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Gems In The Marketplace

In the last post of this nature I featured a few lipsticks; now lets look at some great blushes.

Benefit 'Bella Bamba'

Benefit is well known for their boxed blushes. This type of packaging was seen as very innovative at the time of release due to its ease of recognition in your collection - unlike say, standard black M.A.C packaging with the label at the bottom - and convenience/durability for travel. The formula is pigmented but easily blendable and they smell amazing!


Accessorize 'Scandal' 

I have a lot of Milani Baked Blushes; that's the only reason I didn't keep this one. I'm impressed with the Accessorize brand that they can produce such a good product and keep the price affordable.


Clinique 'Fresh Bloom'

On a whole I think the cosmetics from Clinique are often overlooked. I didn't even know about their 'Allover Colour' products until one day at Senses - so sad that's closed. 'Fresh Bloom' intrigued me due its finely milled formula and subtle sheen; it can be used as a blush, a blush topper, a highlighter or as eyeshadow. Now I know it'd better suit someone who prefers shades with cool undertones. I'd love to try another colour in the range.


Tom Ford 'Savage'

Sigh. I'm in love with 'Flushed'.

I don't have anything else to say except this is in The Marketplace at an amazing price.


Benefit 'Dandelion' (sample)

Another amazing thing about The Marketplace is that you often have the option to purchase sample/travel sizes of well known products. This gives us the opportunity to try things we've heard about without having to commit to a full sized product. 'Dandelion' and 'Hoola' are two infamous Benefit blushes; samples sizes are available in The Marketplace.


As I said in the aforementioned post: full details on the condition and price of each item can be found on The Marketplace. Remember that each item that isn't brand new hasn't been swatched or used more than three times and they have been sanitized. We still encourage our customers to sanitize them again preuse for their peace of mind :)
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