I can’t believe it’s already August… Can you? No! I refuse to accept it. I’m in a state of denial.
I’m not even going to entertain the possibility that summer could end until at least October.
Or late November.
I want to go straight from summer to Halloween, back to summer, and then wake up on Thanksgiving night, LOL! 🙂
Oh, well. Sooner or later, probably when it starts cooling off, I’m going to have to accept the inevitable…and somewhere along the way, I’m sure I’ll feel a hankering for rich, red fall lips.
To help me through this difficult time and ease the transition, I’ll turn to Hourglass Ambient Blush in Diffused Heat ($35).
Talk about your beautiful blushes, babe. It’s one of my favorites to wear with warm-toned and/or vintage pin-up red lipsticks like MAC Lady Danger.
I dunno… There’s something about the way this blush works with warmer yellow-based reds (and corals).
Orangey poppy mixes with warm pale gold in the marbled pattern, and blended together on cheeks, they look natural (see: no crazy clowns).
The long-running Unsung Heroes series features some of my favorite permanent collection products from a variety of bodacious beauty brands.
When I apply one layer, it looks like RyGos just chased me around my condo (because, obviously, he takes time out of his busy schedule to play hide and seek with me).
Noticeable, but not hella distracting, which is great when you don’t want your cheeks competing with your lips when you wear a bold red.
A second layer turns up the intensity to season finale cliffhanger levels. Even better, when I apply additional layers beyond one, I still don’t need to load up my brush because it doesn’t take a lot to fuel Diffused Heat’s fire.
Another thing about Diffused Heat? — you seriously can’t mess it up. I can pretty much grab any blush brush to apply and blend it (for these pics I used a MAC 109), and I never have any drama feathering out the edges.
On top of everything else, it’s also long-wearing (9-10 hours), so if you wanted to, you could spend all day long looking for carefully raked piles of autumn leaves to kick without having to break for a touchup.
Not that I ever do that… 🙂
You can find Diffused Heat burning things up at Hourglass counters, Sephora and also online.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,