Close your eyes, and imagine your favorite, coziest, most comfortable sweatshirt. How warm and soft it feels…
Now, you step out of the shower. Ooh! — the tiles are cold, and you reach over and grab your glorious sweatshirt, then pull it on over your head. Then you put your arms through the sleeves.
Ah… So soft and snuggly.
OK, basically, these powder blushes feel like that! 🙂
My goodness, they’re soft.
(How soft are they?)
Well, if you, like me, have clumsy Shrek hands early in the morning and you attempt to open one of these, try not to accidentally jab it with a nail, because you’ll probably take out a huge divot. That’s how incredibly creamy and soft they are.
According to Neutrogena, they have a gel base, which is supposed to make the application smoother.
It does. They’re extremely easy to blend, and kind of like the Clinique Cheek Pops in how they skate across the skin. It’s like surfing when the water’s glassy; they just glide… I usually apply a layer or two on the apples of my cheeks, and then do a couple swipes to erase the edges.
This particular line of blushes is pretty new, and there are five shades. Neutrogena is better known for their skin and body care products, but they also make some good makeup (like these). Generally, I think the brand’s blushes and bronzers are great.
Because the brand is all about natural-looking makeup, all of the colors have that vibe. “Who me? No, I’m not wearing any makeup. I just went outside for a brisk walk.” 🙂
I really like wearing these. I mostly use 40 Bronze as a bronzer, and then I’ll jump between neutral pink 20 Vibrant, coral pink 30 Flushed and light golden pink 10 Rosy as blushes.
The last shade, pinkish beige 50 Luminous, is a little light for my tan skin, so sometimes I’ll use it as a highlighter.
Strangely, even when I’m feeling under the weather (like I felt earlier this week), when I use these, I feel like I look healthy.
Also in the plus column: these last an incredibly long time. I can put one of them on in the morning at 8 o’clock and still see it on my cheeks after feeding Tabs at the end of the day. That’s pretty great, especially considering that each one only costs $8.49.
If you’re interested, you can find all five shades online now and at most drugstores.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,