'Ello, everyone! How have you all been? Work has taken over my life even though I haven't been working everyday, most days, but not every day. When I get home I jump into my jammies, into my bed and just watch heaps of Once Upon A Time (which is an AMAZING show) So now that I have a spare second and have watched just way too many episodes, I thought I'd share with you my latest favorite cheek duo from Smashbox! This is another one of those 'one blogger's trash, is another blogger's treasure' products that Andrea from FromInsideMyCloset had sent to me! I'm not sure they sell this duo packaged like this any longer but I do know that they sell these two cheek products individually. The Smashbox Passion Blush and Shimmer Soft Lights duo is my absolute go to as of late. Passion blush is a matte rosey mauve that creates the look of a slight autumn chill mixed with the last of the summer heat hitting your face. It's a bit more subdued in opacity than the swatch on my arm. The Soft Lights in Shimmer is an excellent highlight to pair with the blush. It's not a gold or copper colored highlighter, which is what I'm rather used to, but more so a pinky-pearlescent shade. It's gives a nice radiant glow to the face that catches the light so nicely when smiling! It blends with the blush to finish off a seamless cheek. The pigmentation of the both of these is quite average and I don't mean to say that negatively. They're not overly pigmented which I like because any more pigmented and I think they might be a bit overpowering. The powder is soft, not buttery soft, but smooth to the touch- a powder or blush brush would pick up just enough for both cheeks! I would seriously recommend this duo if there is a way for you to get your hands on it, but if not, I'd really recommend taking a look at the blush! I've never used Smashbox products before but now I'm really interested in seeing what other shades they offer. Passion would be great for the autumn and winter months to create natural 'autumn-y' cheeks! I'm just glad I have this handy duo that I can carry around me :D
What's your go-to autumn cheek product?