This morning I woke up at 8am which is unheard of in my book for a Saturday. I was having withdrawal symptoms over 'Ripe Peach' brush ombre from the Spring Colour Forecast collection. I needed to see what the fuss was about and headed to the Mac pro store in London. I was there 1 hour before it opened, talk about 'eager', and spotted staff waiting to go in. I was told 'Ripe Peach' sold out yesterday. I'm like: WHATTTT!
I speed walked to Selfridges, and a MA told me they sold out yesterday but, they had a delivery this morning. *Fireworks!* When I saw 'Ripe Peach' it looked like such a practical colour, it's like having 3 blushes in one because of the colour gradient. It's shimmery and not matte, it looks very Spring / Summer, the pigmentation is excellent as is the texture.
Is the colour dupeable? Well...
Nars 'Gina' is a matte peach colour, Illamasqua 'Lover' is a matte pastel peach colour. They all look quite similar in the pan, but once swatched look totally different.
Clearly, the lighter and darker sides of 'Ripe Peach' have no connection to 'Gina' or 'Lover'. A 100% dupe for the darker shade of 'Ripe Peach' is Illamasqua 'Rude' cream blush. I forgot to include it in the picture!
If you look at a closer swatch of 'Ripe Peach' all swirled together next to Gina & Lover, there is a connection. But, clearly not a dupe, 1) because of the shimmer factor and 2) because 'Ripe Peach' has a sweeter pink undertone. I'm SO happy I have it in my collection, it's going to get a lot of love!
I also purchased 'Ember Glow' lipglass from the colour forecast collection, I wanted this SO badly. I'm such a peach'aholic.
Ember glow is not as pale as Underage, and not as bright as 'Pink lemonade'. It's a lovely peachy in between. It's a very wearable pretty neutral shade. I think I want a backup of this, and I NEVER want or own any backups.
'Sun and Moon' mineralize blush was the only thing I purchased from the Too Fabulous collection, this colour was too unique to miss.
It's a beautiful pinky coral shade with a golden bronze sheen. I think it's the prettiest colour I own, even nicer than 'Ripe Peach'.