I will start by telling you that I’m not a fan of blushes and I use them so rare lately that I didn’t feel the need of having more than 3 blushes.
I have the Smashbox High Lights/Creamy Cheek Color (preview post) for a while but I didn’t use it until a couple of days ago. This product is part of Smashbox Naked Beauty Summer 2010 Collection which includes Limited Edition products so I don’t see it available anymore on @Smashbox website.
The price of this blush is $26.00 and contains 7.6 g of product. The packaging is simple but I like it because you can see the two colors trough the transparent glass.
High Lights/ Creamy Cheek Color is actually a beautiful pink creamy blush duo (one part is creamy highlighter while the other is a creamy blush) with Vitamin E. If you like creamy blushes then you should definitely try this one but if you are used to apply blush with a brush it will take some time go get used to your new technique of applying blush with your finger. I’m not very good at it either but I’ve already used it 3 times and my technique it’s improving. 🙂
It’s actually very moisturizing and I like to wear it even without a foundation.
Left part: creamy blush
Right part: creamy highlighter
When you fist look at it, you’ll see it as a 2 in 1 product but it’s actually a 3 in 1 product.
Swatches – no flash
The blush is a sweet rosy pink, that looks so natural even on the palest skin (like mine) but if you want a brighter color you can apply some more product anytime. I just prefer a natural color on my cheeks.
The highlighter is pale pink with shimmer finish that can be applied on your cheekbone. You can also apply it as a highlighter on the high points of your face over your foundation or tinted moisturizer and you will have a nice summery glow. If you have large pores or breakouts I would say to use a matte blush because a creamy one usually accentuates your problems.
It also works as a 3 in 1 product because if you mix the two together you will have a soft pink shimmery blush and a natural flushed look.
The blush looks very pigmented but it’s easily blendable so if you are a fair skin don’t worry about it, because you can blend it with your fingers until it will look more natural or if you can mix it with the highlighter.
I will post a mini makeup tutorial in the next few days and there you can see photos where I actually wear this blush. 🙂
I love to try new products and I’m quite happy I found this blush that is so easy to use and has such a nice natural color. 🙂
I hope this review was helpful for you and please if you bought anything from the Naked Beauty summer collection let me know if you like the products.