The rainy season might already be here in full force, but there’s no reason to look as glum as the skies. You can still bask in an eternal summer glow, even if you spent it indoors, with the help of the right products. There’s nothing like having some color on your cheeks—you know; the flush you get after a good workout—to look like you’re in the pink of health.
Puns aside, peach-hued blushes have gained popularity recently, and it’s likely because they complement Filipina skin so well. The shade also gives one’s complexion a sun-kissed effect, without actually having to risk exposing yourself to UV rays.
You might be thinking: Makeup, right now? Why bother when I’m just at home or covered by a mask? There is psychology behind the dressing up even if you are staying home has an effect on productivity. Adding some color to your face, no matter how basic, completes the daily ceremony of getting ready. One glance at the mirror and you’ll already agree on what a difference it makes.
So take your cue from lovely ladies like Andie Eigenmann, Sofia Andres, and Julia Barretto who don’t skip or scrimp on blush. We’ve done the homework, and found 8 cheek products from local brands that you can shop online right now. Ready to let the sunshine in?
Great for normal to oily skin, powders offer a high-pigment finish that lasts longer than other formulations. Let’s not discount how the soft strokes of a blush brush against your skin can also be quite relaxing.
Cheek Blush in Honest, P175, EVER BILENA, everbilena.com.ph
Sweet Cheeks HD Cheek Color in Miss Independent, P499, PINK SUGAR, pinksugar.com.ph
Skin Bloom Blush in SBB Bellini, $42 (around P2600), VMV HYPOALLERGENICS, vmvhypoallergenics.com
As easy as drawing on your face, apply the creamy color directly onto the apples of your cheeks, and maybe the bridge of your nose, and diffuse it with a beauty blender or your fingers
Peach Multi Stick, P199, CARELINE, careline.com.ph
Universal Multitasking Color Stick in Mimosa, P399, BLK COSMETICS, blkcosmetics.com.ph
Generation Happy Skin On The Go Blush Lightweight Cheek Stick In Pinched, P399, HAPPY SKIN, happyskincosmetics.com
As with creams, tints have a natural finish that seemingly blends into the skin. You can build up the color ’til you’re satisfied and even layer multiple shades.
Airblush in peached, P495, SUNNIES FACE, sunniesface.com
Lip Drunk Blush in Peach Bellini, P798, ELLANA, ellanacosmetics.com
These oil-based formulas have great color payoff, are easy to blend on your skin, and convenient to tote around for when you need a touch-up.
Colortint in Lily, P299, COLOURETTE, colourettecosmetics.com
Face.Blush in Crazy Tangie, P249, KJM, kjmcosmetics.com