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Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Cosmetics A La Carte Bare Blush Cream Blush in Lotus.

Cosmetics A La Carte Bare Cream Blush in Lotus* (£25)

Okay, I think we all know I have a bit of a blush problem. We can brush over the fact that I most definitely don't need any more but was still inexplicably delighted when this dropped through my letterbox a week or so ago, right? Perfect.

I was really looking forward to this arriving because I thought I'd absolutely adore it. It's everything I should love; a creamy blush in a beautiful spring appropriate colour that makes me want to put on a floral dress and spin around in a field of daisies, all encased in fancy packaging. And I like it, but I'm not sure that I'm head over heels for it.

I opened the compact to see what looked like a fingerprint and I was a bit miffed. It was gifted for review and it might not even be a fingerprint so I just gave it a spritz to santise it just in case and after taking some pictures, I gave it a whirl. It blends beautifully, sits really nicely over foundation, gives a lovely, youthful, slightly dewy finish and the colour is really really pretty. Formula wise I'd liken it to Illamasqua in terms of how light it feels but it's no where near as dewy so it's not as likely to slip around on oilier skins. I also think it's pretty similar to the Topshop cream blushes, but without the powdery matte finish.

In fact there's not really very much I don't like about it. If I were being really picky I'd say that the packaging doesn't feel particularly sturdy but it looks nice so it's not something that particularly bothers me. If I traveled regularly this probably wouldn't be one I'd take with me though. Having a little look around the website it says that they're hand-blended with the use of the finest ingredients, but the first ingredient in this is mineral oil. I'm not clued up on ingredients, but I know mineral oil doesn't have the best reputation. They do hand make all of their products in London, which is something upon consideration I'd probably be happy to pay a little extra for. I just think £25 may be a little bit on the expensive side.

If you have £25 you want to splurge on a blush that's not from one of the typical high end make up brands we hear about all the time, this is most definitely one to consider. When I started writing this I thought I'd be finishing by saying I wouldn't buy another colour, but now I'm thinking that maybe I would if there was a shade that particularly called to me. It would most definitely be a treat though!

Have you tried anything from Cosmetics A La Carte before? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

42 comments:

  1. This blush looks so gorgeous. I love the colour on you, it's very natural and girly. I've never heard of the brand before but I'm currently scanning the website xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

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  2. Pretty shade but £25 is a bit steep, especially when other brands do equally as nice ones for less. I keep meaning to go back to cream blushers- need to dig out my stippling brush I think!

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  3. Eeep, I hope that wasn't a fingerprint! Anyway, it's a delicious shade. I would love to see a picture of your blusher collection Jennie, I bet it's epic ha!

    Tara xo

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    1. It's insane, I need to stop hehe xo

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  4. i have never heard of this brand before but it looks like such a pretty shade! i have wwaayy too many blushes but another one won't hurt right? haha xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Another pretty blusher! Hehe, I told you, you really do have a great collection! xxx

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    1. haha I need to go to blusher rehab I think ;)

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  6. This cream blush looks so beautiful on you doll! It gave you such a nice flush with a gorgeous glow :) It is a bit on the dear side though!

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    Phoebe
    Eat. Live. Love. Repeat.

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  7. It looks so nice on you! Cream blushes scare me because they are so pigmented! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. They're easy to blend out though <3

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  8. oh my got, it loooooks sooooo good on you!

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  9. That blush looks such a lovely shade of pink, looks a great shade on too, nice and subtle. I use a powder foundation and I find cream blushes just don't sink in like they would with a liquid foundation sadly!

    Katie » Tattyboots

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    1. I agree, I like powder blushes with powder foundations xo

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  10. I was going to write that I'd never pay £25 for a blush but I just bought one of the hourglass one! Pretty colour on you!

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  11. i agree, that's pretty steep for a blush - i guess standard high end price, but it would have to be out of this world amazing! x

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    1. I was hoping it would wow me, but it is nice xo

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  12. This gives you such a healthy, lovely sheen!

    Sophie xox

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  13. Such a pretty colour (:

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. I'm a bit of a newbie, when it comes to cream blushes, the only ones I've ever played around with are the Topshop range, so it's reassuring to hear they don't all have the same powdery finish once applied. It's a shame about the price point, but I definitely think I'll be looking into this range of blushes once my next pay cheque comes in xx

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    1. The finishes definitely vary, I really like dewy cream blushes <3

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  15. It looks so pretty, but kind of expensive. -Hanna Lei

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  16. love the natural flush look, you look stunning Jennie! xx
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward

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  17. I hadn't heard of the brand before, but it sure looks great!

    Jules x

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  18. So pretty, totally a colour I would go for. Thanks for sharing this brand with us! :)

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  19. i love the way it looks on you dear :) so pretty ! xx
    www.ambifashion.com

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