I purchased Anna Sui's Rose Cheek Color in "Mystic Rose" because I find something about the lavender and blue color palette striking and very unique. This cheek color is very sheer, shimmery, and whimsical, and used best as a highlighter rather than how one would traditionally use a blusher for deep color or contour. The texture is smooth, and the luminous finish is very pretty and romantic. The adorable compact itself is very durable and travel friendly, and is surely an addition for makeup collectors or packaging lovers. While I'm very satisfied with my purchase, and am happy to have this compact as part of my collection, I wasn't quite impressed enough with the product itself to repurchase again in the future. Overall it's a good product, but more of a luxury or treat than a beauty box staple.
I own nothing like this!
The mixture of lavender and blue in this powder is just beautiful. The smell is amazing. I however use it as a highlighter with a stapleing brush instead of blush. It brightens my face and gives me a very luminous glow. Defiantly worth the price. xxoo
I used to use Anna Sui foundation & powder also their cleanser and eyecream. Recently I just stopped using them altogether. Then, I came across the line again and saw that they have renewed the makeup line with different new selection. I saw these blush and love them! I decided to get the first one of the collection 100 Mystic Rose because of its different colour. I will collect them one by one. You pay for $36 CAD blush tax. I don't mind as long as they products are good. With this one, you can either use it as blush or highlighter. That's what I though ;)
Something Completely Different
The media bombards you with so much pink/coral blush that purple looks really out of place. On top of that my cheeks naturally turn pink. I was stunned that my Asian skin (MAC NC25) took the purple blush so well.
The blue and purple tints are sheer on my skin. You barely notice they are cool colors. It is a welcome change for my day look. The colors are perfect for when I want my other features to pop. When you swirl the colors all together you get a cool-toned pale lilac that turns a light lavender in the shade. Your highlights (the apples of your cheeks) have a cool white glow.
Yes, the Anna Sui Rose scent is there! Don't worry it doesn't fight your perfume. You can smell it when you apply it and it goes away once you have set your makeup.
This blush would be perfect for spring. It's a tad too dainty for the intense looks for winter.
My husband bought this for me when he was in Seoul. I actually told him to get me the purple one because I fell in love with purple blushes recently, and I'm a huge fan of Anna Sui's makeup. Everything is so carefully designed. From the packaging to the product itself.
Besides that, it's really good quality and you can use this as eyeshadow. Best if used with a primer though. But as blush, you can just use it on top of your daily base make up routine.
The cost of this product was okay. We paid $37 for it. I don't think it was outrageous, I thought it would be more actually. It is a higher end brand, and you get for what you pay for. And I'm happy paying all $37 for this :))
It's worth it for someone that likes to get out of their comfort zone. Everyone uses pinks and corals, but not many use purple. I do recommend this for fair skin ladies though, because it would look sweet and pastel like. It won't show up much on tan skin.