That vision you have when you think of blush… The aunt sally rouged cheeks? Set that aside, because blush is so much better now. Brand new, the Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints are little whispers of colour that blend into the skin and manage to make skin look healthier, perkier and prettier. Foolproof to use and coming in a pleasingly colourful selection of shade, these are the new cream blush on the block.
Who is Jillian Dempsey?
‘A professional makeup artist, Jillian Dempsey is best known for beautifying young Hollywood for their most important red carpet appearances. Jillian approaches each face with a mandate to create a fresh look that lets every client shine. Building on her artistic skills as a painter “making up” the faces of celebrities, Jillian enjoys developing new products and pioneering innovative beauty trends. She hand selects organic and naturally-derived ingredients when formulating her eponymous line. The result: healthy makeup solutions without any questionable ingredients.’
Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints
These are neat & petite little pots of creamy blush. Texture wise, not as creamy as the Stila convertible colours but creamier than something like the Kevyn Aucoin ones. Super sheer and comfortable to wear; these are not show-stoppers of a blush, but a nice complement to a glowy and low-key makeup look. Pretty much perfect if you don’t want to look too flushed but still want to add some dimension and structure to your face.
To apply, they’re just beyond easy. Swirl some product on your finger and dab onto cheeks. Voila. I don’t see the point of using brushes for cream formulas, and the heat from your hands also helps to blend the colour in seamlessly.
I have the shade Petal, which is a neutral soft pink. It doesn’t show up drastically on the skin but does add this nice twist of colour. Fans of neutral blush will love this – remember Nars douceur? This is better. Slick on a pink or nude lip with this and you’re looking polished in two seconds. Also Poppy, which is a soft coral and it packs slightly more of a punch. Perfect for going with orange lipstick! Love this for summer with plenty of bronze shadow, too.
The Jillian Dempsey Cheek Tints are vegan, cruelty-free and contain absolutely no parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrance/dye or petrochemicals.
Petal – soft baby pink
Poppy – soft coral
Sunny – warm nude
Rosy – deep rose
Scarlet – crisp red
Bloom – sheer mauve