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If we could go back in time and catch a glimpse of Greta Garbo’s vanity table, we’re pretty sure we’d find a little pot of rouge like this one there. The versatile lip and cheek cream is making its rounds through Hollywood—in fact, it appeared in the Oscar-winning movie The Artist. Designed by Bésame founder and vintage beauty buff Gabriela Hernandez, it takes its influences from the ’30s with a red and gold floral tin.
I love the design and the vintage feel of the rouge. It's something my grandmother would have used. However, I hate the container. While the design on the container is gorgeous, the container itself is next to impossible to close. I barely use it for that reason. It takes a while to match up the container lid so it'll go back on and you have to wiggling it back and forth forcefully to fully close it.3
It's supposed to be a stain, but it doesn't stay on my lips or cheeks for all that long. I was kind of sad that it didn't work out better than I had hoped. The packaging is gorgeous, I might even cut up the box and put it on my wall, but the product was ok. I'll probably wear it on Valentine's day, but I wouldn't wear it to kiss anyone.3
This is a nice solid blush, but be warned: it is INTENSELY pigmented. A little bit goes a very long way. The packaging is great aesthetically, but I find I have a really hard time getting it closed again; it has to line up just right. The good news is it doesn't seem like it would accidentally open up inside your purse and make a mess.
Overall it's nice, but I prefer the liquid tint I'm used to.
I really like the color of this product. I have always had a difficult time finding a shade that is natural looking and I think this one is great and that will flatter almost every complexion/skin tone that exists. However, the main drawback for me is that I find it very hard to blend. I have oily skin so I can only imagine that it would be even more difficult on drier skin. I'll probably look at other options before purchasing again.4
Because of joining Birchbox, I've braved realms I never thought I'd brave: lip stain and rouge. I just was never confident enough I could pull off rosy cheeks and colored lips without looking like a clown... maybe it had something to do with my 12 year old self looking like the Joker after getting into my older sister's cosmetics one time. Anyway, childhood trauma aside, I've sampled some things through Birchbox and decided that yes, a grown woman can rock this stuff and look great! After trying out a few different multi-purpose lip-cheek stains, I decided to get something that seemed to have some pretty great reviews. I don't regret the "risk" of buying something I've never sampled. This stuff is great! As long as you practice "Less is More" on the cheeks, you'll look cute and flushed... not embarrassed and ready for the big-top. As a lip stain, it takes a bit of work, puckering, etc. to get even coverage (I recommend a brush over your fingertip) and you make need a quick layer of balm, but this stain lasts! The tin it comes in is just the cutest thing and instantly classes up your vanity. It's a little bratty about being closed, as the lid needs to be perfectly straight over the container, but hey, I'm more concerned if the product inside the package works as opposed to the packaging itself. You want a long lasting, classic, multi-functional rouge? Go with this one.4
I am searching for the perfect cream blush - 2nd one I've tried from BB. I love the color of this rouge - bright and alive - other reviewers are correct - a little bit goes a long way. I do wish it blended a bit better - color does stay. Packaging is divine...4
I think it is worth the money just to have the case, it is so pretty. The rouge is pretty good as well, so I think it is a good investment.4
Although it doesn't stay on as long as I would like it to, I love the color! I use it pretty much daily. One swipe for a great day time look and a few extra if I want a deeper red for a great night time look!4
The packaging is beautiful but really hard to open. After toying with the lid for a couple days I finally found the trick to get it to open more easily. The product inside is creamy and insanely pigmented. All you need is the slightest tap for both cheeks. It looks like a natural blush color. It would be 5 stars now, but it was just so hard to open for the first few days.4
Works best when i just brush my fingers over lightly and then dot over my cheeks- gives a very natural healthy flush that lasts all days- easy to overdue it though