Manhattan Powder Rouge Blush | Secret Lovers


I often take pride in the fact that I'm not a make-up hoarder – it's just something of a personal thing. Although I love, really do love make-up, I don't see the point in gathering as much of it as possible. Despite all my efforts, I have amassed more make-up and skincare than one woman would ever truly need. Blushes and nail polishes are a bit of an addiction of mine – nail polishes I can justify because you actually need a vast array of colors for nail art purposes (variety and all that stuff). Blushes, on the other hand, are much harder to explain. I have too many, I admit. I'll probably end up giving a piece of my collection to friends, family and coworkers. But everything I own I do try to actually use. I must say that I'm a big fan of drugstore blushes and, honestly, don't see any reason to splurge on high-end blushes – unless it's a passion or desire of yours, of course. I can definitely understand when you really want something you may not actually need (we're all human). Now, Manhattan Powder Rouge blushes would be my recommendation for everyone on a tight budget – but you're not willing to compromise on the quality. They're also great for blush newbies as their formulas are really easily blendable and soft. I've reviewed shade Elegant Violet back in February (here) and now I have another shade from the range which is equally beautiful and versatile.

Nerijetko se volim pohvaliti prijateljicama kako nisam opsesivni sakupljac kozmetike – naprosto nisam ljubitelj besciljnog nagomilavanja stvari iako volim, zaista volim sminku. Unatoc svim naporima da ne pretjeram u kolicinskom aspektu, ipak procjenjujem da imam vise sminke nego sto bi bilo kojoj zeni to zaista bilo potrebno. Rumenila i lakovi za nokte su moje najvece kozmeticke opsesije – lakove za nokte donekle mogu opravdati posto mi je uistinu potrebno dosta nijansi za razlicite pristupe nail artu. Rumenila je pak dosta teze opravdati – priznajem da ih imam previse. Na kraju cu najvjerovatnije dio svoje kolekcije pokloniti prijateljicama, clanovima porodice, kolegicama i sl. Takodjer se trudim da sto cesce koristim ono sto vec imam. I moram reci da sam, tokom svih ovih kozmetickih putesestvija, dosla do zakljucka kako jako volim rumenila drogerijskog ranga. Uopste ne vidim potrebu niti neki validan razlog zbog kojeg bih potrosila vecu sumu novca za high-end rumenila – osim u slucaju da ste pasionirani kolekcionar ili se jednostavno radi o nekoj velikoj kozmetickoj ljubavi (ipak smo od krvi i mesa, imamo svoje slabosti). Manhattan Powder Rouge liniju rumenila bih preporucila svakome ko na raspolaganju nema previse novca – a opet ne zeli kompromitirati kvalitet. Takodjer su ova rumenila odlicna za pocetnike kada su rumenila u pitanju posto se ova lijepo blendaju i mekana su te je lako raditi sa njima. U mjesecu februaru sam recenzirala nijansu Elegant Violet (ovdje) a danas bih voljela predstaviti jos jednu, jednako lijepu i nosivu nijansu.

Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch Blush in Secret Lovers (34L) is one of those peachy/pink, universally flattering shades which are shot through with subtle (but effective) golden shimmer. Very reminiscent of NARS Orgasm blush – a cult classic for a reason! You get 5g of product for approx $4 which is definitely a bargain. Packaging is plastic, basic but functional. Blush isn't scented, is of a medium pigmentation, gorgeous silky formula which blends perfectly. The mini blush brush though isn't usable – it's simply too small and scratchy. Secret Lovers (43L) is, as mentioned, a beautiful peachy/pink with golden shimmer – it probably would look best on a lighter skin than mine but I personally love how the golden shimmer has a subtle, elegant illuminating effect. Not too flashy but you can see skin's radiant. This sort of blush, I find, to be ideal for everyday use, work, college, meetings with your girlfriends etc. Powder is finely milled, soft, silky but you don't get too much fallout. You don't have to have a light hand to apply it – it works best in layers so you actually have control of the application (even if you're new to blush). It is definitely buildable. This shade is great if you don't mind the shimmer, if you do – Elegant Violet (39N) might be a great alternative as it's versatile as well. 

Manhattan Powder Rouge Tender Touch rumenilo u nijansi Secret Lovers (34L) je jedno od onih breskvasto/ruzicastih rumenila koja pristaju gotovo pa svim bojama koze te su prozeta veoma suptilnim (ali efektnim) zlatnim shimmerom. Dosta me podsjeca na NARS Orgasm rumenilo koje je kultni klasik sa razlogom! Manhattan za cca 10KM pruza 5g proizvoda sto je vise nego dovoljno. Pakovanje je jednostavno, plasticno ali funkcionalno. Rumenilo nije parfimirano, srednje je pigmentacije, krasne svilenkaste formulacije koja se bez ikakvih problema blenda. Mini kist koji dolazi u pakovanju sa rumenilom je neupotrebiv – previse je malen ali i grub pa grebucka kozu pri koristenju. Secret Lovers (43L) je, kako sam spomenula, ruzicasto/breskvaste nijanse i sadrzi zlatni shimmer – vjerovatno bi jos ljepse ovo rumenilo izgledalo na tenu svjetlijem od mog. Vjerujem da bi se sama boja na svjetlijoj kozi vise izrazila ali meni se dopada i kako iluminirajuce zlatni shimmer izgleda na mojoj kozi. Nije upadan ali cini da koza djeluje lijepo, zdravo i osvijetljeno. Ovakva rumenila bih rekla da su idealna za svakodnevnu upotrebu, poslovno okruzenje, studentske klupe, druzenje sa prijateljicama itd. Puder je fine, mekane teksture koja je i svilenkasta na dodir no ne rasipa se mnogo pri koristenju. Nije cak potrebno da ste ‘lagane ruke’ – najbolje izgleda naneseno u slojevima tako da imate osjecaj da kontrolisete kolicinu i intenzitet. Definitivno se pigmentacija moze nadograditi. Ukoliko vam je shimmer po volji, vjerujem da cete biti jako zadovoljne ovim rumenilom – ako shimmer ipak ne volite, Elegant Violet (39N) nijansa bi bila odlicna alternativa posto se radi o takodjer univerzalnom rumenilu.

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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