I love their approach to beauty, not only do you find things that you can't get elsewhere, but due to their influence and buying power you can also pick up some great value products and sets. Quite a while ago now (I'm talking about 15 months or more!) I bought a bumper set of products from British brand New CID Cosmetics for less than £40. The trouble is though when you have as much make up as I do, you tend to forget about things and unfortunately that's what happened with this kit. Thanks to a recent blogger event with Paul Mitchell though and a Christmas gift from Mummy Lou , this brand is now firmly back on my agenda.
My current obsession is with blusher and the kit that I got came with an i-cheek Blusher Trio in Pink. Packaged in an almost pearlised, white rectangular compact with a mirrored insert, you get a full sized mirror, and 3, 2.5g powder blushers. The colours look a little bit washed out here but the first shade is a cool toned, bright almost Barbie Pink, the second shade is a very pale, white pink, highlighting shade, and the third shade is a softer, slightly warmer toned pink.
All of the blushers are soft to the touch, and the pigmentation is pretty good. Even though two of the shades are relatively matte they don't feel chalky or powdery in any way.
The two blush shades and the highlight shades blend nicely into the skin, and despite the brightness of the colours they all give quite a natural, flush to the skin. Thanks to the winter light you probably aren't going to see too much difference between these two sets of picture, but these ones show the first two shades in the compact
and these pictures show the second and third shades - the highlight and the warmer, more neutral pink.
This blusher compact contains 3 very wearable shades, with decent pigmentation and wear time, but whilst I'm happy to have it in my collection it's not something I would consider purchasing on it's own. Why? well unfortunately the price plays a big part - this palette currently retails at £24, which really puts the price of the kit that I ordered into perspective! Yes I know you can pay more than this for just the one blusher but in today's current climate, with such a wide variety of high quality, budget products on the market, the price seems to be just a bit high for what it is. It's a nice trio but it just doesn't seem that special or unusual enough to justify the price, and instead I'd rather put my money towards one of the brands fabulous i-glow powders. New CID Cosmetics i-cheek Blusher Trio comes in both Pink and Coral and retails at £24 from the New CID Cosmetics website. Have you ever tried anything from New CID Cosmetics? I'd love to hear your recommendations x