Love the look of a natural flush? Here are a couple of my favorite cheek stains that give the “just-pinched” appearance without the pain.
Tarte Cheek Stain: This product is a water-based gel with all-natural ingredients. The stain is light but build-able and leaves no sticky residue on the face. The large mouth on the product is perfect for applying directly to the apples of the cheeks.
Josie Maran Magic Marker Lip & Cheek Stain: This stain is great for both lips and cheeks. Its versatile formula reveals a natural rosy-flush when applied. Paraben and Sulfate-free, this product contains Hyaluronic Acid which smooths away lines and wrinkles by locking in moisture. The packaging is a little troublesome due to the size of the applicator, made more convenient for lips.
Hourglass Aura Cheek Stain: This is a water-based stain that gives cheeks a radiant glow. The colors are very pigmented, hydrating and long-lasting. The packaging is great for on-the-go application.
Benefit Benetint: This is the original cheek stain and still noteworthy. The company is diversifying it’s color range with a new launch of Cha Cha Cha (coming in June), a mango-colored stain. All colors are moderately pigmented, buildable and waterproof. The packaging is similar to a nailpolish, which makes application careless.
Givenchy Blush Gelée Jelly Blush: This limited-edition blush melts into the skin exquisitely. The stain looks extremely natural and feels cool and fresh on the skin. Play around with application of this product, the stain is extremely sheer and needs extra building. Tip: Apply this product in layers – make sure each layer is dry before adding a new one.