These two blushes couldn’t be more different from each other but they share a common factor – they both only require a little for color and both last on the cheeks, which are two important factors for me.
TARTE Amazonian Clay Long-Wear Blush ($25 @ sephora.com) – this one is pretty groundbreaking and here are the deets: the formula is made of Amazonian clay, which minimizes oil on the face and also hydrates it. This one also contains vitamins C and E and believe me when I say a little color goes a long way. You get a really great bang for your buck! Color pick: Natural Beauty (a muted strawberry red) and Blushing Bride for contouring (plumy rose).
PER-FEKT Cheek Perfection Gel in Blushed ($28 @ dermstore.com) – now this is a blush! While I’m not too wild about the applicator (it’s a pump and with the .33oz makes me not want to waste anything out of it), the actual formula is concentrated and this Blushed red color is exactly what you think of when you think of blush. What’s different about this on than other gel blushes? It contains Smart Colour Technology, which is an anti-oxidant caffeine that makes it able to adjust to various skin tones. And I have to agree as it leaves a really natural looking flush in its wake. I just wish this one came with some kind of sponge top like this one so again, I didn’t waste any on my finger or in a sponge. Then it would be flawless!
Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.