Sunday, August 30, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstasy": Review and Swatches

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having a good weekend! To round out my series on must-haves from Charlotte Tilbury, I want to share with you today the gorgeous Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstasy"($50 CAD). An easy-to-wear powder blush that gives the cheeks the same glow you get when you are in love, the Cheek to Chic Blushes each have two shades inside the palette: the outer shade is designed to be applied along the cheekbone and the inner on the apple of the cheek. To see some swatches and read my thoughts on the formulation, click......
Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstacy"
The Cheek to Chic blush comes in a beautiful oval-shaped chestnut brown compact. Inside is a small mirror and all around the compact there are exquisite rose gold accents.
Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstacy"
Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstacy"
"Ecstacy" contains a beautiful rose coral shimmer and a soft peachy rose shimmer. The photo on the Charlotte Tilbury online store makes the colors look a lot more peachy than they actually are but when blended the two makes a soft coral with a golden sheen.
The formulation for the Cheek to Chic blush feels very smooth and soft but the pigmentation is quite sheer. This isn't necessarily a bad thing as it is still buildable so the wearer can customize how intensely to apply the color. Additionally, I appreciate that the shimmers in the formulation are very fine and natural; they give a natural glow as opposed to an over-the-top highlighting effect.
In terms of applying each color on a specific part of the cheek, I think it's a nice idea but the two shades in this color duo are simply too similar to actually make a noticeable difference.
Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher in "Ecstacy" (four swipes)
This is a lovely coral blush with a fairly sheer but buildable formulation. In terms of packaging, Charlotte Tilbury hits it out of the park once again. There are six Cheek to Chic blushes so there are lots of options to choose from.

Charlotte Tilbury is available online and in stores at Holt Renfrew (Toronto and Vancouver locations).
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