Unsung Make-up Heroes: Hourglass Good Nude Blush

I’m carrying the superior Hourglass Good Nude blush on my cheeks!

This Hourglass Blush has been a staple in my make-up bag for years. I lately re-discovered it, and it really is sensible! And by the best way, the pic on the high was taken earlier than I grew my hair coloration out. 🙂

When some individuals consider sensible nudes, they may consider Venus de Milo or the statue of David… I consider a blush from Hourglass, LOL! Good Nude Strobe Lighting Blush by Hourglass, you guys, is so, SO good, particularly in case you love a fresh-faced look the place your cheeks glow with out wanting overdone.

Can’t-miss fresh-faced coloration that isn’t obnoxiously apparent

It’s the identical impact you get from NARS Madly Blush or the Kevyn Aucoin Neo-Trio, you recognize, the place you’ve a touch of coloration, a whisper of shine, and your face and pores and skin look livelier and peppier, such as you simply took a brisk stroll or any person sneaked up and began tickling your ribs.

Your cheeks could have that lovely flush! That’s what you get from Good Nude.

What’s an unsung make-up hero? For me, it’s an oftentimes underrated make-up morsel, a everlasting assortment product that scoots beneath the radar display screen of many make-up lovers however often rocks my world. The long-running Unsung Heroes collection options a few of my favorites.

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Every of the Hourglass Ambient Strobe Blushes has a singular marbled sample, so no two are fairly alike.

Peachy amber blended with a shimmery highlighter

Good Nude is a peachy amber blush blended with a stunning golden shimmery highlighter. It’s one of many Ambient Strobe Lighting Blushes, which is the blush household within the Hourglass everlasting assortment that has a extra apparent and visual spotlight (there’s additionally the Ambient Lighting Blushes, just like the shade Subtle Warmth, that are nice, too, however they’ve a quieter highlighting impact).

To not say that the Ambient Strobe Blushes like Good Nude have an obnoxious spotlight. Ya know, it’s Hourglass, they deal with their finishes with a really refined contact. It’s softly reflective and luminous, however it isn’t metallic or garish or harsh, so ladies of all ages (and pore sizes!) can put on it.

A wholesome glow on all shades of pores and skin

If you combine the highlighter and blush collectively you’ve that excellent mixture of coloration and shine that’s just a bit one thing however not an excessive amount of. I’m a tan gal, an NC42 in MAC, however I’ve seen this on each lighter and darker women, and it’s stunning throughout the board. On lighter pores and skin, you get extra of the blush impact. On darker pores and skin, it capabilities extra as a highlighter, however in both case cheeks have a wholesome flush and glow.

Lengthy lasting

One 0.15-ounce pan is $38, which is expensive (as most Hourglass merchandise are), however all you want is a little bit bit, and that little bit gained’t want a touch-up midway by way of the day.

Simple to use

For a fresh-faced look, I’ve discovered one of the best ways to put on this blush is to make use of a blush brush — no fancy methods or strikes wanted! Simply swirl it within the pan to combine the blush and highlighter collectively, after which simply use a light-weight, sweeping upward movement on the apples of your cheeks.

I exploit one layer, possibly two on the most, and that’s all I want. Easy and simple.

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Strobe Lighting Blushes from the highest: Good Nude, Euphoric Fusion, Incandescent Electra and Iridescent Flash

Shade goes with the whole lot

One other sensible factor about this blush is which you can put on it with any coloration mixture in your eyes and lips, and it appears to flatter most the whole lot. On this pic I’m carrying it with a cooler-toned brown eye, however it additionally works with heat browns, or brights, or nudes. Mainly the whole lot and any coloration combo you possibly can dream up, Good Nude will go together with it, and the identical goes for lips. Peach, pink, purple, purple, orange… Doesn’t matter. All colours look good.

The take-home message

After I put on this blush, I appear like I’m carrying a little bit make-up, however I don’t appear like I’m carrying a ton, and that’s what I like about it. And it goes with virtually the whole lot!

Your pleasant neighborhood magnificence addict,


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