Friday, 20 June 2014

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose

Anna Sui, the brand that has always intrigued me with its' intricate, beautiful packaging. I recently got my first product from the brand, the Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose* ($36 CAD/6g), and I was beyond excited to start playing with it right away! From the name, I was expecting a blush, but it turns out that this product is actually a highlighter. Not complaining here, as I absolutely love highlighters!

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose Box

"Anna Sui's new cheek colours bring your complexion to life with a natural pearlescent glow! Each compact comes with 4 colours and textures inspired by natural rose." - The Bay

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose

The packaging for this powder is quite simple - a black plastic compact with metallic purple branding. There is a mirror inside the compact, making it a great travel option. The powder itself is just beautiful, there's five roses made up of four shades - blue, lilac, pink, and pearl. I've used this powder at least 20 times, and while the rose design isn't as strong, it's definitely still there. Another nice touch is that this powder has a very light, but noticeable, floral scent to it!

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose

I was really hoping that this would turn into a gorgeous lilac blush, as that's something that's desperately missing from my collection. However, this really is a highlighter, not a blush. At first, I was slightly disappointed, but then I quickly fell in love with this highlighter. When swatched heavily, this looks white/silver, and slightly frosty. But when applied lightly to the cheekbones, it's just gorgeous. I love to pair Mystic Rose with a pink toned blush, and in the picture below I'm wearing Clinique's Cheek Pop in Berry Pop. This powder is so creamy, soft, and just a dream to apply. This highlighter isn't super long-wearing, as I get about 6 hours of wear out of it, but that's not a huge deal. Anna Sui notes that the four shades can be worn separately, but I just find it way easier to swirl all four shades together with my brush. 

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose on Cheeks

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in Mystic Rose Swatch

I do think that the name of this product is misleading - if you're ordering online, please be warned that this won't work as a blush. But, it is a beautiful highlighter. As my first experience with the Anna Sui brand, I'm very impressed! I'm definitely wanting to explore the brand further, so if you have any product recommendations, please leave them in a comment below. There are other shades in the Rose Cheek Color formula, and I'm wanting to try out Sunny Rose & Romantic Rose! 

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14 comments:

  1. Love the packaging of this!! Looks beautiful on you :)

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  2. The packaging is so gorgeous ^^

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  3. Sooooo pretty! I've been wanting one of these for soo long! I would love a rosey or mauvy shade!

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    1. I would also love a rose shade! They have a coral colour that also looks amazing :)

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  4. I've been lusting for this for a while. I might try one of the other blushes first, since I already have a lot of highlighters to go through.

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    1. Ya, I have way too many blushes & highlighters, but I always love trying out more! They're definitely my weakness :)

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  5. The rose pattern is beautiful! I agree that the name is misleading, but at least it's a beautiful product.

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    1. I love when brands put so much detail into the packaging! :)

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  6. I'm so happy that you did a review! I was eyeing that particular shade and I wasn't sure how it would look on the cheeks! It's such a gorgeous subtle highlight! I HAVE to try it out ;)


    Lilting-Grace

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    1. So happy that you liked my review! Hope you enjoy the highlighter, it's very pretty! :)

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