it’s officially summer so i’m making seasonal changes to my makeup bag to welcome in the warmer weather and, more importantly, to fully embrace dewy. i tend to put away the powder blushes this time of year because they just don’t play nicely with virginia humidity and they can look a little heavy. you would think that selecting a cream or gel blush would be an easy solution, but since formulas vary so much you really have to be careful or you can still end up with something too thick or too matte for the season.
topshop is making all of my summertime cream blush dreams come true with their glow stick in spotlight. the color is spot-on (is anyone else obsessed with all things coral this season?) and will absolutely flatter more than just fair skin tones. the chubby stick twists up and the lightweight gel-like formula goes onto cheeks without the need for a lot of blending. i have been applying it with this stippling brush as opposed to drawing directly on my skin (a trick i learned from this video featuring meg biram and claire ashley) and the color goes on so silky and natural – no fingers needed. it lasts all day without fading, even on the sweatiest days, and as it wears, the slightest bit of pearly shimmer (not glitter) catches light, giving my cheeks that perfect healthy glow.
i don’t think i’ve committed this quickly to a product in a long time. i love what a piece of cake it is to use and how the effects are instant: a light rosy flush that’s golden, glowy and build able.
so, bring on that summer swelter – because my cheeks are totally ready.