Shimmer is something that is best left to teenagers, very young people and 70s disco.
And people who don’t have skin which produces enough oil to fill the Atlantic Ocean. Seriously, have you seen my face on a summer evening after 8 hours of wearing makeup? Fried chicken is drier than my face at that time.
So, this whole spiel on shimmer is leading to something….my search for matte blushes. Many companies manufacture blushes that contain shimmer, glitter or sparkles. I don’t really want glitter on my face at 9am (no offense to glitter), but it seems to be a challenge to find a good matte blush.
My favorite Revlon Berry Rich blush has been discontinued (will write an “Ode To” post on it soon), so that’s no longer an option. I turned to the Goddess of Office-Friendly Makeup for an alternative.
And I found one!
Say hello to the beautiful and talented Sand Pink blush.
In direct sunlight:
In natural light:
The company describes this as a “medium sandy pink”. I find it to be a warm, berry-like pink. It is mostly soft warm pink with a touch of berry. It is matte (praise be!) and applies like a dream. It was easy to blend, buff out, felt silky smooth on my skin, and didn’t look chalky or heavy.
This is two swipes on my arm. It can be built up into a more intense color, but I like the soft flush it gives me. This is a great alternative to Pale Pink if you have brown/tan skin.
The packaging is of the snap-shut variety and is small enough to fit into a makeup bag. It doesn’t come with a mirror. It’s $26 (a little pricey) but given the fact that it lasted 6 hours on me with no touch-ups, it seems like an entire pan would last a while.
Pros: Beautiful color, applies amazingly well, blends easily on skin, gives a nice flush of color.
Cons: Somewhat expensive (but I don’t think you would use it all up very fast).