Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in 301

by PJ on Wednesday, April 27, 2016

in -Anna Sui, 2012 Spring, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - blusher, stash focus

Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color 301 Spring 2012 Makeup 1


In January, I reviewed Anna Sui‘s Rose Cheek Color in 300. Today, I am sharing my thoughts on Rose Cheek Color in 301, possibly one of the most popular variations of Rose Cheek Color.

(Even though Rose Cheek Color in 301, released in spring 2012, is no longer available, it is essentially the same as Rose Cheek Color N in 301, which was released in summer 2014 and is currently available. The only difference is the case design.)


Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color 301 Spring 2012 Makeup 2


Anna Sui Rose Cheek Color in 301 (アナ スイ ローズ チーク カラー 301/ 安娜蘇 魔顏精靈薔薇頰彩 301, ¥3500) features a medium-depth medium-to-warm pink, a peach-toned pink, an orange and an off-white pink. The three main blusher shades have a velvety finish. (The medium-to-warm pink has a hint of fine shimmer but it doesn’t really show up on the cheeks.) They have an above-medium pigmentation level and a very good staying power. The off-white pink in the middle is quite sheer and has fine sparkles.

The medium-to-warm pink and the peach-toned pink have good color depths for my light-to-medium complexion and they generally work well for me. The orange can look a little unnaturally orange on me. (Unlike some blusher shades that look orange in the pan but peachier on the cheeks, the orange here actually looks quite orange on me. It does turn a little peachier overtime, but the initial look is too orange for my liking.) The off-white pink is a little too sparkly for me and I tend to avoid using it.

I can see why 301 seems to be one of the more popular Rose Cheek Color/ Rose Cheek Color N variations in Japan. (Rose Cheek Color N in 301 ranked fifth on the 2015 list of Biteki readers’ favorite blushers (Biteki, February 2016).) It is quite versatile, and medium-to-warm blusher shades seem to be a little more popular than medium-to-cool ones in Japan at the moment.

Even though I prefer 300 to 301, I like 301 enough to keep it within my easy reach. The medium-to-warm pink and the peach-toned pink go well with my warm neutral eyeshadows, and I like the fact that they don’t have a glowy, pearly or shimmery finish.


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