Sunday, October 16, 2011

L'Oreal Project Runway Charming Cockatoo's Blush

Recently, a few of L'Oreal limited edition blushes were restocked at my local drug store. The first time I seen these was when I purchased the Project Runway eyeshadow quad last month, and really didn't think twice about the blushes. Well considering they're were two blush colors left (the other one being more like a bronzer) I decided to pick this baby up to give it a whirl. Although, I haven't heard to much hype about this on in particular and I'm actually really surprised.

The color I picked up is the Charming Cockatoo's blush. This is from the same collection I picked up the eyeshadow quad (for swatches here). The blush size is actually what really sold me. Looking at it their is A LOT of product. Their is .035 OZ/ 10g in this sucker. That's as big as one of Mac's msf. Mac blushes are only .21 thats only 6 grams of product. They are a tad bit pricey for a drugstore blush but its actually pretty worth it considering the size in all. These run about $10 and are sold at any drug store, and right now at Ulta they are having a buy one get one 50% off.

The color pulls a gorgeous salmon shade, very subtle adding a flush of color to your cheeks. The texture is very silky, and smooth which I love because it applies very easily, and is super blendable. The pigmentation is pretty great for a drug store product, and I would say that it lasts an average full day. ( I get a little shiny so blush tends to wear off after around 8 hours)

Now the packaging is what I really love, and what really drew me in. The case is pretty durable, and thick. It has a pretty wing detail on the front with the Project Runway LE logo. I would say that the plastic case is pretty decent that I wouldn't have to worry about traveling and it breaking, or cracking.  Since it is LE I don't see these lasting on shelfs, so if you do get a chance to pick one of these up I would reccommend it. On the blogosphere I did see a few reviews on the sultry raven blush from this collection, and their weren't all that great reviews. However, the Watchful Owl is suppose to be pretty pigmented as well. If I can get my hands on a few more I most definitely will.
I also included a few other drug store brands that are pretty similar to Charming Cockatoo blush.

Top Left to right L'Oreal Charming Cockatoo, Wet n Wild Pearlescent Pink
Bottom Left to right Milani Luminous elf candid coral

Did you pick anything up from this collection?


  1. i love all of them!!! =)

  2. lovely color! i love blushes!

  3. I used your NOTD (julie G one) as an inspiration for my NOTW :)
    I mentioned you in my blog saying that the nails were inspired by you :)
    Check out my blog, Its in the OOTD! :)

  4. I still cannot find them anywhere near me! Lucky you. :]

  5. It sounds like a really great blush. And yes, $10 is not that bad considering the size.

    I can't wait to see your Halloween Makeup entry!

  6. I love that color! but I love that you picked out some that are also close in color :)

  7. So pretty! I have ELF's Candid Coral.. I guess that'll do for now. Great swatches! =)

  8. nice!! i have to try the blushes!

  9. i really like the milani one! it's so pretty

  10. I prefer Elf's blush! but that L'oreal is very cute too :)

  11. wow such beautiful blushes! milani is super cool!!

    im following u now, would love if u follow back:)

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