It was love at first taste when I took a bite of that Matte Sweet Apple, and I have been craving more ever since. I jumped on the chance to purchase Pretty in Peony, and let me tell you, it is just as Sweet as the Apple was.
Pretty in Peony looks like a beautiful coral pink in the container. It is pretty, it is wearable, and it goes with nearly anything. Call it a chameleon with it's ability to lean toward a more pink or coral tone according to what you pair with it. This blush could take a drab outfit to fab by adding that touch of brightness to your face. It makes you glow in a good way.
It could be compared to that Orgasmic blush by Nars (Orgasm), if Nars were more pigmented, a stain, and less shimmery, and lasted longer on the cheeks. (Sorry Nars Fans!)
Though Peony does have a fine gold shimmer, on my skin it looks almost matte. With my camera on flash the shimmer makes my skin look like it is glowing, but it doesn't look shiny or glittery in any way. If you have tried the It Cosmetics HD Illuminator, you would know how their products give you that lit from within look like light is coming out of you rather than reflecting off of you. This blush seems to have that same technology.
Pretty In Peony
It Cosmetics classic black rubber packaging.
Of all four shades that It Cosmetics makes in the Vitality Cheek Stain blush, Peony would be the most wearable for just about anyone. Not only will it go with anything, it could work with cool or warm skins as well. The pigmentation is so good, that darker skin tones can enjoy wearing this shade as well.
Apply sparingly starting with less and adding more with a fluffy blush brush. I would recommend the It Cosmetics French Boutique Blush brush.
If you apply too heavy handed, take your foundation brush you used with your Celebration Foundation and buff over the heavy spots until you get the desired effect."Want to make your lips last longer? Pat this blush on your lips with your finger before you apply your lip product. This will give you an extra layer of stain on the lips for longer lasting color."- Misty
Did I mention that this blush is also anti-aging and good for your skin?
From It Cosmetics:
Vitality Cheek Flush is a cheek stain infused into a powder! Developed with plastic surgeons, this hydrating, brightening, and antiaging blush gives the perfect naturally pretty flush of color to the cheeks. This truly innovative formula contains It Cosmetics' Hydra-Luxe technology, including ingredients such as plum oil, cherry oil, hyaluronic acid, pomegranate, seaweed extract, grape seed, aloe, and jojoba that all work together to treat, hydrate, condition, and nourish your skin. Plus, Vitality Cheek Flush is packed with antioxidants, including vitamins A, C, and E, acai, green tea, and white tea. Also paraben-free.
If you are in the market for a no-fuss, multi-tasking, good for you, goes with anything, kind of blush, I highly recommend Pretty in Peony as your first choice. You will not be sorry!
What's next on my wishlist? Mauve and Rose of course, more mascara- mine dried out fast, the upcoming TSV :), the No. 50 serum primer, and possibly the CC cream. Yeah, that's a long list!
What is your favorite product from It Cosmetics? What would you recommend I try next?
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