Thursday, October 27, 2011

Blog Sale

Just a quick note to let you know I've updated my blog sale with a few new things and lowered the price on some older items.  As always, US shipping is included.  Thanks and have a great day!!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Chanel Joues Contraste Blush--Brume d'Or

Chanel's Joues Contraste line of blushes are lovely.  They have a unique glow that is hard to capture with a camera and hard to find in other blushes.  Today's blush, Brume d'Or is one of the baked blushes, usually part of the European, Canadian, and Asia collections.  The baked versions are harder and usually have less color payoff.  The powder on these is very fine and blends well into the skin.  Here is how Brume d'Or looks in the pan.

Brume d'Or is a peachy terracotta brown with very subtle super-fine silver shimmer. Here are the swatches--Brume is on the far left.  It doesn't really capture the glowiness of it.

If you're sensitive to smells, you need to know that all these Chanel blushes have a rather strong rose smell.  I can smell them when they're in the drawer and especially when I open the compact.  Once it's applied to my face, however, I don't notice it at all.  Here's a pic of my first batch of JC's.

You can get Chanel at pretty much any department store, but many of the ones in my collection are the Euro version or discontinued.  Thanks for reading, tomorrow will be the lovely Candy. <3

Monday, October 17, 2011

Cargo Blush--Tonga

Cargo Tonga is the last of my blushes from Cargo.  It is also one of my favorites.  It is a lovely dusty rosy-pink color.  It is matte and has a lovely creamy texture.  This is the perfect everyday blush for the pale ladies.  It is subtle and just gives a gentle flush.  Here is how it looks in the pan:

I'm not sure if it varies by batches, but this blush has the softest texture.  It really just feels like silk on the skin.  Here's another look at all my Cargo blushes:

If you have a chance to test these, I think you'll be impressed and Cargo has some unique colors and there is something for everyone.  Here are the swatches that I've done.  Tonga is the last one on the far right.

Thanks for reading my blog, I really appreciate it!  Starting tomorrow I'll be working through my Chanel stash alphabetically.  Have a great week! <3

Friday, October 14, 2011

Cargo Blush--The Big Easy

The Big Easy blush from Cargo Cosmetics is one of those perfect go-to blushes.  The color is a soft nude-pink peach that works perfect on my pale complexion. 

I know it doesn't look like much in the pan, but goes on such a pretty color.  It should work for Fair to Medium skin tones, but might be too light to work for the Medium-Dark ladies.  Here is the swatch, it's the second from the right.

If you have a chance to try it out, I think you'll be surprised by it.  Cargo blushes are smooth and The Big Easy has a lovely silky texture.  There are a couple pieces of ultra-fine glitter, but really the blush just adds a lovely glow.

Monday is the last day for this round of Cargo--I'll finish up with Tonga.  Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cargo Blush--Sunset Beach

Cargo's Sunset Beach blush incorporates four different colors into one blush.  I love using this for an easy natural look.  The colors blend together to make a glowy wearable blush.  Sunset Beach is part of the Beachblush line from Cargo and each has four colors in a striped pattern.  Here's how it looks:

The colors are a peachy-nude, brown, pink, and champagne.  They all combine to become a shimmery nude shade.  There is some fine glitter in this one and for some reason it doesn't feel as smooth and soft as my other Cargo blushes. 

I do like that the color is somewhat "adjustable" in that I can pick up more or less of a color to personalize it for my coloring.  Here is the swatch--Sunset Beach is third from the right.

I hope you've enjoyed the Cargo blushes--I really like them and feel they don't get enough attention.  Tomorrow is one of my favorites--The Big Easy.  TTYL!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cargo Blush--Miami Beach

Miami Beach from Cargo is one of their striped Beachblushes.  I've used this more as a subtle blush/bronzer than straight up blush.  It has a bit of a shimmer and sheen about it, but not much real glitter.  The colors are in the rose, brown, and beige family.

One thing I like about these striped blushes is that I can pick how much of each color to use.  For example, if I want more of a beige highlighter, I just use the lightest color.  For the swatch below, I just swirled my finger around evenly over the surface of Miami Beach.

When I blend all the colors together, it becomes an almost peach-rose color with a pretty sheen to it.  This should work on everyone.  Cooler toned gals may want to skip the top color as it might warm it up a bit too much. 

Obviously how it looks will vary by how much of each of the four colors you get onto the brush.  Miami Beach has a lovely texture, just like the rest of the Cargo blushes I have.  Thanks for reading and tomorrow, will be another beachblush--Sunset Beach. TTYL

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Cargo Blush--Mendocino

Cargo Mendocino blush seems a little dark and scary in the pan.  But on closer inspection it is a lovely wearable plummy rose with slight silver shimmer.  The glitter is ultra fine and not overwhelming, but if you prefer matte blushes, you might decide to skip Mendocino.  Beyond the shimmer, it has a glowy sheen.  Here's a pic:

I'm not sure how this new blog template is working, so if you can't see all three photos, you need to click on the article to see/read more.  Below are the rest of my Cargo blushes:

Mendocino has a fabulous soft and smooth texture.  The powder is very finely milled and glides on like a dream.  There is no scent and the tin is huge!  Here is a picture of all the swatches:

Mendocino is a lovely color and should work for all skin tones.  Cargo blushes can be purchased at Cargo's website.  Thanks for your time, tomorrow is another stripey blush--Miami Beach.