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Kosås Blush Duo in Papaya 1972

Blush Duo in Papaya 1972
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issue seven : folklore & fairytales

Naturally, we cannot have a Blushing Beauties editorial without blush! This pressed powder blush duo by Kosås was what inspired the idea for this editorial in the first place. I stumbled upon it on a recent trip to that far-off wonderland, that is New York – in a magical store named Credo. A store imagined from my dreams, I am certain. This delightful blush and highlighter duo is essential for any fairytale lover. Finely milled pigments that payoff like warm sunsets on distant lakes, and the highlighting counter-part, settles beautifully…just like the moonlight after nightfall. While I still have a big place in my heart for creme blushers, this pressed powder blush by Kosås has now become a kit staple. It really is as multiply-dimensional as its description – “The Afterglow”. The warm, peachy hue works wonderfully across a wide range of skin tones so any strong, defiant fairytale princesses (and fairies – as seen on this Tinkerbell below) can partake in the magic. A little goes a long way with this powerful pigment, so start with a light dusting and build up! It’s a great untainted alternative to Guerlain’s blush duo.

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 Image: Stephanie Sian Smith | Makeup Artist: Khandiz Joni | Hair: Betty Bee | Model: Teagan at Milk Model Management
Image: Stephanie Sian Smith | Makeup Artist: Khandiz Joni | Hair: Betty Bee | Model: Teagan at Milk Model Management wearing Kosås Pressed Blush in Papaya 1972 for the Blushing Beauties fairy tale.

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To achieve this Tinkerbell look, apply to the apple of your cheeks, but if you’re after a more dramatic look, sweep the blush up, just below your cheekbones and apply the highlighter across all the high-points of your beautiful face. 


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Kosås Blush Duo in Papaya 1972
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untainted |ˌənˈtān(t)əd| adjective
not contaminated, polluted, or tainted: the paper was untainted by age.

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