Rosy Cheeks

myglamm chisel it

Maybelline fit me deep coral

Essence silky touch blush autumn peach

makeup revolution iconic palette flush

rosy cheeks fotd

During the warmer months I like to keep things quite bronzed and glowy on the cheeks. Yes I buy into that golden goddess thing every damn year. But when the cooler months roll around I settle into a more pinched cheek affair; embracing my rouged apples and even adding a little pink blush to make them last even more. The upcoming months are just a handful of which when my ruddy flush is encouraged. So here’s my rosy cheek edit: all kinds of textures, all kinds of tones – it’s time to ramp up the rose…

The newest addition to my rose ranks comes from MyGlamm and it’s their Chisel It 3 in 1 Highlighter + Blush + Bronzer in Show Stopper. This is probably the most coral-like of the bunch so is a good starting point for those wishing to ease themselves in to more wintery cheek choices. When used it begins as a powder, but after a minute or so it settles down into a stain and does not budge. Work fast. You have been warned.

Otherwise there are two that I tend to reach for Maybelline’s Deep Coral and Essence’s Silky Touch Blush in Autumn Peach. Both are similar in texture – a little bit powdery and blend out uber easily to a matte finish – though the Maybelline offering is much cooler and paler in tone. As the two are pretty pigmented I tend to blend these on with my fingers, then go back in with my foundation brush to tone them down a tad and leave the finish seamless.

The most fool-proof of the bunch comes from Makeup Revolution (as worn in the picture above). Their blush in question is from the Iconic palette in Flush which is in fact a very pretty pink – no surprises there. The reason why this is a good place to start if you’re a rose wearing newbie is that the formula is so sheer it’s practically impossible to be heavy handed with it. No Amul Girl cheeks to be seen here. Just a healthy flush; this is the one for all your Indian roses out there…

*PR Sample