Review: Clinique Blushing Blush: Charming Rose & Aglow

I got interested in Clinique blushes because one of my good friends have been using a same one since I knew her a few years. She’s the type of girl who’s loyal to her cosmetics when she finds they work for her, but shops plenty for clothes instead. According to her, Clinique blushes stay on all day long for her & are carry a good colour payoff. She uses Clinique Blushing Blush in Charming Rose, and it truly adds a POP of colour to her cheeks! When she laughs and blushes, she blushes to the same rose colour. Charming Rose is a very pigmented solid rose colour with no shimmer. I was looking for a blush that would add a POP of colour to my cheeks, and so I got the same one. Unfortunately, it didn’t work so well for me. My skin was more yellow-toned than hers, and the blush looked warm on my cheeks. When I tried to layer on, the colour only looked darkened and dulled my entire skintone rather than adding a POP of colour ): I was disappointed.

I decided to try my luck with AGLOW, which I knew was unlikely to add a POP of colour but would prolly (if successful) add A GLOW (:
And it did! It does make my cheeks glow. It’s a natural copper peachy colour with dull gold shimmer. It is beautiful on my warm skin as it simply brightens my complexion up with a natural glow! (:
I think I might have found my first HG blush when it comes to adding a natural glow. (: very nice indeed!

If you have warm toned yet relatively fair skin like me, Clinique Blushing Blush in Aglow should work beautifully for you.
And if you have more cool toned skin and fair skin like my friends, Clinique Blushing Blush in Charming Rose should work for you! Anyhow, I do not see the shade being sold online. It is however retailing at Clinique counter in Singapore departmental stores.

Price: SGD32.50 (on Strawberrynet) SGD43 (Clinique counters) for 6g of blush; not all that cheap but I think it is reasonably priced for the quality! 3.5/5
Product: 4/5 just sufficiently pigmented yet does not require a skilled light-hand to create a beautiful effect on fair skin.
Packaging: 3/5 Dislike the silver cover that leaves my fingerprints all over it. Don’t mind the transparent base though.
Brush: 5/5 I give full brownie points because compared to all other brushes that come with the blushes I’ve owned, it is of good quality & ANGLED (:
Re-purchase: Hell yeah. I usually say no, because there’s so much product.. but Aglow’s awesome on me -beams-
Charming Rose

*Images taken from Google images

Aglow

Review: Benefit Benetint

This has to be a Holy Grail product for many girls and makeup artists. It is easy to use, to control, and colour is so buildable and suitable for every skin tone that you could never go wrong.

Trust me when I say that purchasing a Benetint for SGD40 is worth every cent. You can use the leetle bottle for more than a year, if you use it everyday that is (: If you don’t, it would last longer.

But then again, with so many products many of us own, would it be worth it as you might not even bother with using it. Well, if you enjoy sporting a fuss free natural looking glow, you will use this as often as you enjoy putting on makeup (:

Being a red tint, it really matches the blushing shade of any skin tone. Therefore for colour wise, it’s a 5/5.
Being a cheek stain, it lasts alllll day.. and I mean all day. Blushes I’ve used so far don’t last more than a few hours on my cheeks (they’re not oily), but Benetint stays alright. Staying power: 5/5
However, that being said, being a cheek stain, it does stain your cheek pretty quickly. You got to blend it in really fastly, or it will dry and leave red streaks on your cheeks. and fingers too! if you use your fingers, which I detest. So I use a wedge sponge, which blends it in nicely (: ahh. a fresh-faced natural glow.

If you don’t enjoy having the makeup look, this is for you. it is for everybody really. (:
Oh and to add, when you blush, it blushes with you. I can certify that. haha.

This product retails at Benefit website for USD28
and at Benefit counters in Singapore for SGD64 (which is crazy)

Do not be turned off by the strong colour. When blended, it looks like it’s a part of your skin (:
(images from Benefitcosmetics.com)

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