The other day, when I left J to walk himself up to the train station after my birthday, I wandered into Topshop to buy something to cheer myself up (holla at me now if you're a fellow emotional shopper!). I left with this beauty, my first ever cream blush, a gorgeous peachy coral named Head Over Heels.
Topshop makeup packaging is simple, yet stylish. I love the monochrome combination of black dots on the white compact, and the mirror in the lid is an added bonus. This definitely feels sturdy enough to carry around in my handbag on a day to day basis, and there's no danger of the product shattering in the pan (I'll just have to make sure I don't stick a fingernail in it when I prise the lid open!).
How to use it:
Topshop say that Head Over Heels is a, 'Lightweight cream to powder blush that melts into the skin giving a natural luminous, radiant finish'. I'd always steered clear of cream blushes before, unsure of how to apply them, and not wanting to mess up the product in the pan with dust and grime. To be perfectly honest this particular blush has sat in its packaging since I bought it because I wasn't quite sure how to approach it. But then I watched Tanya Burr's latest makeup tutorial viaYouTube and she said that she always applies cream blushes with the Real Techniques Contour Brush, I realised I had that in my brush collection and hopped right to it! It looks lovely dabbed on my cheeks and then blended upwards, merging in with my usual highlighting powder.
Isn't this such a lovely colour? I have no idea why my swatch is so massive, but there you go! It lends itself to more of a terracotta/coral than a peachy coral in comparison to the pan and will look amazing for spring/summer. I'm definitely leaning more towards the cream blush idea, I think I'll use this a few more times and decide...but for £6, and available online and in stores with a Topshop makeup stand I don't think you can go wrong!
What are your favourite cream blush brands?