Friday, January 22, 2010
Face Stockholm Creme Blushes and Highlighters
Face Stockholm isn't as well known as it should be. Their products are very high end for reasonable prices (about as much as Stila, Benefit, Too Faced, Tarte etc) . The pigments are amazing so you only need a little swipe, which means their products last for a long time. The Face stores are very clean, beautiful, well lit and the service is amazing. They give great generous samples of their products for you to try out before you buy.
Lets start with a basic breakdown of the products:
Face Creme Blushes are sold in a shiny silver compact that closes tightly shut so you can throw it in your bag, it also includes a mirror on the lid. You get .12 oz of product (you need one finger swipe per each cheek). The cream highlighters are the same but they come in a shiny black compact.
Creme Blush- The Creme Blushes are creamy high pigmented blushes that come in an array of pinks, oranges and reds. They are very very smooth and melt at the touch of your finger tip for easy application. What we love about these products are that for some reason nothing seems to get stuck in them when you use a finger application (many cream blushes you have to use a sponge or you will get particles in the blush) this makes these products great for the beach and on the go. We have the products "Shanghai", "New York", "Rio" and Milan. Creme blushes are great for dry skin because they don't cause flaking or highlight dry patches. They are also amazing for the summer because they look great with a tan and they add a natural glowing look. We've tested them and they last all day.
(Left to right: Rio, Shanghai, New York and Milan)
"Rio" looks exactly as it sounds. It's a a sensual golden pink with a hint of shimmer. It's absolutely gorgeous on all skin tones. It's perfect for everyday wear and for a natural cheek paired with a smokey eye and nude lips.
"Shanghai" is an orangey almost tangerine colored blush that creates the most beautiful natural, glowy cheeks ever. If you have yellow undertones it brings them out to create a beautiful golden glow. It is a lot brighter than in the picture.
"New York" is a strong magenta color with a touch of hot pink. It creates the perfect doll pink cheeks with no effort. This color is great paired with a bronzer because it will create a naturally tan flushed look.
"Milan" looks scary in the pan but believe us it's a perfect warm golden tomato red that looks amazing on the apples and sweeped up on the cheekbone. The color is very pigmented but it is still sheer so that is it wearable.
Highlighter: Highlighters are sometimes forgotten but they are very important to create fresh, glowy skin and to highlight cheekbones, browbones, collarbones etc. What is great about Face highlighters is that some colors can double as a highlighter and a bronzer. These creme highlighters do not highlight pores or dry patches and they blend seamlessly into your skin. These highlighters double as a cream eyeshadow as well. Sweep these cream highlighters on the high points of your face then finish with a pop of cream blush on the apples of your cheek.
(Left to right: "Mystic", "Dignity", "Healing" and "Radiance")
"Mystic" is a silvery white that is what we would call a true highlighter for brow bones and cheekbones. This highlighter may look like many others out there but the consistency of this highlighter beats all others. It is extremely easy to blend you don't need a brush or a sponge, your finger will do!
"Dignity" is a creamy gold color with finely milled gold shimmer. It's kind of the golden version of "Mystic". It looks great with pinks and oranges. This color is great for tanned girls and paler girls too!
"Healing" is a pink bronze color. This color can be applied like a bronzer. It reminds us of the Chanel Sheer Brilliance in Golden Apricot but for less than half the price.
"Radiance" is a champagne silvery mauve color. It's really pretty to highlight because it goes on your skin lighter than it looks in the pan. On paler girls it can be used to contour cheekbones to create a dramatic look.
Face Highlighters and Creme Blushes go for $25 each. They are available at www.Facestockholm.com or any of their stores.