This review is part of a series: the Blush Week at Project Vanity. Read my first three blush posts (if you haven't yet)! ;)
Yesterday I was in a mild panic over losing my entire image database. I use iPhoto to store all my photos, and apparently, it became corrupted. It contains thousands of pictures but I can actually live without most of them - the crucial ones are the few hundred photos of products I have yet to write about. Sure I can retake these photos but I'd rather not because it would take me hours and the products aren't fresh anymore since I've used them.
Thankfully I was able to repair the whole thing. Whew. That's why I missed my blush post for yesterday. So! Today I'm going to talk about the latest product from one of my fave brands: the Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry (P1,350).
This is part of Bobbi's Pink and Red Collection, which is now available in Rustan's. The collection features nail polishes, lipsticks, and glosses in pink and red - two color combinations that everyone says won't work, but do! It's a pretty interesting concept and I would LOVE to show a look to break that myth. For now though, let's discuss this cheek tint.
It's pretty awesome. Red can be intimidating, but this basic color is the most natural and versatile for all skintones. Ever wonder why most tints in the market are red? It's because a sheer wash of red on the cheeks blends seamlessly with any coloring! You can't go wrong with it, no matter how fair or dark you are. You just need to adjust the intensity to your liking.
What I like most about this tint is that it's the perfect level of sheerness for me. I don't even need to blend it; I just stamp it on my cheeks and then call it a day. Well okay maybe I'll pat it in quickly just to press it deep onto the skin! I would stamp/pat about twice per cheek and I already get this beautiful reddish flush.
This tint doesn't dry up completely (that means you can use it on the lips too) but it also doesn't slide off too quickly either. It stays on for about three hours on my combi skin before it starts to fade, which is not bad for a wet cheek product.
You can set this with a tiny bit of powder to prolong it if you wish. I like to leave it as is though, because the wet finish looks like its coming from within my skin instead of just sitting on top.
That said, I won't recommend this for very oily girls. If you have combination skin (oily on t-zone but dry-ish on the cheek area and sides of the face) like myself, then this is just right. If you have dry skin then this is perfect. :) It won't add to the dryness and it'll even add a touch of moisture due to its balmy texture.
The Sheer Color Cheek Tint is chubby and squat, just a little taller than an average lipstick. It contains 6 grams of product though! Since you don't need to use much, that 6 grams will come a long, long way. I'm actually surprised that this only costs P1,350. Bobbi's Pot Rouge is about P1,500+ here if I remember correctly.
Overall, I love the Bobbi Brown Sheer Color Cheek Tint in Sheer Cherry and would recommend it to girls who like a fuss-free, natural brush without even trying. Just stamp, pat, and go! This is convenient to bring for applying makeup out of the house, as well as touch-ups of course. :)
If you're unwilling to spend the P1,350, there's an affordable drugstore dupe. It doesn't stay as long and you would need to blend it with some effort, but it looks pretty much the same as Sheer Cherry. It's the Majolica Majorca Blood On Cheek Tint. It's part of a limited edition collection from last year so I'm not sure if it's still available (I hoooope it is!) but just ask and who knows, right?
So what do you think? Did you find a blush to love this week? ^_^