Blushing the Morning After

Happy Monday! Since I've been loving summer weather and right now it is currently back again here I have been enjoying the sun and getting my tan back. A makeup product I have been loving though is blush and lipstick to wear since it is so humid. The current blush that I keep grabbing for is this one by Happy Skin and it is the Get Cheeky With Me which is the best name for a blush to be honest in the shade The Morning After. I don't know what is up with blushes having such weird names and sometimes being so sexual but I guess it is a theme. I think it is because you blush the morning after and it is embarrassing or something maybe that is just my theory on it. Never mind about that though and let's see why I adore this blush instead.


Description from website (here): Sexily sun-kissed or prettily flushed, these summer-special blushers channel those hot memories that last through the year. Perfect to stash in your beach tote or if you want to fake a vacay in the city. Mimic the flush of first love or that fresh, rosy glow brought on by a stolen glance. Happy Skin Get Cheeky With Me Blush lends a hydrating tinge of natural color to your cheeks, topping them with a light-diffusing sheen that lasts all day. Fake that flush of a Sunset Kiss or The Morning After and bring back that oh-so-loving feeling. This blusher is infused with Cherry Blossom extracts that lock in moisture and keep cheeks fresh and hydrated. Both sweat- and smear-proof, it keeps you blushing until you wash it off. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin.

This blush is a part of Happy Skin's Turn Up The Heat Summer Collection which came out two years ago in the summer. I'm a tad late but I just got into this and now that I have finally trialed it and been loving it that I thought it was time for the review. I got this at the Pond's x Happy Skin Launch last September which I did a haul/unboxing of getting it here and the event here. They also have a lippie that matches with the same name in two different finishes which one is matte that I think just came out recently and the other one is apart of the summer collection the blush is in. Now that I have the blush and absolute adore the color I might need to grab both the shades that match because if you know me I have to have everything match. There is obviously more to the collection but I will discuss this shade of blush for now.

Packaging
Can I start by saying how cute the packaging is? It's a rectangular shaped, magnetic-closure and cardboard. It is designed beautifully and has shiny embossed lettering and an illustration inside. I love the particular color scheme used for the blush and it is oh so summery. I don't actually mind that it is cardboard because an added bonus of it means the product inside can survive falls better than with a plastic compact because of the lightweight material. I've always wanted to try something with cardboard packaging like from Benefit or The Balm but now I have this. I've heard it is made with recyclable paper that is very compact and sturdy which is great so it won't fall apart or crumble when it accidentally gets in contact with water or anything harmful. When you open the compact up you reveal the product and it has a clear piece of rectangle plastic covering it up that protects the blush from dirt and oil to keep it new I guess. I try to keep it just to protect it whenever I use it so I am careful opening it up. As I said the packaging is magnetized to be sure that the product will be kept closed and it is pretty strong and I never have noticed it to become open in my makeup bag when I take it with me. I love that the blush comes with a mirror when you open it. The mirror is not that big and is the same size as the product but it is pretty handy and I actually use it out and it's not that bad so not too small or too big. The pan isn't that big, the size is 5g of product and a smaller rectangle than the packaging. If you like swirling your blush it might be a little harder but I use a slanted blush brush and mine came with one (they are sold separately) and I use that and it is the perfect shape. It depends on how you apply blush so if you are used to having a big fluffy brush and swirling it might be harder but I'm quite fine using it with my technique. On the back side it just has the ingredients and the shade and all the other information about it.  

Color
The color is perfect for spring and summer. It is a pink mauve shade that compliments a wide range of skin tones I feel like. It's a very feminine shade and quite girly since it is a pink blush. It has that romantic feel to it and I think this shade would be a perfect one for a gorgeous blushing bride-look if that's what you are aiming for. This is the kind of blush that doesn't necessarily mimic a natural flush but rather enhances it. From the look at the pan, the pink aspect of mauve is what you mainly see, but there is a more reddish color once applied on the cheeks.There also seems to be a hint of shimmer on the pan, but that doesn’t show up at all on the cheeks. It pretty much has a matte finish once on.

 Pigmentation
The pigmentation is very light but the color is buildable and easy to apply and blend. In one layer you could pass off for a faintly pinkish shade. If one layer isn't enough it is easy enough to add more layers and since it is so lightweight it doesn't cake on but blend seamlessly in to create a more opaque blush shade. It depends what look you want but the pigmentation allows you to have control on what kind of look you want that day. It’s not a hard blush to overdo so this shade will work for beginners and want to start with a blush that doesn't scare them. It is that light to use but you still get color too. If you happen to apply a lot, I notice that it would still look natural.

 Application & Staying Power
The blush has great consistency. It is not at all chalky but rather it glides smoothly from palette to brush to the cheeks just in one stroke. I've noticed no streaking as it blends well on to the skin and applied effortlessly. Another good thing about the blush is that it's so lightweight you'll feel like you're not wearing any makeup at all on your cheeks. I've been using the blush for weeks now and I'm glad that I didn't get any allergic reactions. As for the staying power of it I noticed it does a pretty good job. It depends on what skin type you have or the kind of base you use so take that into consideration as well. If applied properly I can use the blush for a good amount of time usually 4 to 6 hours depending on the weather and environment.

Swatches
Separately, here is the swatch on my hand. The Morning After you can see that the texture is light and has a sheen finish to it. It is not overly pigmented but is buildable. It is light shimmer so you can be sure that it will make your skin glow and give it radiance. The shade has a very delicate glow of blushing pink that is perfect for just a hint of flush on the cheeks. It's a good nudeish pink for that effortless and natural glow. It's very feminine and dainty and I just love how bright it makes the skin look. It's a shade of pink that is made to be applied on the apples of your cheeks to make them really rosy and bring out the cuteness in you! It has that hydrating feel even while swatching it and applying it on because it has Cherry Blossom extract to help maintain moisture making it weightless. By the way, these are unscented too if you were wondering because sometimes I'm unsure if it is unscented or not.

Overall Experience
The blushes really do look natural on my cheeks and gives just enough flush. It's a good thing that it's not overly pigmented, thus making it very easy to blend. You can check their other shades too, they're really pretty and perfect for everyday use. The only compliant I would have about it is the price is 699php for a mid-range blush but it might be a tad expensive when I converted it over. I mean for the quality it is okay but if you are on a budget it might not be the best choice for you. It lasts all day, has great pigmentation and is a nice color so it isn’t so bad if you are not worried about the price. If you want it so bad like I do sometime you have to save up for it but it’s so much worthwhile when you do get it and enough of a keeper to make it worth your while when you purchase it. Would I recommend? Yes, especially if you prefer to use matte blushes that gives a natural finish and last a good number of hours on your cheeks even under humid weather. I am so happy with it products that I highly recommend this. Have you tried the Happy Skin Get Cheeky With Me Blush yet?

My rating is:
I'll give it a 4 star or maybe add another half because I do love it and it is an amazing blush. I only had a few complaints but overall everything passed my book and it is the prettiest shade I own right now and been so in love with. I might have to do a face of the day to show you how pretty in action it is and maybe I might get the matching lip color to go with it too. So it was pretty good I think.

Pros
  • Great color choices for summer
  • Easy to swipe across the cheek
  • Gives a natural look.
  • Buildable.
  • Packaging is so cute.
  • Natural looking.
  • Long-lasting.
  • Comes with a built in mirror for easy touch-ups.
  • It has a lippie counterpart.

Cons
  • The pan is a little bit narrow for a blush brush to be swirled in.
  • Doesn't come with a brush.
  • Limited Edition.
  • Quite pricey for 699php.

That was my review of the blush and my current go to. If you want a gorgeous summer blush shade then I recommend this one and I'm surprise it is still in stores at is a limited edition. I kind of don't to see it go as it is so good and really nice. I've been loving a lot of products from them and this one was no exception. I'd love to know what your favorite summer blush is and if there are any colors you love during the season.

What is your go to summer blush shade with a tan?
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