Spring has finally come to our frosty, snow covered, wind lashed corner of Europe! This year's winter was particularly bad, as it started in October and lasted... well, until now. Enough of greyish slush and freezing toes!
I was craving spring weather so much that I hauled some bright colored blushers. Even swatching them for you on my hand today made me feel a little warmer inside (it's not only me, is it?).
So here are my picks for the season, from the least intense but most shimmery to the most pigmented with satin finish:
1. Milani Luminous
Beautiful, light peachy coral with golden shimmer (no glitter!). It's reknown for being a very affordable dupe for Nars Orgasm; I can't compare because I don't have the latter in my collection, but this shade certainly satisfies my sparkly peach cravings. It looks very subtle on my palest of pale skin tone, so I feel it might work more like a highlighter if you're darker. The texture is very smooth and applies very evenly.
2. Benefit Coralista
As this year's spring/summer trends haven't changed that much since last year, I caved in and got this beautiful coral blusher with fine silverish glimmer. It's a deeper, warmer shade than Luminous and would look amazing on tanned skin, but it's also very pretty on lighter skin tones like mine at the moment. It gives the illusion of healthy, glowing skin and the color is bright enough to perk the whole face up. It has already become my everyday staple!
3. Bourjois Rouge Corail no. 51
I have to admit I don't even know if Bourjois still carries this shade since I snatched it from my mum a looong time ago. It's a warm pink (looks orange in the swatch, but it's not!) with a satin finish, and because it's such a bright, highly pigmented shade, you only need the tiniest bit on your brush. It works great with my pinkish skintone, when blended out looks very similar to how I blush naturally, plus it's the most long lasting of the three. It has this sort of vintage, powdery smell which I happen to like, and comes with a dinky brush and a mirror in the lid for touch-ups.
What are your favorite spring/summer cheek products?