Out of the whole blush category I think that blush stains are the hardest to master. Application can be disastrous with stained strips of color on your cheeks that look like look like an infection as oppose to a cute glow. So when Lupe from http://ahintofbeauty.blogspot.ca left me a comment asking for my suggestions on cheek stains I thought this is a blog worthy topic.
Essence Cheek Tint in Hello Summer
I have heard nothing but raves about this product. So when I saw it on sale for $1.00 I thought it would give it try. This plumy shade actually swatches more red then it appears in the tube. I must say this product is pretty darn pigmented, sets instantly and lasts forever. I know this because I was stuck with crazy red cheeks and fingers for a whole day and couldn’t get it off.
So here are some things to avoid:
- Products that are way too pigmented!
I find it easier to build up the right color intensity as oppose to taking it off because taking of a stain is not an easy task. I great product for this is the Tarte Cheek Stains, because they allow you to build up just the right amount of color. My personal favorite is Blushing Bride!
- Take your skin into consideration
If you have dry skin like me you will notice stains set instantly making impossible to blend. So if you have dryer skin type like myself I always opt for a cream like stain like Becca’s Crème Blush’s.
On the other hand if you have more oily skin I would recommend a more liquid based product like Benefits Benetint. The oils in your skin will help these products blend in as where cream products might not set.
Finally my last but most important tip is…
- Try the product out before purchasing.
To avoid catastrophes try out the product in the store! I like to try stains by working them into the back of my hand so that I can feel the texture and see how long before this product sets. Not only should you try it on but you should take it off too! If it doesn’t budge with hardcore scrubbing it’s too unforgiving and you should steer clear of.
Well that’s all for today.
I hope that helps some of you!
Hope you all have an excellent weekend and a glamorous Friday night.
Thanks for reading.