I do love a twist up cheek stick because they're so handy for popping in my handbag, along with the eleven thousand lip products also in said handbag, and the fact that they're multitasking in that I can use them on my lips and cheeks makes like that bit easier. When I was in London during the summer, I was given the two darker shades here to play with. Then in the airport on the way home I bought the lightest shade in the middle because it was true and actual love at first swatch.
Products like these are pretty self explanatory. You twist up the product, colour in your face with it and then you can either blend it with the sponge that's on the bottom of the tube, with your fingers or with a brush. The world is your lobster. Blended out, it looks like your own skin, only better, dewier, glowier, lovelier. I don't use them on my lips that often as the formula isn't as moisturising as a dry lipped person like me needs, but on the cheeks, it's Glow Town!
|Malibu Berry (right), Hollywood and Highlight (middle), Silver Lake Sunse (right)|
Silver Lake Sunset is the most gorgeous peachy shade that I wore so much during the summer and never told you about it like the big loser I am. It's also the most sheer of the three shades, so while one layer will give you a luminous sheen to the skin, two layers gives a lovely peach hue. I found this to have quite a wet formula so either don't touch your cheeks or it'll come off, or set it with a powder. But for days where you want to have a summer glow, this is worth checking out.
Hollywood and Highlight is absolutely magical and is one of my favourite highlights of all time. It's a light pearly shade that melts into the skin giving the most beautiful candlelit glow and I'm obsessed with it. It doesn't leave any glittery bits on your skin and it's safe to say that your highlight will most definitely be on fleek when you wear this. If you have cheeks you need this. It's instant radiance!
I'll be featuring Malibu Berry in an upcoming autumnal post, so keep an eye out for that.
I always find that when the nights get darker and everywhere you go, be it restaurants or bars has lovely soft lighting so glowing cheeks is always a good thing!
At €34 each, they're definitely on the spendy side, but if I'd to pick one to treat myself with, it'd be Hollywood and Highlight all the way! You can buy them at the Smashbox counter in Arnotts or online at Boots.ie.