this beautiful illuminating powder that came out in the Chanel Spring Collection.  From the moment I laid eyes on it I knew I had to have it!  I would describe this as a very beautiful golden illuminator with just a hint of rose undertones.

June 2, 2013

Swatches ~ Hot Nights Blush from Mac Temperature Rising Collection

mac hot nights powder blush

Hot Nights is a very pink rosey blush that might be the perfect color for summer.  This blush is heavy pigmented and a little goes a very long way. I added a few links to some other blushes I reviewed for comparisons. 

April 30, 2013

Swatches ~ Mac Fiery Impact Extra Dimension Blush

Mac Fiery Impact Extra Dimension Blush

This is the other blush I purchased from the Mac Extra Dimension Collection.  This blush shows up on me a lot more than the Blazing Haute reviewed. I really like this blush and I actually wore it with Mac's Center of the Universe MSF, it was such a pretty combination!

April 23, 2013

Swatches ~ Mac Blazing Haute Extra Dimension Blush

Mac Blazing Haute Extra Dimension Blush

This is the first of two blushes that I purchased from the Mac's In Extra Dimension collection.  When I purchased it I wasn't sure if I would wear it as a highlighter or as blush. I was searching for a rose color highlighter that would actually look rose on my complexion and I was pretty sure this blush might do the trick.  I'm on the fence with the results.  The swatch looked a little gold on my arm but when I applied it to my cheeks, it looked slightly rose in color.


February 19, 2013

Swatches ~ Nars Seduction Blush and Comparisons

Nars Seduction Blush and Comparisons

Nars Seduction Blush is so beautiful and this is one of the rare shades that really compliment women of color. It's a deep berry color that applies matte and is very pigmented. A light hand is all you need when applying this blush.  It's also beautiful as an eyeshadow a well.

February 5, 2013

Swatches ~ Wicked Blush by Tom Ford

Tom Ford Blush Wicked

I bought myself several items for Xmas that i've been lusting for and this is the first one. This is the second Tom Ford blush that I own, I also have Flush which I reviewed here. So I purchased the Wicked Blush by Tom Ford and i'm in love with it. It's a very beautiful matte pink that's not too bright but very pigmented. I'm in love with this one but there still one TF blush i'm lusting for and that's Savage which will hopefully be a Valentine's gift from my husband.


January 3, 2013

Swatches | Tom Ford Flush Cheek Color

Tom Ford Blush in "Flush"

I'm in love with this Tom Ford Flush Cheek Color.  This is my second purchase from Tom Ford Beauty, I bought the Burnished Amber Quad a few months back.  As I was trying to photograph this blush, I'm not sure these photos are true to color because i'm still learning about lighting and shooting with my Canon EOS T3i.  Nevertheless i'm very happy with this blush and how wears. 

November 29, 2012

Swatches ~ Mac Sun Rush Lustre Drops

Mac Sun Rush Lustre Drops


Applying just a tiny amount to the cheeks, forehead and bridge between the eyes, gives the face a beautiful illumination and glow.  There's nothing oily about this product and the color is absolutely amazing.  I'm so in love with this it's becoming one of my everyday staples.  I've been applying it to my upper cheeks as my highlighter, it gives such a different glow than the traditional highlight powders.  Maybe because it's a cream, it's giving my skin a totally different look.... and to think, I bought it on a whim!






October 24, 2012

Beauty ~ My Beloved Rock & Republic Blush in Lust



Rock & Republic Blush in Lust

This is a Rock & Rebuplic Blush in the color Lust.  I bought this blush from a private seller and it arrived broken.  The seller has a "no return/no exchange" policy so i'm stuck with it.  I did let her know it arrived broken and at first she said she would meet me half way on a solution, but when I suggested splitting the cost for a replacement pan, I never heard back from her. 

July 19, 2012

Swatches ~ Mac Ring of Saturn and Stratus Blushes

Mac Ring of Saturn and Stratus Blush

Ring of Saturn is a medium, terracotta color with a subtle, golden sheen. This is a great color to use if you want a bronzed-plus-peachy color on the cheek as an alternative to a flushed pink or red color.

Stratus is a deep terracotta color mixed with deep plum and golden shimmers. I have similar comments for this color as I do for Ring of Saturn. Stratus is deeper and has a purple undertone instead of a peach undertone.

July 12, 2012

Swatches ~ Mac Earthshine and Center of the Universe MSF

Mac Earthshine and Center of the Universe MSF's
Earthshine and Center of the Universe
Mineralize Skin Finishes