With so many starring roles in big budget blockbuster movies coming out this summer, Tabs has practically been living on the red carpets for weeks, which has meant that I’ve barely had 10 minutes to breathe, eat or blend out my blush.
Problem is, someone’s gotta field the phone calls from reporters inquiring about Tabs. “Is he seeing anyone?” “How much fur does he show in Magic Mike, and did he waive his nudity clause?”
Still, busy or not, even though I’ve been totally swamped doing tasks for Tabs, I will not leave the house without at least a little blush on my cheeks. No way, no how. That, my dear Tabs, is non-negotiable.
When I’m having one of those completely cray days, I like sheer blushes that are easy to apply, like the pinkish beige Simply Vera Vera Wang Illuminating Powder Blush in 315 ($19.50). It’s one of six Powder Blushes in Vera’s new makeup line now available at Kohl’s.
No need to pinch my cheeks when I’ve got 315 around. I just pop a little on my cheeks using the “bounce technique” and a blush brush. Very little blending required. I can be out the door at a moment’s meow.
Illuminating Powder Blush in 315, $19.50
Swatches from the left: Transforming Shadow Duo in 402, Transforming Shadow Duo in 404, Illuminating Powder Blush in 315, Smoothing Lipcolors in 702, Smoothing Lipcolors in 709 and Smooth Shine Lip Gloss in 806
Better yet, 10-12 hours later, it’s still going strong.
I just wish it seemed a little more unique…and pushed the envelope downward in terms of price.
I feel like I can get a similar look for less without having to go very far, even if we’re talking about MAC. MAC Powder Blush in Blushbaby comes to mind.
Sure, Vera includes a brush — albeit not the greatest brush in the world — but even so, I think there’s a little room for improvement here in terms of value. From MAC, you get 0.21 ounces of blush per pan; here, you get one third less product (0.13 ounces) for almost the same price ($19.50).
PRICE: $19.50 each
AVAILABILITY: Available now exclusively at Kohl’s stores and kohls.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,