Monday, February 19, 2007

O No



I was skeptical as soon as I saw O-Glow, "the first intuitive blush" which is the latest offering from Smashbox in a Sephora newsletter. Frankly, it reminded me way too much of those horrible mood lipsticks from the dark age of makeup, the tacky 80s. But I decided to wait before writing a scathing post, until I get to try this miracle on my own sallow cheeks. After all, this might be the biggest breakthrough since makeup primer and the joke would be on me...

Actually, the joke was on me. On my face that is. Because upon first contact with my skin, the clear gel has turned fuchsia, and remained in its ugly purpleness until I managed to wipe it off.

Like all liquid and semi-liquid blushes, O-Glow isn't easy to apply right (as in the right place and the right amount) for those of us who feel safer with a compact and a puffy brush. As far as my skin tone goes, this is a big No Glow.

(Just a reminder: My skin tone, while definitely on the warm side of the scale, has more of a green undertone than a yellow. The only celebrity I can think of with a very similar complexion is actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler)

2 comments:

  1. These things always fascinate me in theory, but rarely satisfy in real life. I had read about this blush but wasn't brave enough to try it even though I generally really like Smashbox products.

    But I just have to say, since your last post was about Lancome, right now I'm crazy about their mousse blush. The texture is so nice and it disappears into the skin leaving just the right amount of color. There's not a huge selection as far as colors go, but I found one that works well for me.

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  2. I am always skeptical of products like this that claim to flatter every skin tone because of their "scientific properties" or whatever, and I was surprised to read that SO many beauty editors and bloggers thought this worked wonders. I was going to go out and buy it but I'm glad I read your review first. Let's hope the cosmetics companies stop releasing these gimmicky products.

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