Wow...I was quite surprised to see how popular part 1 of the Blush Review was with all the reviews out there on the Web. But happy about it, nonetheless. So here is the BLUSH REVIEW part 2. I am going to include a couple of other blushes I found in my make up case that I do like, even if I haven't really used them too too much. So...here we go.
|TODAY I'LL FINISH OFF WITH THE JEMMA KIDD BLUSHES, PAULA DORF, ELF BRONZE/BLUSH DUO...AND I'LL ALSO BE MENTIONING AN OLDER KEVYN AUCOIN HYPER PINK POWDER BLUSH AS WELL AS A SURPRISE MENTION OF A WET-N-WILD DUPE FOR ORGASM. OR CLOSE TO IT.|
|JEMMA KIDD CHEEK ID COLOR ADAPT BLUSH|
JEMMA KIDD CHEEK ID COLOR ADAPT BLUSH
When I saw this blush in a Jemma Kidd tutorial vid', I was in love. This is exactly the type of blush I love and have been looking for to replace the Pixi Water Blush I've been using. Similar color, but more "dew" and less dryness. I don't exactly understand the concept...well I do understand it, but I'm not sure it actually works that way on everyone. It's supposed to bring out your natural flush and sort of stain your cheeks that way. It does look gorgeous on and it's easy to apply and the packaging is amazing (I am a big fan of Jemma Kidd products). But it just doesn't last on me. And I'm not an oily-skinned girl where it's going to just slide off. So dunno. The verdict is still out on this one. I think it's a good one for me to take if I'm on a job and I want some refreshment later in the day. And it also looks good on the lips. But for the price, I expect it to work. Again, it could just be my own skin and not the product at all. As I do trust JK products. $18.00 at Target.
|JK JEMMA KIDD STAIN,FLUSH, BLUSH CONCENTRATE IN MASQUERADE|
JEMMA KIDD STAIN, FLUSH, BLUSH CONCENTRATE IN MASQUERADE
I couldn't really find a good image of this blush. It's much brighter than the image. Almost a coral-y vibrant pink color...but very deep in hue. Very pigmented. And I'm not sure she's even selling this anymore as I couldn't find it online to link for you to buy. Again, I love the color on the cheeks, I love the feeling of the creaminess and the dew and the brightness of the shade. But, again, it does not stain. It doesn't last very long. I literally will look back in a few minutes and it's faded a bit. Dunno what's up but maybe this is why it's not being sold anymore. But the color is amazing and again again, I do love her products so I'm going to keep trying with it.
|PAULA DORF CHEEK COLOR CREME IN CHA CHA|
This is a rich rich fancy girl product in my opinion. It's pro quality. It's deep deep and dark in the pot. But when you brush a bit on your cheeks (I prefer using a brush with this even though with most creme blushes, I usually use my fingers), it gives a really lovely dolly pinky look. I've only used this a couple of times, but I've been happy with it. I also love the name Cha Cha because I think it immediately tells you this is not a blush for the wallflower girl who just wants a hint of nude peach on her cheeks. :) It's not cheap, but it is a good product. It's $23 at Dermstore.com. I know for some of you, this will become your holy grail blusher. I didn't really include it in this review, but another Paula Dorf blush worth mentioning is the powder blush in Baby Face, which is very soft and peachy and much less dramatic but equally gorgeous and dolly. I do love how that warms my face up. It's on sale here for $15! A steal for PD which are premium beauty products.
AND THE WINNER IS...You won't really believe it, but oh well! :)
|ELF CONTOURING BLUSH & BRONZING POWDER|
|DOESN'T REALLY SHOW THE COLOR HERE. BUT UP CLOSE, LOOKS LIKE A DUPE FOR NARS ORGASM BLUSH AND LAGUNA BRONZER.|
|BUT LOOK AT THAT! LOVELY LOVELY.|
Yep. This is the blush I've been using every day for about 3 weeks. And I LOVE LOVE it. I haven't really used the bronzer on the right which is clearly a dupe for Nars Laguna. I don't really need bronzers unless I want to look really sun-kissed (when my body is super tan). But the blusher on the left...it's GORGEOUS. The packaging is really nice, again a copy of -Nars. I'm really loving this. I don't know what else to say other than when I put it on (with my ELF blush brush), I'm instantly warmed up and I love how it looks on my skin and it lasts a pretty long time. And for the price....ONLY $3 on the ELF site (LOVE THEM), it's worth trying. I've even seen a slew of YouTube reviews that claim this is a dupe for the Nars duo. ELF are so great in that if you are seeking a new look or to experiment with a new type of product, they allow you to do so without breaking your bank account. I mean, I bought the Nars Orgasm blush and I returned it. Maybe I'd like it again now that I've been using this for a while. But I've been so so so happy with my ELF blush that I'm not really interested in abandoning it for its richer sister. :) You can see how gorgeous the colors are in the close-up above. So think about it. Clearly I love rich product, but you can see how many of them don't last and so I wanted to give this a go and I'm so happy I did.
Another honorable mention or two at super opposite ends of the universe are an oldie but goodie and a drugstore brand. First is the Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow in Myracle. It's hot hot hot pink and very pigmented. And very expensive at $37. But it's one of my favorite things I own and I do like it every once in a while. Plus, I love Kevyn Aucoin (ever since I was really really super young) and I love having this blush with his name on the package. It's too bad we lost him so soon. Imagine all the products and looks he'd be creating if he was still with us. :( The other blush at the other end of the spectrum you might want to try just for fun because it's so damn cheap and pretty is Wet-n-Wild's Color Icon Blusher in Pearlescent Pink. Which is also of a Nars Orgasm vibe. It's only $2.99 at any drugstore. Definitely worth trying.
|KEVYN AUCOIN PURE POWDER GLOW IN MYRACLE...LOOK AT THAT PINK! VERY BABYDOLL.|
|WET N WILD PEARLESCENT PINK BLUSH...LOOKS SO MUCH LIKE NARS ORGASM.|
That's it for now. Hope you enjoyed that. If you have any questions or anything, do let me know. These posts are really long, and I didn't want to keep going on and on. I have so many beauty products to review, so keep a looking for those in the future and thanks for reading, lovelies! x♡
all images either my own or from makeupalley.com which is a great site for reviews.