When I last talked about the Coffret D’or Beauty Sharp blush, reader Dorami asked if the bronzer bit of the blush kit could work as eyeshadow and if the whole blush palette might then be used for an all over face look. I thought that was a brilliant idea, so I put it to work.
I ran into problems right away. The bronzer part doesn’t show up pigmented enough on the lids as an eyeshadow. To get around that, I lined the lid liberally with a black pencil, blended it up and then layered the brown colour on it. All it did was serve to give a tiny bit of definition to the eye area. I ended up blending in some coral, pink and most of the brown. It applies very very sheerly, so I think it makes a good blush and bronzer because its not too strongly coloured but as an eyeshadow, its not worth trying 🙂
Still, with such a plain look for the face, it was a good opportunity to wear a nice bright lippie! I picked mine out in the YSL Rouge Pur Couture 04 Rouge Vermillion. It has been described as Raspberry Red but I say pish! Its anything but that!
I picked this colour up at Heathrow last year (gosh! Time flies!) because YSL is no longer available here in Malaysia (except KLIA I believe) and I wanted to check out their (then) new Rouge Pur Couture. It is a very pigmented range of lipsticks, with a lovely smooth creamy texture and a satin finish. Perfect if you like strong lip colours, not so if you prefer the sheer balm textures brands have been shoving at us lately.Continue Reading