I’m all for playing around with new trends when the seasons switch – sure, it’s not like we have any other way to differentiate between ‘em in rainy old Ireland.
I’m currently loving a very stripped down look with an ‘I’ve-just-been-playing-tennis-and-still-look-sexy glow’.
Seeing as I can’t play tennis, I take the lazy way out and try to achieve the look with make-up alone. Creamy and liquid blushers are very flattering for dry skinned folk like myself, more so than most powder products.
Essence’s collection for May and June has a stunning blush sorbet (€3.29) in a pinkish red with Nars Orgasm levels of golden shimmer. My pasty face can only take a well blended dab of this but I imagine that those with darker skin can trowel it on with great results
Mac So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend
A step up in pricing terms (€21.50) is Mac So Sweet, So Easy Cremeblend blush. It’s a cool dolly pink with no shimmer that’s best suited to pale skin. Its soft pink tone gives a really youthful, fresh wash of colour and makes me look like I haven’t been surviving on cat naps and coffee for the past six years.
My absolute favourite liquid blush is Benefit Posietint. It’s a stain that applies sheer but can be built up dramatically – do take care though, this requires speedy blending. Its thin consistency means that it settles into the skin, looking like a natural flush.
Read Foolproof Cheek Tint Application for tips on getting it right.
At €34.50, it’s the most expensive one I’ve got and is a bit of your splurge. No harm in being fond of yourself though, eh? If the soft pink colour of this isn’t to your taste then you should check out the two other colours in the range – Cha Cha Tint and Benetint.
What are you loving?