Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2nd love Blush Haul.

About 2 months ago, I was browsing around the Brigettes Boutique site looking for some MAC sheertone blushes, and came across a brand called 2nd Love, the blushes looked just like MAC mineralize blushes, with that awesome marbled finish that just gets my attention every time.  The 2nd love ones aren't mineral blushes, and come with a super cheap price tag of $7.95 US each, so I couldn't resist getting all four of them.

I wouldn't expect blushes that are that cheap to be anything like MAC in quality, but I have totally fallen head over heels for all 4 of these, they are sheer and buildable with 2 of the colours being shimmery and 2 being more matte with a slight glitter that buffs right off and is not at all noticeable.

First I will show you the blushes in their packaging, then go onto the individual colours and swatches :D
the haul
from the top

from the side
and open
Blush No 1 is Sunshine - This is a gorgeous pink/silver marbled blush and at the moment easily my favourite, it has a sheer, shimmery finish, in a soft baby pink with silver tones.
close up

from the top

Sunshine swatch
2nd up is Sunset - this one is a pink, peach, neutral marbled swirl in the pan, and comes up as a soft peachy pink with shimmer on my cheeks.
close up

from the top

Sunset swatch
3rd up is Amber - which is a really soft baby pink in the pan, and shows up more matte than the previous ones, its still sheer and has the slightest touch of glitter in it, the glitter buffs off easily leaving a soft sheer baby pink colour on my skin. The swatch for this one is a little bit deceptive, it comes up paler than that on my cheeks.
close up

from the top

Amber swatch
And lastly, but absolutely not the least is Terra Cotta, which in the pan appears to be a lovely bronze gold colour, this is another of the ones that comes up more matte with glitter on my skin, and is much more of a gorgeous natural peachy pink, perfect for no blush or natural looking days.
close up

from the top
Terra Cotta swatch
And finally a picture of all the colours swatched together as a comparsion.  Left to right there is Terra Cotta, Sunset, Amber and Sunshine
They are all so pretty and wearable for daily use for totally different reasons :)
Hope you enjoyed!


Yvette said...

Me likey ! They are all gorgeous colors, I only have 2 blushes, a peach one by Harlotte brand and the one we both got at IMATS. The prices for these are a steal, time to get some more hehe =)

RitualEyes said...

LOL, that's a crime! Blush is beautiful, you definatly need more :D