Skin Tone : MAC NC 35 / medium fair
Skin Type : Normal to Dry
I have already reviewed a blush from Charlotte Tilbury called Love Glow HERE. This is just another shade called “Sex on Fire.” Charlotte Tilbury has the coolest names for her products, if I may say so. 😀
£30.00/INR 2500 approximately.
When it comes to blusher, I’m always seeking to re-create that shimmering, youthful flush of excitement you get when you’re in love – my clients and I call it the “love glow”. I’ve spent many years perfecting this ultra-flattering look and now I’ve made it easy for anyone to achieve with CHEEK TO CHIC Swish and Pop Blusher. A 2-step application ritual, each shade is a creamy, colour-rich texture containing finely crushed pearls to give your skin a limitless glow. Enliven dull skin in just a Swish and a Pop!
My Experience with Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire Swish and Pop Blusher:
These are double circle blushes. You may use them individually or swirl your brush around and use as one color. The idea behind these two ringed blushes is that you that get shimmery youthful glow – by applying the color from outer ring on the plane of the cheeks and then using the pointy end of the bush to pick color from the smaller round and applying just on the apple of the cheek.
“Sex on Fire” has two colors – the outer ring has an earthy-toned pink and the inner round has a muted mauve shade. But when you swirl the two together, you get a beautiful dusty rose color with golden micro shimmers. The blush has that beautiful soft sheen to it that prevents it from looking flat. The color actually gives that little natural ‘glow’ to the skin that you’d want for your skin. It’s not the ‘glowing glow’ but more like a ‘natural healthy glow.’
You can wear it both during day or evening because the shimmers are pretty muted and not really visible from the distance. What I like the most about these kind of shades is that they are neither too pink nor too brown, they kind of imitate the natural flush of skin.
Between “Love Glow” and “Sex on Fire,” I reach out for the latter one more, on a day-to-day basis because it blends better with my medium olive skin tone. The texture of the blush is very soft and smooth and goes on evenly on skin. I’d say it is a medium pigmented blush that is buildable.
For photos, I would say that you have to go a bit heavy handed with it because it does not really “show” much if you use it lightly. It’s the kind of blush you would want to wear every single day because it is so natural on the skin.
The staying power is around 4-5 hours on me, which is quite average, and I wouldn’t mind a longer staying power. But when I do the full layering of makeup with primer and cream blush underneath, it has not faded for good 7-8 hours. I could still see that a little flush of color on my cheeks.
The blush comes packed in this beautiful burgundy and rose gold oval pan. There is a mirror on the inside. The only word of caution I’d give is that, try not to drop this blush on the floor at all. It is so soft, it would break into pieces. telling you from experience. 🙁
But overall, what a fantastic blush it is, both color and quality wise.
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