I haven’t used powder blushes in a while. I just find that the following types of blush stay on my skin much better. Especially on days that I work out, or just plain have a long day. And in the summer, I sweat — walking the dog, running errands, working around the house. So I love that I’ve found a few types of blush that can last with me through a long summer day.
This liquid blush is really creamy. It’s a baby pink, but I think it goes a little on the warm coral side of baby pink. It’s a great formula if you like a dewey look. You can apply it just with your fingers, or squeeze it on the back of your hand and apply with a dry or damp beauty blender.
This product is a cult favorite for a reason — because it’s awesome. If you’ve never tried NARS products in the color Orgasm you are missing out. I especially like this color for spring and summer because it’s a warm pink with a golden shimmer. I’m not huge into shimmers but this product has just enough.
The creamy formula is easy to blend, and you can use it on your cheeks, eyes, and lips. I mostly use it on my cheeks, sometimes on my eyes. You can layer a powder blush over it if you want, but I typically don’t. I do however add the NARS Illuminator I’m obsessed with just above it on my cheeks and around my brow bone. Both being warm products they work well together and are definitely my summer go-to products when I want a warm dewey look.
I can honestly tell you that I’ve worn Benetint just about as long as I can remember. Probably since high school, if not definitely since college. I’ve converted many of my friends.
I love Benefit’s Benetint for so many reasons. It’s super easy, it lasts all day, and it looks really natural. You do need to practice putting it on to get it just right. It’s a cheek and lip stain although I never use it for my lips (doesn’t taste great), but for a natural flushed look on your cheeks, it’s perfect. It’s super easy to travel with, and they even make a smaller travel size, which is a great option if you want to test it out.
The trick to applying these stains is to put it directly on your cheek from the applicator brush and blend into the skin immediately. You don’t want it to “stain” your skin in streaks! The ChaCha color especially needs to be blended immediately. You will also want to wash your fingers right afterward or they will stay stained as well.
The ChaCha color is a great coral for summer, but it’s really strong so you don’t need much of it. Start with one dot and blend, wait a few seconds for it to sink in before you add more. Slowly layer to get the perfect amount for you!
Photos by Emma Weiss
This post was NOT sponsored. The Benefit Dandelion blush was given to me a long time ago, the other products I’ve bought and rebought myself for years.