•K-Beauty: Cream Blush•
During the quarantine I discovered a lot about myself. Such loving liquid blush — precisely those that come with a tube like the Amuse cream blush. As you may know I am huge enthusiast in korean beauty — specially skincare products. My makeup looks are always simple — on the neutral side. However, some of my must haves in my makeup looks is blush and lip color (probably the only colors I apply to y makeup looks, besides eyeshadow of course) I purchases these sometime in May from Korea through a shopper. These were the new products from amuse that I had to get so I got the: AMUSE - Nudish Collection - Soft Cream Cheek
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Tower 28 blush
I love this beach please tinted lip and cheek balm. I have this in the shade “magic hour”, it’s a beautiful rosy nude color. It’s super easy to apply on my cheeks and the color stays on my face all day, even in the heat! I’m also really glad that the color is pigmented enough for darker skin. My best friend has this in the shade “happy hour” a coral pink color and it looks absolutely beautiful on his medium deep skin tone☺️I’m definitely considering buying another one. I like to use this with my fingers and tap it on the high points of my cheeks and blend it up towards my hairline. It doesn’t feel super sticky and it has caused me no irritation at all. I like to apply a little bit on my lips and gloss on top for an extra dewy look. It’s pretty pricey $20 for 4.5g/0.158 oz. You only need a little bit so it does last a while.
TOWER 28-BeachPlease Tinted Lip + Cheek Balm
Manasi7, a natural, luxury Swedish brand launched by makeup artist Susanne Manasi Perrson in 2018. I have been using one of her signature products, the All Over Colour Creamy Finish in Alizarin; a bright poppy red shade. Designed to be used on cheeks, lips, and eyelids (although I would perhaps save the lids for another shade), the All Over Colour uses mineral powder in a sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil and beeswax base (which smells lovely). It provides a long-lasting (and I mean really long-lasting) stain effect; great if you are going for a low-fuss, no-makeup look and don’t want to reapply throughout the day. I also cannot stress this enough… this baby is pigmented… I mean seriously pigmented. I use the absolutely tiniest amount and it gives me a real pop of colour. While I did manage to accidentally overdo it when first applying this, the concentration of pigment means this product really does last and last. Plus points: Versatile, long-lasting, designed to promote skin health. I also like that Manasi7 is made sustainably and in small batches. Minuses: None really, a little expensive but not compared to the price of three separate products if you find a shade you like to lips, cheeks and lids. Definitely wash hands straight after applying with fingers though to avoid the pigment clinging.
All Over Colour Alizarin
Rosy Blushing Cheeks with Glossier
I heard many great things about the Glossier products and wanted to try them out for myself (and I’m glad I did!). This Glossier Cloud Paint in Puff gives you the most radiant naturally flushed cheeks. I actually bought this blush cloud paint in the Covent Garden pop up store in London, but you can find this online via the Glossier website. It cost me less than £15 and would say I can see this lasting a long time so it’s worth the investment. It comes in a variety of different shades (6 in total!). I was trying to decide between this one and the Beam (a soft peach colour). Eventually, I went for the shade in Puff because the colour is a natural cool pink colour that makes you literally look like you’ve just blushed! If you have a somewhat olive skin tone like me, you’ll definitely suit this! The colour is super romantic and leaves your cheeks flushed with a healthy dewy glow. A little goes a long way - just one drop is enough to cover my entire cheeks! Some blush creams can double up as a lipstick, but I would say that this blush cream is only pigmented enough for the cheeks as opposed to the lips. I prefer blush creams to blush powders because it’s a lot less obvious! It’s super lightweight and glides on the skin really comfortably, perfect for those no-makeup makeup days! The Glossier product comes with a squeeze tube so is super easy and hygenic to apply. I add a dab onto my cheeks and blend it out with my fingers. It’s small and travel friendly! Just pop this into your bag and take on the go with you. Have you tried any Glossier products lately? What are some of your favourites?
Laura Geller Alternative
I posted recently about how much I love my Laura Geller baked blush but can’t handle the price lol! This is a great dupe for the product, just is not as pigmented or creamy in formulation. However, if you’re looking for a cheap highlighting blush it’s a steal at $6.99 at Target. This shade is supposed to be a dupe for NARS Orgasm blush (it’s really not even close), but I think it’s quite close to the effect you get with the Laura Geller ones! MILANI - MILANI Baked Blush
MILANI-MILANI Baked Blush
Glossier Cloud Paint
Be sure to see second slide. Blush was shot on my hand and on the left side there is foundation underneath where on the right it’s bare, blush only. I absolutely love cream foundations and don’t think I’ll ever use another brands. Glossier is so pigmented and easy to use. A little goes such a long way. Puff is my go to color. The only downfall I have with Glossier is the lack of accessibility. It’s hard to know the colors by just seeing them online. I wish they sold at Sephora or Ulta. On the positive, when I reached out to them stating the first color I ordered came much richer than I expected they sent me free of charge another color of my choice.
Glossier.-Cloud Paint Duo
Fenty cream blush in Rosé Latte 0.1 oz / $20 Rosé Latte is deep mauve-y rose tone that’s not too cool or warm toned. Its a beautiful shade and I’ve seen it look amazing on people of all skin tones. The formula of the blush itself is very sheer, but not disappear into nothing sheer. It is very buildable and applies evenly. My favorite methods of application is with a stipple brush or with fingers. The finish of the blush on the skin is pretty matte and it does not leave the cheeks sticky. So far, I’m very impressed with this blush and I’m thinking of picking up the shade Summertime Wine.
FENTY BEAUTY-Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush
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