The Beauty Critic

Tag: blush

Highlights #22

November has hit me like a cartoon anvil. When did it get so cold? And dark? And why have I been crying on a daily basis? Is this seasonal affective disorder, or am I relapsing? Why have I already forgotten what ripe stone fruits taste like? So many questions, none of them answered in this blog ...

A Guide to Cream Blush

Cream blush remains my favourite beauty product by far. I can’t get enough of them. Were I a dragon, my hoard would no doubt consist of compacts, sticks and pots of blush. Since I’ve tried a lot of different brands and formulas, I thought I’d share my favourites with you, as well ...

Review: The Beauty Archive Lip Tint

I’ve argued the superiority of cream blush before, so imagine my delight when I (in the company of the dazzling Linda) came upon a domestic indie brand devoted to just that – cream products. It’s called The Beauty Archive, I encountered them in the stairwell on a very hot day at a ...

Tendency ; Fleshtones

I find myself drawn to a certain colour palette this fall. Warm, fleshy colours – pinks and reds that look as if they’ve been matched to cuts of meat. They’re visceral, but strangely romantic at the same time. A little gross, but also kind of pretty. Still with me? Here’s a ...

Look: Teal Appeal

I’ve been in such a rut makeup-wise the past couple of months. I feel like I’ve been kind of boring with my looks, doing the same old makeup day in and day out. What happened to fun colours?? How come I have a million lipsticks in weird colours but I’ve only been wearing reds and ...

Multi Use: Liquid Lipstick as Blush

I mentioned in my Cloud Paint review that you can get a similar effect using a silicone-based liquid lipstick, and I’d demonstrated it on my instagram already, so I thought I might as well share it here as well. This works with regular lipstick as well – it’s kind of the oldest ...

Review: Glossier Cloud Paint

This spring, Glossier launched a selection of cream blushes called Cloud Paints. I’m a huge fan of cream blush, so of course I was very curious about them. Out of the four colours, I had a hard time choosing just one but I landed on Haze because it’s a blush colour I don’t have ...