Last weekend I bought the Real Techniques Stippling Brush in Boots in Northern Ireland for £11.99 and I was convinced it would make a brilliant foundation brush. Not so. I wasn't too disappointed because I knew it'd be perfect for the creamy Convertible Colours in my collection, so I got playing and these are now married together, never to be used separately.
Gladiola looks grand in the pan. Then you swatch it on the back of your hand and heart failure sets in. But a bit of blendy blendy and you're sorted. Take a look below. On the left is bare cheeks. Then the middle is a bit of the Convertible Colour stippled onto my cheek. On the right it's blended using the stippling brush. Because the cream blush is so pigmented, you only need the lightest of dabs into it with the brush. Maybe two if you're a wild child.
Of course there are the times where you've done all your make up, foundation and eyes. You're then ready to do the cheeks and you end up like Aunt Sally by mistake having gotten a bit excited with the stippling brush in the cream blush. The horror of it all. You don't want to have to take your foundation off and start again do you? No, that's crazy talk.
What I do is make that face. Then blend it in and see how bad it is. Still pretty bad. So I take the foundation brush I've just used and with what's left on the brush, I go over the blush, toning it down naturally but still having some cheek colour showing through.
Yay! A happy, blended, flush cheeked Karen! I love the Gladiola Convertible Cream Colour and imagine it would go with a lot of skin tones, especially in the summer.
So ladies, are you cheeky chappies? What's your favourite cheek product for the summer?