I got my hands on a pot of RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip recently which is turning into my Summer Must Have Makeup item!
RedPoint Beauty has a score of products I’m highly interested in getting my hands on and truly I can’t resist all that shiny red packaging so I imagine my credit card is jumping out of my wallet in excitement as the prospect of a new line of cosmetics.
My first peek at RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip had me gagging to try it out and all its promises of a bright, fresh complexion had me hyper to test it out.
The product offers a whole lot of everything! Think of the perfect cream blush now think of a cream blush that will diminish the appearance of large pores, add moisture to dry skin, and diminish lines and wrinkles.
Does it do all this?
I’m not sure. I don’t have very large pores so whether or not this erases pesky pores is lost on my skin sadly. Does it add moisture? Yes! I’m quite happy about this as my skin is dry and the product glides on wonderfully well leaving a beautiful sheen of color in its wake! Are my lines and wrinkles gone? Not sure on this either as I don’t yet sport any lines or wrinkles on my face but the blush does contain peptide so it’s claim of smoothing out annoying lines may be quite true!
The product advertises itself as a “just pinched” blush but I felt like it gave me more of a sunkissed, healthy glow rather than the “pinched” look I’m known for! Granted, I tried the color Glow which is a peachy bronze color and the other color available is Vida which is a rosy shade. Vida may likely give me a “pinched” look but I definately ended up with a healthy, sunny look when sporting Glow!
When I read the description and seen the promo images I automatically assumed that the blush was a gel like substance. It isn’t really a gel but more of a very creamy blush. It’s quite thick and a little bit goes a long way! I highly suggest using a smidge to start and slowly adding more to build the color up. It glides on wonderfully well for those with dry skin however it does take a second or so to dry which brought up my concern for those with oily skin. I’m not entirely sure if I recommend this to those of you with oily skin as the texture and finish of the product is not quite matte. I felt like the finish of the product was a “sheen” of color comparably to what you’d see Jennifer Lopez looking like on a hot, humid night. I’m positive you know what I mean? That burst of color on her cheeks with a bit of sweat mingled on her skin to give her that very sexy, touched by the sun glow. Warning: I DID not look like JLo after application so don’t get your hopes up! I haven’t yet tried it but the product can be used on eyes and lips as well as cheeks. I felt like my cheeks were “bouncy” and “cheeky” after use if that makes any sense!
Some of you may be slightly turned off by the fact that this comes in a jar and its all about dipping your fingers in. As you know I’m utterly anal about this so I’d totally appreciate a squeeze type bottle or tube for this bad boy as I fear the angry gods of cosmetic bacteria and germs! Aside from the fact I’m dipping my fingers in I do love the bright red packaging and heavy plastic jar! Quite a nice little display item for your vanity.
The product is very pigmented and the color lasts pretty much all day. I wasn’t out in the sun too long today but it is pretty humid out and the color stayed intact until about 6:30 in the evening or so after being applied at 7 this morning! Not bad. I didn’t touch up at all and once I got home I took a quickie “after” picture and I was still looking quite healthy and glowy!
I failed to mention one exciting thing about the blush, for shame Muse! The blush contains light diffusing pigments which caused a beautiful sparkle on my cheeks. It almost looked like a very faint shimmer of silver! It really lit my face up! I took some swatches but sadly you can’t really see the faint gleam of the blush! The swatches aren’t on this post but I’ll upload them shortly.
I did a very simple Face of the Day which consisted of Benefit’s Rebel Light Tinted Moisturizer, curling my lashes (no mascara), a swipe of MAC Tendertone lip balm, and this blush on my cheeks.
All in all I really am enjoying this blush and it’s made my Summer Makeup Must Have list! It’s simple to apply, blends evenly and smoothly, it’s very long wearing and pigmented, and it’s moisturizing for my dry skin (perfect Winter blush anyone?).
RedPoint Airbrush Effects BlushWhip is available now for $28 USD from RedPoint Beauty!
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Beaute de Kose never fails to wow me with its special releases. This Summer we have the Limited Edition Multi-Reflection Powder in two color versions. The powders are a multi-colored shimmering powder for face or if you like you can try them out on your eyes. The colors available are Strawberry Ice and Peach Frost. Each palette is 4,500 yen each which isn’t too bad for the high quality of the compact!
I think these may make a guest starring appearance on my Summer wish list but I want to see what else pops up before I purchase!
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Read about my WOW for the gorgeous Beaute de Kose Cyber Shine Eye Palettes by clicking here!
See a reader’s images of the Beaute de Kose Cyber Shine Eye Palettes by clicking here!
Click here to see my haul and review of Beaute de Kose’s Star Twinkle Collection!
I’m busy at work today but not so busy that I haven’t been sneaking around answering comments here and there!
I wanted to say a quick thanks for all the warm wishes back! I appreciate it! I sincerely missed blogging for the days I was away and to come back to so many great comments it’s always an absolute pleasure!
For an afternoon break I thought I’d mention the fact that Gong Yoo’s newest drama, One Fine Day, is available for purchase on DVD!
It came out on May 27th but I’ve been so busy running around that I didn’t get a chance to pre-order it! I just ordered it so expect a review shortly. The price is listed as $99 USD on YesAsia but a few online shops have it marked at a much more reasonable price so if you’re lemming it do check around for the best deal!
It’s nice to see Gong Yoo in action as I had heard he was giving acting a break and joining the army. I thought it’d be a good, long while before seeing him in a new drama!
Anyone see it yet?
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You seriously didn’t think I’d close the post without a little eye candy did you?
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W00t! What a great time to stock up on the new Summer Collections right?
What are you getting?
Enjoy a trio of fab eyeshadows on a budget for $7 USD from mark!
Me wants to the green trio! Can’t go wrong for the price either!
Budget your lip gloss purchases by glancing at my review of mark’s Glossblossom Ripening Tint Lipgloss!
Indulge your need (and greed) for palettes while keeping your costs down with mark’s new Eye and Lip Strip Palettes!
Satisfy your Summer craves for Eyeko, Jelly Pong Pong, and more during Cherry Culture’s 20% Off Sale!
Get 20% Off your total order by using promo code SUM20!
Shop it, Buy it, and than come back here and tell the Muse what you hauled!
When you’re on a small island and the only makeup around can be found at duty-free shopping you’ll be wow’ed by anything.
Which just happens to be the case for the Muse when she seen L’oreal’s Telescopic Mascara.
I was somewhat impressed with L’oreal’s Telescopic Mascara when I seen it in a duty-free shop in Grand Turk. Although I was tempted I didn’t indulge as I’ve been burned one too many times by drugstore brand mascaras.
I love my MJ Mascara too much to cheat but I do feel tempted by Sephora’s Atomic Volume Mascara!
I’m always on the hunt for fuller lashes and this new mascara from Sephora quite reminds me of L’oreal’s version which is all good as I haven’t been as disappointed with Sephora branded makeup as I have with drugstore brands!
It’s on my wish list and I’m sure you’ll see a review soonish!
This is available now from Sephora for $16 USD.
Count me tempted.
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I’ve wanted to try a few of Laura Mercier’s products for a long time now and how convenient that Sephora has a prepackaged Flawless Face Kit available for $65 USD!
Most of the times within the new kit are items I’ve been really tempted by and wanting to try.
The kit includes:
1 oz Foundation Primer
1 oz Tinted Moisturizer
0.21 oz Undercover Pot
A Secret Camouflage Brush
A Camouflage Powder Brush
A makeup sponge and puff
Although the price makes me wince I’m still indulging. The products are awful small but I figure in the long run they’ll save me a ton of cash on the large sizes!
This seems like the perfect little Summer must have for a flawless, unmade-up face that’s both natural and gorgeous!
I just ordered it so expect a Yay or a Nay soonish!
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Obviously a few days away from the beauty blogging world is way too much as I see brand new collections, semi-annual sales, Fall Collections, new MAC color stories (Yes, I did indulge and I know you’re gagging to hear about it! Review to come!) and tons of other great stuff!
My fingers are eager to start typing (and sharing) away about all the items I’ve come across and heard about!
How are you all? It appears you’re all alive and kicking as I have over 80 comments to get through! Thanks for all the well wishes on my trip! Appreciate them greatly! It’s going to take me a little time but I promise to respond to each one individually! I noticed many of you commented on my Dior vs YSL post and I’m eager to dive into that discussion shortly!
I’m great and well rested and relaxed after a wonderful and amazing holiday! Yay! My cruise was absolutely fabulous and I’m thinking that maybe I need an extra month more to get back into the grove of work, life, and everything else but ado reality is knocking on my door and it’s back to real life!
A HUGE hello and thanks to a very special couple of friends the Muse made while on her cruise! I was lucky enough to meet a beautiful couple (who may just be reading this) during my time away so a big thanks to them for making my vacation extra special!
What about everyone else?
What have you been up to?
Any new lemmings?
Any new purchases?
Eager for the Japanese Fall Collections?
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Comment box is open and available! It seems like years since I’ve talked to each of you!
Before I leave I’ll give you some details on what to expect in the new few days from your dear, old Muse!
A review on Philosophy’s newest cleanser….hmmmm exciting eh?
Reviews and FOTD’s from MAC’s hot new color stories including Cool Heat!
News on Korean and Japanese Fall Collections
Reviews on Japanese Summer Collections (Long over do aren’t I?)
and much, much more……….!
Sadly, I didn’t overindulge in duty-free shopping as truly I didn’t find anything that I didn’t already own or could find cheaper here. I can never understand all the hype about duty-free shopping as it’s sincerely not that fantastic!
However, I do have many a fine trick up my sleeve for the week and you won’t be without your daily dose of Musings from this Muse!
The Muse now needs to unpack…..*groan* Wanna help?
The Muse is leaving on a jet plane….well…not a jet plane but a cruise ship! It’s almost the same thing anyway right?
I’ll be away from from June 2nd until June 14th. Umm yea totally screwed up on the dates duh…June 4th to June 14th…ahhhh that’s better!
I’m not bringing any geeky gadgets while I’m away…no cell phone….no powerbook….etc…
Which sadly means no blogging for 12 days! I doubt you’ll miss me as much as I’ll miss you!
While I’m away you can amuse yourself with some of my past posts!
Summer is here which would make me very late reviewing these! Eep!
I’ve had Tarte’s Double Dose Berry Boost & Gloss tucked away for the better part of a month and I just broke into them this week!
I get a bit hyper when it comes to innovative, unique packaging and Tarte gets the award for coolness with these new glosses! The lipgloss tube consists of two chambers which you can press to release more color versus more shine. Press the middle and you can slick on some nicely pigmented lip color. Press the center and you get a burst of shiny gloss to wear on it’s own or on top of the lip color. Cool right? The taste is a sweetly minty fresh cocktail which is definately approved by the Muse as I adore my glosses to have flavor but hey why you’re ingesting your Tarte Double Dose Lipgloss don’t forget that it’s packed full of good stuff for your skin! Cool now I’m not so worried about the poisons of chewing off my gloss/lipstick!
I tried out Pomegranate Punch which is a beautiful sparkling red and Go Go Goji which is a cross between a pink and a coral. Pigmentation was excellent and I liked the fact that these weren’t sticky or tacky plus as I mentioned they were quite tasty!
I rarely go without staining my lips prior to gloss but I easily got away with using these on their own as they are packed full of color and depending on how much you layer you can do a natural or loud look!
Sporting Pomegranate Punch for a just kissed pucker!
Sporting Go Go Goji for a natural lip look!
Each tube will set you back $21 USD which does seem a tad bit high but the color payoff is excellent plus they slick on like an absolute dream so you get what you pay for quality wise!
Even though I’m a bit late reviewing these will take me safely from Spring to Summer for some gorgeous looking lips!
The Muse is loving Tarte Double Dose Lipglosses at the moment!
How about you?