Thursday, May 26, 2011

Addiction Blush Rose Bar 14







Addiction is right. This Asian makeup brand continues to lure me in, this time with Rose Bar (#14), a gorgeous spring-appropriate blush. You can see that this is a medium warm rose shade with a brown base andvery good pigmentation (I swatched quite lightly). The texture is smooth and beautiful and the quality is superb- this Addiction blush stays put, doesn't oxidize and plays well with all the other face products I throw its way.

Rose Bar looks and feels like the love child of two Edward Bess blushes, Moroccan Rose and Desert Blossom. I've wanted a color that's exactly in between, and Addiction provided just that. The compact is not as sleek as the Edward Bess one and doesn't have a mirror for some reason, so you can't just shove it in your makeup bag without making sure you have a mirror with you. It holds a little more product than the EB, though (3.9gr compared to 3.5 gr), so that's a plus.

Bottom Line: For Japanese cosmetics addicts.

Addiction Blush in Rose Bar (¥4,050 JPY, about $49)) on ichibankao.com.

All photos are mine.

12 comments:

  1. I refuse to look at another brand!! LOL Too many lemmings!

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  2. I was occupied with another task while your page was loading on my iPad. When I glanced over and saw the picture, my first thought was that Edward Bess had brought out a new blush. Then when I took a closer look, I was pleasantly surprised to see that that beautiful rose was by Addiction. I smiled when you said it was like the love child of Moroccan Rose and Desert Blossom. That's high praise, indeed, for such a beautiful blush. Addiction is a great line. I've already got some of the eye shadows in my collection. Now, I'll have to see about ordering that love child.

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  3. I have a few Addiction pieces, and love them. To me, the line is what you'd get if Inoui ID and Nars had a child.

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  4. I agree with PerilouslyPale, too many brands!!!I can't start in with the Japanese cosmetics I'l be broke! (but beautiful!)

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  5. PP, I don't blame you. It's a slippery slope ;) .

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  6. Eileen, my next order is going to include several Addiction eye shadows. Should I try the metallics or stick with the pearl and matte finish?

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  7. L., what else do I need from Addiction?

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  8. Hi Gaia,

    The metallics are really pretty. My first purchase was Crow (metallic blue/black) and Neverland (metallic green/black). I use them to line my eyes when I want a smoky eye with a bit of color. When the spring collection came out, I picked up Earth Wind which is a soft, warm cinnamon. It's matte in texture, but silky smooth. I also got Out of Africa which is an intense and vibrant olivine with a pearl finish. I know some people say not to use green with green eyes, but I couldn't resist and I'm so glad I didn't. It's beautiful as a highlighter on the lid especially when teamed with Earth Wind. I apply all of them over Kanebo's eye shadow base and find they wear very well. So, I guess I'd recommend trying one of each finish. If you're going to go to the trouble of ordering from Japan, you might as well get a good representative sampling of the shadows.

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  9. Hello Gaia

    The eyeshadows are beautiful. I have a few of the darker shades for a smoky eye look, but I also have Bagdad Cafe, which is a very useful coffee brown with gold shimmer. I also have Beige, which is a creamy matte base shade. It's not a unique shade, but it's lovely quality.

    The metallics are quite wearable - they aren't too sparkly and I don't find I get fallout from them. I have Crow, which is is a black/blue/green shade, I have seen Flash Back on other blogs and that looks like a lovely taupe - it's on my list! The sheer lipsticks are a lovely texture too, but not as standout as the eyeshadows.

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  10. Thanks, Eileen and Lydia. My shopping list is growing and growing. It's going to be interesting.

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  11. Definetely try Addiction Flashback eyeshadow!
    A complex plummy -silvery taupe. Maybe its just me , but the texture of the Addiction eyeshadow seems creamy-powder in a good way.

    In japanese blogs everyone praises the color "arabian ruby", seems to have also a complex color appeal.

    Personally I love their "tinted moisturizer" is their satiny light fluid foundation. I am light olive and I match the shade #3.

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