Jill Stuart 2012 Patisserie Collection – 108 Berry Tiramisu Mixed Blush Review and Swatch

September 18, 2012

I made a huge discovery during my trip – that is, I was advised by the Suqqu MUA that I have a cool skin-tone. And that basically means I should always go for pink-based foundation as opposed to yellow, and any pink with a blue undertone would suit me more. It totally explains why I always inevitably gravitate towards cool pink! And that was the perfect excuse for me to buy the Jill Stuart Mixed Blush in 108 Berry Tiramisu from the Patisserie Collection.


The Jill Stuart Mixed Blush is their signature product – the line offers an array of different shades of pink that would rival any small girl’s closet. I personally find them irresistible. The ultimate girly packaging, and it has 4 different shades of color which allows for mix and match. It also comes with a beautifully designed decent-sized portable brush that has the best quality compared to other brushes of the same size. Pigmentation is not so crazy, but good enough to show up with a few swipes using the JS brush (or my Suqqu Cheek Brush). 108 Berry Tiramisu comes with a pale pink (top left), a soft apricot (top right), a berry pink (bottom left) and a light mauvey brown (bottom right). Except the berry pink which is highly pigmented, the rest is all (purposely) very sheer and swatch pretty much translucent. When they are mixed together, it translates to a most perfect shade of milky pink on my NC15/20 skin. The finish is semi-matte, with a touch of soft glow. I was really blown away by how pretty it was.


jill-stuart-patisserie-collection-mixed-blush-108-berry-tiramisu-swatch-1On me:



Jill Stuart is the master of pretty and girly makeup (available here)! Have you tried any of them and what is your favorite shade? And I’m interested to know how many of you know your skin-tone (cool/neutral/warm)? Please share 🙂

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

chel September 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

I’m incredibly cool-toned, and can only pull off blue-based cool-toned pink makeup.

Such a pretty blush! 🙂


Reika September 18, 2012 at 3:03 pm

Thanks for letting me know chel! No wonder we always love the same blushes 🙂


Sara (LennynB) September 18, 2012 at 2:23 pm

Oh Wow Gorgeous products & packaging:) xx


Chrysa September 18, 2012 at 9:20 pm

Beautiful colors and packaging! Till now, I haven’t tried anything from Jill Stuart..
I suppose my skin tone would be neutral – or slightly warm – with yellow undertones:) I am still struggling to find the perfect shade of compact powder/ make up!:(

Stories and Sequins


Reika September 19, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I know that GA has a very wide range of foundation/powder for warm skin tone. Maybe you should give it a try 🙂


Chrysa September 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Thank you for the tip! I will surely give it a try!:)

Stories and Sequins


Dovey September 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

Hi Reika, I think you look gorgeous in the cool toned colors here 🙂 I think you bring up an interesting color about tone. I think many MUAs here automatically assume I’m warm because of my Asian skin. It took a while for me to realize that I’m more neutral with some cool tones. (I do have a lot of yellow tones in my skin, however I have a lot of pink too). I think I can tell from my makeup swatches too; I feel like my skin sometimes pulls pink out of a color.


Reika September 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Exactly Dovey! Most MUAs (especially when I shop for foundations in western countries), they just automatically pull out the yellow based foundation for me…


Dovey September 19, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Oops, I just saw a typo! And yes, too yellow is not good 🙂


Nina September 18, 2012 at 10:25 pm

I think my skin is pretty neutral but if anything it has more pink tones . I always gravitate towards cool colors with blush or eyeshadows. I realized this when my face would look really warm with yellow toned foundations. It was the same with peach blushes. I could never pull it off.


Reika September 19, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Thanks for the info Nina! I have the same problem with tanning products. I have tried lots of face tanning products on me and I looked horrible in it 🙁


Virginia September 18, 2012 at 11:49 pm

I think you would like this blog: http://12blueprints.com/. It helped me to understand my coloring. I am very cool toned. I have been reading your blog for a while and I always had the impression you are neutral-warm. IMHO, for example, the Suqqu eyeshadow 1 (warm) suits you better than 4 (very cool), although both are lovrly on you. I like your golden highlights too, and they usually look better with watm skin. But of course these things sometimes are hard to tell because of the computer screen can change colours a little bit.


Reika September 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Thank you for the insightful information Virginia 🙂
Yes I always thought I was warm-toned as well as I can pull of warm colors until my consultation with the Suqqu MUA. See I am confused again..and I need to spend some time reading up that website to work out my season color!


Claire September 19, 2012 at 6:03 am

I love JS blushers, the packaging and the colours (sometimes too glittery for me though). I am neutral leaning cool, I think. I can pull of some warm shades as well as cool. I just get what I like on mys kintone D: I have some pink in my skin but this is redness not my actually skin colour and a lot of people choose pink based foundations for me but they often won’t match. With fake tan or summer I am leaning more olive and it is pretty hard to look for a foundation that’s olive based. The JS colour really looks pretty on you, my favs are the new colours that came out this year, strolling bee is one of them.


Reika September 19, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Yes I had one LE JS blush which was too glittery for me, but not this one. The finish is more matte than the permanent lineup and that’s why I’ve loving it!
I have a friend who has olive skin-tone as well, and she told me she only uses GA or MUFE foundations.


Claire September 20, 2012 at 6:16 am

I really like GA foundations, #2 is a good match when I am not ‘that’ pale. The funny thing is, I can wear MUFE 110, which is totally pink, haha. but it belnds into my skin really nice – weird. Sometimes we just have to try a foundation on. I think Jill Stuart has done a great job with their blushers, they all look so candy like and princessy.


faye lu September 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

the name alone sounds sooo delicious!!! and the fact that’s it is semi-matte (for my afternoon oily skin) is even better. i haven’t tried any JS blushes but definitely think they would be worth the splurge just for the packaging alone.


Petrina September 19, 2012 at 1:13 pm

I love Jill Stuart packaging but the only blusher I’ve tried ( the loose powder blush) I find hard to control though the shade is very pretty. I always thought I was warm toned but discovered a few years ago I’m actually neutral-to-cool.


Jennifer September 20, 2012 at 5:01 am

I’m glad you like the blush 🙂 !

as for the skintone issue – i haven’t had a conclusion yet. I’m NC25 at MAC, but i’m not too sure what NC means (cool or Not-Cool, aka warm?) but i guess asian skintones lean towards cool? like you, i’m into cool pink blushes. But for lipsticks, I can’t really carry anything too cool (mac viva glam gaga 1 lipstick) or too warm (think bright orange, coral lipsticks). so idk :S


Memoiselle September 21, 2012 at 9:06 am

Wow I love this blush! Cool looking color and very sweet! I also like it that it’s not shimmery, I guess I need something non shimmery now 🙂 nI’m NC 20 and I guess I have cool toned skin 🙂


hannah chin September 21, 2012 at 7:46 pm

what eyeshadow are you using? and foundation?


Saint Allison September 24, 2012 at 9:50 pm

I heart these hues, must give them a try!



Krissie September 25, 2012 at 2:05 am

Hi, this colour of blusher looks great on you. Can you pls share the colour of your lippie? It looks so nice! Thanks


Reika September 25, 2012 at 11:30 am

Thank you Krissie! It’s the JS Custard Lip Pot in Apple Custard on my lips which has already been reviewed in my blog 🙂


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