Flush in a Rush
Clinique’s newest blush makes it easy
Rather than cart around my entire makeup bag, I have a travel version for my handbag that’s designed purely for freshening up. It contains all the basics – concealer, powder, a mascara/brow gel duo, and a few lip glosses – but one thing it’s been lacking for a while is a blush. The two reasons: I hate, hate, hate the brushes that come with powder blush compacts, and I don’t have the room for a blush brush.
I’m happy to say that Clinique’s new Quick Blush has changed all that. It basically looks like a travel brush, but there happens to be blush in the cap. All you have to do it twist the brush with the cap on, and just the right amount of blush is deposited on the brush, so you can sweep it on (I recommend blending with your fingers a bit) and go.
The blush itself is a cream-to-powder formula that’s designed to last all day and resist sweat and humidity, making it perfect for the gym if you’re looking to fake that post-workout flush. And if washing your brushes just isn’t your thing, like all Clinique brushes it’s infused with Anti-Bacteria Technology to keep nasty bacteria at bay. $21.50, clinique.com