I love a good multi-purpose product because anything that saves space in my makeup bag is much appreciated. During the dreary winter a pop of blush and a light dusting of highlight (or mega strobing if you prefer) helps brighten dull complexions and infuses life and vibrancy to the face. The Charlotte Tilbury Swish & Pop Blusher comes in six flattering color combos designed to represent the six shades of love: first love, ecstasy, love glow, love is the drug, sex on fire and the climax...pretty racy stuff!
The shade I have (Ecstasy) has a shimmering pink-peach-coral center and an outer ring of light pink. In the compact the colors look more neutral and beige than they appear on skin and are a bit darker than the website's photos. These soft, fresh hues add warmth, dimension and radiance to the face and this combo compliments my skin tone beautifully!
The other pigments include an interesting mix of rose, bronze, pink and nude to suit a variety of preferences.
The Texture is very silky and “the rich color pigments are rolled into finely crushed pearls that smooth and buff the skin for excellent blendability and uniformity.” The middle color can be applied to the apples of the cheeks with a small fluffy brush while the outer shade is meant to be swished across the cheekbones for a luminous glow. Both pigments have similar tones so they look fantastic together and provide a healthy, dewy flush.
I like that the formula is ultra lightweight and the shimmery particles are super fine for a seamless effect without globs of glittery mess. The color is also quite buildable so you can go from sheer to bold although you do need a smaller brush to pick up each color separately.
I usually prefer matte blush but the middle shade is also quite frosty giving it a pretty finish. Since the colors are a bit difficult to isolate with a brush and tend to mix together anyway the compact works well the way it is.
Overall I love the pigment, luxurious velvety texture and high-end formula so I’d definitely like to try some of the other shades! The blush retails for $50.00 and you can find the brand at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom and online by clicking HERE.