If you’re like us, you’re super frustrated with your powder blushes, because as soon as the spring flowers start blooming, they begin making your cheeks look dull and cakey. And yet, just mere weeks ago they were the perfect pick-up for your skin. We blame it on the warm weather, which we love, don’t get us wrong. But it does increase our face’s oil production making any kind of powder-based product oh-so wrong.
So, we’ve pushed our previous favourites to the back of the bathroom vanity (to save for cooler temperatures) and are now applying Beautycounter’s Cheeky Clean Highlighting Balm to our cheeks instead.
Balmy, like the name implies, these creamy products are made with jojoba esters to provide a smooth glide for easy application, which we can do with our fingertips. Just a touch on the apples of our cheeks and along our cheekbones and we’re good to go. Squalene, derived from sugarcane and sugar beets moisturizes our skin, giving it a dewy glow without a hint of grease, glitter or oil. Botanical-derived polymers provide smooth and even coverage and protects our skin from dryness, while castor oil conditions our skin and gives each Cheeky balm’s colour a pretty, sheer glow that makes our cheeks look like they’ve been lit from within.
With four great shades to choose from, “Flare’s” bronze gold shimmer, “Astro’s” soft gold shimmer, “Lunar’s” sheer pearl shimmer and our fave, “Cosmo’s” rose bronze, we’re set for the next few months and probably, well into summertime.
Beautycounter Cheeky Clean Highlighting Balm in “Cosmo,” “Flare,” “Astro,” and “Lunar,” $55 each, available online at www.beautycounter.com.