I think I might be the only female in the 25-50 demographic who hasn’t read 50 Shades of Grey. My interest in the movie pretty much revolves around the makeup collections that brands are coming out with for the upcoming release. Make Up For Ever was the official makeup partner for the movie, and they have released three limited edition sets to celebrate the release and to help you get the Anastasia look.
I received the Desire Me Cheeky Blush Trio ($56) for review. This blush set comes with a very cute keepsake velvet bag, three blush shades and a travel size 150 Artisan brush. It also comes with a booklet on how to get Anastasia’s cheek looks in the movie. The pans in the trio are actually the multi-use Artist shadows in shades I-526 Pearl Beige, I-808 English Pink, and S-748 Coral. Coral looks pretty dark in the pan, but when swatched, it is a lot more toned downed.
The three shades can be used all together or separately to create a desirable glow. The shades can also be used as shadows if you’re in a rush to get out the door. The winner in the Cheeky Trio palette is definitely the highlighting shade. I find it to be the smoothest application, and it leaves a beautiful glow on my skin. I normally do not highlight daily, but I was really impressed by this shade. All three shades work great on my skin tone, but if you have a darker complexion, Coral will probably be the only one you’ll see. I find that English Pink needs to be built up to get the full effect of the shade.
The travel size 150 brush is pleasantly exactly like the full size. Some times I find that travel size brushes don’t have the same quality as the full size, so I am very happy to report that this brush does. There is nothing worse than palette brushes that you can’t work with! I think this is yet another testament to the quality of Make Up For Ever products (for more info on their great brushes, click here).
The Cheeky Trio is one of three limited edition makeup sets by Make Up For Ever for the release of 50 Shades of Grey, be sure to pick one of the sets up at Sephora or Make Up For Ever boutiques.