Jill Stuart Mix Blush Compact 105 Sweet Lock Review and Swatches

September 3, 2011

Out of the entire Jill Stuart Fall 2011 Collection I was looking forward to the Mix blush compact in 105 sweet lock the most. The shades in the blush appear to be beige toned, which is different to the usual different variations of pink blushes that Jill Stuart has released. This limited edition has a white over-spray of  the Jill Stuart signature.

jill-staurt-mix-blush-compact-105-sweet-lockThe case also has a special jewel cast. As usual, it comes with a really pretty retractable brush that is detachable. I find these blushes are very handy as I like to keep one in my makeup bag, and it feels much better quality than the cheap retractable blushes you find at the drugstores.

jill-staurt-mix-blush-compact-105-sweet-lock-1Upon swatching I realized that this is just another pink blush! Quite disappointing for me as I anticipated it to be a beige and peachy blush judging by the colors from the pan. It contains 2 matte and 2 shimmery shades. Except for the pink shade on the bottom right, the rest of the shades are all on the sheer side.

Under direct sunlight

jill-staurt-mix-blush-compact-105-sweet-lock-swatchIn the shadow:

jill-staurt-mix-blush-compact-105-sweet-lock-swatch-1FOTD: As said this blush is very sheer. When applied using a dense brush such as the attached Jill Stuart brush, the colors do show up on my NC15 skintone but the effect is very soft and subtle.



Compared to the Jill Stuart blush blossom dual cheek color in Classic Camellia, the colors are pretty similar but Sweet Lock is incomparably sheer. If I had known they were both pink blushes I would have only purchased one. I personally would buy the dual cheek color and pass up on this one, as dual cheek is more pigmented and it can be used either as a matte or shimmery blush.

Bottom Line: A lovely soft pink blush that provides a sheer wash of color on fair skin. If your skin tone is darker than NC25 I doubt it will show up. I won’t say it’s a must have as it is not any different to the past pink blushes released by Jill Stuart. If you are interested in purchasing a Jill Stuart Mix Compact blush, I highly recommend you to check out the permanent line.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

jamilla September 3, 2011 at 3:30 pm

It has a really beautiful, sheer texture that lets your skin sine through!


Dovey September 3, 2011 at 4:36 pm

I’m surprised at how pink the blush is, considering there is a peachy block in the upper left corner. Despite the similarity to Camellia, I’m sure there may be occasions where a sheer blush is called for =)

Thanks for sharing. I can’t get enough of the packaging!


Zuzu's Petals September 3, 2011 at 4:50 pm

I don’t own any Jill Stuart makeup, but the line looks incredibly luxe. That brush! It has the same attention to detail as a vintage pocket watch. The blush looks gorgeous on you. I would love to know what eyeshadow you are wearing if you don’t mind saying.

I must say, it seems that the Japanese brands are among the few that offer colors light and cool enough for my skin tone (NW15). All the other big names coming out of Europe and the US … too warm.


Reika September 5, 2011 at 1:10 pm

Yes I totally agree. The pink blushes from western brands always show up too warm on me!
I was wearing the Lunasol Aurorized Eyes quad in Light Variation, quite a lovely sheer neutral palette for daytime wear 🙂


Rainy Days & Lattes September 3, 2011 at 5:11 pm

These blushes have such a beautiful texture and color… it looks as if JS thought of you when she created this blush! 🙂


Kalmo September 3, 2011 at 9:03 pm

What a beautiful blush and blogger! I’m like NC 45 so I doubt this sheer pink will show up on me but it’s pretty on you.


Popblush September 3, 2011 at 10:58 pm

I would SO purchase this just for the packaging as a collectors item, hehe.

I agree that it actually looks peachy in the pan! Maybe its not because the pink shade is so much more pigmented than the rest? But I still think Sweet Lock looks really pretty on you! I actually love how sheer it is too!


Elaine September 4, 2011 at 2:56 am

#105 Sweet Lock turned up more pink on you and it showed up so well on you.
It is so pale peach pink on me and with shimmers only! 🙁


Pauline September 4, 2011 at 3:09 am

I love the colors!


Megan September 4, 2011 at 6:29 am

I love this compact and brush, gorgeous packaging.


Celina September 4, 2011 at 10:52 am

Thanks so much for the review, I’ve been living in Hong Kong for the past month or so and was so sad I missed this blush at the counters 🙁 But now don’t feel too bad knowing the colour isn’t that different from the blushes I already own 🙂 Still gorgeous none the less!


Jess September 4, 2011 at 11:38 pm

This is a truly beautiful Jill Stuart Collection for fall! The blush looks so soft and cute on you, Reika! <3


Eileen September 7, 2011 at 4:17 pm

The blush looks very nice because you are so fair. Great photographs as usual 😉


TNA September 17, 2011 at 4:06 pm

super cute one!


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