Drugstore Find: a blush that beautifies and brightens
Recently I have been having a love affair with L’Oreal Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Foundation and was excited to begin a new love affair with their latest offering, L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush.
L’Oreal is one of my favorite brands for makeup because they tend to improve my skin and instead of just masking problems, they enhance the good points. This latest cream blush from L’Oreal builds color while blending seamlessly and contains pink tourmaline pearls, a brightening mineral, which makes your cheekbones POP.
Seriously, use this, look in a mirror, and say “HELLO!” to your cheekbones. The end result is dewy, never cakey, and naturally gorgeous. L’Oreal’s Visible Lift Color Lift Blush comes in six natural looking shades and I tested out Rose Gold Lift, a rosy pink with golden shimmer.
L’Oreal Visible Lift Color Lift Blush ($12.95) is a cream blush that’s housed in a simple plastic compact with a golden base and a clear lid. It’s definitely the perfect size to squeeze into the smallest of purses.
Only downside: Where’s the mirror? While I can apply cream blush like a pro and don’t require a mirror, cream blush tends to require reapplication through the day and most people would look like they’d joined the circus without a mirror handy. Wah waaaaaah… *sad trombone*
• One of the most natural cream blushes I’ve ever used. If you are into the no-makeup look but require blush, this is for you. The color applies very sheer, so you can build up as much color as you prefer.
• Pink tourmaline pearls define cheekbones like nobody’s business.
• It pains me that the compact doesn’t contain a mirror. Like, it causes me physical pain.
• Staying power isn’t as great as I’d like. I have oilier skin, so I expect to reapply my cream blush at some point during the day, but this lasted only about 2 hours, leaving only a sparkle here and there.
Even with the minor cons, it goes without saying that loving cream blush the way I do, I need to collect all six shades of L’Oreal’s Color Lift Blush. We’re talking, I’m probably going to do a Target run later tonight. Remember, ladies, it’s only a problem if it interferes with your day-to-day life…
Readers – Have you tried the wonder that is L’Oreal’s new Visible Lift Color Lift Blush? Did you say “HELLO!” to your cheekbones?
Krista resides in the middle of nowhere with her bff/hubby, an obscenely big-eared dog, and a puppy that makes feral capuchins seem mellow. She has an irrational fear of ax murder, owns more than one machete for home defense/the zombie apocalypse, and goes to sleep serenaded by the sounds of the Chupagobbler, a mythical turkey beast that roams the woods around her house. She also has an obsessive love of Tom Selleck’s moustache that is, quite frankly, alarming.
photos: we heart this, swatches shown on NC 25/30 skintone
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