December 27, 2007

Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Blush

For years, I opted for bronzer over blush because I didn't trust myself to apply it without looking like a Broadway performer. It didn't help that my mom referred to it as "rouge" growing up.

But it's winter now and bronzer seems unseasonal. At a Sephora recently, I let a sales associate apply 1 of 18 shades of Bare Escentuals' mineral blush to the apples of my cheeks (shade Golden Gate)—and it looked so natural, so healthy! BE understands that, with blush, the more color options, the better.

Pretty factor: Talc-free and ultra-pure (the only ingredients are bismuth oxychloride, mica, and iron oxides), these blushes won't irritate even the most sensitive skin.

Eco factor:
No talc, mineral oil or chemical dyes and fragrance.

To buy: $18 at Ulta and Sephora