Saturday, December 22, 2018

Perfect Nude Pink Lips and Cheeks

Press Sample (Affiliate Links)

I prefer wearing more natural makeup, and for my lips and cheeks I tend to wear pinks, mauves and nudes, and therefore I have decided to feature a combination of such shades that I am really in love with lately! 
BareMinerals Gen Nude Powder Blush ($24.00 for 0.21 oz. from BareMinerals, NordstromSephora, Ulta, Macy's and Look Fantastic): I am thrilled by the formula of these blushes because they feature an utterly sublime ultra-finely milled texture that is unbelievably creamy, soft and silky-smooth to the touch. These blushes blend to perfection, and can easily be mixed to create custom colors– which I have been doing with great success and results. Each of the three shades that I have glide across the skin effortlessly, deposit color evenly and give the skin a gorgeous subtle glow with an optical blurring effect.

According to BareMinerals,

Instant natural flush. Buildable color. Blurring effect. Mineral-rich formula. Meet Gen Nude® Powder Blush, the ultimate mineral makeup that defines your cheekbones and warms and brightens your complexion. This weightless blush comes in 12 amped up nude shades that mimic a natural flush. The good-for-skin, ultra-creamy formula is long lasting, blendable, and features our new Blurring Mineral Complex for a brightening, soft-focus effect. We used our complexion expertise to develop next generation nudes that compliment all skin tones-just blend and layer for a million ways to go nude.
"The collection features mauves, pinks, peaches and beiges. The three levels of intensity within each color family make it easy for people of all skin tones to find a variety of shades."

Available Colors Divided into 4 Shade Categories (Colors in bold are swatched below):
Mauves: Call My Blush, On the MauveYou Had Me at Merlot
Pinks: Pretty in Pink, Pink Me Up, Strike a Rose
Peaches: That Peach Tho, Bellini Brunch, Peachy Keen
Beiges: Beige for Days, Let's Go Nude, But First Coffee
Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate, Vinyl Dimethicone/Methicone Silsesquioxane Crosspolymer, Lauroyl Lysine, Triethylhexanoin, Sorbitan Sesquiisostearate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Dimethicone, Tocopherol, Barium Sulfate, Silica, Alumina, Tin Oxide, Chlorphenesin. May Contain (+/-): Mica, Carmine (Ci 75470), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850). Made without: Parabens, Sulfates and Phthalates.
 Left to Right: Pink Me Up, On the Mauve, You Had Me at Merlot and YBF Lipstick in Brilliant
YBF (Your Best Friend) Colour Intensity Lipstick in Brilliant ($13.00 for 0.12 oz. from HSN): Initially I was going to review and swatch this lipstick on its own, but the minute that I opened it up I thought that the color was perfect to wear with the BareMinerals Gen Nude Blushes that I have, and as you can see from the swatches, they work together perfectly for a tone-on-tone natural monochromatic look.

This lipstick formula is creamy and hydrating, as a result of the Vitamin E and Jojoba Seed Oil, and it glides across the lips effortlessly, deposits color evenly and it neither migrates and feathers, nor pools. It is ultra-pigmented, and offers full opaque coverage in a single pass. It is long-wearing, comfortable on the lips and boasts a beautiful light sheen. Brilliant, which is described as a nude brown, has a mauve undertone that makes it especially lovely.
According to YBF Beauty,

This new collection of lipsticks are ultra-intense, rich colours that leaves the lips moisturize and soft with a luminous finish!

The new formula wears evenly throughout the day and includes Vitamin E and Jojoba seed oil, leaving lips conditioned throughout the day. The collection includes four gorgeous colours that go from day to night in one swipe!
 Available Shades: Striking (gorgeous red), Brilliant (brown nude), Strength (nude), Vivacious (burgundy wine).
Directions: Apply lightly beginning at the center of your upper lip, blend out carefully toward the edge, and repeat for bottom lip.
Overall Assessment: I am so thrilled by these luxuriously textured blushes, and am so happy to have accidentally found a lipstick that works perfectly with them.

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