Before anything, a 'Look Feature' is somewhat like a quick LOTD.
For LOTDs I normally try to show the 'full package' from an eye close up to a full faced look. A Look Feature on the other hand is a quick look at how some products like blushes, lipsticks wear with a full face. In a way it's a review/showcase for products of it's genre because I personally find it difficult to pin the word review on a blush, so.... just letting you all know!
Alrightey, so here's a look at the Shu Uemura Creamy Dome Cheek from their 2012 Spring Summer Collection, Celestial Garden.
The shade I have on hand is Sunlight Peach.
It is also available in a pinkish shade, Fairy Pink which I do not own but here are swatches of both if you have missed it earlier.
The idea of the Creamy Dome Cheek is a glide-on cream product that blends very well to a powdery smooth finish (at least from my observation). It's meant to be a soft hint of color, very faint and 'airy' instead of a bold attention catching shade.
With that in mind, here are the cheek swatches. I started off using it like how you would a cream product, after liquid foundation and before setting.
Even though I used a translucent powder, the blush effect does get muted after setting my liquid foundation.
In person it's a light hint of color but on camera it's barely there. If anything I would say you can choose to use the Creamy Dome Cheek as a base color and continue with using a normal powdered blush over. In any case that your powdered blush fades throughout the day, the cream cheek product will still stay on, keeping a light flush on your cheeks.
In my case I really wanted the color to show so I went ahead and used the Creamy Dome Cheek on top of my setting powder. Instead of gliding it on, this time around I used my fingers to dab the product and blend it on.
Still a fairly soft shade but that's the idea of this product.
After about 5 hours of wear, here's how it looks. (Foundation I have on is MUFE HD & Lumiere Invisiveil to set)
I think the best way to use this or the people who might appreciate it most would be those who don't bother with foundation be it if you don't fancy it or have good skin. This soft blush would be great to use directly on the skin for a quick natural flush and because of it's smooth powdery finish, there is no need to go that extra step to set it.
These days I don't bother using this under my setting powder and go straight to dabbing it over when I'm using it. While it's not the boldest of the bunch I appreciate a soft blush now and then when I want to keep my face more neutral yet not dead and blush-less.
The Celestial Garden collection is now available at Shu Uemura counters in Singapore and the Creamy Dome Cheek retails for S$39 for 8.5g of product.
And slightly off the Shu Uemura Creamy Dome Cheek feature but if anyone happens to be wondering, that blue-ish glint on my lids is the work of CLIO's Eye Love You Pencil in Night Navy.
I have taken a liking to tracing it lightly above and over the liner on my upper lid because it lends a nice touch to plain ole neutrals. It wears very well through the day too, no setting required.
Thanks for reading!
Products were provided to me for review consideration.
I am not affiliated to them and all opinions expressed are my own.