This will be a series of products. First I'll start out with blushes. We don't actually blush us black women but we do glow and we have really good cheekbones so blush is one way to bring them out.
|pop of colour on your cheeks does wonders|
|pink blush and pink lipstick looks amazing on Janelle Monet|
Cheeks: Blush- save the bronzer for the summer and try a bright coloured blush.
I am thinking bright coral, peachy, pinks and oranges, maybe even reds on your cheeks. Yes no matter how dark you are you can pull of blush. For those of you who are afraid of blush, how bout trying stila's custom blush colour.($20US)
|Physican's Formal Happy Boost Blend in Rose|
If you don't want to spend that much try Physicians Formula Happy Booster Happy Glow Multi-Colored Blush in Rose ($10) on amazon.com. Multi-reflective pearls provide a soft iridescence to highlight contour and add radiance to cheeks. Infused with Physician's Formula Happy Boost Blend, featuring Happy Skin and Euphoryl, natural plant extracts which have been shown to promote a feeling of happiness by mimicking the effect of Endorphins and helping protect the skin from environmental stress. The sweet scent of Violet provides a feeling of joy each time you apply. Hypoallergenic. Non-comedogenic. Paraben-free. Dermatologist approved.
I am currently using Milani Powder Mosaic in Plum Delish ($7), in which is similar to the Physician's.
|MAC Peachy Keen|
If you want to try something different how about The Body Shop Tailored Cheek Tint. A high-tech product without the high price to match—this clear gel shifts to a rosy pink when it touches the skin. Available March 14, $15.50. I think Smashbox has something similar called O- Glow. I use their O- Gloss which is clear in the tube and turns a shade of pink when I put it on.
On a side note :
Honeysuckle was chosen as the color of 2011. The color is a rosy, pinkish color with peach undertones. Most every woman can wear both pink and peach successfully.
For a steal, try coastal scents blush palette from coastalscents.com or amazon.com (16 US) . I own this palette and it comes with 10 blushes ranging from bright pink to shimmery bronzes.
|Coastalscents 10 pc blush palette|
|NYX Cinnamon blush it looks really orange here|
I recently ordered two blushes from sleek makeup.(www.sleekmakeup.com) Its based in the UK Their products get really good reviews but shipping is like 13.50 US because its international shipping. I got flushed blush ( similar to NARS Exhibit) and scandalous ( a very bright plum colour) 6.50 US each.
|Bella Bamba from benefit cosmetics|
|NYX Hot pink|
Next in the series will be lips and eyes. Stay beautiful and go out and try something new, perhaps a bright new blush!