Monday, June 9, 2014

Get Peachy Cheek

One of my favourite colours to wear when it gets warmer is peach.  I love everything yellow, but since that would just blend into my skin, I go for yellow-based pinks.  I've got all your bases covered -- a true matte orange, a peach, a coral and a pink shimmer.

Ben Nye Orange Pop:  This is not for the faint of heart.  This is a heavily pigmented, matte orange that looks crazy in the pan and is crazy beautiful on the skin.  I layer it under bronzer for a freshly sun-kissed look and it pulls a little red on me, but on a paler skin, this stays a true orange.  For best results, use a brush that's not too dense -- I use a fan brush like the MAC 184 or my Suqqu cheek brush.

Benefit Coralista: This peachy, shimmery slice of heaven is the newest in my rotation.  It's very pastel on my olive skintone, but it brightens like no other blush I own.  The medium shimmer adds an incredible glow to the skin; I use this on days that I feel tired or dull and it hides all my secrets.

Tarte Tipsy: This uber bright coral is my go-to when I want to look very summery.  It's not at all a natural-looking flush, so be prepared to wear with a full face.  At the very least, you'll need a lip colour to keep you from looking washed out.  I like to wear mine with glossy, neutral lip and a metallic, gold eye.

NARS Orgasm: This cult colour isn't one I regularly reach for (I usually turn to its less red-toned sister, The Balm Hot Mama), but there usually comes a time mid-summer where my skin gets dark enough that I finally get the hype; the gold shimmer in this pink blush really is beautiful. My favourite way to wear this is with a thick line of smudgy black kohl liner -- it's my I woke up like 'dis look.

12 comments:

  1. Tipsy! I forget about that one. Time to pull it out! That Ben Nye one looks amazing. I need to look at their stuff some day.

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    1. Yes! There's a couple of makeup artist brands I'm really interested in. The texture on this one is really lovely as well, and it's not expensive at all!

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  2. Love the image you put together - so purdy. I only have Coralista of these, and it's awesome. You're right, so good at adding a natural but awesome glow and making me feel like superwoman.

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    1. Thanks Natalie! I wear Coralista SO often, and I'm not even a little sick of it. :-)

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  3. I love love love Ben Nye products! They are so pigmented and have great staying power. But you're right, not for the faint of heart.

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  4. Oh mah werd, where do you get Ben Nye in Canada? THAT BLUSH...I WILL ACCEPT THE CHALLENGE. Tipsy has been on my to-buy list for the longest time, but my 'pretty fund' is currently severely depleted, so that will have to wait.

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    1. I used to get it at R Hiscott's, but Complections has Ben Nye!

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  5. I do love a peachy blush, I need to check out the Ben Nye colour range as though its not a highly covered brand when I do read reviews they are always good
    x

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  6. i love the little swatch hearts. so cute!

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    1. Thanks! I obsessed for so long about getting them (relativeely?) even haha

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