Friday, 16 January 2009

La Roche Posay Unificiance Blush Stretch 02: rose acidulé

It is blush time....again!!! And today I am going to introduce you a blush from a French brand that is widely known for its skincare, especially its sunblock : La Roche Posay.

~Voulez-vous connaisser cette marque?
~Mais Oui, dear Birkinbagbeauty!
(I am one of those crazy people who can have internal dialoges....and no, I do not have a multiple personality disorder, LOL)

Anyway, back to business. Our blush of today is La Roche Posay, or abbreviated LRP, Blush Stretch 02 in Rose Acidulé. I was not aware that LRP sold makeup as well. We have some pharmacies that sell LRP skincare but I had never seen a separate stand with makeup. However, when I went to Paris in December I found out that LRP sold some pretty lovely makeup as well.
I was attracted to the blush section as a seaman to a siren's voice. The selection is quite small: they have 4 colours which focus on light to medium skintone. Two of those I found very lovely, the 03 Beige Praline and 02 Rose Acidulé.

I was more attracted to the Rosy colour. It was the beginning of the winter and I was looking for yet another colour that would mimic the rosy from-the-cold look that I associate with winter. A tawny beige would be just too bronzy for me.

LRP is a pharmacy brand. The box itself has a clinical white appearance. Nothing girly or frilly. Its packaging is so far away from the Benefit Coralista I blogger about (here) or some of the Korean beauties I have acquired.

The blush itself is placed in black plastic with a clear plastic over it. Again, it looks very minimalistic and a bit boring.


But I would not purchase a blush if I would be completely insatisfied. The box might be a bit blah, but I adore the content.

It is a rosy colour with a slight cool tinge in it. It has a wonderful sheen which glows on the skin. It lacks glitter or glimmery parts, which I prefer in a daytime blush.


I also found it to be very versitile looking in different angles and different types of light. For example, the next picture shows a rosy colour (natural warm light).


The moment I saw this picture, I was amazed that I detected a bit of peach inside. I think that the sheen-particles were able to reflect the warmer light that I was able to get from the sun.



And when I look at the next picture, made in cool light and shadow, I see a cool rose (only watch how the front looks more warm again).

The 'Stretch technology' of the blush helps, according to the site of La roche Posay "to give dimension to the face. I cannot say anything if there is truely a stetch component inside.
But it glides smoothly over my skin. The pigment also transfers over the cheeks in a balanced way. That is absolutely my kind of Yoga, ehm...stretch.

Ingredients:

TALC DIMETHICONE NYLON-12 MAGNESIUM STEARATE ZINC AURATE ISOCETYL STEARATE CETYL DIMETHICONE TOCOPHERYL ACETATE PHENOXYETHANOL ETHYLPARABEN TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE TRIISOCETYL CITRATE PROPYLPARABEN ISOBUTYLPARABEN METHYLPARABEN BUTYLPARABEN +/- MAY CONTAIN : CI 77891 / TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77492 CI 77499 CI 77491 / IRON OXIDES CI 75470 / CARMINE CI 77007 / ULTRAMARINES CI 12085 / RED 36 CI 73360 / RED 30 MICA

Too bad about the parabens...

Overal, I would give this a 3 and a half.

I bought mine in Paris for 16 euro. You can also purchase this at easypharmacie over here and I posted a tutorial to order from their site over here. I also found a Canadian webshop that sells it for $27 (here). For more adresses, check out La Roche Posay's international site over here to find a retailer or online shop close to you.

6 comments:

jojoba said...

you know what? i didn't knoe LRP has makeup!!! we only have its skincare. i am only familiar with very few of the stuff such as SS.

this blush looks very interesting.

birkinbagbeauty said...

Hi Jojoba,
I didn't know that either...their selection in France is so much wider. They sell foundations, lipstick and other colour makeup as well.

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Jamilla Camel said...

Thanks for the review! I already use the sunscreens and the face creams when my skin is upset!

I have never tried their makeup, but I will give it a try. My skin can be irritable, so it's definitely worth looking at.

Cheers,

JC

cheryl said...

yea helen i've done a post on the la roche-posay makeup that i have. the quality is decent! they even have a paraben-free foundation.

Grayburn said...

That is a beautiful blush! Thanks for the great review :)

Grayburn