It's still winter in London but the daytime is getting longer and I feel like we're almost into spring. To brighten up my makeup looks to complement the change in season, lately I've shifted from the matte cheek to shimmery glowy cheeks. Not sparkly cheeks, shimmery. From my makeup arsenal, these three are my favourites that I seem to be using more often these days. Let's have a closer look at them shall we?
MAC Blonde Mineralised Skin Finish
This is a gradient of four pinks from pale to light-medium pink with a silver sheen. I have previously reviewed Blonde here.
MAC Stereo Rose Mineralised Skin Finish
This one has been a favourite of mine since I picked this up a few years back. It is a medium orange shade with coral shimmers. Love!
MAC Merrily Mineralised Blush
This blush is one of my oldest. It came out when the first ever batch of MAC Cosmetics mineralised blushes were unleashed into the makeup world. It is a medium red blush with golden sparkles. It's pretty easy to over do this one, so I have to be careful to apply with a light hand. It gives that wonderful flush on the cheeks and glowy at the same time.
Now for swatches: from L to R: Blonde, Stereo Rose, Merrily
And to apply these shimmery blushes I use....
Sigma Duo Fibre Powder/Blush Brush - F15 from the Travel Set
What would I do without this brush? This small flat duo-fibre brush just makes applying the shimmery blushes so easy without creating disco-ball cheeks! It applies just the right amount - enough that you can still build the colour to your desired pigmentation.
I'm sorry if these are all limited edition, but I'm sure there are several dupes out there in the MAC range, and some even cheaper brands. Just be careful not to use ones have huge glitters or are too sparkly as they may emphasize your pores - unless that's the look you're going for. Be sure to use a light hand or a brush like this flat duo-fibre brush to not overdo the application!