Monday, June 9, 2014
Get Peachy Cheek
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.