When Maybelline’s advertising directors decided to describe their new blush as as the freshest flush ever and a revolutionary gel formula that provides a new bouncy texture, they could not have been more spot on.
Before I review, let me tell you a little story. As a beaming senior visiting prospective schools, I took route to visit Baldwin-Wallace. Baldwin-Wallace, a small school, is located in Northern Ohio and was one of the 2,347 (I may be rounding up, slightly) schools I had the privilege to receive a tour. The only thing I remember about my time there is my tour guide, a very bubbly junior with the most perfect pink blush. It was already cold and snowy there, and she was bundled up in her Uggs and scarf. Interjection: I’m realizing, now, how creepy it is that I probably stared at her flawless rosey blush for the entire expanse of the tour, but she looked like she had just walked out of a Lifetime Christmas Movie with the most magical, winter makeup. Since that day, I have explored many blushes trying to achieve the same look on the apples of my cheeks. I am proud to say that I have to look no further!
I picked up a darling blush in Freshest Pink (05), yesterday for about $7.00 at Walmart. In order to apply the blush, take your thumb, press down onto the blush pad, and gather enough product to swipe on the apples of your cheeks. If you are looking for a deeper color, the blush intensifies nicely when you layer the product. When I first tried it, the freshest pink appeared sheer at first, but once I applied the second layer a nice rosiness had developed.
I am very particular about my facial products because I quickly break out. Texture, perfume, and the percentage of humidity (I swear!) can affect my skin, but this blush was a dream to put on and I have not experienced any negatives! Even though the blush is a cream, as soon as you put it on it transforms into a powder and lasts all day! There you have it! The creme de la creme of blushes. I will admit, $7.00 is a bit steeper than what I usually pay for such a small amount of makeup, but when you find something you love AND works, its justifiable, right?
So lovelies, do you have any insights? What beautiful blushes are you drawn to?