FAVORITES: Rosy Cheeks

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By September 30, 2011 50 Comments

FAVORITES: Rosy Cheeks

Rosy cheeks are having a moment. And I’m having a moment with rosy cheeks. Ever since the sunshine turned into grey skies and rainfall, my skin has been looking quite lackluster. Sure, a bronzer spices things up, but just the right amount of rosy flush is the perfect remedy for a sallow complexion. And a rosy cheek will never go out of style, it’s universally great on all skin tones (darker rose for darker skin), and it translates from season to season.

Here are a few of my favorite rosy blushes:

1- RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Modest (pictured) for paler skin tones and Illusive for darker tones – A cream blush; I apply this with my fingers by dabbing it on to the apples of my cheeks. It’s quite sheer but you can build the color by applying more. Also, works as a lip color. $36.00

2 – Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Blushing Bride – the plumy rose powdered hue is very pigmented, therefor a little goes a long way. I am obsessed with these blushes – they really do stay on all day! $25.00

3 – Vapour Organics Aura Multi-Use Blush Classic in Courtesan – A classic rose cream blush offered on a stick! So fun and easy to apply – a few swipes, a quick blend, and you’re good to go. Also works for eyes and lips. The color is a sheer, bright rosy pink. $28.00

4 – Jouer Tint in Petal, a subtle rose, for lighter tones and Dahlia, a deeper magenta rose, (pictured) for darker tones – These tints are creamy yet surprisingly sheer. I apply with a brush for a fabulous air-brushed look. The colors are universally flattering and the tints can be used on lips too! $20.00

5 – *Drugstore Pick* – in Pink Rose – A pigmented pale pink powder blush that blends into a natural rosy, flirty cheek. Use with a big blush brush for an even application, not the brush that accompanies the compact. $4.73

TIP: When applying a cream blush, you can do so with fingers or a blush brush (this gives it a more air-brushed effect). To make the shade pop even more, try layering a cream blush with a powder blush over it. Blush will stay put all day and your cheeks will smile with gratitude!


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