Dior Spring 2012: Rose Glow Awakening Blush

Dior Spring 2012: Rose Glow Awakening Blush

Dior Spring 2012 includes Rosy Glow Blush ($44/0.26 oz.), otherwise called “Healthy Glow Awakening Blush No. 1.” In the pan, the blush is remarkably cool–a fuschia that contains a hint of violet. According to Dior, Rosy Glow includes Fresh Color...
Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Powder Gelee

Estee Lauder Modern Mercury Powder Gelee

One of the most dramatic offerings from Fall 2011 is Estee Lauder’s Modern Mercury Collection, particularly the Pure Color Illuminating Powder Gelee in Modern Mercury ($40).  The texture is a very soft powder with pigment that seems to absolutely leap onto your...
NARS Sweet Disposition

NARS Sweet Disposition

NARS Sweet Disposition ($40/Nordstrom) is a set of three mini-multiples for eyes, lips and cheeks:  Malibu, Orgasm and Luxor.  At .14 ounces each, these mini’s make an adorable, gift-able way to play.  I was so excited when these arrived that I couldn’t...
MAC Pro Blush: Salsa Rose

MAC Pro Blush: Salsa Rose

MAC’s Salsa Rose is a complex mix of coral, pink and red with a touch of shimmer.  This is my favorite so far–it’s incredible.  I won’t repeat all of the cautions that I stated with the earlier MAC Pro blush shades, but suffice it to say that a...
Illamasqua Chased:  A Highly Pigmented Lilac Pink Blush

Illamasqua Chased: A Highly Pigmented Lilac Pink Blush

Illamasqua Chased ($23 at Sephora) is a lilac pink blush with an enormous pan and nuclear pigmentation.  The blush pan stretches a luxurious 2 x 2 inches across, with plenty of surface for the largest blush brushes.  The pigmentation took me by suprise–you can...
Why You Should Care About Nude Blushes

Why You Should Care About Nude Blushes

When I first heard the term “nude blush” –I thought, “why bother?” After all, what’s the difference between nude blush and no blush at all? When I was in Paris, I had a makeover at a Bobbi Brown counter. Well, I didn’t ask for...