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Blush Power

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The power of beauty is in a blushing cheek, because there is nothing like adding a flush of colour to give you a healthy glow and enhance and define your facial features.

It is only in recent years that have I developed a lust for blush, and as I was in serious need of a pick-me-up just before Christmas, I dropped by the Mecca Cosmetica counter. I had been hunting for the perfect blush for the longest time and came across this special edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette.

Blush isn’t ordinarily an item I would splurge on—lipstick being my absolute weakness—but I couldn’t resist the slimline case. My skin changes quite dramatically between seasons too, so the trio was the perfect solution! I’m a fan of a dolly-look, so I generally apply colour to the apples of my cheeks and  Incandescent Electra—a cool peach—has been my favourite this summer. For a bit of definition (just at the bottom of my cheeks) I add Luminous Flush (soft rose), and for a more structured  look —Mood Exposure (soft plum), which is great for contouring.

Because each colour is a hybrid you also don’t get a flat wash of colour, which has been a major frustration with other blushes —even a light dab with a brush can give you a heavy-handed look and make you feel more drag queen than beauty queen! These colours can be intensified with additional layering, but in general, you end up with a beautiful, seamless wash of colour that also feels light and glowy. As a limited edition product it’s the best kind of one hit wonder, I’m sure to purchase!

NB: This palette is no longer available at Mecca Cosmetica, but you can still buy the individual colours or buy the trio online here.
Photography: ©Sonia and Howard Sly

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