I don’t know what it is about blushes and me. I used to go crazy at one point, then I decided to give it a rest for a while, but now I’m back. This one, I really can’t resist. It is a limited edition item from Shiseido to commemorate their 140th anniversary. All I can say is WOW. Saying that a century and a half is a long time is the lamest understatement of all. LOL!
The blush is housed in a sleek black compact with red camellia design on the flip top lid. There is a mirror inside so that we can conveniently touch up wherever we are. The case opens up, revealing a beautiful, gorgeous, breathtaking view of this. Isn’t it lovely? The glitter is just an over spray so don’t worry. It doesn’t make your cheeks sparkle nor does it emphasize pores.
The shades in this Camellia Compact are absolutely stunning. There is a white which can be used as a highlighter, a rosy pink and a darker burnt orange red. That’s the best description I can give based on the colours swatched on my arm. I like to use it by dabbing my blush brush on the pan (tap tap tap), mix all the colours at the back of my hand (swirl the brush gently), then blend them on my cheeks. I have to warn you that the colours are SUPER pigmented. That’s also the reason why I take off some colour before using it on my cheeks.
I’m pretty sure this blush looks different on everyone. You might pick up more pink, some might pick up more red. If you have light skin, I’d probably suggest using a very light hand and a fluffy blush brush (I use Lunasol blush brush), but the beauty of this blush is that even if you’re darker, it will still show up. Just use more of the burnt orange red Below is what I swatched for you, the left being the mix of all 3 shades. You can definitely lighten the colour by picking up more white.
Have you seen this compact around? Have you tried it? It retails for RM115 and is available at all Shiseido counters nationwide. For those of you in Ipoh, it is AEON voucher day on the 15th this month. For every RM100 of purchase, you get RM10 voucher. If you want to get this, I suggest you go book yours soon. I heard some counters already ran out of stock.