Monday, 26 May 2014

17 Cheek Stamp Blush

17 Cheek Stamp Blush in Bashful
So I'll admit I haven't always been into blushes. I love to contour with bronzer and highlighter and so I didn't want blush to overshadow my beloved highlighting. But recently, especially now it's summer, I have been leaning more towards blush as a quick and easy way to brighten my face and add more dimension when I want to just get up and go! 
In Ireland I'm sure everyone will agree that when you wake up and the sun is shining you have to race outside and absorb as much Vitamin D as you can (but don't forget the SPF!) because you don't know how long it will last! On those days there's just not enough time for my usual contouring routine! Well hello 17 Cheek Stamp Blush (€6.29), nice to meet you!
These adorable little blushes captured my heart (and interest) as soon as I laid eyes on them in Boots. First of all the packaging; a small plastic cylindrical pot that is coloured similar to the shade of the blush inside (to cute!). There is a little mirror on the top that is big enough to see quiet a lot of your face, which you wouldn't think from the pictures. The pot unscrews and the bottom with the sponge is springy and so pops right out. 
When you purchase the blush there is a film over the blush to keep the sponge clean, when the film is removed and the sponge is pressed into the product you pick up enough product for the two cheeks. 
The sponge is spring loaded so you can press (literally press) the sponge onto the apples of your cheeks to deposit the perfect amount of product and then blend it out and up to your temple using a fluffy brush. I love this aspect because I can be a bit heavy handed with blush, swirling generously, but this applies the perfect amount for me and then I just have to blend as I please!

I picked up Bashful, a lovely brown-based nude shade. 
Sponge with product; front on and side views
I am not a pink person, I have very fair skin and slightly copper tinted hair so pink does not suit me so I was pleased to find the cheek stamp collection had a really nice variety of colours. There are 5 colours but there are shades to suit every skin tone! I will be picking up The Cheek of It, a pink-based nude, next time I am passing Boots!

Have you tried theses cheek stamps? What do you think of them?



  1. This is a really nice nude shade for some reason I never have this shade of blush in my collection!

    1. I know a lot of people I talk to about beauty stuff don't tend to nude shades but I much prefer them to pink because of my reddish hair! They are a great budget buy so this is perfect to pick up if you wanted to try a nude shade but aren't sure if you'll love it.