Ok, first of all, have you checked out Gloss48 yet? Gloss48 is niche brand heaven. They find the coolest indie brands then put them on mega sale for one week. Take a look! It is a beauty junkies dream come true.
Gloss48 recently sent us some Rituel de Fille to review in anticipation of the amazing sale happening this week. A few months ago I read about this hip line on the beautiful Phyrra’s blog, Beauty for the Bold. She loved the cream blushes and lipstick, and I was just itching to try them. The itch has been scratched!
The Rituel de Fille packaging is pretty cool. I like the simple, art deco type design and the accompanying stars. While the packaging is plastic, it has heft and feels substantial.
The Inner Glow Cream Blush in Rapture ($24) is simply divine. This is a peachy pink that looks like the flush you get after a quick jog. The blush is very pigmented and the texture is velvety. It goes on just a bit wet, then dries down to a soft dewy finish. I like that this is a pan, not a pot, so it’s easy to use a brush with it.
The Forbidden Lipstick in Fortune Teller ($23) is a deep berry red. It has a lot of warmth in it, and reminds me of Marsala, the Pantone Color of the Year. This is a lipstick to pat on, not swipe on. It feels like a matte stain, and even though it doesn’t have much slip it also doesn’t feel dry. The color has great lasting power, and this shade in particular is great for layering for more drama.
Based on these two products, I think Rituel de Fille is one fantastic niche line. Gloss48 has a really terrific sale going on this week, so now is the time to order yourself some instant indie coolness. – Lisa
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