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Old 08-28-2010, 01:15 PM
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I was uploading this review for another site and I figured I might as well post it here too since I took pictures and wrote up everything already!








They launched their cosmetics line a year or two back, but I had never paid any attention b/c I figured it was one of those things where you pay for the packaging rather than the product. However, I decided to finally give these a try and I am SO SO glad I did!!

They are half the price right now ($20!!) using a promo code I've listed at the bottom - so go get youself one!! or.. seven.. like me.. LOL! The colors I got are: Immoral, All Nighter, X-Rated, Seduce, Lust, Bedroom, and Tease. They have such fun names! I love it <3

General Info - This line consists of blushes ranging from neutral everyday shades to extremely bright fun colors consisting of matte or shimmer shades. Depending on the pressure and amount you use, you can get a sheer wash of color or more for a high impact look! I am wearing X-rated in the pictures posted. As you can see, X-rated is a BRIGHT fuschia color that I have put on with a very light touch producing a very wearable sheer glowy pink color. So don't be scared off by the crazy colors! You can totally make them work and they do wonders brightening up the face.


(why is my hair always so black in pictures?? It's a reddish brown shade right now IRL)


Packaging - The packaging is very heavy duty and probably one of the most luxurious packaging I have encountered. You can't help but feel like a million bucks as you open one of these babies up! These also feature a nice big mirror which is definitely a plus. When I hit the pan on these - I'd probably throw one in the purse to use as a mirror. These also come with fun names like NARS blushes such as Kinky, X-Rated, Seduce, Foreplay, etc.

Quality - These blushes are AMAZING!! They are probably one of the most pigmented blushes I have ever tried. A stippling brush such as the MAC 187 is a MUST for these! The brighter shades just need a very very light tap on the blush to produce enough color for your cheeks.

Quantitative Info - $40 a piece (pricey!) but contains 9g of product (2x the amount of NARS!)


Cons:
- the price!
- for the bright colors, it is very easy to overdo it.

Pros:
- VERY high quality product in an equally top notch packaging!
- good value for the amount of product
- will last a very long time since there is a lot of product to begin with and you only need a tiny amount each time!


The Verdict: I HIGHLY recommend these for anyone who loves a pop of color on their cheeks as well as those who are just looking for a high quality everyday blush that will last them forever. These are my FAVORITE blushes to date and I have tried many! (probably why I own 7 of them and plan to get more in the future!)


*NOTE: there is a 50% sale off on all their cosmetics at their official site (Rock and Republic Official Store) by using the promo code ROCKCOSMETICS. They re-stock every few days so if you see the color you want in stock - jump on it! They sell out very fast!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:36 PM
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I don't see any pics
Great review though!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:42 PM
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really? I can see them! ugh I guess I can't hotlink.. uploading to flickr now!
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Old 08-28-2010, 01:56 PM
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now i see it
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:18 PM
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Great review Carol and it looks great on you very pretty!! Makes me want to try one although, I don't really wear make up like that.

What's a stippling brush?
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:04 PM
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^ everyone needs blush!!

thanks guys
and I didn't realize my face pics were that big! I meant to use the smaller size - fixed now!
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hello GORGEOUS!!!! i think i am going to have to buy two now.... i want x-rated and tease!!! is tease gorgeous on too???

your review was awesome too carol!!! totally need to have your own beauty blog!!!!!!!
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Old 08-28-2010, 03:33 PM
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^ I'll take pics for you w/ tease on... b/c guess what! my lenses came!!! woohoo! so I'll pm you pics w/ tease and the lenses on - kill two birds w/ one stone!


ETA - Lynette - oh oops! I just realized I didn't your question about what a stippling brush was
this is an example of a stippling brush (which is a duo fiber brush due to 2 different types of fibers):

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Old 08-28-2010, 04:23 PM
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Carol, Those are gorgeous. I REALLY want some now! Thanks for the awesome review.
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Old 08-28-2010, 06:41 PM
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Thanks Carol!! I think I may gave one try. I agree with Jess you need your own beauty blog, you know so much about it!!
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Very informative! Nice job, Carol! I just bought a new blush, but when I need another, maybe I should try this.
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Thanks so much, Carol! I third the beauty blog idea.
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I agree carol you need a beauty blog! I love how you presented the review and pics are great! I had the same thoughts about the R&R makeup but will definitely try it now thanks to you
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Old 08-29-2010, 12:33 PM
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Hi Carol, first, you're gorgeous and have such pretty skin!

Blush never looks that pretty on me.

How do you get your skin looking so fresh and dewy like that? Is it a product you use, the foundation or just natural?
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^ aw thank you, that is so kind! but my skin really is not what is used to be anymore and I have so many imperfections now. It makes me so sad when I think about it. sighs!
Maybe you just aren't using the right color of blush? I think blush looks great on everyone!
As for looking dewy.. I think that just maybe the product of the flash going off and the oil production kicking in after hours of wearing makeup I'm kind of on the dry side so I don't really use powder to set my makeup except for a slight dusting over my T zone. So it takes a few hours for me to actually have whatever I'm wearing sink into my skin to actually start looking dewy and more natural. If I want to look dewy from the start, I use a primer and a shimmery liquid highlighter and mix that in w/ my foundation/BB cream/tinted moisturizer. (Oh and I have BB cream on in this particular picture)


Thanks everyone! I've been thinking about starting a beauty blog for a long time now..but I feel like no one would read it anyway so there really isn't a point, it'd be like talking to myself?
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another vote for a blog
A girl I had class with has one. She only started recently, and doesn't have that many followers, but doing pretty well. And you're prettier than her.
for reference http://meibelle.blogspot.com/
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^ ohh I've seen hers before She had a review on something I was interested in I think.

okay maybe I'll start one you guys are making me think more about it
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1. Ooooh Rock and Republic post. Maybe fit pics in the wrong section.
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^ aw thank you, that is so kind! but my skin really is not what is used to be anymore and I have so many imperfections now. It makes me so sad when I think about it. sighs!
Maybe you just aren't using the right color of blush? I think blush looks great on everyone!
I have actually tried different colors and tried using different types and brands but it just never looks right on me for some reason. Maybe i'm not applying it it correctly, I don't know. But thanks for the info! You are so full of knowledge with make up, I would totally read your blog.
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Carol, awesome review! I'd follow your blog as well since I'm always interested in learning more about makeup

Those blushes look gorgeous! Which shade would you recommend for me? I have very pale skin. I like just a light pinky shade for everyday use but sometimes I go a bit more dramatic for going out. Right now I'm using MAC Well Dressed.
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cute! I had Kinky before I swapped it. I paid full price and it definitely wasn't worth it. I did love the packaging though.
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Gorgeous Carol! I can never put blush on properly. I end up looking like a clown or like nothing was there.

And I agree, I would totally read your blog. You are always so helpful! I wish I knew how to put on make up properly b/c I would love to wear more of it.
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aw thanks everyone!

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Carol, awesome review! I'd follow your blog as well since I'm always interested in learning more about makeup

Those blushes look gorgeous! Which shade would you recommend for me? I have very pale skin. I like just a light pinky shade for everyday use but sometimes I go a bit more dramatic for going out. Right now I'm using MAC Well Dressed.
I would say Tease for the everyday blush. But you might also enjoy Call Me - which is probably their most popular blush due to the resemblance of it to NARS orgasm except prettier.

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cute! I had Kinky before I swapped it. I paid full price and it definitely wasn't worth it. I did love the packaging though.
aww you did't like it? Kinky looked a lot like my MAC blush from the hello kitty collection so I skipped out on it. But yeah at $40.. I maybe would have gotten 1.. or 2 max.. I probably could not have gotten myself to buy more than that since it is really pricey! But they are so pigmented and last soo long on me. Longer wearing than my NARS blushes for sure.
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last month Nordstrom Rack had quite a few of their blushes, if I remember correctly they were somewhere around $12-$22 each. It might be worth checking your local NR.

Thanks for the review, I lurk in your makeup review threads
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Hate you Carol for being so gorgeous (JK ).

Great review. I can never find a right spot on my face to put blushes on, so I don't use them .
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