I decided to grab YSL’s Chinese New Year Blush palette because I had nothing to lose (except $47.00) and I need all the luck I can get for 2017! The packaging is what really drew me in. I really love the red clashing nicely against the gold. The palette is made of a combination of some lightweight metal, which I suspect is aluminum, and the inside of he palette surrounding the powder appears to be plastic. It has a light fragrance to it, but doesn’t transfer over to your skin.
|Top: Peachy gold shimmery color in the middle; Bottom: rose|
My skin type
Very oily. I’ve got some acne scars and larger-than-normal sized pores (in my opinion) on my cheeks. Every now and again, I get a few pimples but its mostly hormonal.
What it’s supposed to do
Hug my cheeks with a wash of color that would make me look like a rosy cheeked baby. 😚
The palette is supposed to be a throwback to YSL’s 1977 collection. While the palette is limited edition, the blush is YSL’s Blush Volupte N6 and is permanent.
How I use it
The blush is not very pigmented but it is buildable. When I swatched it on my arm, it didn’t look like much; I had already suspected the blush would either be too cool for my skin or wouldn’t show up. But once I used a powder brush with it and dusted it across my cheeks, it showed up on me effortlessly. I used about three layers — a lot less than I thought I would need — to get it to the coverage in the photos.
You can use the shimmer portion of the blush as a highlight on it’s own but you’d need to use a smaller brush to ensure you didn’t grab any of the blush; you can also use the blush on its own, which is easier to maneuver. I end up using them both together, but applying the highlight on my cheekbones and nose.
The blush lasts six hours on me before I need to get rid of the oil that has accumulated on my face. Once I brush loose powder on my face, the already subtle color has substantially faded to almost nothing. I don’t generally carry blush with me in my makeup bag, but I’m going to carry this one around for luck and because it’s got a great mirror. I will also mention that it doesn’t accentuate my pores.
If you have dry or normal skin I can see this blush being a number one favorite.
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