It’s officially warm weather season (hoorah!), which means that it’s time to embrace loose waves, no-makeup makeup, and an overall lighter beauty routine. I say sayonara to heavy foundations and skin care products — it’s all about the bare basics for me. Part of that seasonal transition is switching out cakey powders for gels, creams, and balms, because I find they work with my body’s natural heat. I hadn’t, however, considered incorporating oils until this latest find.
When I discovered Milk Makeup Blush Oil ($26) at Coachella this year — AKA in the sweltering desert — I was blown away at how well it stood up from sun up to sundown and in the blazing heat. Here, three questions I asked myself on the way to becoming obsessed AF with this liquid-blush gold.
Is it easy to blend? One of the best things about this cool blush is the application is totally foolproof. All you need are your fingers to effectively melt the rosy pigments into your skin. Apply a few dots of color to your face and let your body’s natural heat in your fingertips help the blush oil blend into the apples of your cheeks.
Will it last without smearing or streaking? Even though these colors definitely pack a punch, they wear evenly and beautifully for the entire day. If you sweat — which, trust me, I did a lot of at Coachella while wearing the blush oil — this product won’t run or look sketchy after a couple of hours.
Are the bright colors actually wearable? Don’t judge a book by its cover! Despite looking vivid and bright in the tube, the hues actually wear much sheerer and more subtle than you’d expect. While they’re pigmented enough to look gorg on all skin tones, even the fairest of the fair (hi, me!) can confidently blend them into their cheeks without worrying about looking like a clown.
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