3 things I brought home with me from Kauai…
- Angry red mosquito bites. OMG! SO ITCHY! The skeeters came out in force whenever the trade winds subsided.
- A tan, despite regularly slathering myself with SPF 55.
- A pair of skinny jeans that had previously fit me better before the trip…
Yeah, I may have gone a little overboard with the french fries. And the shave ice. And the ice cream. And the —
Whatev! I was on vacation.
But now that I’m back, I want to get fit, like this blush by Maybelline.
It’s called Fit Me Blush in Light Rose… Get it? Fit Me? Fit?
Sorry! Weak pun. I’m still a little jet-lagged.
Every time I see the word “Fit” on this sheer matte neutral pink blush’s cover it reminds me that I should probably go for a run to start working off all of those bowls of saimin I had (it’s a noodle soup like ramen, only taken to the next level with lots of delicious toppings).
Along with acting as a gentle reminder to get my butt moving, the blush also leaves my cheeks with the same soft pink post-workout flush I get after sprinting through the finish of a 30-minute treadmill sesh…except without the heavy breathing and perspiration.
By comparison, it’s effortless.
When all I want is a basic pink flush — something that won’t compete with my eye or lip makeup — Light Rose hits the spot.
Like Maybellinne’s other Fit Me Blushes, it’s very sheer, so if you grab it expecting NARS-caliber color, you might be disappointed. I really have to build it up in layers to see the color clearly on my skin.
For these pics, I applied four and had to touch up every 5-6 hours. That might sound like a lot of work, I know, but because the color is so sheer, I barely have to spend any time blending and buffing out the edges. I don’t mind the effort because I like the natural way it looks and that it costs a penny less than $5.
Oh, and shout-out to pale gal pals — y’all should be able to rock Light Rose without fear of it looking contrast-y on your skin.
A basic matte light pink blush that costs less than a fancy coffee? Might be something to consider the next time you’re bopping around a drugstore or Ulta.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores, Ulta and online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: B+ (effortless and easy, but it may be too sheer for some)
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,