Absolute love. Gives the skin a sexy and healthy looking glow. It is meant to be used over blush but i think its beautiful on its own. So much better than nars orgasm its hilarious, but also better than any blush Ive ever tried. The powder itself is very soft and nice. Very buildable and it can also be used as a bronzer, blush, and or highlight. But i prefer to sweep my brush through all the colors and use it as blush. The result is gorgeous. Its a little pricey at $40 but it will last a long time, and to me its worth it rather than spending $10 here or $20 there on random blushes trying to find the right one. I really cant find anything that comes close to this products awesomeness. The packaging is nice with a simple and clean square shape and shiny black plastic. I would die if i dropped it because i think it would break easily. Thats really the only drawback i can think of. Rose has a strip of a white highlight color, 2 strips of a bronzy color and 2 strips of pink but the compact as a whole has a pink sheen to it. It seems like it would be a good match for most skin tones but there is a range of 6 colors to choose from if you decide this color isn't right for you:)
I wish the packaging was a little less clunky! But the colour is great. I use this without blush, simply because I like this colour. I think it's really pretty and doesn't need any extra blush with it. I like how it can be used as eyeshadow as well. I got it fairly cheap so I am happy with how it performs. Before I bought it I assumed it WAS a blush... I should really look products up before I impulse buy! Sometimes I only swipe my brush through the darker, or lighter colours to change the shade as well. On my pale skin it looks striking and pretty. Definitely a great buy and I guess if I ever ran out (which probably wont happen) I'd buy it again.
I adore this product. I can't imagine I'd ever need to buy it again - have used it almost daily for over 6 months and I can't even see a dent! A quick swirl (I just use a normal blusher brush) and I sweep it over my cheeks and I look about 10 years younger. Doesn't stay on long enough when I have no foundation on, but grips like anything to a good foundation (I use Clinique). It's pink and soft and shimmery but in a healthy glow way, without glitter, and it doesn't break me out. As I'm quite pale this colour is way more becoming than a bronzer.
The packaging is to die for. Large mirror, classy compact. Yes it's big but it just sits on my bathroom shelf. Would love to buy the BB bronzer brush as I reckon it would go on even better with that - waiting for next pay day! It is pricey but ask for it for a present, and you will never need another bronzer.
I find that this is not pigmented enough to use alone, because this is basically an illuminiser with a hint of colour, but BOY is it a cracker!! One light sweep over your cheekbones gives you a fresh glow for every day, but if you load it up a bit, you get a sexy, glamorous, glossy cheek for night! I also love to sweep a tiny bit over my eyeshadow for an extra bit of glow, and the lighter shades can be used as highlighter for under the brow, cupids bow ect. Unlike some similar products, this gives a glowy, subtle shimmer- NEVER GLITTERY! The one thing I will say that those with dry skin, large pores or any spots over the cheeks should steer clear, as this will catch on and really highlight any imperfections it gets near. Love love LOVE.
This colour is gorgeous, the highlighter bit gives it a lovely shimmer. The packaging is lovely and has a mirror in the top. It is expensive but worth it if your pores are very small. Mine aren't and i think it draws attention to them so i wont be buying this again.
Gives a beautiful soft candlelight glow when used over pink/rose blushers that's unlike the gritty look of MAC MSFs (though I love them too). The pearlescent sheen is to die for and makes me look healthy and dewy. Received many compliments with this on. I like to use it alone for a sheer translucent glow in the day or over a blusher for a night time look. Looks pretty in flash photography too. Not for oily skins though, the sheen emphasises on pores.
I have fair skin so on me, the Rose has decent pigmentation. Its very natural looking and the shimmer is subtle. I use this as a blush and it works well. You have to build the color however, at first swipe, its not highly pigmented. I have to sweep the color a few times to get the desired look. I would buy it again although I can't imagine ever using up the one I have now!
This is my one only shimmerbrick. I have been using the Rose off and on for over 5 years when I want a special touch. In fact, I wore it on my wedding day. I use the BB kabuki brush to apply on my cheeks. Adds just the right balance of soft color and shimmer on my NC 42 WRF 6 complexion.
This is cute, so far. I've always used more goldeny-type highliters but this time wanted to go for a rosy one, and this is one is just about as rosy as it gets. Not really a daytime highliter, but very nice for night. I put it on my cheekbone right above the apples of my cheeks, but I will still use a more goldeny highliter for the bridge of my nose and temples.
This is my second shimmer brick--I also own the copper diamond which I adored so I decided to p/u another one. I got the set at QVC that comes with a brush. I love the brush--though I use it with my BB bronzing powder rather than the shimmer brick. I prefer a stippling brush for the shimmer bricks.
This is a great color to use as a blush as well as a highlighter. I also use the individual strips of color in both of my shimmer bricks as e/s--especially as a brow highlight e/s.
I probably love this as much for the packaging and it just being an ooooo ahhhh pretty product--but nevertheless I enjoy it. It will last me for ages, so I doubt I will need to repurchase for a long time.