I know that bronzer isn’t for EVERYONE (although hard to believe!), and at this point in Summer we may be craving a little glow with a pinch of color. I discovered 4 easy-to-use products to help you look perfectly flushed and perky without a bronzer in sight! You can pair these with a bronzer if you must– but these liquid cheek tints, creams, and stains should make you smile all by their lonesome.
• Sonia Kashuk Super Sheer Liquid Tint in Poppy — Blend this liquid tint on bare skin or over foundation and it’s the perfect shade of flush! Available in 3 shades, but I’m loving Poppy, a vibrant watermelon-hue that’s not too bright and looks beautiful over a little bit of tinted moisturizer.
• Tarte Eco-Cheek Natural Cheek Stain — Tarte knows how to do cheek stains not just right, but right on the money! This pretty coral shimmer stain in a push-up stick just ROCKS! It’s lightweight, it doesn’t settle in my pores, and reminds me just a little bit of the famous NARS Orgasm blush, only in a stain. Decide for yourself!
• Revolution Organics Freedom Glow Beauty Balm in Blushed — The bright berry color I get from this Beauty Balm is incredible! I use this 100% natural wonder on my cheeks and lips for a complimentary punch of color that’s easy to use. I dab a little on my cheeks and blend it in with my fingers and take what’s left on my fingertips and pop it on my lips. You can also pick this up in other colors, but right now I’m very blush with Blushed!
• CoverGirl & Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in Plush Peach — If you still want a little bronze look without the hassle, give Plush Peach a shot as a bronzer alternative. I am impressed with the blend of Olay Regenerist serum in the CoverGirl formula that conditions and hydrates the skin while giving perfect face! It’s creamy and applies smoothly with the enclosed sponge or your fingers. The Lush Berry shade is also fab and provides a fresh-faced pinky tone. CoverGirl’s celebrity makeup artist Molly R. Stern loves this!