wait, but first let me share what I was really suppose to purchase
these are my choices:
- Chanel: Soleil Tan De Chanel - bronzer
- Chanel: Black Pearl - polish
- NARS Taj Mahal - blush
- NARS Exhibit A - blush
- NARS Mykanos - eyeshadow
and..ended up with two MAC Blushes. I think I should have bought Black Pearl first since it is limited edition..well..I think it is LE. Is it?
so, here's my journey...
I went to The Bay(a department store in Canada Only) and, while strolling down the aisle of NARS, MAC, and Chanel(of course, they just had to be all in ONE aisle), I decided that I need a new blush.
I really wanted to purchase NARS Taj Mahal and Exhibit A- I know they are BRIGHT blushes, but they are just so pretty to look at and perfect for spring! NARS Blushes cost $29 here in Canada, plus tax and MAC blushes cost $24. So I ended up with MAC. NARS can wait.
About two days ago,I was watching old videos of lollipop26(whom I bet you all know) and she mentioned a limited edition blush called Stark Naked. She also mentioned that MAC has a close dupe from their permanent blush line called Coygirl. The only difference between these two blushes is that Stark Naked has more gold flecks while Coygirl is flat matte. I just know I needed this blush in my collection because I do not have anything similar to it. So, went to MAC to purchase Coygirl and ended up with another blush called Desert Rose.
Here are some photos of the blushes I bought.
This is Desert Rose.
Both blushes side by side
(Desert Rose and Coygirl)
left: Desert Rose
I intentionally swiped then three times to how you the color and pigmentation of the blushes.
Left: Desert Rose(matte)- MAC is right with their description of this blush- "Soft Reddish- burgundy". Take note that this blush is matte, so no shimmer or what so ever. Perfect for everyday wear.
Right: Coygirl(sheertone)- Powdered rose with tiny bit of mauve undertone. I really like Coygirl because it such a subtle purple pink, perfect for winter and spring.
photo below: blended
Photo below: I took a photo of Desert Rose topped with MAC Stereo Rose. Sorry for such rubbish picture. It is damn hard to take a perfect face shot with my camera. I took over 50 face shots and this is the only decent photo. I promise to do a FOTD using these blushes soon. conclusion: I seriously need a new camera. :D
So what do you think about Desert Rose and Coygirl? what's yor favorite blush? share the love, people :)
It's finally friday tomorrow. Have a happy day