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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Review: Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact #15 Sweet Lock Limited Edition


"Limited Edition" - Jill Stuart ("JS") limited edition items are highly sought after.
Fortunately for me (and my wallet!),
I'm a fan of their Mix Compact Blushes only ^_^

JS Fall 2011 offers the Mix Blush Compact in #15 Sweet Lock
(also the oddest Mix Blush Compact name todate...Hmmm...

Anyway, THIS is one of the items, Limited Edition or not,
after clicking the irrevocable CheckOut button,
I knew I would either go "AWEsome" or "GRUEsome"
only when it arrives +_+
*so I twiddled my thumbs and waited*


Goes unsaid that JS LE items  has little extra details to draw you in...
Filigree detailing on the box...

Filigree detailing on the casing and brush...

I love JS Mix Blush Compacts' formulation;
(soft,  silky smooth, barely any shimmer if any,
gives the most natural glow I've seen in powder blushes
- it's almost difficult to believe it's "powder" blush).


Not too keen on the princess-y/girl-y packaging, to be honest,
so excuse me if I don't sound too enthusiastic about the exterior :P

When I received this little baby a few days back,
my heart literally dropped...
I was disappointed to say the least because compared to the others,
Sweet Lock looks so...
BLAH!

Could you spot the ugly step sister among the bunch? ^_~
(Note: The brushes are detachable.)

Top to Bottom, Left to Right:
- 04 Hot Cherry
- 07 Lovely Tulip
- 10 Sweet Biscuit
- 12 Candy Orange
- 13 Milky Strawberry
- 15 Sweet Lock

It took me several days to deflower it,
because I was torn between giving it a chance
(thereby messing up the white overspray and devaluing it $$$ :P),
or just jump right in!

Well, jump right in,
I did,
after much contemplation!


Shades Top to Bottom, Left to Right:

- satin light pink, leans a little mauve
- shimmery light pastel (popsicle?) orange
  (shimmer level similar to the light yellow in 07 Lovely Tulip,
  which also happens to be the most shimmery of my whole JS stash)
- shimmery light taupe
  (shimmer level similar to the light yellow in 07 Lovely Tulip,
  which also happens to be the most shimmery of my whole JS stash)
- satin cool pink

Swirled together, it gives off a (slightly) warm light pink due to the pastel orange.

However, I'm pretty sure I would get a lot more mileage
out of Shade 1 & Shade 4 because shimmer on my cheeks
is just asking for my pores to be scrutinized up close & personal! O_o




Awesome Swatches HERE!

Note:

The white overspray does it absolutely NO favours, in my opinion,
because it LIGHTENS the blush (which is ALREADY light as it...)
It was only when I dug deeper BENEATH the white overspray,
butchering it,
that I got the true colour pay-off ^_^

Thus, there's no after picture because my Sweet Lock looks rather...mangled now ~_~

Thank God for persistence, eh? ;)

At least I know I know it's not gonna sit in my stash gathering dust ;)


Thanks for reading! <3

13 comments:

  1. Omg it so gorgeous! I love the designs of JS blushes <33

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  2. uh noo what did they do with the white spray :/ It's so ugly -____-
    you did good digging deeperin the blush.It may look butchered but atleast you'll use it more now.

    BTW where did you get your jillstuart? I have a few sites to buy them from but I dont know wich one is best

    xxx

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  3. WHOA..Jill Stuart has over the top packaging.very pretty and cute =)

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  4. It's quite pretty alone, but when you compared it to the other ones it's gonna be overlooked!!!

    the overspray was definitely excess, looks kind of awkward...

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  5. These blushes are so pretty and the colors are divine! Shame though for the price, I always have to look the other way, lmao. Nice review! The only thing I have with this particular blush is that it would be better off with those white stars - looks a bit cheap? Just having the JS logo is enough.

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  6. Super awesome blog!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  8. So pretty:) I am kicking myself now for not buying any JS cosmetics when I was in Hong Kong.

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  9. Gah, I know it's too girly-girly but the packaging is just SO cute. No other word to descrobe it really ^_^;;; I love the mauvy pink shade - glad to hear that there is pay-off after the white over spray has been mangles. And don't worry about said mangling - cosmetics are to be used, life is too short to let them waste away on a shelf :)

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  10. I love your collection! :) Pretty colors!

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