Lately I have been loving the look of matching lip and cheek color! I just feel girlier sporting this look
for some reason...? It sounds a little silly when I say it out loud, but ha! oh well, it's the truth!
When the weather starts to warm up I opt to switch my blush to a creme formula so that I get a slightly dewey finish that says, 'I do declare...I'm just a little flush from this heat!' [swooning and fanning happens here]
And while there are some other products out there that claim to be for both CHEEKS & LIPS, I always find that the formula is better suited for just one area, and doesn't perform equally on both parts of the face. That always leaves me a little disappointed.
Then this happened: The Balm- How 'Bout Them Apples Cheek & Lip Palette
I don't know how, but the formula is perfect for both CHEEKS & LIPS! Finally, someone figured it out. The blush consistency is really pigmented, spreads nicely and stays on all day. I apply it with a stipple brush so I am not too heavy handed, especially on the more pigmented tones like 'cobbler' and 'pie'.
Then using my finger, I apply the same tone to the lips and it goes on creamy and smooth in a satin/matte finish. It stains the lips fairly well, so you may need a touch up after a few hours, but I find that adding a gloss later in the day brings the original pigment back to life.
It is seriously so good! I love the variety in the 6 colors too- you get the palest of peaches all the way to a cherry red & a warm carmel. I've had them on rotation since I got this palette, and I see no end in sight! (the muscular cowboys that accompany each color aren't bad to look at either ;)
Which color is the apple of your eye?
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Love to your glowing faces-