Ever since I was old enough to understand there was such a thing as makeup, I've been wearing it. It started simple with flavored chapstick, but soon that wasn't enough. I began rummaging through my mother's makeup drawer, painting on anything I could find! Mascara, blush, eyeliner...ohhh eyeliner. One day I was almost sent home from school at age 11 when one of the nuns (Catholic School for 13 years) not-so-subtly reminded me of their no makeup policy. I, of course, did what I always do: deny, deny, deny! But it was purple eyeliner, the jig was up. Still, I like to consider myself something of a beauty expert. Fine, novice. That being said, I discovered a great swap the other day for one of the absolute most popular beauty products of all time! Cover your eyes if you're conservative, I'm talking about NARS blush in "orgasm". It's been touted as the most natural fake flush you can achieve, and I must agree it flatters all skin tones! I, myself, have been using it for years, but became even more addicted when they started packaging it with bronzer. So smart! But at 40 bucks a pop- you better make sure you don't drop it! Then, the other day I was perusing Target's beauty section looking for a cheap bronzer (I'm a chronic bronzer- especially in summer) when I discovered a practically identical pallet by e.l.f. cosmetics. How much you ask? 3 bucks. Sold! I've been using it now for a few days, the bronzer is a tad dark so use with a light touch, but the blush is great- you truly can't mess it up! For a savings of $37, run- don't walk- and pick it up for yourself now!
e.l.f. Studio Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder available here, also at Target. (Colors are darker in person)