The Ultimate Lazy Girl's Blush


In the last few weeks or so, I've adopted a significantly lazier approach to my daily makeup routine. A slap-on-and-go type of a thing. So,

of course

, a new blush purchase was in order. While Tarte Exposed and Nars Douceur were on top of my neutral blush wishlist (there really is such a thing!), they both were nearly impossible to get hold of, so I got the next best thing - MAC Sheertone blush in Tenderling.

Described as a blush and contour hybrid for pale skin, this brownish pink offering is the most versatile blush I own. A quick sweep gives the cheeks some natural colour and definition without looking like you're actually wearing anything. If you're a pale girl like myself, you can easily use this for carving out those elusive cheekbones, in a more natural, non-muddy manner. With no shimmers or sparkles in sight, this matte blush can be topped off with a dusting of highlighter for more radiance.  Formula-wise, it is finely milled and buttery soft with a sheer colour payoff (hence the name - Sheertone). I've always struggled with finding a good, neutral blush, which wouldn't look overwhelming when paired with a bold lip colour. Now, this one fits the bill perfectly, providing just enough colour to pull the whole look together and prevent things from venturing into the clown-like territory. I've found myself reaching for it nearly on a daily basis, as it's such an easy shade to pair with literally everything.

As you can tell, I'm utterly in love with this blush. Again, it's not the cheapest offering on the market, but if you're having one of those "treat yo' self" days, don't hesitate to give this one a go.

What is your current go-to blush?

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