What’s better than to kick start 2013 post with a beautiful product, right?
A while ago, I shared that this is the most expensive makeup item that I have ever purchased, and it looks like it’s going to be the chart topper for long.
Before I deflowered it (literally),of course I got to take some really beautiful shots of them to justify the hefty price tag 😉
Basically, this blusher comes in 2 parts – the rose petals itself, and the pot. It’s a beautiful semi translucent acrylic pot with a cameo. It’s an egg shape, which stands nice and all on your dresser.
As for the petals, it’s house in a plastic case, also comes with a beautiful satin pouch. Each petal is so well crafted that it really resembles a real petal, each vein is so defined and the curvature of the petal is just perfect.
As fragile as it may seem, it’s actually quite tough and sturdy. I deliberately not handled it with extra care, and swirled my brush vigorously to get the color. None of them has broken so far, but of course, it is not going to withstand tearing by hand.
It felt like a noble thing to do to arrange the petals artistically in the pot.
For the price, I would expect really pigmented color. Unfortunately it’s quite sheer, but the color is buildable. I have tried swatching with finger, it hardly picked up any color, so the best way to work is with a brush.
It’s matte and has a rather strong rosy scent, which also disappears pretty quickly on skin. Swirl a few times and you will be able to pick up the color easily and it transfers to skin beautifully and naturally.
Overall, this is a really beautiful blush, especially the little dusty pinky rose. I am not sure if there is a need for repurchasing, as I believe the petals can really last forever. I have used it for quite a few times and I have not put a dent to it. I have been using it from the plastic case as I find it to be more practical without the risk of knocking off the beautiful case from my dresser.
One day, when I have a glass shelf, I am going to display the pot in it, with a spot light behind 😉
Price: The pot RM140 (~USD$46), the petals are RM272 (USD$90)
Availability: Ladurée counters in Japan