Ah, my Halcyon Days…
And I still get the same thrill from it whenever I see it on my cheeks, which is really something else when you think about it. I mean, if after four years, you’re still excited by a shimmery golden coral powder blush — one among countless other shimmery golden coral blushes on the market — you know it has to be a gem.
Damselfly’s lovely luminous finish still looks natural, and it takes it from casual Facebook friend to “in a relationship” status. Before the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes, there was Damselfly, and its appearance was a straight-up revelation.
Its understated sheen makes cheeks glow without glistening, and it’s unmistakeable in pics and in person. I don’t know how Damselfly does what it does, but it usually steals the show whenever I wear it. Even in posts about — oh, I dunno — bright coral glosses or matte reds or out-of-this world nude lipsticks (all of which look amazing with Damselfly, by the way), I get different versions of the same question: “What are you wearing on your cheeks?”
It’s BECCA Damselfly, my friend. BECCA Damselfly. 🙂
Other things I’m wearing in this look…
Eyes — Tom Ford Cream and Powder Eye Color in Naked Bronze
Lips — BECCA Beach Tint Lip Shimmer Soufflé in Papaya/Topaz
Lashes — Chanel and Estee Lauder
Brows — MAC and Bobbi Brown Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch-Up
Liner — BECCA
Shirt — LOFT
With Memorial Day behind us (the unofficial start of summer), now is a great time to get to know BECCA Damselfly (if you don’t know her already). Probably the best time, I’d venture to say, because of what Damselfly can do for bronzed skin.
A warm orangey coral with a hint of red, it looks breathtaking on cheeks with a tan — relaxed, healthy, beachy and very BECCA.
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And performance-wise, it’s totally on point, with a nine-hour wear time and a smooth, easy-to-blend formula that behaves well on different skin types. My cheeks bounce back and forth between oily and dry, but Damselfly always blankets them with smooth coverage. There’s never any patchiness at all.
With Damselfly, using a light touch is crucial. It’s packed with pigment, so it can be very easy to apply more than you originally intended the first few times you take it for a spin.
If this happens, don’t worry. If you have a foundation brush nearby (perhaps one you used earlier to apply your base, and thus it already has some product on it), lightly dab it on top of Damselfly and along the edges to tone down the color.
You will not have to try hard to look fabulous in this blush. The formula is flawless, and the color and finish are extremely flattering, especially on warm, bronzy summertime tans. Damselfly is the kind of blush you’re liable to love for years.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,