I got this blush a while ago and although I showed you some photos, I never got round to telling you if I like it or what I think of it. So, better later than never! :D
The Coffret D’or Dual Beauty Blush came out in Summer 2010 and I don’t think its Limited Edition. I do still see it sold at the Kanebo counters but I never got round to finding out its price. So if you do know, please holler!
I have quite a few blushes, but I find myself going back to this one time and again for fuss free, no mistake looks. This is because the colour is rather on the sheer side. I like that because it allows the colour to be built up if necessary. If you like strong pigmented colours, you will not like it. I’ve got the swatches below.
There’s another reason I love this blush. Its so tiny and so slim, it is perfect for travel! I’ve shown you that its only about 7cm long and its really slim. Something like 0.5cm? The cover is a shiny silver and it looks like a little mini iGadget! :D
There are 3 colours available – 01 (sweet pink), 02 (natural orange) and 03 (fresh red). Mine is 03 Fresh Red but as you can see, although it says “red” its hardly that. Nothing scary and no potential clown cheeks here.
The colour is in fact, a peachy shade which can easily suit most skin tones. Kathi of Lotuspalace has a swatch of the pink one which I thought was a bit too kawaii for me. I’m glad I went with the red one. Its quite perfect for an everyday cheek and when I travel, it brightens up my face and makes me look awake and alive – 2 things I never quite feel especially if its for work :P
As you see, the colours are very light and sheer. I usually just swirl my brush over the 2 colours and apply on my cheeks. The highlight shade is very sheer and not crazy shimmery, but I like it around my eye area because it makes the cheek colour pop, and helps reduce the appearance of dark circles.
You can layer it on for more colour of course. Its buildable without looking chalky or masky and unless you pile on something like 10 layers, you won’t look like a chinese opera singer.
The drawback to this one would be the lack of a brush. It does not bother me because I never use the brushes included in the package, but it might bother those who do. Then again, if they had included a brush, the case would have been thicker and less cute :P
I don’t think its very expensive. It should retail for under RM100 in Malaysia. At least I hope so.
Pros: Sheer and buildable colour, Colour will suit most skintones except the very dark, Slim portable package
Cons: Sheer colour may not suit some, No applicator included
I’ve tested out the 01 (pink) and 02 (orange) at the counter but neither colour calls to me to get it. As I have noted, the pink one is a bright true pink which is very cute but I can’t quite pull off cute very well :P The orange isn’t as scary as it sounds. On tanned or warm skintones it will look amazing. On my skin it just looks a bit … orange.
Coffret D’or isn’t a very exciting brand for many, but I love my Japanese brands too and I quite like some things from this brand, and I do think these blushes are worth checking out :D Have you tried them before or perhaps you also own them and have thoughts on them?
Coffret D’or is available at Kanebo counters. Dual Beauty Blush comes in 3 shades so far. Malaysian price unknown. Outside of Malaysia, you can find them also on StrawberryNET.com