So we’ve officially sprung into the first day of Spring, and although the mornings are still frosty and stubborn patches of snow still sparkle the ground, there’s no doubt that it’s the season to think pink. With that in mind, it’s time to officially bring the blush back with these rosy hued picks for eyes and cheeks.
It’s no secret that I’m a fan of pretty much all of Clinique’s ‘chubby stick’ offerings (the eye shadow tint in ‘Ample Amber’ is my daily go-to) and the brand’s Clinique Chubby Stick Cheek Colour Balm in ‘Roly Poly Rosy’, which is Spring-esque tawny/coral hue, is pretty much a pick-me-up in a stick. Swipe onto the cheeks and blend, it’s pretty fail-safe with no mirror required. *Swatches below.
Now, while you might not instantly think pink when it comes to eye shadow, the newest Clinique Chubby Stick Shadow Tint for Eyes in ‘Biggest Blossom’ is a ‘pearlescent golden rose’ shade and actually goes on quite neutral, only lightly giving eyelids a flushed sheen perfect for sunny and cool Spring days.
*Top: Eye Shadow Tint in ‘Biggest Blossom’, Bottom: Cheek Tint in ‘Roly Poly Rosy’
What are your thoughts on pink for Spring?
Cheeks rejoice! Hold on to your blush brushes, this may just be the best blush palette yet. The Tarte Pin Up Girl Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette is an exclusive new set with five (yes, FIVE!) brand new colours, it comes with two vintage-inspired hairpins and is packaged in a golden, hard-cased ‘Parisian-style’ clutch. Did you get all that? Not short on the extras, the real star of this palette is the blushes themselves. The five new shades *swatches below* are the same winning formula of the brands already established Amazonian 12-hour clay-infused collection of blushes. Included in the palette are Breathless (pinky beige,) Embraced (plummy rose,) Whimsy (light pink,) Bashful (rosy peach) and Irreplaceable (mauve rose.)
Each shade has it’s own identity, which in my opinion is the best part of this palette, you can create so many different looks from day to night, glowing to glam. It’s super versatile, not to mention it being really handy having all of the shades in one place. The one shade that stood out for me is ‘Embraced,’ it’s the perfect hint of plum for the cold Winter days ahead. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the formula (as I know I am,) this is a great way to up the blush factor as the holiday season rolls around.