Sunday, January 23, 2011

Review - Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek in peach pink with swatches

Hey Lovelies!

I hope everybody has been having a great new year so far! It tends to be relatively busy during the first month of the year at work, so I have been putting in extra hours every week to keep afloat. -_-

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That being said, I am glad to be back with reviews aplenty! Today, I'll be reviewing Kose's Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek in 02 or pink peach.

Cosmagic package

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Backside:

Cosmagic blush backside

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The packaging is super cute as expected - just check out the built-in adorable plastic jeweled heart!

Cosmagic plastic heart

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The lid is cut like a giant diamond and screws off easily. So princess-y!!!

Cosmagic shiny lid

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The set contains a minuscule blush brush which feels soft but doesn't serve any real purpose. Perhaps it might be good for contouring? There really is no place in the blush packaging itself that holds the brush securely so I stuffed it into my knick-knacks box where it will probably remain.

Cosmagic blush brush

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...Finally, a big dandelion-like puffball on a stick...

Cosmagic blush puff

...Much like the Puffy bird on my windowsill :) ...

Puffy bird

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If you open up the inner insert, there are some instructions on how to use the blush to achieve different looks...

Cosmagic instructions


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The blush itself in different lighting. The heart-shaped area is a shimmery coral cream blush, and the lower two compartments house a peachy-pink blush with golden shimmer and a lighter pink highlighter.

Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek PK2

Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek

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*Swatches* With an without flash

Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek swatch

Cosmagic Sweet Deco Cheek swatch natural

The cream blush reminds me a lot of NARS "Torrid" while the darker blush shade reminds me of a pinkier NARS "Orgasm"! Needless to say, very pretty colors and universally flattering IMO! I was surprised that the blush wasn't super shimmery and if used with a light hand, you could wear this to work on a Summer's day.

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The other color is perhaps the more popular blush of the two - 01 in Strawberry pink. I can see the strawberry color looking great on fair-skinned beauties, but I am willing to give it a a whirl in the future sometime!

Price is $145 HK dollars or around $18.61 USD at Adambeauty.com
(Both colors are in-stock)

Overall

Pros
Pigmented and pretty color
Lovely packaging
3-in-1 blush - versatile!
Extras = 2 freebie brushes
Universally flattering colors

Cons

Must be used with a light hand otherwise can be too shimmery/bright
Hard to find - overseas orders or e-bay


Rating: ♥♥ (4.5/5)


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My LOTD

...Some randomness from this past week...

Wore my H&M sweater dress with leggings and F21 "Love" necklace

LOTD December

Love necklace

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I wanted to share the beautiful Hello Kitty purse from Loungefly that I won as a giveaway prize from the ever-sweet RINA!

Super cute dustbag

Hello Kitty bag

The pattern is crazy kawaii with bows & hello kitty's face printed all over

Hello kitty bag pattern

The details on the purse are amazing! Even the hardware is Hello-Kittied out!

Hello Kitty bag hardware

Delicious hot-pink lining

Hello Kitty bag lining

Thank you so much Rina! Your gift really made my month! :)

Hello Kitty bag love


Giveaway, reviews and more coming soon!


♥ Irene


18 comments:

sugar sugar said...

The blush is super cute! I also want one! LOL! xD

Loving your OTD! :)

Awwww the Hello Kitty bag is adorable too.:3

Donna said...

man, the packaging alone in that blush is already too cute xD

angelamhiere said...

so kawaii!!! i wish i could grab one myself... man, why can't i find such things here in the philippines? i think i gotta go out and hunt for such fab finds!!! ^__^

Susie said...

Ooo, I really like the packaging! Hahah, the puffball is so cute ^__^ & that big is HUGE, holy moly! :P

Jennifer said...

the bag is super cute!! :D

lisa said...

love the blush it has such cute packaging!

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serenadeveryday said...

Irene!! I like that are you are returning to the bloggin world. =] Missed all your pink kawaii posts. {*YAY!!}

I'm curious as to which Jill Stuart blushes you got and from where?! I've been wanting one for the LONGEST time. I think that would be the last blush I'd buy for a long time. [email? give me a heads up if you reply back here.]

The blush you talked about here is cute! Is the puff soft and fluffy? I like how the three colors are actually noticeably different from one another.
SoooOo... do you think you'd ever do a post on your blush collection? kind of curious as to how many you have. =p

<3 S.

Iyah said...

super cute packaging!!! & i love the bag! so gorgeous!! Rina is super generous :D i love her!!

Maria May said...

The blush is soo cute <3 and the puff thing is adorable!
normally i dont really like hello kitty bags but those two are really nice and stylish <3

xoxo MariaMay

please check out my giveaway ^^
http://sugarjami.blogspot.com/2011/01/mays-50-first-giveaway.html

Whizzer's Rose said...

nice hello kitty bag- reminds me of an LV Vernis- I wonder if that type of bag has a tote or doctor's bag version.

NatalieCe said...

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Nic Nic said...

thanks for the review :D very pretty! glad to know i have both torrid n orgasm so wont have pine over it lol. you look cute in white, Irene!

Elle said...

Thanks for the always thorough review...but you are SO LUCKY. I really wanted to win this HK giveaway but no such luck. I am IN LOVE! :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

Cute, cute, cute! *^_^* Asian packaging is always so adorbs. Love the colors in this. You look great in your LOTD!

Venus In Virgo said...

You have a cute blog! Those blush shades are pretty :)
Wanna follow me, I'll follow back. Also come enter my giveaway for a chance to win Smashbox, Urban Decay and more! XOXO

dedomhnaigh said...

I love the packaging. It's so cute. I'm a sucker for cute packaging!

Cinnabunnie said...

i saw this blush in toronto and it was outrageously over-priced! i think it was either 24 or 40 bucks CAD... the packaging is super kawaii and the fluffy thing! haha love the helloy kitty purse ^^

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