It’s a fact that blush is one of the most difficult things for women to apply. Lipstick? No problem. Eye liner? Got it. (thanks YouTube!) Even foundation has become a no-briner with the invention of the Beauty Blender. It’s blush though, that has most women so confused that they skip an opportunity to brighten and enhance their complexion with such an important step. I understand though, that pigment builds so quickly that 2 sweeps of color might give a healthy glow, but 3 might turn you into a clown meme.
The easiest way to keep that color from looking so concentrated is to use one like Antonym’s Certified Organic Baked Blush which has swirls of blushy pigment combined with lighter more neutral tones blended together. This ensures that you’re getting a good dose of blush but without the intensity of pure pigment alone. This one also happens to be made from organic ingredients that start as a cream and are then baked into terracotta pans which creates a creamy powder that looks so natural and blends effortlessly. This is the one I bought in Rose which has balanced amounts of pink and bronze with a third shade that’s close to a skin tone. Combined, it gives a warm glow that’s easy to apply and hard to mess up. If you’ve always wondered what these marbled blushes are all about, it’s to give a more subtle flush and a nice mix of tones.
I grabbed this one on sale at Pharmaca a while back, and if you’re a natural beauty (or vitamin) junkie, you should be shopping either at Pharmaca, or on their site if you don’t live near one. They specialize in skincare, makeup, and supplements with some different offerings like Himalayan salt lamps, oil diffusers, and other things that you don’t really need but you’ll buy anyway sprinkled in. It’s typically cheaper than Whole Foods and they’re always having sales. And no, there isn’t a single affiliate link in this post either. I’m really that obsessed with Pharmaca!