And hey I am not the only one. May be you also do it…
And now that we are on the same page and share a similar two-in-one affection for lipstick-as-blush, which seems to be the face-enlivener of choice among many of our Top Shelf-ers. Space-economizing and never clashing, lip-to-cheek and cheek-to-lip products are among the creamiest, most-buildable, and longest-lasting beauty investments we’ve encountered.
And we’re not alone—here are some of our pals’ picks:
Becca Beach Tint in Guava: Liv Tyler prefers this highly pigmented cream peach for a waterproof, powder-smooth finish on her lips and cheeks when it’s the only makeup she’s wearing.
Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks in Powder Pink: Styleby’s Elin Kling likes “how fresh” Brown’s thin, moisturizing tan cream looks on her when she’s “in a party mood” because, as she puts it, “it’s not telling.”
Dior Addict Lipstick in Diorkiss: Makeup aritst and cream-blush devotee Violette used this sheen-inducing, gel-based lipstick on Emily in Cannes, because she says, “it catches the light, so it will look like you have no shadows, like you slept for 20 hours,” but yet “doesn’t hide the skin.”
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss in Minor Crisis: Elizabeth keeps this thick, matte blush for her lips and cheeks on reserve for winter, for a “natural-looking flush” that’s pretty, not “feverish.”
Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Natural in #9: Blurred Lines muse Emily Ratajkowski showed us how she applies just a “tiny little bit” of this hydrating tawny-berry pigment to her mouth and face, because, as she says, “it works better than powder blush.”
MAC Mineralize Rich in Glamour Era: Diane Kendal kept things “very light” and “cool” at Proenza Schouler’s Spring 2013 show, rubbing Glamour Era into the models’ cheeks “because it’s quite sheer, has just a hint of color, and still has that sheen to it.”
Nars Sheer Lipstick in Vendanges: Town & Country fashion editor Sophie Pera replicates the look of having “drunk a little bit of wine” with a wash of this reddish-brown lipstick, or, if she “looks a little pale,” employs it as a moisturizing, rosy bronzer.
Nivea Lip Balm in A Kiss of Strawberry: Bianca Dueñas “obsessively” wears this “fruity, shiny, amazing” barely-there lip balm on her lips, cheeks, and occasionally her eyelids because “it looks a little dewy and natural” and “good everywhere.”
RMS Beauty Lip Shine in Sacred: The certified-organic shea butter, coconut oil, and mineral pigment is just as good at hydrating lips as it is at enlivening your cheeks with its sheer pink flush. Oh, and Miranda Kerr says “it’s really good.”
So there’s that…
My lovely Beauties.. If u do use your lipstick-as-blush.. Flaunt it with confidence, because we know we are pro at it. ;);)