Wednesday, May 2, 2012
For years, scientists have been perplexed by why our body responds by blushing when we have a crush or are suddenly the center of attention, and why the hues of blushing can be so varied. Even Charles Darwin struggled to explain blushing, describing it as “the most peculiar and the most human of expressions.”
It’s clear blushing is personal. Every woman’s flush is a unique shade all her own. With that in mind, Le Métier de Beauté created this Kaleidoscope Blush Kit. We’ve heard of a “lipstick wardrobe,” think of this as one for the cheeks. “When we blush, it’s not one shade; it’s a prismatic multitude of color. To express how you feel or the feeling you want to evoke, you need to layer color for that perfect flush,” says Le Métier de Beauté’s Director of Color Mikey Castillo.
“The whole delight of a blush collection is to enable a woman to create a multitude of looks by blending two or more of the multiple hues in the Blush Kaleidoscope,” says Mikey. The beautiful and balanced combination of the shades creates an effortless, feminine glow. Blend the matte shades for day and transition to evening with a sensuous, shimmery layer. The four-in-one stacked kit includes a satin peach, a matte rose pink, a shimmery highlighter, and a cool pink. Each shade is finely-milled for adjustable coverage, transparency, and intensity. The shine-absorbing, oil-free formula is safe for all skin types including sensitive skin.
The second shade down is a peach-pink hybrid (or blend), and I think it's extremely wearable by all because it's neutral in tone. Both shades at the top appear to be matte to my eye - which makes them believable blushes. The third shade is an exquisite gold, perfect for highlighting or blending. It has a subtle shimmer, as does the pink in the bottom swing-out pan. The pink shade is stunning. I've worn mine down to a thin layer with a hold in the middle. I'd love to have another one!
The Kaleidoscope Blush Kit should be available at your favorite counter at one of these fine retailers: Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and select boutiques.
Photo at top courtesy of Le Métier de Beauté; other photos by Best Things in Beauty