Forgive me for not reviewing this earlier, as I have actually had it for months now and just realized that I hadn’t written about it yet. The Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Blush In Ecstasy* ($40/£30) has been one of my most worn blushes of recent times and is the perfect combination of a lighter and more intense coral the two that leaves the cheeks with a beautiful healthy glow. It is a shimmery blush which I don’t often opt for these days, as I have found as I have got older, some tend to emphasize pores and fine lines. However, with this blush, I find it gives more of radiant glow rather than being overly shimmery, which actually gives a more youthful appearance.
These blushes are unique in the way that that there are two complimentary shades in one blush pan, which Charlotte recommends you apply using the swish and pop method. For those not savvy to this, you are meant to swish your blush brush around the outside shade and apply to the cheekbones and then pop your blush brush in the centre shade and apply to the apples of your cheek, to give them a slightly more intense color. Initially I thought that this was a bit of a faff, but I now actually love the ritual of doing this and also the result it gives on the cheeks.
The high quality ingredients (including crushed pearls!) make this blush so creamy and smooth to apply and it blends instantaneously on the skin. This really is a beautiful blush and works well with my favorite Charlotte Tilbury look, the Dolce Vita. There are five other shades in the range to suit all different skin tones, so there is definitely something for everybody!
Available from Nordstrom, Beautylish, Selfridges and Net-a-Porter.
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