According to beauty forecast, one of the trends that’s going to make a big comeback this 2015 is the ‘bare minimum’ or better known as the ‘no makeup’ makeup look. To tell you honestly, I don’t think this trend really went away because simple, natural-looking makeup is and always will be a staple – it’s a classic that every girl should learn how to do at least at one point of their lives. Another forecasted trend is about the hype on multi-tasking products. Enter the new Jazzy France Dame de Coeur. πŸ™‚
By the way, in case you didn’t know, Jazzy France is the brand formerly known as “James Cooper Jazzy Collection”. They have been around for quite some time now and are quite popular amongst beauty enthusiasts because of their cream foundation that offers unparalleled coverage for a drug store brand.

Jazzy France Dame de Coeur is basically a tri-colored cheek and lip tint that comes in cute little cube-type packaging. It has an interesting rose design embossed on the bottom part of the cube that is made even more interesting by the mix of shades. Jazzy France Dame de Coeur is available in 3 shades: Red, Peach and Orange. The one I got is in the shade CSLC-01 which I think is the red one. I’ve tried several Jazzy France products and yes, they always use numbers to represent the shades. I really hope they’d come up with quirkier shade names to make it more memorable, though. At least for blushes and lip products. Don’t you agree? πŸ™‚
This product is soft and slightly creamy; a perfect combination for easier application and blending. Like most tints and blushes of this type, it is best applied using clean fingers because the heat naturally coming from our fingers help breakdown the product to ease application. If you intend to share your Dame de Coeur with a sibling or friend, may I suggest using a small spatula to scrape off product from the pot instead of directly swirling our finger on top, to avoid accumulation of dirt. You know, for hygienic purposes. πŸ™‚
What I like most about Dame de Coeur is its finish. It has this nice sheen finish that gives a ‘healthier but still natural’ look, both on the lips and cheek. Actually, if used on the lips, you don’t need to add gloss anymore. Given it’s finish, it can feel a bit grease and heavy on the cheeks compared to regular powder blush and tint but not to worry; the feeling goes away as the product sets and prepares to latch on the skin for the entire day. *wink!

SWATCHES:
Dame de Coeur is insanely pigmented. It doesn’t take much to get product out of the cube and it’s buildable, too. Well not that you’ll have to build it given its color payoff from just one swipe. The tricky part here is trying to control it. It will always do you good to remember that it’s better to gradually build the color instead of wiping off excess.
And because of its tri-color design in every pot, I sort of expected to get a wide range of tones from mixing them. However, seeing as I have like 90% reddish orange shade on the top part, I barely get the lighter tone.. maybe this thing has layers because the bottom part seems to have more pink than red. We’ll see. πŸ™‚
As with most decent tints, Dame de Coeur’s staying power is tri-folds better than regular powder blush. It stays on for about 4-5 hours before it starts to fade – enough for my usual errand days. I bet this Jazzy France Dame de Coeur would be great for teens that are looking for hassle-free, all-around product for everyday use. It works with any skin type but I’m guessing those with oily skin would appreciate this more.
I personally like applying it after foundation but before setting my makeup with powder to make it seem like I have a naturally glowing flushed tone from “within”. If you know what I mean. πŸ˜‰ But that’s just me; you can always do it like a normal person and apply the tint after the powder, though. I tried that, too, and it works just as well. It’s just a matter of preference. πŸ™‚

Price: Php 299
Available at: SM Department stores, selected Watsons and regional malls all over the Philippines
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