Clio Professional Art Blusher in #2 Pink: Review and Swatches

July 23, 2008
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Clio Professional Art Blusher in #2-$20.80

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Click here for a little background info on Clio Professional.

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Clio’s Art Blusher was part of my Sasa order from awhile back, and while it’s gorgeous it just hasn’t been receiving the attention it deserves with my crazy schedule lately!

First things first-as always the packaging is beautiful, but like their eyeshadow kit, relatively clunky and thick (not ideal for traveling). Also, the closure isn’t as secure as it would like, since it (at least mine) doesn’t pop into place-it’s more of a weak snap that’s likely to open on its own at any moment.

After my experience with the horrible brushes included with the Bourjois blushes (click here to read more) I was expecting much of the same from Clio’s, but it’s surprisingly soft and usable. I don’t like to apply blush using a half-moon brush because it’s not accurate enough, but if I did I’d definitely use the included brush.

On a side note, Clio’s Art Blushers remind me a lot of MAC’s Mineralize Blushes from Sonic Chic but prettier and more pigmented!

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Like most of Clio’s products, this is baked for 24 hours resulting in a supremely pigmented product that glides on beautifully. The surface of #2 Pink is a strawberry pink marbled/veined all over with touches of white, bronzey gold, and a deep maroon/rose shade. They all swirl together to form a gorgeous pink/rose shade that has an iridescent quality to it. While the result isn’t glittery, it does impart a certain luminous quality that I know some people don’t like (it’s not matte). I personally LOVE it! My only difficulty has been the fact that it’s sooo pigmented-I end up with way too much blush on half the time (using my MAC 187). But when I get it right it’s gorgeous!

Swatches:
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What would you pair this with? Think you would use it? Tell me in the comments!

Related Posts:
Read my review of Clio’s Art Special Eyeshadow Kit in Special Gray here.

Learn about one of my few Korean lipsticks, Laneige’s Ideal Glossy Rouge, by clicking here.

See my Korea Duty Free haul (from way back) here.

For more on baked blushes and their wonderfulness click here.

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