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    Default Lilac Blush?

    I love everything purple, but I'm not sure if purple hued blush will look right. The one I'm interested in YSL's Blush Radiance in #3 (which is a quad core color palette, two squares in a matte lilac pink and two squares in a satin lilac color).

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    I am pretty fair with a cool skintone, so I do look better with blue undertones. I'm just concerned that lilac isn't really a realistic blush color ... I generally use a bright pink (Bobbi Brown's pale pink) with a light touch and it actually tends to be my natural "flush" color. I was planning on pairing it with a cool pink eyeshadow wash (Urban Decay's Cherry, which has been discontinued), which is very light but brightens my eyes up, and also YSL's iced plum in their balm, which is very, very sheer (I'm concerned with it being too matchy-matchy). Yay or nay?

    I'm on an iPad, so in case the pic doesn't come up, here's the direct link: Yves Saint Laurent 'Blush Radiance' Matte & Satin Blush | Nordstrom

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    If it's pigmented at all, that's going to be a really hard color to pull off, even if you are extremely cool toned. I suggest going to the counter and trying it on if at all possible. For $45, it's not something I'd want to buy untried and hope for the best.
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    It's a cool color, but I'd definitely try it on if at all possible.

    This video isn't all that helpful, but the person talks about that blush at the beginning, if No. 3 is the one you're looking for. (As a side note, this person did a makeup haul - I can't believe how much makeup she bought at one time. How do you even find the time to wear that much makeup?)

    [YOUTUBE]g7IquPHWLkU[/YOUTUBE]

    This is supposedly a picture of the blush. It looks really pink to me.



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    I think you could pull that color off ,i would maybe break up the whole color wash with a line of black eyeliner and lots of mascara . All the cool tones could make a person look a little sickly , I have darker cool toned skin and I have to put bronzer on really lightly when I wear lilac color blush if not I look like I am suffering from hypothermia
    I do really like the color

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    Yes, #3 is the one I'm looking at. Waterslide, I'm on an iPad (no flash) so I can't see the video, and it doesn't even give me a link ($&@! iPad!!). The last image you added does help a bit ... it looks a bit "frosty" ... you know, like those frosted lipsticks that never flatter anyone. That person's skintone is way darker than mine though.

    I've also been eyeing Illamasqua in Chased, which is a lilac pink. Here's a link: Illamasqua Powder Blusher: Shop Blush | Sephora Unfortunately, it's not stocked anywhere around me, so I'd have to order it online. I should really just stick with my pinks that are more natural. I'm always into experimenting, but I wind up with a lot of stuff that I use once and never again (I am a habitual non-returner for whatever reason).

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    You could always use the failed cheek colors on your eyes

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    Quote Originally Posted by choozen1ne View Post
    You could always use the failed cheek colors on your eyes

    or lips

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    ^That is true. $45 is a lot for an experiment, but you could wear it as eyeshadow or lips, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nevan View Post
    Yes, #3 is the one I'm looking at. Waterslide, I'm on an iPad (no flash) so I can't see the video, and it doesn't even give me a link ($&@! iPad!!). The last image you added does help a bit ... it looks a bit "frosty" ... you know, like those frosted lipsticks that never flatter anyone. That person's skintone is way darker than mine though.

    I've also been eyeing Illamasqua in Chased, which is a lilac pink. Here's a link: Illamasqua Powder Blusher: Shop Blush | Sephora Unfortunately, it's not stocked anywhere around me, so I'd have to order it online. I should really just stick with my pinks that are more natural. I'm always into experimenting, but I wind up with a lot of stuff that I use once and never again (I am a habitual non-returner for whatever reason).
    I kind of thought maybe the video might not show up. Sorry about that, the only helpful thing she does is open it up, but you can't tell much with her camera phone. She does say she's really pale with yellow undertones and the color looks good on her. That would make sense because purple offsets yellow and vice versa.

    That's the link if you're curious though.
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    The Illamasqua one looks nice, too and it's probably not quite as dramatic as the really purple YSL one. I wish there were a better picture of the YSL one on a normal person's face.
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    take it back if you don't like it. don't be a non returner.
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    Really? I had no idea department store counters would take back make-up, but that's great. I guess they use the returns for testers, maybe?
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    They'll take it back, no hassles. Sephora too. Even the drug store chains.

    I used to never bring stuff like that back, I'd just toss it in the makeup graveyard drawer in the bathroom or pass it on to someone. Now if I don't like it, it goes back.
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    Yeah, most department stores are really good about taking back cosmetics. I guess they know high end make up is an investment and they'd rather have people come back than be scared away completely. Plus, if a customer is at the counter then there's always the chance they'll try something else.

    I wasn't sure about Sephora's return policy. I don't think I ever had to return anything to them, but it's good to know they'll take stuff back.
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    Oh, I'm so glad to know that. I've shied away from buying things before because I didn't want to add to my own make-up graveyard. I've got some of the most awful shit you ever saw that I can't imagine why the hell I bought it in the first place. No one with my undertones should ever buy lipstick with warm undertones, but I got 'em. Blue eyeshadow? Got some of that, too.
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    Nordstroms has one of the best return policies - no question asked and they will take it back and you could use the color as a highlight too , a lot of highlights are that color and they look really nice

    Quote Originally Posted by Laurent View Post
    Oh, I'm so glad to know that. I've shied away from buying things before because I didn't want to add to my own make-up graveyard. I've got some of the most awful shit you ever saw that I can't imagine why the hell I bought it in the first place. No one with my undertones should ever buy lipstick with warm undertones, but I got 'em. Blue eyeshadow? Got some of that, too.
    depending on how you wear your lipstick try using a lip liner in a color that is more flattering and fill in your lip line and a little past it and then put the lipstick over it , this can help the color look better , my mother does this trick all the time
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