A La Carte Bare Cheek | The Perfect S/S Blush

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Cream blush is a product I don't always get along with - I often find they interfere with my foundation and powder and end up looking patchy and unnatural. For this reason, when the warm weather and dewy skin faze rolls around, I tend to avoid blush altogether and stick to my trusty bronzer to give my skin that healthy Summer sheen. However, a new blush has made its way into my makeup bag recently and I'm head over heels in love with it. Welcome the a la carte cosmetics 'Bare Cheek'* - the most perfect creamy and dewy blush I've ever come across.

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Bare Cheek is considered a lip and cheek tint which is perfect as its a makeup bag staple for those days when I'm in a rush and only want to use a few products to brighten up my complexion. I often find I wear much less makeup in the Summer months as my skin looks healthier with a tan so this is the ideal product for a natural and radiant looking base. Unlike traditional cream blushes which can be quite pigmented and turn to a powder when blended into the skin, this blush is considered 'translucent' which means its very sheer with just a hint of colour. Now you might be thinking 'well what's the point in that?' but that's what I love so much about it - its natural and dewy and adds just the right amount of colour to my cheeks. Instead of looking like a harsh and unnatural blush, it looks like my own skin but healthier. The shade I've got is 'Papaya' which looks like a fairly dark Orange in the pan but as you can see from my swatches, its a lot more light and sheer when swatched. Its the perfect shade for S/S and when paired with a bronzer it looks beautiful!

The texture of the blush is almost like that of Vaseline but without the stickiness, if that makes sense? Its almost wet to the touch and glides onto my cheeks with ease. I apply it to my cheekbones with my fingers and it blends into my foundation seamlessly. The effect it gives my skin is what I'd describe as a healthy flush of colour with a radiant sheen finish. Its definitely the most dewy cheek product I've ever used so if you've always longed for that Millie Macintosh style glow, this is the product for you. I've been loving wearing it on my lips too - again it adds a natural wash of colour and the dewy texture provides a glossy shine.

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Overall this is my new favourite cheek product and it will be a staple in my S/S makeup bag! If you like a natural, dewy and radiant base - this is a must-have!

Do you like wearing cream blush? Which is your favourite?

Lots of Love,


  1. I love using cream blushers in the spring/summer season, they help keeping that healthy glow that you have because the tan.

    Really lovely product :)

    Ila x


  2. These sounds lovely, I've never been a huge fan of cream blushes because I find they tend to slip around on my skin, but this looks worth a try :) xx


  3. I love cream blushes! They can make your skin look really fresh and healthy!



  4. I love cream blushes, particularly the Stila convertible colours! This one sounds lovely and is such a pretty colour!


  5. This cream blush sounds amazing. I love the dewy finish on it. The colour looks incredible! x

    Mapped Out | Fashion, Beauty, Lifestyle

  6. I love Topshop's cream blushers, they're such gorgeous colours and really lovely quality! This one looks beautiful Xx

    A Blonde Moment

  7. This looks great i have no tried a cream blush before, the colour looks gorgeous! xx

    Anna-Maria | www.topdrawfashion.com

  8. Such a pretty colour, I love the look of this! x

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  9. Love the color, this is so pretty. I need to get this blush !!!


  10. I'm an absolute sucker for anything glowy or dewey, so I'm drawn to this- it looks amazing! Xx

    Beauty Soup | UK Beauty Blog

  11. Cream blushes look lovely and so natural!

    Ana Leote

  12. i've never used a cream blush before - this shade looks lovely though, more of a coral tone then a pink which is nice!

  13. Ooh wow, this colour does look pretty scary. Love it blended out though, looks much more subtle!

    Belle ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  14. I saw the similar ones in Topshop - absolutely amazing!! ♥♥♥


  15. Such a pretty colour x


  16. It looks great! I will try it!

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    p.s. I saw the similar ones in Topshop - absolutely amazing!!



  18. Such a pretty colour x


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