LOVE FLUSH

Once in a while you stumble across a product that you didn't even know you needed and now can't live without. Such was the case with this gorgeous blush palette from Too Faced.
I hadn't heard of this palette before, allthough I remember there being a commotion with some heart-shaped Too Faced products for Valentine's Day this year. Since the brand is not sold in Estonia or Norway, I quickly disregarded the hype. It was only a month ago that a good friend of mine, Coquette à Portugesa, highly recommended it and was kind enough to smuggle it into the country (just kidding, no smuggling required, though she did have to get it sent from Portugal). The long journey was well worth it though, because it is now one of my favourites products, not to mention one of the two blush palettes I own.

Mõnikord satub kätte selline meigitoode, mille olemasolust enne ei teadnud, aga nüüd ei oska selleta nagu ollagi. Nii juhtus selle Too Faced'i põsepunapaletiga. Ma ei ole sellele paletile enne erilist tähelepanu pööranud, kuigi meenub, et sõbrapäeva paiku ilmusid sotsiaalmeedias Too Faced'i südamekujulised tooted. Eestis ega Norras neid aga ei müüda, seega loobusin nende otsimisest üsna kiiresti. Umbes kuu aega tagasi sattusin rääkima oma hea sõbra Coquette à Portugesa'ga, kes seda paletti ülistas ja piisavalt lahke oli, et see Norra riiki sisse smugeldada (smugeldamist polnud küll vaja, aga pika tee Portugalist võttis see palett ette). Asi oli seda väärt, sest nüüdseks on sellest saanud üks minu lemmik meigitoode, rääkimata sellest, et see on üks vaid kahest põsepunapaletist, mida oman. 

The palette features six beautiful shades in a large variety of colours for any beauty junkie's blush needs. All of the shades are sold separately and are a part of Too Faced's permanent collection, but all of them together in a cute convenient cardboard display, however, is a limited edition Spring 2016 release. The main selling point of the blushes is that they're supposed to last a whopping 16 hours. I've read reviews that support this claim and some that don't, and personally haven't worn them for such an extended time period. However, I can say that they last beautifully for a full workday (sweat and running around included), so you can definitely get 9 hours of unbudged wear out of them. The packaging is a durable cardboard palette with a mirror and heart-shaped pans, mimicking the packaging of the original blushes. I've read some people complaining about the lenght of the palette, meaning it won't fit into most make-up bags, however the large space ensures you won't be picking up more than one colour at a time.

Kompaktis on mitmekesine valik kuuest kaunist toonist, mis peaks ka kõige nõudlikumale meigihuvilisele sobima. Kõiki toone müüakse ka eraldi Too Faced'i püsikollektsioonis, aga versioon, kus kõik kuus tooni on koos ühes armsas paletis, lasti piiratud koguses välja vaid 2016. aasta kevadises kollektsioonis. Lubatakse et need põsepunad kestavad kuni 16 tundi ning olen lugenud nii selliseid arvustusi, mis seda väidet toetavad, kui ka selliseid, mis seda ei tee. Isiklikult ei ole seda põsepuna nii pika ajaperioodi vältel kandnud, kuid pika 9-tunnise tööpäeva (higistamise ja ringi jooksmisega) peab see ilusasti vastu. Pakend on tugevast papist, suure peegliga ja üksikute südamekujuliste mahutitega, mis matkivad püsikollektsiooni originaalpakendit. Osadele ei istu paleti pikkus, mistõttu paljudesse meigikottidesse see ei mahu, aga samas tagavad suured vahed selle, et suurema pintsliga toodet võttes ei segune see kõrvaloleva tooniga.
As mentioned, the palette features six versatile shades, complete with cool old-school song names. Admittedly, Your Love is King took some googling on my part (sorry, I wasn't born in the 80s), but who doesn't know tunes like I Will Always Love You or How Deep is Your Love? (I'm guessing it's not the Calvin Harris version). Love Hangover is a beautiful light-to-medium pink shade with a luminous sheen finish. Baby Love showcases a more of a muted beige rose shade with a gold shimmer. I Will Always Love You features a coral-orange shade with a beautiful golden shimmer finish. How Deep is Your Love? is a more of a light-medium pink shade with a golden finish. The last two shades haven't got much love from me, just because I tend to steer away these types of colours. Justify My Love is a cool-toned bubblegum pink with the most visible glittery finish. Your Love is King is a muted dark plum shade with a satin finish. All of the shades blended wonderfully and applied a sheer wash of colour that  could be built up to more of a full coverage. I tend to steer mostly towards the coral shades, so I Will Always Love You and Baby Love are winners in my book. Because the palette allows a lot of mixing and matching, I tend to go over these shades with a hint of Love Hangover or How Deep is Your Love? just to add a touch of pink to the cheeks. I would say this is a great palette and I get use out of most of the colours. As said, I tend to stay away from shades like Justify My Love in fear of looking like this

Paletis on esindatud kuus mitmekülgset värvi, mille nimeks on lahedad vanakooli laulud. Pidin sellist laulu nagu Your Love is King veidi googeldama, aga kes poleks kuulnud selliseid viise nagu I Will Always Love You või How Deep is Your Love? (loodetavasti pole siin mõeldud Calvin Harrise versiooni). Love Hangover kaunis kerge läikega õrn roosa toon. Baby Love on kuldse helgiga tagasihoidlik beežikas roosa. I Will Always Love You on toonidest kõige korallpunasem-oranžikam kauni kuldse läikega viimistlusega. How Deep is Your Love? on Love Hangover'ist veidi soojem vanaroosa toon, jällegi kuldse läikega. Justify My Love on külma alatooniga mullinätsuroosa. Selles toonis on ka kõige tugevamini väljapaistev säratükkidega viimistlus. Kõige tumedam, Your Love is King, meenutab küpse ploomi tooni. Pean tunnistama, et kahe viimase värvi poole mu käsi tihti ei siruta, aga seda mitte põsepuna kvaliteedi tõttu, vaid isikliku eelistuse tõttu kasutada oranžikaid-koralliseid toone. Minu suurteks lemmikuteks on  I Will Always Love You ja Baby Love, mida tihti segan toonidega Love Hangover või How Deep is Your Love?, et lisada põskedele veidi roosilisust. 
Here's my little hamster face wearing the shade I Will Always Love You mixed with How Deep is Your Love?. I use I Will Always Love You almost daily, because it gives a nice peachy glow to the cheeks without looking too obvious. On days when I like a little more pink on the cheeks, I add either How Deep is Your Love? or Love Hangover. Overall, I'd say this is an amazingly versatile palette with buttery soft texture, well-pigmented and easily blendable shades and a satin luminous finish. A real crowd pleaser! What's your favourite blush?

Kannan siin pildil toone I Will Always Love You ja How Deep is Your Love?. Kannan tooni I Will Always Love You peaaegu iga päev, sest see jätab minu nahatoonile ilusa virsikukarva kuma. Kui soovin natuke rõõsamat tulemust, lisan toone How Deep is Your Love? või Love Hangover. Üldiselt pean ütlema, et tegemist on väga mitmekülgse paletiga. Põsepunad on pehme tekstuuriga, hea katvusega ja kergesti hajutatavad. Toonid jätavad põskedele kauni kumava tulemuse. Tõeline võitja! Kas teil on lemmikut põsepuna?

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