My grandmother gave me some birthday money, so I decided to treat myself to Sephora. Specifically I wanted to try something from Korean beauty brand Chosungah 22. I have wanted to try it since I read about it in Allure.
I went for the Real Cheek Smoothers cushion blusher in Berry Ade, a summer-y strawberry pink.* The color looks pretty bright, but once you blend it in, it gives you a natural-looking flush. I set it with a powder blush (in this case, Nars Orgasm). The color lasted through an entire seminar on how to ace a job interview, followed by a late light snack scarfed at my kitchen counter.
It is not too sparkly, which I like. Sparkly makeup where glitter fallout gets all over everything? Ugh. I am not 10!
I am a fan of cushion makeup. Using a cushion applicator is like applying your blush with the softest cashmere. I have a PeriPera cushion blusher I got a while ago, and it is still in rotation. When the PeriPera dies, I am thinking of replacing it with a Real Cheek Smoothers in Satin Peach.
Chosungah 22 was founded by a top Korean makeup artist named, wait for it, Chosungah. She told Allure she wanted to make the experience of using makeup easy and fun, “like when you take your kids to Toys R Us and turn them loose.” Then they can decide how to make their own fun, without being told what to do.
“I wanted to create that experience for women in terms of makeup,” Chosungah said. You can read the rest of her interview with Allure‘s Sophia Panych here.
In addition to the blush, I chose three free skincare samples. Dr. Brandt XYY: Extend Your Youth Face Cream and Power Dose Vitamin C Serum, MD Solar Sciences Daily Eye Repair Emulsion, and Dr. Dennis Gross Ferulic and Retinol Wrinkle Recovery Overnight Serum. I haven’t tried them yet, but I’ll use them over the weekend, and get back to you next week with my thoughts.
And because June is my birthday month, I got the Fresh Rose Face Mask and Soy Cleanser as my Sephora VIB birthday gift. Thanks, guys!
Chosungah 22 is available online at Sephora.
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*I purchased the Chosungah 22 blush, but opinions are my own. And the skincare samples were free with the purchase.