Tuesday, June 29, 2010
What it is: Hard Candy‘s Blush Crush, in Honeymoon. (It also comes in Bombshell, a medium-deep bronze, Pin Up, a luminizer, and Living Doll, a great bright pink.)
Everything you need to know: It is great and you need it.
No, seriously, that’s all you need to know. Stop making that face at me!
The shade: Honeymoon is a gorgeous light peach with violet veining. The veining doesn’t much affect the shade, but it does look divine in the pan! She’s not unusually pigmented or unusually sheer as far as baked blushers go: you won’t get NARS-esque pigment out of her, but you can definitely use– wait, why has this blusher suddenly become female?
Anyhow, you can certainly use this on its own. For a pale-skinned gal like myself, it’s perfect for a light, fresh, peachy cheek colour. For someone medium toned, it would look amazing for some sheer, subtle luminosity. And for someone much darker, it would make a gorgeous hilight!
The product: This Blush Crush wears through the entire day, for me — I need a bit of a refresher for the evening, but once this is buffed in at seven o’clock after breakfast, I’m fine until five for dinner! What really takes the cake is the incredibly fine shimmer particles. Not only do they make Honeymoon breathtaking in the pan, they create that much-lusted-after “glow” that everyone so loves. “Which means what, exactly?” you ask? Well: it means that you won’t look like a greasy disco ball, which is not in the least bit attractive.
Not even from the point of view of a disco ball.
The verdict? I know these are hard to come across outside of the US, so: my dear American girls, if you haven’t tried a Blush Crush — try one STAT! And for the rest of you? I say we plan a trip to the US together so we can stock up on these, because Honeymoon is sixteen levels of completely awesome.
To put this into perspective, I haven’t ever found a blusher with this much luminosity and/or peachiness that I’ve loved the way I love Honeymoon. She’s incredible!
(And no, they’re not paying me to say that.)
(They’re also not paying me not to say that, though, which is good. Because then I’d say it anyways and they’d be angry. And they might take her away! Oh my god, please don’t take her away!)