You guys have heard me say more than once that thanks to the blogworld and youtube, I've been introduced to so many beauty products. Well, one product I didn't own until last week... was... BLUSH!
So last month, when I was in Boston, I had taken a group photo, and I commented to Ping that I looked really pale and washed out in it. So she said that I just need to wear blush, and a non-nude lipstick (she worked at Bobbi Brown for years so she is a good person to ask makeup advice!). And, lately I've been seeing some blogs and makeup vids showing blushes. Well... wouldn't you know it.. the very next day I got a package in the mail from one of my lovely new blogger pals ~ Saline! She sent me some BB creams that didn't work out for her, and she threw in 2 N.Y.C. glosses and an N.Y.C. BLUSH!!! Gaaah she's so sweet! As are so many of you ladies that I've met and gotten to know via blogger! I know a lot of people think girls are all catty and drama and shit talkers... well I think otherwise. Actions speak louder than words, and these girls' actions have spoken loud and clear to me!! I have received several other sweet gifts.. but I'm saving those for a post all their own :)
Ok ok, on to the blush! Saline sent me a limited edition blush in "Big Apple Blush". I'd never used a blush before, and I didn't know they came in creme form! But, I had watched a youtube video a week before showing these exact same blushes (just dif colors), and she used a brush to apply. So, I took my MAC hello kitty blush brush, swirled one time on top of the stick, and gently circled it on to (what I thought was) the apple of my cheek. I don't think I got it quite right yet, but practice makes perfect!
Here is the blush, and some shots of it applied:
Verdict: I loooooove it! And highly recommend! Girls ~ I am being totally honest when I say a leetle bit goes a looong way!! Seriously, just swirl on the blush stick once, and lightly. Even under a light, the camera picked up the color! This creme stick is gonna last me years at this rate! Under better lighting at work, my eyes were drawn to my reflection ~ I looked alive and happy! Strange things to say, but normally I'm so pale that it makes me look kinda sickly/lifeless (just ask my dad.. he asks me if I'm sick ALL the time >.<>
Since I was so happy with that one, I've been eager to get more! And my dear sister hunted them down for me at CVS in Oakland! We don't have any in SF :( Walgreens here sells NYC, but NOT the blush sticks! They are somewhere around $2.99-3.99 a stick. If you already have blushes, I'm sure you're happy with the ones you've got. But, if you're like me, and you never even considered buying one cuz you thought you would never need it, I think you should consider getting one! Stop by a makeup counter, and ask them to apply some blush on you! Then, go home and inspect it, or go outside and look in a compact. The lighting at makeup counters is terrible in my opinion, and it doesn't really show you how you'll look on a normal basis because their lighting is so ... manipulated if you know what I mean...
I would love to hear from you what blushes you use, and which brands? The one that I hear the most often is Nars brand blushes. Perhaps one day when I'm feeling like a baller I'll purchase one ;)