Words. I don’t got ‘em. I spent the day trying to come up with questions for the trivia challenge I’m spearheading at the office next week for our National Public Service Week (yeah…I KNOW), and my brain is a bit mushy today. Also, I really need to start writing posts earlier – a nightowl I’m not, and I do my best thinking before 8pm. Bugger.
Anyway – I’ve been meaning to show you the blush I snagged back in March, and now finally it’s time! LORAC’s Pro Powder Cheek Stains ($26CAD) are long-wearing, paraben & fragrance-free blush that are infused with skin-loving ingredients and impart a beautiful glow to the skin. I first saw these on Tracy’s blog, and of course having a blush addition like everyone else, decided I MUST own one. I had a friend pick the shade Coral Crush up for me when she was in the States – the color is a pretty coral pink with golden shimmer; a fairly standard shade across a lot of brands, but quite lovely nonetheless (I didn’t do comparison swatches but the shade is similar to theBalm’s Hot Mama (which is less pigmented) and probably shades like NARS Orgasm, which I don’t own for comparison).
The pigmentation on these is supposed to be pretty intense, and I suspect a lighter touch would be prudent for fairer skin than mine. On me, I can apply it fairly easily (though not with abandon) and it does show up beautifully on my skin. The radiant, healthy glow is nothing short of fantastic, especially in sunlight. As you’ll see below, it really is more of a luminescence versus glitter/shimmer – so you can feel comfortable wearing it in sunlight and not feeling terribly obvious. I find the length of wear very good, though not necessarily oodles better than many of the other blush I own – I get through a work day without requiring a touch up, which is fairly standard for me as a whole.
Strangely enough, though I love this shade in theory and in photos, I don’t wear it that often. However, looking at these swatches, I’m reminded of how pretty it is and how I need to start wearing it more! I used it for a couple weeks straight when I first got my hands on it, but stopped after a bit – and now my heart belongs to another (NARS BDC…I really need to stop talking about this blush and post on it already, no?). Though its nothing terribly unique, the reason this kind of shade keeps being reincarnated is because it’s so darn pretty! Certainly one that everyone should have on hand – it’s really versatile.
Do you own a shade like this? How much love does it get from you?