Friday, 16 March 2012

L'Oreal Cheek to Cheek Sculpting Blush Duet

Dear Glammys!

Lets talk about some cheeky stuff today (LOL cheesy much!). Couple of months ago I was in search for some cheap sculpting/bronzing and highlighting stuff for my face. And lucky me, because I found something really pocket friendly, yet giving me the absolute results I wanted. The product is called L'Oreal Cheek to Cheek Sculpting Blush Duet. Yes, it has word Blush in its name even though it works as sculpting and bronzing product, a little research told me that it is a blush, comes in various shades like peach and pinks and is used for sculpting and adding dimension. Hence, its name is not restricted to bronzer. It came with a price tag of PKR 275 from my local drugstore; see I told you its pocket friendly :D and you get 3.5g of product. Which is totally worth it :)

The shade I bought is called Infinite Sands and it is gorgeous on the skin.

You can see that half side is like a highlighting shade with touch of peach-ness to it and is perfect for drawing light to the face. I like to use it above my cheek bones, on the cupid's bow above lips, down the bridge of the nose and also as everyday highlight for my eyes in the inner corner and below the brow bone. It is really easy to blend, is not overpowering or chunky, has very slightest shimmer just the way I like it.  

The other side is very muted brown. Not at all shimmery which is something we want in a bronzer or any product we want to use to sculpt our face. After all, no one wants to end up looking like a disco ball. Its perfect for defining the face and sculpting those chiseled cheek bones we all want (HAHA). Anyway, its very blendable and buildable as well. A little goes a long way for this. Not only I use it for contouring my face and cheek bones but I also use it in my eye socket for very subtle definition and adding depth to my eyes for my everyday look.

The unblended swatch for you people to see some of goodness I am talking about. It's very subtle and beautifully sculpts the face. I've been using this for last couple of months (maybe a bit more than that) and it has been my goto product for contouring and bronzing. And even after all this rigorous use, I have hardly made a dent in the pan. The lasting power on the face is also okay and wears off very nicely on the skin. 

Also this product is very comparable to Sleek Contour Kit (which was the basic motivation behind buying this as well). The brown part of this L'Oreal product is not as fine as Sleek's, but nevertheless it gave the same marvelous results. It being the cheaper alternative is much more feasible to use for everyday or for carrying around in the bag. Here I must mention, although I'm very satisfied with the packaging overall, its pretty sturdy, but I would have preferred it more if it came with a brush and mirror too (because that makes it easy for touch-ups on the go). 

Overall I would suggest you try grabbing some of it from your local drugstore as its really worth the money you pay for it. The product is nice and can be used in various ways other than sculpting as the colors are so universal and pretty much it would suit every skin tone. Give it a go! 
Love, Hadiya