Holmes, Benefit just blasted your last reason to fear blush. Their newest boxed beauty, Sugarbomb ($28), is so sheer, so subtle, that even the most ‘fraidy cat blush newbie can safely climb aboard.
When swirled together, the four shimmery powders — two shades of peach, a plum and a rose — blend to create a sweetly subtle flush for cheeks.
Before and after
Here I’m wearing two layers applied and blended with a blush brush. While it’s unmistakably subtle, I like it a lot. In Sugarbomb I see a quick and user-friendly way to give a faint flush to cheeks.
Other stuff I like about it…
- It’s easy to apply and blend
- The box travels surprisingly well (the box seems to stay shut in my makeup bag, even though it doesn’t have any snaps or anything to hold the lid in place)
- Has a yummy herbal scent that kinda reminds me of Ricola cough drops (LOL!)
A few things to consider…
If you have lighter skin than I do and found Benefit’s Coralista to be too bright for you, Sugarbomb might rock your socks off. The sheer, delicate color should really compliment lighter skin.
If you’re a darker babe, well, Sugarbomb might not show up on you as easily as it does on gals with medium and light skin. I like it, but you might consider picking up a box of beautiful Dallas instead.
If you still decide to give it a go, try layering it on top of a more pigmented blush like MAC Dollymix. That should really make it POP! Or, use it as a highlighter with a brush blush, sweeping it on the tops of your cheek bones, down the bridge of your nose, on your chin and at the temples on your forehead for a J. Lo-inspired glow.
A faboo blush for subtle cheeks
Over the holidays I wasn’t in the mood to wear really bright blushes and reached for this practically every day — I like it *that* much! When I’m in the mood for mellow cheeks, Sugarbomb satisfies my sweet tooth (SIDE NOTE: I just started a New Year’s plan to eat healthier and, quite frankly, it sucks. I could really use a few scoops of Nutella right now!).
Like Benefit’s other boxed blushes, Sugarbomb’s not exactly priced for drugstores ($28), but I think it’s a fabulous choice for blush beginners and women who prefer quiet (shhh!) cheek looks. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
If you’re reading this, you made it through Monday intact!
Oy vey! Today just zipped by, didn’t it? What’s on your agenda tonight? I’m almost done making dinner (red beans and rice), but after eating I’ve got to spend some quality time with Tabs, El Hub and Season 2 of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (remember when Xander was skinny?) on Hulu, yay! 🙂
Hope you had a fantastic first Monday of 2010!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,