Every Halloween Grantaire plays a game called “How Far Can I Push Enjolras’s Buttons?”
To be fair, that’s a game he plays year-round, but Halloween comes with costumes, which is a bonus. This year he’s delighted to discover his Napoleon costume can totally be related to E’s Jedi Knight costume, vaguely.
For the longest time, I thought Rimmel’s Stay Blushed! was a myth. They were released in the US a few months ago but I could not find them anywhere! But recently I was browsing the cosmetics section at KMart and there they were.
Stay Blushed! is a liquid cheek tint that is available in five shades. Each tube is 0.47 fl oz and retails for around $2.99. Rimmel claims:
Perfect for any occasion: the blush blends instantly and seamlessly to create a long lasting, natural-looking flush of colour that lasts up to 24 hours. Ultra lightweight, won’t feel heavy.
I purchased two of the five colors: Sunkissed Cherry and Touch of Berry.
Here’s how they look fresh out the tube. Touch of Berry is on the left and Sunkissed Cherry is on the right.
Touch of Berry is a blue toned pink. The consistency is more on the liquid side. The liquid texture means that you have to layer it on more to see some color, but it’s still a pretty color on the skin.
Sunkissed Cherry is more of a peachy coral color (when I think of cherry I think of red). The texture is more of a mousse, similar to Rimmel’s Stay Matte Foundation. There is definitely more color payoff with this color.
At first, they can be a little scary to use. But once you blend away, they really are pretty. They blend in really easy too. Like I said, you’ll have to layer up a Touch of Berry a little bit more, but overall a little bit of product goes a long way. Also, they have a slight floral scent, but it’s not overwhelming. I personally enjoy the smell.
Stay Blushed! has good lasting power. It not 24 hours of color, but they will last the day, especially when you wear a primer and foundation underneath. Often, I go a step further and layer a powder blush on top to keep my color lasting day to night.
Overall, I really love Stay Blushed! I did enjoy the texture of Sunkissed Cherry more than Touch of Berry. I think they’re great for the price and they’re really good if you’re a beginner just getting into liquid/cream cheek products. I definitely would recommend these and I am looking forward to purchasing the other three colors!
Disclaimer: I brought this product with my own money. This post is not sponsored. This is my honest opinion.
I’m obsessed with blush and if anyone ever saw my collection, I’d be blushing. Blush is often seen as a little old school especially since a flawless complexion without a hint of redness is what many of us strive for these days. But that doesn’t mean blush shouldn’t have a
place in your makeup bag.
Blushes are no longer constrained to just powder, there are hundreds of different formulas and finishes you can dip your cheeks in, but some work a lot better than others.