Even though I didn't order the blue eye shadow that marked the Electric Blues Look (click on link to see) by Dick Page for Shiseido Spring 2012, I did order multiple pieces from the look.
The beautiful Luminizing Satin Face Color is a new shade, Tea Rose ($30), shown above, one of my purchases. Tea Rose (RS302) is described perfectly as a muted, neutral rose.
Luminizing Satin Face Color offers lasting, true color with a silky-smooth finish. Tea Rose has a satin finish, so it won't add shine to your cheeks, just a lovely subdued rose shade that looks natural. It's not bright rose, another plus. You can apply it easily with just a quick swirl and no fear that you'll have to "erase" some before you leave home.
I applied Tea Rose two ways for my swatch photos. Using a sponge-tipped applicator, I applied it heavily in a stripe at the top of my arm for my photos, which were taken in full sun. Below, I applied it moderately heavily with a dense blush brush. The backdrop for this first photo is my star magnolia, which is blooming, but appears to have been lightly frosted Saturday night. Our nights were cool, and our days warm this short weekend.
Tea Rose is a workhorse shade. It's not one of those colors that's likely to send hundreds of you streaming into the stores to pick up the last piece. It's one you should consider if you need a new blush and you find this shade attractive on your skin. I didn't need more blush (I won't "need" more blush for the rest of my life, but that won't stop me from buying the best of the best), but I'm thrilled to own Tea Rose. It's a beautiful, natural color on me, and because it has a satin finish, I'll never look like a glitter victim when I'm wearing it.
You can find all of the new Shiseido products at Shiseido's Web site, where shipping is free with a purchase of $50 or more. You can also find the colors - new and "old" - at Sephora online, where I had my spring Shiseido spree.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty