Monday, June 27, 2011

Diamond Beauty Cream Cheek Swatches ♥

やっと来た~!! The lovely Diamond Beauty Cream Cheeks~ (and Cream Shadows) finally reached my greedy waiting hands These are summer limited items so I'm not sure when they'll stop selling them.

There are 4 shades available, 2 pink-ish shades and 2 orange-ish shades, and I got all 4^^ Doesn't come in a box, just wrapped with plastic (the tear along the dotted line to unwrap kind) and a star sticker.

Kind of reminds me of Canmake's Cream Cheeks but I like the Diamond Beauty packaging more, it has fairies and stars! It's not hard to open as the bottom half sticks out slightly to ease the opening motion. (ie use your index nail to push on the bottom whilst using your thumb to push up the top)

Isotridecyl isononanoate, dimethicone, dextrin palmitate, methyl methacrylate crosspolymer, polyglyceryl-2 triisostearate, vinyl dimethicone/methicone silsesquioxane crosspolymer, talc, sorbitan sesquistearate, diisostearyl malate, dimethylsilyl silica, tocopherol, phystosteryl/octydodecyl lauroyl gluatamate, alumina (aluminium oxide), hydrogen dimethicone, borosilicate (calcium/aluminium), silica, barium sulphate, mica, titanium oxide, iron oxide, yellow-4, red-226.

They're made in Japan (not China) so I feel safe putting this on my face^^ The plastic casing is lighter and less dense than the one used for Diamond Blushes. Onto the pictures!

These are inexpensive, retailing for 840yen (~S$13/US$10) each, but I paid S$16 for each as a friend's friend helped purchase them when she went to Tokyo. My favorite shade has got to be 03 Peach Orange!

Brand new, unused, first time opening...the shininess of the cream blushes ...soon to be ruined ^^

01 Baby Pink (ベビーピンク)

A sweet dolly baby pink, it has fine shimmers in it. Can turn out a tad chalky if you layer too much at once, so blend properly, use as a complementary highlight or blend a darker shade over it! It's really a very lovely, girly color

02 Strawberry Pink (ストロベリーピンク)

A darker pink somewhat leaning towards purple. In the pan and on tissue it looks really pink, but on skin (at least my skin) too much results in a sort of iridescent purple sheen? But for thinner layers it blends out beautfully

03 Peach Orange (ピーチオレンジ)

A peachy orange, perfect mixture of pink x orange, I love l
ve love this color! It blends out really well and gives a really natural glowy look

04 Pure Orange (ピュアオレンジ)

This is the orange-est blush I own. Has faint tiny flecks of shimmers evenly distributed within the product.

Left to right: Pure orange, Peach orange, Strawberry pink, Baby pink.

These are all unblended. They aren't actually extremely pigmented. Obviously when you blend them the color spread out, lightens and blends in with your skin color. When blended, they look extremely natural and not too obvious~ You can layer for intensity.

Close up swatch of 01 Baby Pink
When blended, it looks something more like to the right.

Close up swatch of 02 Strawberry Pink

Close up swatch of 03 Peach Orange
(To the right is 02 Strawberry Pink, see the purplish sheen?^^)

Close up swatch of 04 Pure Orange

The cream product is directly in the plastic container, there's no extra metal pan inside. So once finished you can still use the plastic case if you'd like! Recyclable~

Overall, I really lve these, the colors are pretty (though common), the finish emits a glow, the texture is smooth, creamy, is easy to blend and goes on like a dream. They're inexpensive albeit a little hard to obtain if you don't live in Japan. And since they're limited edition, they might not be available anymore a few months down the road :(

Definitely! If I have the chance...and if they weren't so darn hard to obtain!


  1. These look cute! And the colours look pretty decent. But even if you are able to repurchase them, can't you find similar shades in Canmake's cream cheek colours?

  2. @ Kayla ♥

    I guess if/when they stop selling the Diamond Beauty ones and I still feel like repurchasing, I'd get the Canmake ones instead, but only if I go to Japan^^ Though they sell Canmake in Singapore, the price is exhorbitantly doubled :/ The Cream Cheeks retail for 609yen (~S$9.40) in Japan, tax inclusive. In Singapore, it sells for S$17.90, tax inclusive :(

    ♥ Karisa

  3. I didn't know Diamond Lash has cream blusher until I chance upon your blog! They look pretty~!!

    And cool blog you have there! Thanks for sharing.

  4. @ Pearlin ♥

    Thanks (: Yepp they are pretty, I really like them a lot! ♥

    ♥ Karisa