//A Blush Hack

A Blush Hack

I wrote about coordinating undertones with blush and lipstick here, but I wanted to share a quick hack for times that you may be traveling or simply don’t want to buy another blush!

I’ve been wearing NARS liquid blush a lot this summer and typically pairing it with a bright, cool pink lipstick like Rebel from Nudestix. It’s easy and I love the cool pink against my summer skin color.

Occasionally I’ll wear a more bold lip color, and I’ve been loving Peche by Bite. It’s a warm orange-y tone that looks great with this bronzey eyeshadow stick (shade Burnish). For a more sheer, lighter color I’ll grab my favorite fresh Lip Treatment in Punch. I wouldn’t wear the NARS blush with it, so I wanted a warm blush shade that would pair better.

Instead of searching for a new one, I simply swirled my blush brush in the blush and then immediately swirled it into my bronzer. The result was a nice warmer, more terra cotta version of the blush. It fit in with the warmer tones and didn’t cost me a single cent.

blush: Entertain, bronzer: 1, brush: #99

If you are traveling soon and want to lighten your makeup bag, just pack a bright pink blush and your bronzer. Mix the two together, like I did, for days you are wearing a warmer lip color, and use the blush alone when you are wearing a cool pink lipstick!