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Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

Dear Dahlia is a makeup brand from Korea, but it projects a glamorous image rather than the cutesy image that other Korean makeup brands project.

It’s also cruelty-free, clean beauty, and vegan.

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

Dear Dahlia Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford

I discovered Dear Dahlia through Facebook and its targeted ads. I was enchanted by its faux-marble packaging and ordered its Paradise Dual Palette in Lady Oxford.  Dear Dahlia mailed my package from Seoul and I had to sign for the package at the Post Office.  The lady at the counter looked at my package quizzically.  Maybe she was from Korea. I told her it was makeup.

As you can see from the picture above, the Paradise Dual Palette has a matte eyeshadow duo on one side and a creme blush/lip tint on the other.  The eyeshadow duo could also be used to fill in the eyebrows.  In other words, a complete look from a tiny compact.

The Paradise Dual Palette (other color options are available) costs $ 32.00 USD.  You may order Dear Dahlia makeup through its website  https://en.deardahlia.com/.  Sign up for its newsletter and get free international shipping for orders $30 USD or more.  Dear Dahlia’s handle on Instagram is deardahlia_beauty.

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion!

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion is a liquid blush that comes in a convenient pump dispenser.

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion

The web page  describes it as:

The ultimate wake-up makeup. An Innovative complexion pick-me-up in a universal and ultra-flattering shade of peach with golden undertones for radiant, glowing skin in an instant. Buildable [color] that blends and buffs seamlessly into the skin.

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion is an excellent choice for “women of a certain age,” as it adds warmth to the complexion. Beauty industry veteran Andrea Robinson says that older women should go for golden in her book Toss the Gloss. MUA Robert Jones recommends peach blush and bronzer for mature women in his book Looking Younger.

Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion is easy to apply. Spread it into a thin layer on your fingers, dot the cheeks, and blend with a moist Beautyblender or the Real Techniques dupe. Studio | 10 Plumping Blush Glow-plexion has become one of my standbys, along with Revlon powder blush in Fleshtone from its 1997 “In the Flesh” collection (hey, as long as a product’s good – in this case, 20 years – I use it :-).

Read The Style Page interview with Grace Fodor, founder of Studio | 10.

The Style Page reviews liquid blushes

Lisa Eldridge, who was recently named as creative makeup director of Lancôme, has a series of popular makeup tutorials.  She is her own best model.  Her recent video on applying liquid blush inspired me to share my opinions about 2 products that she mentioned in her video: Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint and Daniel Sandler Cosmetics Watercolour Blush.

Becca Beach Tint in Guava

Becca Beach Tint in Guava

Becca Beach Tint is actually thicker than liquid, more like a cream.  It comes in a number of fruity shades, with a subtle scent to match.  My complaint is that Becca Beach Tint has a tendency to separate.  I received Becca Beach Tint as a PR sample.

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush is a cult favorite in the UK.  You may shop it through web sites such as BeautyMART and Cult Beauty.  I purchased mine when Cult Beauty had a special for free international shipping.  Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush is very runny.  It comes in a dropper bottle: just let gravity do its work, don’t squeeze – it’s easy to overdo it.  It is very pigmented and if you overdo it, you’ll look like a clown.  It separates, and the bottle contains a mixing bead of the type you might find in a bottle of nail polish.

Make Up For Ever had a liquid blush that came in a pump dispenser, and I would always pump out too much.  The Sephora crew member showed me how little product was needed, and she anticipated a lot of returns.  MUFE apparently got the message, because it discontinued the product.

Verdict: I prefer creme blush to liquid blush.  Creme blush is simple to use: apply with your fingers.  I like using a moistened blending sponge like Beautyblender  to soften the edges.  In my stash: Stila Convertible Color in Lilium and FLOWER creme blush in Peach Blossom.