Hey ladies Hazelnutt House!
I hope it's not just me who sometimes go through my makeup like how toy collectors go through their toy collection and cleaning them with care. I believe i'm not alone... since we all have a common love for our cosmetic products (",) So, the day before, i was doing just that... swatching... admiring... and wiping out fall-outs from my makeup products & rearranging them. I noticed that Airy Fairy & Pastel Posy that i have in my collection share a marked resemblance.
Airy Fairy is quite a popular pinky nude shade with a hint of mauve but it's not easily available in Singapore. Pastel Posy which is not exactly popular is also a pinky nude & is available in Singapore.
I've been using Airy Fairy, which is slightly creamy for some time and i do like the shade... it has a slight golden sheen to it... hard to describe... but those who've seen Nars' Orgasm blush will notice that the blush has a golden sheen to it. Airy Fairy has that sort of slight golden sheen as well but it was impossible to capture it on my camera. I do have some complains though. Firstly, although the smell of Airy Fairy doesn't put me off... i don't exactly fancy it. It's neither vanilla-ish (like MAC) nor is it fruity. Secondly, the outline of my lips especially at the cupid's bow tend to itch after wearing Airy Fairy for awhile. I don't think it's expired coz i just got it a couple of months back. Maybe i'm just allergic to this particular formula but i've no problem with other Rimmel lipsticks. Airy Fairy comes in a shiny, plasticky tube which doesn't feel too sturdy.
As for Pastel Posy, it's a matte shade which applies easily & doesn't dry my lips out... it has a hint of vanilla scent, which is similar to MAC's lipsticks. Pastel Posy comes in a sturdy, matte tube.
Check out the swatches that i've prepared:
They do look pretty similar except that Airy Fairy has a slight tinge of mauve & golden sheen compared to the very nude pink of Pastel Posy. In case you're looking high and low, trying to get your hands on Airy Fairy, you may wanna try Stage's Pastel Posy which is available in Singapore. It's only $8 from now till 31 May 2010.