Apr 22, 2011

Lakme Cheek Arist - Kiss of A Rose

The easiest and most convenient blush of all time! Simply twist and apply directly on to cheeks for a radiant natural blush!

The cute twist-up cream blush stick from Lakme - I was very interested in buying the peach version of this, but as luck would have it, I got to try out the pink version instead. 

lakme fantasy collection cheek artist blush kiss of a rose review swatches

To start off, this is a very biased review - and not for reason that most of you are already thinking in your heads :P :P  It's biased because:
  • I am a blush dodo:  Blush + Me = Hi-Hello terms only.  Not going out for movies together kinds :P :P  I am very unsure of where to apply, how to apply, etc.
  • Kind of related to the earlier point, I feel most comfortable using a cream blush because they tend to be more forgiving of mistakes :D
So yes, of course, I am going to like this blush!

Now that the disclaimer is done with, here is the good and the bad for the Lakme Cheek Artist - Kiss of A Rose.

Good :
  • It's a cream blush  - easier to apply.
  • Twist-up packaging - the blush stick comes packaged in a tube - twist to bring up the blush - dab, dab, blend with clean finger - and you are done.  Yes, you can use a brush and everything extra to do it the "proper" way, but I do the dab-dab-blend routine :D
  • Perfect for carrying around in the bag.
  • This particular shade - Kiss of A Rose - has no shimmer and didn't leave much of a shine on my cheeks.  Would be great for anyone looking for a natural-looking blush to use in a more formal setting or anyone who just doesn't like bits of shimmer.
lakme fantasy collection cheek artist blush kiss of a rose review swatches

The bad:  Seems to me like a bit less of a quantity for the price (Cost:  Rs. 395/6g), though it does feature very convenient packaging and the blush itself is quite nice.

Swatches:  The shade is a natural pink which is almost lost on my darker skin tone.  Still, I prefer that it gives just a hint of colour rather than go the clown route.  The colour can be built up, so it really shouldn't be anything to complain about, especially for lighter skin tones where this would show up much more easily.

lakme fantasy collection cheek artist blush kiss of a rose review swatches
lakme fantasy collection cheek artist blush kiss of a rose review swatches
I have applied the blush quite heavily and not blended too
much either...if you stare long enough at the pic you might
be able to pick up some colour :P :P :P
Overall, I like the cream blush in stick form - anything so easy to carry around and apply is a winner for me.  The price does seem a bit on the higher side, but then again, if it lasts a longish while it's not something I would complain too much about.  Though if I were to buy it, I would like to try the peach shade.  As much as I am anti-shimmer in my lipsticks, I love shimmer in my blush :D

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51 comments:

  1. Me suddenly want white white skin :D

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  2. I can make out the colour..gives a soft flushed look on your face..sweet..

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  3. The colour gets very softened on me...would show up better on someone lighter..

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  4. The SA tried his on my skin..gave light pink-bronzed flush on me :D

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  5. I think it would look good on you..just dab lightly and you would look healthy awake kinds...me no like you much now :|

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  6. radssssssssssss ... what u wearing on eyes ???? me likessss this look .. :D :D :D
    and i waant to laugh at you and tease you for getting ulta pulta preferences in lipsticks and blush , but i won't .. i have to win ur giveaway naaa :angel: :angel:

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  7. I will not tell you what I put in/on/outside my eyes...no I will not...grrrr...:SPANK: ... me like that way..what to do now..me like shimmery blushes that ebbberrybody else needs sunglasses for :| :|

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  8. hehehheheee... naiii, i was not laughing cos u like shimmery blushes , i was laughing cos lakme sent you shimmer lipsticks and a matte blush .. u toh will never get anything useful phree phree phree in your life ... :D :D :D

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  9. i will be sooper nice to you from now on :| :| :| promise !!

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  10. Sighhh..is true :| :| Is Siahi on upper lashline...Elle 18 kajal on neeche ka waterline..and I do that tightlining thing also with this one only and YSL ka mascara - Faux Cils. Elle 18 kajal is free free free...and it is good...so there I got useful stuff free :P :P :P :P

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  11. hhehehhee ... i hab a joke but me no say .. me no piss u off :P :P :P :P :P :P
    and u knowwwwww... i was doing sob story in front of mom, kya hoga, pata nahin and all and she said shopping karengey hyd mein, u dont worry :D :D :D and i told her ki everyone has MAC ka samman i only dont have.. so she said u buy what u want to ... but stop sobbing :D :D :D

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  12. anddd radssss my next review naaa on imbb... pics are sooo nice, u toh will like them :D :D :D i am so proud of myself :D :D :D
    even if u dont , say that u do :| :| :|

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  13. Ohhh..okay..me say ke they are nice :P :P I replied on IMBB.."how to go to MAC store" :P

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  14. You mail me the joke..I have a feeling it's better off in the mail :D

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  15. This is toh looking nice ya! :)

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  16. hey rads falling inn love with this :'I u stare long enuff" heheheheheh
    was about to write falling in love with u...but then if i won ur giveaway......ppl would have DOUBTS you seee!!!!!!so being very diplomatic.....also ur hubby ( annd mine) would worry worry wory

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  17. oh i use this shade regularly since 3 + weeks and llloovvve it....i use it every single day!!!!I apply it with a brush though...totally non streaky and blends super

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  18. Another tied up pic :D I accept the blush is too light :( Me wants white skin too :(

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  19. ..what lipstick are you wearing this time?

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  20. I read the title as it is Lakme Cheek Arist, i thought wht the heck :P

    Radsuuuu i loooooouuuu this really...i louuu all blushes...alsooooooooooooooooo u know u loook prettyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy and very photogenic...I will get this one now alsooo :D today i go buy that mac heck taupe shadow RAti was flaunting so much u see we beat her :D

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  21. Why did i ever think this was pink. :| :| :|

    I dunno abt the blush bt I loveed how your face looks in the photo. Very nice clean, minimal and pretty.


    Debbb Pooooooppppppp.. I am going to throw poop wherever you go.. me trailing you.

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  22. Radsoo..you looking very pyaari pyaari in the pic :* :*
    I can see just a hint of blush and its nice :) Oh and I want to see your earrings zoomed in :D

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  23. oh me too wants to see earrings ... me likesss :D

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  24. Justttt for Naina and Ritika me will post ear ring piccy tomorrow :P :P :P Thankooo thankoooo...:P

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  25. See I learned to take pics properly naaa...I keep the camera far enough and even I can have clean skin...errr...plus I used foundation today...I forgot to to do that in the earlier pics :| :| I don't know how you take photies so patiently Rati...that's it..this last...me put Jomol kinds photos now for some time...such a relief it will be!!!!!

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  26. Debb..you have to get this blush..would look awesome on you! You tho gori gori...:hunterwali: that MF blush you bought...I thought it would be so pink after seeing the swatch you did..but it was just not seen on my hand...like I didn't put anything at all..that's how it looked :|

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  27. Rajeshwari - Loreal Aishwarya Beige

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  28. Shivani - I have seen your pics - you are quite fair, and this would look so natural and pretty
    on you....diplomatic love :D :D :D

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  29. Maha - Another tied up hair pic means I haven't had the time to wash my hair yet :P :P :P We should have the option of changing skin tones depending on the blush/lipstick we want to use...:D :D

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  30. Radsss...you start photoshopping your pics ,then you will also have crystal clear model type skin..hehehe..this is what I do most of the times :D

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  31. Hehheeeeee...I do that...I will not want to see my face in mirror then...Me as it is took off pimple..but don't tell that to anyone :D

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  32. Waise Ritika...what do you mean "you WILL have crystal clear skin".....no me already quite pretty pretty skin...just that camera should be far away :D

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  33. How long did it last on u rads? It just vanished on my skin when I blended it. So regret buying it even though I was quite excited about it
    anks

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  34. 2-3 hours..but it didn't go off on it's own...I wanted to see how long it would stay but my cousins came by and I was so embarrassed about them seeing me with makeup on..so me wiped off the blush :D :D :D I think it would have stayed a good 4 hours at least because it isn't very hot here anyway...only when my skin gets oily it disappears na

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  35. As in model type skin Rads like those Mac models have na..like that :D
    Me no being rude to you Rads,not till your giveaway gets over :P

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  36. :P :P

    You know I have mid semesters from next wednesday and I just got to know I am detained because of less attendence :| :|

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  37. The question I am dying to get the answer for isssssssssssssssss....what were you doing when you were not attending whatever you were actually supposed to be attending :P :P :P

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  38. Nothin fun Rads :P Nothing at all :P
    You datty girl,datty mind :P :P

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  39. I tho was just asking :angel:

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  40. I tho was just telling honestly:angel: :P

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  41. Did you see...your sis posted again!!! She tho so much of a show-off!!!!!! Absolutely horrids.

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  42. I lovee this color..me gonna buy :))

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  43. I know Rads ,worst part she mails me the pics and asks me to mail Rati..such a lazy ass :/

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  44. hahaha.. but I think you are tying up your hair to make us go green over your earrings :-/ :D
    And how super nice it will be fi we can change tones or at least if everything suits our tones so that we can make others go crazy over the dusky color!!

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  45. I am definitely getting one of these :) You look so cute Rads :)

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  46. RAdsuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu you look so prettyyy prettyyyyyyyy in the pic...even I sometimes lookk good in pics by accident but you are natural :P

    i willl get this blush fooo sure then i show show you :D

    I got these nail polishes yesterday from lakme...that one Gold Frost and other one that is allssoo coool coool :D
    but was in a hurry so forgot to check out this blush :(

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  47. radssss u there or busy somewhere ???? sooper urgent :D :D :D

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  48. I got a similar blush from Oriflame and I love it soooooo much that I dropped the idea of getting these :)

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