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Monday, May 23, 2011

Review: Nude Cosmetics Signature Cream Blush Duo (01 Pink & Orange) and Signature Pressed Blush Duo (01 Coral & Brown)


To find out more about Nude Cosmetic ("NudeCos"), click HERE - Nude Cosmetic - An Introduction

To read my reviews on other NudeCos products:

[1] Skin Radiance 3 In 1 Multi BB Cream

[2] Skin Radiance Powder Pact

[3] Perfect Foaming Make-Up Cleansing Oil


PACKAGING


The packaging of NudeCos' point-makeup line, "NudeCos Signature",
seems to be a significant departure from its base-makeup line,
and the rest of its other products for that matter.

If anything, the whole design concept is exceptionally...mature.
None of the cutesy, princessy frills ala Baviphat and Etude house...
nor the zen-like minimalist lines of Innisfree and Laneige.

What we have here is an elegant, metallic burgundy compact embossed with gold sakuras/cherry blossoms
- an article women in their 30s and beyond would't feel embarassed to whip out for touch-ups.




SIGNATURE CREAM BLUSH DUO
(01 PINK & ORANGE)

Product Write-Up:
"Smooth and silky cream type blusher makes your face look healthy and gorgeous.
Coating pigment prevents color shift to dull color over a period of time, maintaining first make-up status itself. Moreover, micro sized Fine Particles Absorption Powder absorbs sebum and keeps make-up moistureless and soft all day long.

How to use
Apply evenly appropriate amount of the product using applicator sponge or finger tips. Pat softly until absorbed."

COLOUR-PAYOFF
The colour pay-off is pretty darn intense! O_O
And it's entirely too easy ending up with clown cheeks if you are in a rush
and attempt to slap it on nonchalantly...

The easiest way to achieving a natural flush with this product is to apply as thin a layer as possible using a sponge applicator (much like the sponge pad provided or any sponge applicator with a large surface area, for that matter).
Obviously you can use other tools (i.e. fingers, stippling brush, flat top brush, etc.),
but I STRONGLY suggest choosing something which picks up very little product and has a large surface area to make application and blending easier.

Just remember a little bit goes a long way and once this stuff goes on, it STAYS on!

Takes some practice to get it juuuusstttt right,
but once you get the hang of it, a natural, healthy flush is possible ^_~

TEXTURE
An opaque cream.
I would say it's most similar to Stila Convertible Colors.
The opacity is definitely not as forgiving as translucent gel cheek tints,
which is why you need to work a little harder blending this into your cheeks.

FINISH
A satin finish, with no shimmer.

COLOUR SELECTION
None :P
There’s only ONE duo and you’re looking at it ~_~

I have to mention that the cool barbie pink on the left looks quite artificial on me
as it clashes with my yellow-undertones.
It works if I'm going for a baby-doll look, but natural...No... :(

Due to it’s strong colour pay-off, this will show up on darker skintones.



SIGNATURE PRESSED BLUSH DUO
(01 CORAL & BROWN)

Swatches Left to Right: Left Color, Right Color, Mixed Together
Product Write-Up:
" This is powder type blusher that sophisticated and stylish colors make the facial silhouette, presenting gorgeous make-up. This silicone-containing powder provides moist and soft feeling of using as well as excellent affinity to the skin. Hence this product keeps make-up last longer.
How to use
Put the applicator brush in the product and tap the excess powder on the back of your hand. Then, brush it evenly out onto your face. "

COLOUR-PAYOFF
The pigmentation is nowhere as robust as its cream counterpart.
Nevertheless, I still ADORE it: Fool-proof, I say!
I have to admit that I use this a LOT more than the cream because it’s so easy to apply! <3

Just a hint of colour or yearning for stronger editorial cheekbones? Easily buildable!
Whatever your tool of choice may be (from duo-fibre stippling brushes to denser blush brushes),
it's impossible to overdo ^_^

LOVE the formulation!

TEXTURE
Very finely milled, densely-packed powder.
And because it contains silicone, it just glides on (well, if powder could glide :P) like a dream!
I would say it’s most comparable to MAC Sheertone Shimmer blushes – the good ones…

FINISH
The BEST Part:
Devoid of obnoxious shimmer/glitter which unduly emphasizes pores,
this blush produces the most beautiful, healthy, glowy sheen!<3

COLOUR SELECTION
Errm…None.
Yet again, there’s only ONE duo and you’re looking at it.

Fortunately for me, the duo consists of 2 very wearable colours,
and they flatter my yellow-undertone very well <3

Can’t claim it’s universally flattering, but mighty close IMO.

Unfortunately, the 2 semi-circles of different shades are rather small.
Thus, it's quite difficult to pick up just ONE colour if you use a larger blush brush.
Fortunately, the resulting shade from mixing the 2 shades is gorgeous,
so using the duo as a single is an option.

^_^ Instead of a duo, this could be a TRIO!


RATING:

SIGNATURE CREAM BLUSH DUO (01 PINK & ORANGE) : 3.75 / 5
 

SIGNATURE PRESSED BLUSH DUO (01 CORAL & BROWN) : 4.5  / 5

Thank you for reading <3


FTC Disclaimer: This Nude Cosmetics product was sent to me for review purposes on my Blog and/or my YouTube Channel. I was NOT paid to write this post, I am not affiliated in any way with the company, my opinions are my own and always honest. 

3 comments:

  1. i sure the coral/brown palette is easier to use yes babe? :) such pretty colors! but with the pigmentation and my heavy hand, i dont think were meant for each other ;)

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  2. Ooh, the powder one seems interesting, as I love the idea of 'strong editorial cheekbones' :) But the colours of the creams are so cute as well. Best of all, the packaging; not too girly but not too austere either :)

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  3. that coral cream blusher looks gorgeous! would love to see the colours on your cheeks, maybe in future reviews? :)

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