Calling all blushing beauties and buffs! — Buxom plans to introduce a new collection of colorful cheek products into their permanent line. The new True Hue family arrives in February, bursting with bold pigments and, according to Buxom, the powers of a plant called rhodiola.
Buxom claims that the plant, used for centuries by people in Russia and Scandinavia to cope with the stress and cold of Siberian life, makes cheeks wearing the True Hue blushes appear refreshed, but I’d probably give these pigments more credit for that. I find them very easy to manipulate, thanks to super smooth powders that are a breeze to build up or sheer down.
This particular blush buff wholeheartedly approves.
Swatches from the left: Breathless, Euphoria, Luvitate and Rendezvous
From the left: Seduction, Shangri-La-La, Swept Away and Tryst
I just started testing these today, so these are first impressions, but for what it’s worth, I applied Seduction this morning at 9, and at 3 p.m. it was still going strong. That’s not bad at all, and while these are rather expensive for a blush (approaching NARS territory), you do get a lot of product in each pan, and it looks like there’s a great deal of quality here.
PRICE: $24 each
AVAILABILITY: Coming in February to Sephora stores and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A (tentatively for now)
I’ll post some face shots showing these in action over the next few days. I’d planned to do it today, but to be honest, I look and feel pretty terrible right now. I had a bad bout of insomnia last night (worried about getting everything done in time for the holidays) that fired up my dark circles, and they’re about 1 million miles from cute.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,