Monday, February 9, 2009

Best. Product. Ever! Napoleon Perdis Barely Blushing

Remember a few years ago when everyone was going gaga over Stila Convertible Color? Yeah, I never got that. I bought a pot of poppy, and it never blended right for me. I resolved to stick with powder blush - until a box arrived in the mail for me from the publicist for Napoleon Perdis. I got this groovy box of product called The Butterfly Effect ($75), which contains a collection of mini-products like a foundation primer, a mini foundation brush and a wee bento-box of concealers meant to be a DIY blend. I plan on writing about it, and I have to admit, I nearly sent it over to the photo studio without opening it. I am so glad I did -- the concealer (the pro-palette concealer) is like a magic potion, the brush is decadent, the mascara is good, but the product de resistance of this grouping is the Barely Blushing gel. Love. This. Gel. It goes on like gel frosting and in two seconds of finger-swiping, it mellows to a just-pinched radiance. A touch to the lips provides a nice color boost for under glosses -- when the gloss fades, there's still color there. But back to this Barely Blushing stuff, this is really the bomb (I received the Barely Rouge shade, there's also a Barely Buff shade) and I plan to pay for a full-sized tube of it ($19) when my mini tube's up, which actually won't be that soon because this stuff lasts a long time. Bravo Napoleon! And Merci!

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