Issa F/W 2012
Being somewhat vampire pale, I love a good flushed cheek. We’ve seen many bronzed versions of this look last season, but now it’s all about pink. This lovely rosy cheek is from Issa’s F/W show. I’m not sure what the blush is (Google, you failed me), but I can guarantee you that it’s a cream one. There is just no way a powder can achieve such dewiness. 
ILIA Multi-Stick in ‘Tenderly’ ($34 at and Beautymark)

I reviewed these multi-sticks from ILIA back in June. I love the finish: it dries somewhat matte, making it look very blend-y. I’m hooked; I have all the colours. 
Revolution Organics Beauty Balm in ‘Blushed’ ($37 at

This colour may look a bit more intense, but Revolution Organics Beauty Balm is one of those blushes that one can layer. If you use just a dab, it’s sheer, light pink, and if you apply generously, you get a very intense look. 
Ah yes, both of these act as lipsticks so…bonus!
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