So Much Prettiness with Jill Stuart’s Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in Embellished Mimosa

You can’t go past Jill Stuart when it comes to blushes. It’s so easy to fall in love with the pretty packaging alone before even trying the blushes on.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek

Today, I’d like to show you one of the Blush Blossom Dual Cheek blushes I acquired in Japan. I originally wanted to get the Christmas 2012 collection but as it was sold out almost everywhere, I just couldn’t walk away from the gorgeous Jill Stuart counter empty-handed (seemed rude to say no to the lovely sales staff :P). In the end, I left with the Dual Cheek blush in Embellished Mimosa.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa

This isn’t the usual sort of blush I’m used to. Compact blushes, well, that’s easy enough to use. Powder blushes are slightly trickier because you need to make sure you get enough powder on the sifter for your brush without spilling everywhere. I’d say the Dual Cheek lies somewhere in the middle.

Instead of a plastic sifter, you get … a net.

A good thing about this powder blush is that you’ll always have pigment on the net. Every time you move the blush, turn it upside down, etc, you get a bit more powder on the net. All you have to do is swirl your blush brush on the net and apply.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa

If you do get any of the Dual Cheek blushes, I highly recommend you to keep the plastic tab that comes with the blush. I’d usually be the first to chuck plastic tabs like that but in this case, it helps to keep the powder from flying everywhere whenever you open the compact.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa

Oh, and it comes with a retractable brush as well. There’s so much pretty going on here.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek with Retractable Brush

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek with Retractable Brush

Now comes the fun part, which is the shade. The Embellished Mimosa is a duo of pale and bright cool-toned pink. You can wear each shade separately by swiping only one half of the blush. As for me, I prefer the combined effect by swirling the brush all over the net on both shades.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa Swatch

Jill Stuart’s eyeshadows may be very sheer and sparkly, but definitely not the blushes. Swatching the powder might have needed a bit more effort for the colour to show but don’t let the combined effect fool you. This blush is highly pigmented so a light hand is needed when applying this lest you end up with way too much pink on your cheeks (unless that’s your thing. No judgment here :P).

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa on Cheeks

The blush is peach-scented, which is actually quite pleasant. It’s not very strong, but it’s something you might want to consider if fragranced cosmetics are not up your alley.

Jill Stuart Blush Blossom Dual Cheek in 09 Embellished Mimosa on Cheeks

Jill Stuart isn’t available in Australia (boo!), so you’ll have to get this online. You can get this (and other Jill Stuart goodies) at Ichibankao (Β₯5800 – AU$63), YesStyle (AU$54) and selected Asian beauty stores.

Have you tried any of Jill Stuart’s Blush Blossom Dual Cheek blushes before? What did you think of them? Yay or nay? Too messy or does all that prettiness just makes everything A-okay? πŸ˜›

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30 comments… add one
  1. Clara Bennett

    Another place that all beauty addicts will go is, I believe, Jill Stuart’s.

    1. Tine

      Oh yes. Too bad they don’t sell it here. The way the counters are decorated alone is worth a visit πŸ™‚

  2. Claire

    I agree, JS packaging IS pretty! My favourite JS blushes are the pressed ones, but I am a bit clumsy with loose pigments anyway, lol. I don’t mind the fragrance, I prefer the JS one to any heavy vanilla scents.
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    1. Tine

      Hear hear! Me too! πŸ˜€

  3. Kaye

    I haven’t tried these blushes before but wow is it pretty! The compact and the colour look gorgeous.

    (Yesstyle rocks!)

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    1. Tine

      I’ve never purchased anything from YesStyle before. What do you think? Good shopping experience and prices?

      1. Kaye

        Great prices, but I find it can be difficult to find the right sizes. A lot of their clothes are one size fits all (which in reality doesn’t really work lol). I still like them for their variety, something a little different from the stores here πŸ™‚
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        1. Tine

          Thanks Kaye. A lot of the clothes are from Asia (I suspect Hong Kong, Korea and China), and the one-size-fits-all concept is very common. It’s popular in Malaysia too, where it’s called “free size”. Annoying as hell. There’s no such thing as one-size-fits-all in Asia unless you’re a very skinny person. Sigh.

  4. plue

    I have a few JS compact blush (courtesy of CP from the bf whenever he goes TW for work), and never in my mind to get this.

    I find it rather messy, with or without the plastic tab, and for clumsy me, I am sure to spill it someday or another. I accidentally nicked a bit of my JS blush just the other day!

    and I’d notice the newer release of the compact blush, starting from the Big Apple series, the blush brush is actually a bit softer and nicer to use compared to the previous/ permanent release before Big Apple. And a bit of info, TW JS jacked up the prices from NT1300 to NT1450!!! And 5 shades, 4 which are from the previous permanent line and 1 new shade. Ugh. They also have this new souffle blush and I can’t wait to get my grubby paws on it!
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I don’t buy enough of Jill Stuart to even notice the price difference! Sad, right? When I saw it, I was like, BUY. Didn’t even think of the price. Tsk tsk. πŸ˜›

      I currently have 3 JS blushes, and I agree, the newer releases have nicer brushes than the older ones. The bristles are definitely softer.

  5. Paris B

    Mmm so this is a loose powder blush? How interesting! I had one before by T’estimo I think. I wasn’t too keen on it because it was easy to over do, and was too powdery. But maybe it was the texture. p/s I still haven’t used the JS compact one! *gasp* I have to go dig it out!
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    1. Tine

      Yep it is! Initially I thought the net was going to be a firm one but it turned out to be quite, er, loose. In other words, if you touch the net, it will press down and pick up the powder. I thought it was pretty cool compared to the usual plastic sifter πŸ˜›

      PS: NO! You still haven’t used it? NOOOO! πŸ˜›

  6. LeGeeque

    This is so pretty. I’ve had jill Stuart blushes before and they’re excellent. Did you see the tiny little pink stone on the brush? <3 maybe it's time to expand my horizons to loose blushes:-)
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    1. Tine

      The packaging and blush are so pretty. So typical of Jill Stuart makeup. Die of prettiness, man πŸ˜›

  7. Angela @ The Unprofessional Beauty Blog

    I really want to try this but I’m just afraid it’ll be too powdery and messy?!
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    1. Tine

      I thought it would be messy but it really isn’t that bad at all. As long as you don’t drop the compact, you’ll be fine. A light hand on the net is enough to lift the powder to the brush. No fuss, no muss πŸ˜€

  8. gio

    Wow this is so beautiful! It’s a shame that it’s quite messy, but I think I could live with that. πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I know right? Heck it’s so pretty I can live with anything! πŸ˜‰

  9. VNikol

    So very pretty, that’s something you’d wanna hold onto even after the container is empty.
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    1. Tine

      Great tip! Honestly I don’t know if I’m ever going to be able to finish this blush because it really will last you AGES. But if I do finish the blush, this would be great to keep tiny trinkets πŸ™‚

  10. beetrice

    I saw these, but chickened out to settle for the set powder blushes instead – love love LOVE the brush that comes with…so purdy! πŸ™‚
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    1. Tine

      Haha yeah the pressed powder blushes work a treat too. The gorgeous brush that comes with each blush is such a bonus πŸ˜‰

  11. Shasha

    the packaging is very cuteee >_<
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha I know, right? So cute and pretty πŸ™‚

  12. Issa

    wow, this is indeed very lovely! the packaging is very pretty! it will look very nice on one’s makeup bag! so it is a yay! πŸ™‚

    1. Tine

      Oh yes, it’s a great addition to one’s makeup bag, all right. I can be using the lousiest looking bag but whip this out and it’s like, bam! Instant chic πŸ˜›

  13. Madam M

    waaaaah i wish we had Jill Stuart here.
    This blush, like EVERYTHING Jill Stuart made is just delightful.
    I dont think I’ve seen anything like “the net” before.
    My JS collection is quite small but i just adore what i have so far.
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    1. Tine

      I’ve never seen anything that uses a net either. It’s just like the Japanese to come up with cool stuff like this, isn’t it? My JS collection is small too, just 3 blushesm but I love all of them. So beautiful yet useful.

  14. Jennifer

    Aww lovely! Such a dainty packaging with the bling and innovative with the net. Looks good on you πŸ™‚ Granted, the loose powder factor may make it a messy product to use. I have not tried Jill Stuart items before. Not sure if we can get it in Malaysia. By the way, something else caught my attention – lovely Tiffany blue necklace you have there. Such a cool design!

    1. Tine

      Haha thanks Jennifer. The necklace is from Colette, a cheapie I bought during the Boxing Day sales. I think it was about $8. It’s not the usual sort of necklaces I’d wear but I just couldn’t resist the colour and design πŸ™‚

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