I wear minimal makeup to work…well at least my version of minimal which still includes a good coverage foundation, copious amounts of mascara and a wash of neutral cream shadow. I can skip the brow powder, the eyeshadow, the liner and, yes, even the lipstick (in favour of a tinted lip balm), but I can never skip blush. Nuh uh, not happening, Not unless I want to be constantly plagued by questions on my general health and apparent lack of sun exposure. Blush is essential. I’m not even talking about a “statement” cheek-I just need a soft wash of colour that will awake my complexion from the dregs of dreary and dull.
IT Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flushes are certainly up to the task! Bold cheek colours like Pretty in Peony don’t intimidate me because I know I can make them work. A duo fibre brush is an uber-pigmented powder’s nemesis of the best kind-it will pick up the perfect amount of product and blend it out to seamless perfection. Obviously the quality of the powder and how finely milled it is plays a critical role, and in that regard this blush certainly doesn’t disappoint.
The Vitality Cheek formula is pretty innovative as it is a cheek stain in powder form. Rich with anti-aging ingredients and vitamins it doesn’t settle in to fine lines or emphasize pores. This is an excellent choice of a cheek stain for combination to oily skins or for those who prefer matte foundations since creams and gels don’t cooperate as well. The longevity of this product can not be overemphasized! I think I have found my perfect summer-proof formula.
(unblended, light blending)
(unblended, well blended)