Monday, May 2, 2016
I never used to pay that much attention to blush. I had naturally rosy cheeks, and because I didn't wear foundation for a long time, I never really felt the need to add more color. But, age and makeup have leached the color from my cheeks, and lately I can't get enough of the different colors and kinds of things I can put on my chubby cheeks. Highlighters, blush, bronzers, I want to try them all. I've got swatches of a few of my most recent acquisitions to share with you today!
I was a fan of Gwen Stefani's from her No Doubt days, and ended up picking up her eyeshadow palette and a few lipsticks from her Urban Decay collaboration, but I waffled on getting the blush palette. Then, it went on sale, and I snatched it up!
Of course, the packaging is gorgeous. When you look at the 6 pans inside, they are deceptively unimpressive, though.
But, look at that hidden shimmer in Easy, Angel, and especially OC! That's peach in the pan, but pink in the light!
I do like this NYX Strobe of Genius palette, though! They added some neat tones to the highlight shades - there's some gold and pink, and look at that lavender! Such a range of shimmery shades to play with.
I love a duochrome, and these two Aftersglow 8-hr highlighters in Aura and Fireball have some fun shifts! Aura is an icy pink with a lavender shift, and Fireball is tangerine with a pink shift. I can wear both as a combo blush/highlight, especially Fireball.
I am all about the shimmer these days! I want to glow from my cheekbones to my ankle bones. What are some of your favorite blush/highlight/bronzers these days?