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I spotted these two shimmery face lovelies with a seaside/starfish motif when I was at Sasa earlier this week. From the Red Earth Summer 2010 collection, the striking embossed surfaces were quite a delight to behold. Perfect complements to the Marine Life compact from the MAC To The Beach collection, I couldn’t resist swatching the testers at the store. Only S$30 each, their smooth quality makes them the perfect blush/highlighter pair to kiss the cheeks for a soft-focus blush flush.
In keeping with the summer theme, the casing is bronze in colour. They look pretty but are fingerprint magnets, unfortunately. Although these compacts are assembled in Malaysia (no wonder they’re so affordable), their contents are entirely made in Italy – that fine country which produces many good beauty products, notably baked ones.
Red Earth Ocean Treasures Blushing Compact in Pink Horizon Sea Star is a light rose-pink paired with a brightening carnation pink. Its effect is somewhat similar to that of Canmake Cheek & Highlight in 01 Tea Rose Pink, only slightly warmer. Nevertheless, it still is a cool-toned blush.
Red Earth Ocean Treasures Highlighting Compact in Golden Sands Sea Star is indeed a highlighting product, despite the unusual brown hue in its colour pairing. The brown actually goes on quite lightly and would make a subtle contour shade, while the shimmery beige is softly flattering on the face. Together, they make a beautiful neutral and natural highlighter. For me, this is the more unique item of the two.
Vogue China has amazing images of the entire Red Earth Ocean Treasures collection!
Image source: Central Pattana