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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Review: Three Custom Colour Specialist Creme to Powder Blush


Have you ever heard of the brand Three Custom Color Specialists? No, I hadn't either, but about a month ago, Haute Look featured the brand and I got myself one of their creme to powder blushes.

Since I didn't know much (er...anything) about the brand I looked it up to discover that they reproduce discontinued colours for their customers- thus the "custom colour" aspect of their name. How neat is that? The blush that I got is Pink- no fancy names here. Pre-made shades of this product sell for $21.50 while custom colours go for $37.50. The shade I got is a pre-made which I got for $10.99 when it was featured on Haute Look. Of course, if you are Canadian, Haute Look isn't a huge money saver as shipping seems to end up costing the same amount (if not more) than the product. I had some credits, so in the end mine was free, but shipping was $10 + customs and all that fun stuff.

This luxurious formulation is appropriate for all skin types and can be applied with the fingers or a sponge. With the color wheel as our guide, we designed this broad range of shades to compliment all skin tones.

 Ingredients


The first thing that I noticed about the pot that this blush comes in is that it not only has a swing open lid, but that it can be screwed into other blushes from the brand to create a little tower.


Top: blended out. Below: one swipe.

The blush itself is a slightly dusty shade of pink that looks like a natural rosey flush when applied. The shade is very pigmented and a little bit goes a long way. I like to apply creme blush with a stripling brush to blend it in, but because so little of this is needed I usually end up blending it out with my fingers. I have worn this a few times without setting with any powder - I usually don't set my creme blush-  but I have noticed it fades a bit. Usually after about 4-5 hours, so I've started setting it with a light dusting of translucent powder and it lasts a lot longer. That being said, I don't think that this product would work for those with oily skin since it would be more likely to fade and or disappear faster.

Overall I really like this blush and would recommend. Have you tried anything by this brand? What did you think?



2 comments:

  1. This looks nice, but very red, I'm sure when applied sheerly it looks lovely.

    :)

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  2. I love this brand! Colors look intense in the pan, great and sheer on skin. The other day someone I work with told me I had the most beautiful coloring, Love that they divide warm and cool colors - that truly helps me.

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