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Holiday 2011: Laneige Styling Romantic Blush & Lip Duo - Golden Peachy Hues In-Action!


Nov26

Hello!


This holiday season, Laneige has released a limited edition Styling Romantic Holiday Makeup Collection.

Unlike the glitz and glamour quotient that many other brands tend to up in their holiday collections, Laneige opted for softer, gentler shades – in line with their theme of romantic tete-a-tetes, tender intimate moments and warm loving embraces.

In this collection, there are 2 multi-blushes (warm and cool), 2 complementing warm and cool lip-colour duos and 1 colour gradient eye palette.

I received both the multi-colour blush and the lip colour duo in the warm shades – hues of peach and coral all infused with a touch of gold


Let’s look at the packaging first


The blusher case is chic and pretty with the gold prints against a crisp white background. It is a little on the chunky side – about the same height as a Benefit blush but just a touch wider. The chunkiness has a reason though – it opens up to reveal a compartment housing a soft brush.



There are differing shades and textures in the Styling Romantic Blusher #2 (SGD$49) – a matte pale peach, a matte beige-peach, a shimmering reddened coral and a shimmering white-gold.


Here are the swatches of the individual shades.


The 2 matte shades pulled a little chalky on my skintone but I would have preferred if the 2 shimmering colours were portioned a little bigger in the palette (at least equally?) – that said, the reddened coral shows up well when applied with a heavier hand on the cheeks so I guess the 2 matte shades actually prevent you from having clown cheeks even if you’re heavy handed.


When swirled and used as 1 shade, the effect is rather pretty – a nice golden peachy-coral. Given how I felt the matte shades were a little chalky on me, I first buffed a little cream blush in NARS Cactus Flower on my cheeks before applying the Laneige Multi-Blush. You can control which shade you apply more of – I usually swirl all 4 shades and apply the mixed colour onto my cheeks first and then tap my brush gently on the 2 shimmering shades and buff it in as a finishing touch.

I like how the 2 shimmering shades - I think more so the white-gold - actually act like a highlighter; I didn't use a separate highlighter or any MSF atop the blush and yet, it managed to catch the light. I like!



Mag has reviewed the cooler-toned Styling Romantic Blusher #1 which is a harmony of purples, pinks and lilacs - you can view her review HERE


In the shots above, I’m also using the Styling Lip Duo in SYR34 (SGD$32). The lipstick colour is a lovely peachy coral while the lipgloss is a shimmering peachy-coral that pulls a little milky on my lips. The only other lipstick I own from Laneige is from the Snow Crystal series – I think the textures are fairly similar in that they deliver colour without being dry, patchy.

The Lip Gloss is not sticky and surprisingly, despite being a little on the milky side, does not settle into the fine lines of my lips.



 

I had actually popped down to the stores to check out the Styling Romantic Eye Palette (SGD$45).


I have a couple of Laneige eyeshadows (a lovely copper brown, khaki green, golden blue which I’ve since depotted and have no idea what the actual names are! Silly!) and I know for a fact that their eyeshadow textures are silky and are rather pigmented. Unfortunately, both times, the Laneige BA (at Metro Paragon and Metro City Square Mall) informed me that the palette was not available individually and had to be bought as a full set with the blush, lip duo and some deluxe-sized skincare all packed in a Christmas coffret. L L L And to make matters worse, the white gold, purple-taupe and smoky espresso shades all swatched very very prettily (sorry, I couldn’t get a pic of the swatches; didn't have my cam with me on both occasions)

 

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Here are some of Laneige’s other skincare coffrets specially available for Christmas this year – when I was at the Laneige counter yesterday to enquire about the eyeshadow palette, the counter was thronged with ladies wanting to pick up these value sets



 

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Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend.

Its work work work for me!

 

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Disclaimer: Laneige products featured were sent to me for review. I am not affiliated to Laneige. All opinions expressed are my own and have not been influenced by anyone.


posted by
11/26/11

The reddened coral in Styling Romantic Blusher #2 really caught my eye! Such a gorgeous colour, no? (:


posted by
11/26/11

haha that reddened coral really reminds me of nars orgasm!


posted by
11/26/11

The blush are sold in a set w lip & e/s & smtg else for SGD155 or so IIRC. According to the SA they are all not sold individually. Bummer!


posted by
11/26/11

Shlynne: Yep, its really pretty! I just wished it was a bigger portion of the blush overall.


posted by
11/26/11

Xbeanie: Hey! :) I compared them both - the reddened coral actually has more gold and more orange tones in it when swatched beside NARS Orgasm; I think its a little smoother too. My NARS Orgasm isn't as smooth, I have to keep cleaning the surface with a cotton pad


posted by
11/26/11

Farah: $150+? I can't remember. I was just confused why this was the case since the press release I received listed the prices individually. Plus I would like to have the liberty to choose which products I want right? The e/s palette is really nice and swatches so well sommore :(


posted by
11/26/11

yeah! if it sells just by itself, i would really buy it! :D


posted by
11/28/11

Kas, Yeah lah! The SA told me must buy in the set. I so do not want the whole set! :( They might sell individually later? I know by then I would hv lost interest anyway. oh well!


posted by
11/28/11

Farah and Shlynne: I checked with the PR company and they mentioned it could be a store policy - cos I only checked at Metro. Where did you check Farah? Also at Metro? They told me to check at other counters like BHG or Robinsons.


posted by
11/28/11

This blush is sooo pretty! I love the lower left shade, that golden rose shade haha


posted by QAtester
11/29/11

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posted by
11/29/11

Kim: I think its a pretty versatile blush; the 2 shimmery shades are my fave; wish they formed the bigger portions! :P Are you gonna get it? I'm sure it will look lovely on you! :makeup:



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