MAC Hushabye Sheertone Blush
My morning makeup routine is pretty monotonous. First, I manically apply my moisturizer; second, I clumsily apply eye shadow and mascara, and third, I finish off the look by slapping on some lip gloss. That literally takes three minutes to complete. Usually, I think I look good. Usually….
Lately, I’ve noticed that my visage is missing a little somethin’ somethin’. Although I am a brown sugar girl, my face lacked colour. I knew something was off when everyone at work was stupefied when I told them I actually wore makeup to work. They thought I was joking! Da-yum!
I asked my sister what I could do to oomph up my makeup regime and she quickly blurted, “You need some blush!” Okay, she’s told me that a million times before, but hearing it for the umpteenth time actually sunk into my head.
First off I must tell you that I’m not a fan of blush. I always think that a) it’s way too difficult to apply, and b) it makes the cheeks look abnormally red. But since I was interested in kicking up my look a notch, I was willing to try wearing blush.
My sister took me aside one night and quickly swept some blush on my cheeks and voila, my face looked radiant. It gave my face the healthiest glow. I took note of the blush that she used – MAC’s Hushabye Sheertone Blush and I went on a hunt to find it.
This little product is my new makeup obsession. I love that it wakes up my face and adds pizzazz to my skin. I was a little nervous applying it for the first time, but believe me, it’s practically foolproof. All you do is apply it to your cheeks and off you go. This short but sweet step has been happily added to my morning makeup routine.
Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Colour
I was pretty much content with the first blush my sister suggested, but she insisted that I try another one to see which one I liked better.
She handed me the littlest white tube, which contained a clear liquid gel. I squirted some on my finger and rubbed it into the apple of my cheeks. Honestly, I didn’t think that the gel would actually provide me with rosy cheeks, but after a few seconds, my cheeks took on a very natural glow. It wasn’t too red – it added the extra pop of colour that my face needed.
The “intuitive” nature of this product is that reacts to your skin’s chemistry and turns your cheeks to a very natural blush hue. So you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong shade – the blush reacts to your skin!
I liked the subtle appearance of this blush, and I would wear it if I didn’t want to wear lots of makeup. However, I would choose the MAC blush if I wanted to add more drama to my face.
A few weeks ago I swore I’d never buy blush, but testing and wearing these two products for the past month has made me a convert. I guess I have my sister to thank.