Maybelline Master Glaze Blush Stick ($11.99 Cdn from well.ca)
This is the shade Just-pinched pink that I picked up from Walmart while grabbing groceries one night. By the way - Walmart have fantastic prices on drugstore brand cosmetics! I paid $10 for this and it is over $12 at Shoppers Drug Mart. That makes a big difference over time! Although I do like to get my Optimum points from Shoppers, so I go back and forth. They often have really good sales too.
During the week when I wear a full-coverage liquid foundation set with powder, I tend to use a powder blush (I am in LOVE with the Clinique flower pop in plum pop at the moment). But on the weekends I like to give my skin a break and I wear a lighter coverage product and then I use a cream/ liquid/ or gel blush colour. It just gives me a lighter more dewey finish that looks less made-up.
Over the years I've used many different brands and Tarte cheek stains were my favourite for a long time. Although I find that the sticks get REALLY messy with use and you have to be very fast to blend.
I also love the Benefit cheek tints especially the new Lollitint which is such a perfect cool pink for my skin tone. But you have to be SUPER fast to blend that stuff in - or it stains your skin as applied. I still use the Benefit Fine-One-One cheek stain that came out a couple of years ago - although it got terrible reviews from the beauty bloggers.
I always feel that if I use a very liquidy cheek colour - I'm going to wash off my makeup base as well. So I like that this is much creamier. It still blends in just as nicely - but it doesn't feel like a wet layer on your skin. I like that you just swipe it on and blend with your fingers. So easy.
It's also a nice portable little size and closes firmly - so I'm not worried about making a mess in my makeup bag or purse. It makes for a nice mid-day touchup.
Here is the shade Coral Sheen which I just bought yesterday at Wal-Mart (it was the last one - and I believe these are limited edition). BONUS - I just read on a blog yesterday that this is a dupe for a Chanel blush! Gotta love that!
Here are some swatches on my arm. Just-pinched pink is on the left and Coral Sheen is on the right.