The other item I picked up on my mini Saks haul was a YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush ($40) in 02 Rose Frivole. I ended up loving this formula and got a second color, 09 Rose Epicurien. Originally, I had the shade 01 Fuchsia Desinvolte on my wish list after falling in love with it thanks to Temptalia's swatches. At the last minute, I changed my mind and went with the subtle everyday shades that I could get more use out of. Still, I'd pick up Fuchsia Desinvolte if I could. I might have to hint at it for Christmas. :D
02 Rose Frivole (left) and 09 Rose Epicurien (right)
Rose Frivole on cheeks and lips
Rose Epicurien on cheeks and lips
This is definitely the standout characteristic of this product. The unique texture feels like a cross between jelly stains (like Benefit's Chacha Tint or Becca's Beach Tints) and a mousse blush (like YSL's own Creme de Blush).
The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush apply very easily. They're thin and emollient making blending a breeze (even with fingers which tug at the skin more than brushes). They are also fairly comfortable on the lips, but they do not disguise dryness. They have a slight sheen.
The Baby Doll Kiss & Blush are a somewhat sheer so they provide a blushing-from-within stain look (like jelly tints or asian tints do). They look really natural, although they looked a bit more vivid in real life as opposed to the pictures above. Photographing in front a window always washes out my blush.
The design is gorgeous and I was really surprised when I first held these in my hand by how heavy they felt. The cap is heavy and so is the glass bottom. I think this is good because you are paying premium bucks for these. I remember being very disappointed when I first held an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder because it felt (not looked) light, plastic, and cheap.
So, to the dismay of beauty lovers' wallets, I adore this and think you should get one if you're able/willing to fork out the money for it.
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