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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Blush crush

Preparing to leap into March dictates an upswing in mood and therefore make-up. Cosmetic counters literally pop with bright ‘n’ breezy spring shades to lift winter pale complexions. I love to start with the cheeks as it’s the easiest way to uplift the whole face. Putting a pure and natural flush in the apples is Clinique’s Cheek Pop collection. A playful embossed daisy that delivers the freshest of colours with zero trace of power or build-up. The wizardry formula begins life as a smooth liquid which is then transformed through a slow baking process - I don’t think Mary Berry was involved, that ends life as a super lightweight powder. Colour stays true all day.  Just abracadabra.

For a more vintage feel, but nevertheless still bright and modern is Bobbi Brown’s Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Hibiscus. It’s a limited edition which was inspired by Bobbi’s memories of her grandmother who used lipstick on her cheeks instead of blush. This doubly hard-working pot of cosmetic joy blends blindfold easy, giving cheeks a pretty and sheer wash of colour. As for the lips a stained finish is imparted which helps the illusion of fullness. Who say two into one doesn’t go?

Clinique Cheek Pops is available in 4 shades and retails for £16.60
Bobbi brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks retails for £19.00
Both on counter March

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