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.