Months and months ago these were free with a magazine (no idea which). I’ve never had much luck with stains. I seems to end up with patchy cheeks and stained fingers rather than the natural rosy flush everyone else seems to be able to achieve. But for the price of two magazines I’ll give anything a go. Well not anything. Not for that price :p
I have both of the available shades here. 01 rose pink is a lovely pinkish red. It’s sheer with no sparkles. 02 bronze glimmer is a very shimmery pinky bronze. They contain 8ml of products and have doe foot applicators.
Rose pink is as usual awful on the cheeks for me (this may be because I’m essentially useless). On the lips it’s a different story. It goes on fairly sheer but you can layer it easily as long as you allow each layer to dry before applying the rest and eventually you get a very pretty red lip. If you see me wearing a red lipstick (any red really I just layer it to best suit the lippie on top) I’m wearing this underneath. As the lipstick fades I’m left with a reddish stain underneath so the fading isn’t as noticeable.
Bronze glimmer is the other way round. It’s far too glittery for my lips and just doesn’t do them any favours. It works ok over blushes (it’s too dark for a highlight on me)but again I find it a bit glittery for my tastes. Personally I’d pass on this one.
One thing that I’m not a fan of is the alcohol scent. Yes it dries down pretty quickly but this also means I find it pretty drying on my skin. I appreciate that anything that is a ‘stain’ is very unlikely to be moisturising but still it’s something to think about. Would I buy these again? Maybe yes to 01, definite no for 02. In fact if you have any ideas as to how I can use Bronze glimmer up please do let me know. Oh and these are £10, whilst this isn’t exactly expensive it isn’t cheap either x