For today's post, I'm thrilled to introduce you to Karadium, a new Korean cosmetic brand that is about to launch on Cosmetic Love. If you've been reading this blog for a while, then you will know that I absolutely love Asian make-up and I'm always excited to try new brands!
The Karadium Ribbon Marble Blushes have the prettiest, most girly packaging ever. They come inside a little silver cardboard box with a cat design on it - the same that you can find on the actual blush compact. Inside of it you can find a little brush with very soft and thick bristles. It doesn't feel cheap at all like some other brushes that often come with powders. The compact also has a mirror, which can always come in handy, and a little plastic separator. I find that's much more convenient than the usual plastic sheet separators!
I wish I could read Korean - unfortunately, there's no English on the packaging nor I can find any good info about these blushes online. I'm sure we will find out more about Karadium once it will launch on Cosmetic Love!
Something that you notice straight away when opening the blushes is a faint rose scent which I personally don't like (I prefer my make-up unscented or vanilla-scented), but I know lots of people will appreciate it.
Here's what the three shades look like in the pan:
I'm terrible at arm- (and face-swatches, for all that matters). However, shade #1, like it says on the box, is an illuminator rather than a blush. It has a mixture of coral, light yellow and blue which create a frosty light lilac shade when combined together. Like you can tell (or maybe not) from the photo below, it gives a very faint glow when applied on the skin. I put it on my cheekbones, cupid's bow and bridge of the nose for a subtle highlight. Shade #1 compliments my warm skin fairly well, but it would be stunning on skintones with pink undertones!
3, 2, 1
1, 2, 3 (heavily swatched)
All in all, I would definitely give the Karadium Ribbon Marble Blushes a try when they launch on Cosmetic Love! They are three lovely little blushes with very nice quality to them. Wow, that was a massive post! I hope you found it helpful :)