I keep a running mental list of makeup that looks really, really natural because 1) I still hold out hope that one day my tomboy friend Cindy will see the light and ask me to do a makeover on her (DARE TO DREAM), and I know that unless whatever I do looks really natural she’ll completely freak out; and 2) I occasionally run into peeps who ask for product recs for “no makeup” makeup looks.
The new Freedom System Fusion Blush & Illuminator in #204 by Inglot just joined that list. For $10.40 you get a medium pinkish beige with a matte finish and a lighter pinkish beige illuminator/highlighter. Both add subtle color and can be used to contour the face without the finished product looking too “done.”
For me this is a weekend blush — something to wear on bare skin or a little tinted moisturizer. I pop a layer of the matte on the apples of my cheeks and a smidgen of the illuminator on my upper cheekbones, and it’s off to brunch and/or errands.
#204 is one of four new Fusion Blushes ($10.40 each, Freedom System Blush Palette sold separately for $8), so if pinkish beige isn’t your thing there’s also…
- #201 — an intense blue-based fuchsia pink paired with a muted illuminating pastel pink
- #202 — a rosy blush with a highlighting pink
- #203 — a rusty apricot with a frosted soft peach highlighter
The new Inglot Fusion Blushes are available now online and coming to Inglot counters, boutiques and select Macy’s stores January 2014.