Didja know that Forever 21 has its own house brand of cosmetics called Love & Beauty? I haven’t been paying proper attention, blinded by all the damn accessories whenever I go into their stores, because I seriously never pursued their beauty offerings.
I’m going to explore them and tell you what I think starting with Love & Beauty Blush!
The Nuance Salma Hayek Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio caught my eye because of their size. After seeing promo images I thought these were the size of a MAC Blush but they are massive….! A little bigger than a MAC Mineralized Skinfinish rather than a Blush.
The intriguing mix of blush, bronzer, and highlighter all in one also captured my eye and I instantly wanted to give these a try. I got two of them for $12.99 thanks to a sale at CVS (they are normally $12.99 each).
Let’s take a look!
Holika Holika is a Korean brand with a Harry Potter-ish kinda theme. The stores are decked out in shades of purple and black, employee uniforms have a witch-y vibe, and the brand takes lotions and potions to a new, magical level. I think the entire magic, witch, goth theme draws alot of attention and gives the brand its own little niche plus chalk up the traditional kawaii packaging that Korean and Asian brands in general embrace and you have yourself a happy helping of fabulous for makeup junkies.
I’ve reviewed a few Holika Holika products and today I hauled out the Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly Blusher that I picked up a several weeks ago. This blush will remind you of the packaging of the Aqua Petit Jelly I reviewed a few months ago.
Take a look!
Stila Custom Color Blush is a pH-Based powder that supposedly takes the chore out of choosing your perfect shade of blush. You see, it creates the perfect shade of personalized blush for you.
It doesn’t work.
I tried the Self-Adjusting Pink shade last year when the product was originally introduced and I loved it. Formula, pigment, etc…it’s a nice blush all the way around but as far as adjusting to be my perfect shade of pink? Nay I say.
This year, Stila introduced a new Self-Adjusting Coral shade and I was on that baby because I’m all about corals, peaches, etc…Love those shades not only because they look rather nice on my cheeks but also because it’s a fab color for Fall.
Let’s take a peek at Stila Self Adjusting-Coral Custom Color Blush!
Ok, speaking as a packaging h0r here I absolutely love 100% Pure’s packaging for their blushes.
These come in pink metallic tin with a floral engraving…So very gorgeous peeps! I love ’em!
But guess what?
What’s inside is equally as gorgeous as what’s outside.