I adore a sheer, bright blush on my clients’ cheeks. The kind of blush that makes them look like they’re in love. The kind of blush that flushes their cheeks when someone tells them that they’re beautiful. The kind of blush that makes them look like they’re BLUSHING!! Universally, women look good in either a bright pink blush or a bright apricot blush. Very few women look like they’re blushing when they wear a dusty rose rouge. (Who naturally blushes in a brown tone?)
Being a blush fanatic, I’m on the constant prowl for a natural- looking blush that’s also NATURAL!!! My favorite find is a recent one, by a company here in the Bay Area called 100 Percent Pure. As a green makeup artist, I am well satisfied by the ingredients (most of them are edible, and they don’t add a single thing you won’t love) and I also like the way the product rolls up (unlike other cheek stains which push up). Last but not least, my clients LOVE the colors. The grapefruit blush is a favorite for a sheer pink, and the peach is great on redheads or green eyed girls. I can’t wait to stock my kit with more of them! A nice bonus–the blushes are great on lips, too. Did I mention that wine is one of the ingredients? Here’s what the company has to say about the derivation of the pigments in both the blushes as well as their glosses:
the first and only cosmetics made from antioxidant rich fruit
and vegetable pigments. While other color cosmetics are made
with either FD & C Colors (synthetic dyes) or minerals, only
100% Pure color cosmetics are made with fruit + vegetable
pigments (patent pending)! All the antioxidants and vitamins in fruits are in the actual color, so you will be applying all the healthy nutrients of the fruits directly on your skin!
And take a look at the gloss ingredients!
100% Natural lip glosses made with 83% Vitamin E from organic rice bran and beautiful colors from fruit pigments. Vitamin E is a powerful anti-aging antioxidant that drenches your lips with moisture and deeply softens.
Ingredients: Vitamin E (a-tocopherol), contains all or some of the following fruit pigments: Pomegranate, Wine, Cherry, Cranberry, Blackberry, Raspberry, Peach, Cocoa Bean and Plum, Vitamin C (ascorbyl palmitate), Grapeseed Oil, Honey, Shea Butter, Honey Beeswax, Natural Fruit Flavor, Chili Pepper
You can check out this company at 100percentpure.com