I haven’t been on a first date in years, but in the event that time travel becomes a reality and El Hub and I get the chance to have ours all over again, I’m adding Laura Mercier’s CrÃ¨me Cheek Colour in Innocent Peach ($22) to my “Best Blushes to Wear on a First Date” list.
Sweet and Breezy are this blush’s middle names (yep, it has two of them). It’s a creamy peach blush fit for a sunny Saturday afternoon — perfect for coffee and chocolate croissants at the farmers’ market with your crush.
Swipe and blend a couple layers on the apples of your cheeks, add your favorite mascara, juicy lipgloss, skinny jeans, a tank top and some Chucks (maybe leaving your hair in a messy bun), and that boy (or girl) won’t stand a chance.
And have I mentioned how easy it is to apply? Shoot, a gal could probably do it hanging upside down from monkey bars…which is basically my nightmare scenario.
SIDE NOTE: Once when I was a kid, I did fall from some monkey bars while I was hanging upside down… Honestly, I can’t really recommend it.
I’ve been wearing Innocent Peach on bare skin and atop foundation, and I love the way it looks both ways.
It starts to fade after about six hours on me, so if you like bright cheeks, you may want to reapply about halfway through the day. Still, for a cream blush, I think the wear time’s pretty impressive.
If you’ve had a lifelong fear of blushes, Innocent Peach could be the gateway shade you’ve been looking for all your life.
As far as packaging, though, there could be one problem… Mine refuses to snap shut. I’m not sure if this one’s just an exception, but since this is a cream blush, it’s just a matter of time before it dries out. Hopefully, it’s not a common issue, but you may want to hang on to your receipt, just in case.
PRICE: $22 (limited edition, but there are four other permanent shades)
AVAILABILITY: Available now at Laura Mercier counters and also online
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Everywhere I turn…
Tabs is evidently very proud of his because he shows it to me constantly. It’s everywhere I turn, like BAM!
I’m guessing it’s some kind of unspoken kitty dominance thing, but it gets a little annoying sometimes when I’m trying to type and there’s a cat’s butt on my arm.
I guess it’s better than scratching the side of the bed at 5 in the morning (yay for water bottles!), which he hasn’t been doing as much lately.
In other news, we’re almost over the hump, and you’re doing a great job. Today was kind of a long one for me, but now I’m about to relax on the couch and watch the new episode of Justified.
How about you? What are you up to tonight?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,