This week we test: multi-shade blush

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 05 February, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 05 February, 2012, 12:00am


Whether pressed, or shaped into pearls, the co-ordinating shades give your cheeks an instant array of colour and help play up facial features

Gosh Precious Powder Pearls (HK$90/25g)

These are inexpensive for a reason. Although the packaging is good (a layer of sponge keeps the balls from breaking apart), the pearls are pretty difficult to work with. Five colours - tan, white, silver, cream and yellow - should work well with Asian skin but just don't seem to pick up on the brush.

Guerlain Meteorites Perles de Nuit (HK$400/30g)

Swirl a big, fluffy brush in these pearlescent orbs and dust all over your face for a subtle glow of well-being. Expensive, but lasts ages, and the gorgeous tin is almost worth the money alone.

Missha M Shimmer Blending Ball Blusher (HK$258/16g)

Blush and highlighter in one. These pearls in orange, gold, pink and beige give your cheeks a sweet radiance and your features definition. Run the brush over the balls lightly to avoid using too much product.

Lunasol Modelling Cheeks (HK$230)

This limited-edition compact looks like piano keys. The palette has pearl, nude pink, soft pink and dark pink. Once on the cheek, it creates a three-dimensional effect and natural glow. A thumbs-up for the super-soft brush and the slim case.

Benefit Hervana Cheek Colour (HK$290/ 8g)

This compact consists of four shades: lucky shell, divine peach, heavenly rose and berry delight. To apply, you can swirl them together. The result is a soft, angelic blossom shade, which is lovely and natural on most skin tones.