The only powders I will put on my face are “Well Rested” by Bare Minerals and my powdered eyeshadows. In the summer when my face gets a bit dewy (which is fancy talk for sweaty), I’ll add a powdered bronzer—very, very lightly. That’s it.
Wait. That’s not it. I make exception for Laura Geller’s Baked products. In case you hadn’t read what I wrote about her products here’s a revisit: Laura Geller Are You Effing Kidding Me? You Made a Foundation that’s amazing AF!!
My warm-weather foundation. It’s amazeballs!
I’ve written a gazillion times of my love for Well-Rested. It’s a product I automatically purchase when I’m running low because it is a great eye brightener and even though it’s a powder, the wrinkles don’t show up.
My beloved Well-Rested. Which reminds me–I need to buy more!
Everything else is a cream-based product. Especially my blush. And let me tell you something. It isn’t easy to find a decent cream blush. Some are too sparkly. Some don’t glide on that great. Some aren’t pigmented. And some fade after an hour or so.
When I was younger—even back into my early to mid-fifties, I was able to get away with a powder blush but once I hit my late fifties—nope! My skin just got too dry and the powder blushes just didn’t look right.
I’ve written about this in past blog posts and the blushes I now use are creams but I’m reaching the bottom of the barrel with my Nars Multiples Stick and my Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas.
Nars Multiple in Riviera on the left. Charlotte Tilbury Beach Stick in Las Salinas on the right. I love both of these and they apply wonderfully for the mature skin!
I’ve also hit pan on my Stila cream blush Sweet Pea which is my favorite and I’ll not be repurchasing because it’s been discontinued. It isn’t even available on the Stila website.
I know–it’s a mess but I’ll continue to use this until I can’t use no more!!!!
So off I went in search of another cream blush. And I found a great one that I’m gonna tell you about.
MAC Cosmetics. You know that I’ve been obsessed with the eye shadow palettes that you can “create”. Well, the same can be done with blush.
I can’t say enough about these great eye shadow palettes that I’ve created. They are getting a lot of use from me!
I went back to the MAC store at the King of Prussia Mall and checked out the cream blushes. I created a little palette of a blush and a contour. Trust me, I don’t need another contour, but I figured this could be decent for travel.
Yet, another palette I’ve created. This is my cheek palette! On top, Dusk Taupe that I’m using for a contour. On the bottom, Pink Shock, a shockingly beautiful cream blush!
The blush, Pink Shock, certainly does look shockingly pink when you first look at it. But it goes on to add a pretty flush.
Another plus is that the product stays put in the palette. It does’t move around. Notice the nick in the contour. My nails. I swear I can’t keep anything looking nice!
To apply, I gently pat, in a stippling motion, actually my eco blush brush and then very lightly pat on my upper cheekbone. This blush has a great texture because it isn’t overly creamy. And—it stays put. All day.
I think I paid under five bucks for the brush by Eco. It’s a great brush for applying blush!
The color lends itself well for a nice bit of brightness. And blends in beautifully.
The contour—I used it today and applied with my finger then blended with a spoon brush. I like it a lot and think it’ll serve me well. The color is a very cool taupe, which works well with my fair coloring.
But back to the blush. The price was $14 each for the blush and the contour. The palette, with the inserts to hold the blushes was $10. So, for the price of $38, the duo cost less than the Charlotte Tilbury Las Salinas Beach Stick which costs $45 and the Nars Multiple which costs $39. The Stila Cream blushes are $25 each and you get around the same amount of product as the MAC refill.
I think for the cost; the MAC cream blush refill is a great price and you have many shades to choose from.
Here’s what the blush looks like on me and in different lighting.
I’ve got the blush on! See–it isn’t as bright as you would think!
And in car lighting! I’m happy to be going to work!!!
So that’s it for today! Let me know what you think if you are a user of blush. Honestly, the cream blushes are incredibly mature skin friendly. I highly recommend the MAC products and I’m telling you, I can’t wear MAC foundation because none of their shades work for me, but the other products are great!
I highly recommend this MAC cream blush. It’s really great for mature skin!
Today was a lovely day. I got a great deal of work done and I’m just enjoying my job! I was listening to Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” on my ride home and it made me think about the fact that all our days are quite lovely. Don’t you agree?