Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Nix'ie blush...confused by the chart!

My last cosmetic haul that came in by mail was the one from cameracosmetics that I blogged about earlier (here), the one with all the La Femme blushes.
But I picked up two Nix'ie blushes as well: I really like the Nix'ie products I already have (here) and it would not hurt to buy two new colours.

I wanted to add two neutrals to my collection that could double as a bronzer or shader. I was looking for something like Mac Eversun, except in the Nix'ie variety. Therefore I chose for Dignity and Confidence based on the swatches...


On their swatch-chart they seemed to be in the same family, only Confidence is a bit more reddish...

This was the big swatch of Confidence...I thought it looked really nice...



You can understand I was suprised when I saw Confidence in real life...it is a matte red!!!


I checked the back if I received the right blush...At least the name is Confidence...




Maybe it had magic powers and the swatch would become a neutral with a hint of red in it....


Nope...it stays really red....



In natural light as well...On the other hand I find Dignity to be swatch-chart accurate...
So, was I mad? I took another look at nix'ies site and cameracosmetics' site: same chart...
So here came the lightbulb moment: It seems that the description was really accurate, only the swatch-chart wasn't:
However, I feel a bit cheated by the difference between the swatch online and the description...it really does not look like the real thing. Most people only check the picture and not the description.
Next time...read up...dear Birkinbagbeauty!

3 comments:

cheryl said...

gosh darn it! dun u just get so mad when colours dun come out right after your purchase?! i think confidence is still a pretty colour...do u think u'll still keep it, or maybe give it away?
merry christmas!

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hi Cheryl,
I think I will give it away. Do you want it? I could send it to you...

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