Saturday, 21 August 2010

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom #4 Seductive Rose

For yesterday's look, I used Dior X4 Control Compact Foundation, Cover FX Clear Prep Matte Foundation Primer, Jill Stuart Blush Blossom #4 Seductive Rose, Urban Decay Primer Potion, Lancome Virtuose Precious Cells mascara and Erika F. eyeshadow, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyebrow 24h 01, Heroine Make Smooth Liquid Eyeliner, RMK Super Basic Liquid Concealer EX01 and Paul & Joe Lipstick C 058.

The Jill Stuart blush contains a 'shimmer tint' on the left and a 'blush glow' on the right side. The blush glow is the more intense and pigmented of the two while the shimmer tint basically adds a glowy finish.

Rather than risk picking up too much product with the brush, I just gently touched the brush against the clear plastic sheet that sits on top of the blush powder. You can also tap the excess off against the under side of the white plastic tray but that looks like it could get messy.

I was surprised by how pigmented the blush glow powder applied. This may be due to the dense brush. The shimmer tint added a lovely sheen when applied on top of the blush glow powder.

The blush was surprisingly long-lasting. I wore this for more than 12 hours and at the end of the night, the blush was still visible. While I miss the princessy pots of the original Blush Powders, the new Blush Blossoms are definitely a good improvement. Not only do you get two shades in one pot, the more compact packaging makes it more convenient for travel and touch-ups on the go.

I was also surprised by how soft the brush felt, compared to the kabuki brush for the original Blush Powders and the Mix Compact Blush brush. The Blush Blossom brush feels more plush and soft.

The bristles for the Blush Blossom brush appear to be cut slightly differently from the Mix Compact Blush brush (right in the pic below). The Mix Compact Blush brush has more of a dome shaped cut.

Thanks for reading and have a good weekend, everyone!

16 comments:

AhCapp said...

Hi Iris,

I am super tempted to ask my bro to help me get this JS blush for me from HK. =) Looks like the review is a positive one, so I think i will get one to try. ;)

Thank you for the review!

Anonymous said...

Those loose blushes look like a nightmare of messiness waiting to happen IMO. For really pigmented blushes like that, I like to use MAC skunk brushes so I get a diffuse area of blush.

chocfull said...

Yes the Blush Blossom are pretty pigmented. 01 is a gorgeous candy pink & 03 is like nars orgasm. IMO 04 is a red pink & works best on non fair skin. I was at JS HK a wk after the launch & most stocks are already OOS. They still hv 01, 03 & 04 in TW a few days back when the SO was there to pick up more JS for me. BTW 02 is not so pigmented. Cannot rber 05, I must hv tried the testers in a hurry.

Anonymous said...

Hi Haru,

I'm wondering if you know any website that ships Jill Stuart makeup to Malaysia as we don't have JS here in Malaysia :( thanks!

Shyra

Haru said...

hi Shyra,
You should check out Adambeauty.com (based in Hong Kong), Ichibankao.com (based in Japan) and Gooddealer.com. All of them ship internationally but their range and prices do differ.

Anonymous said...

HI, I was wondering how to clean the JS Blush brush? Is there any good ways you would recommend? Thank you!

Kathi said...

Gorgeous!! I think I´ll have to get that blush eventually! =D

Anonymous said...

Thanks Haru :)

Shyra

Haru said...

hi,
To clean the JS brush, you can use a brush cleanser like MAC Brush Cleanser. I've been using MAC Brush Cleanser for many years now. I just pour a bit into a plastic cap, add water and then swirl my brushes in it, and then rinse thoroughly and flat flat on a table to dry. Many people also recommend using baby shampoo but MAC Brush Cleanser works well for me.

Elaine said...

Pretty blush! Too bad Jill Stuart isn't available where I live.

Yay your pictures look so much better now! Thank you so much for reading my comment from before, I was slightly afraid you would get mad. <3

Haru said...

hi Elaine,
Thanks for the earlier suggestions although I don't think these pics are that different from the ones in my earlier FOTD posts. I usually just pick the pics that look the most decent to me, and it usually takes many many shots just to get a decent one!

The One N Only Leechie said...

does the jill stuart blush contain mineral oil?thx

Haru said...

Yes, it's third on the ingredient list.

leechie said...

gosh...is mineral oil in all their blushers?or only certain blushers?thx alot!my fren is going to hk soon...any idea where to find jill stuart?but need to give him specific instructions cos he's a guy...thx alot =) btw, any idea if jill stuart is cheaper in hk or taiwan?thx...

Haru said...

hi,
I don't know if mineral oil is in all their blushes.
For the store locations in Hong Kong, you should check the Jill Stuart Beauty Hong Kong website. You can also compare the prices there with the Jill Stuart Taiwan website.

The One N Only Leechie said...

thx haru =)