Jillian Dempsey $28
Presenting the balm-like blush that will have you looking instantly dewy and fresh-faced.
WHY IT CAUGHT OUR EYE
Basically anything that Jillian Dempsey formulates is a hero product in our eyes. She has a knack for using clean ingredients and unveiling innovative, easy-to-use products with an incredible texture.
Her latest creation is no exception. With a name that says it all, Cheek Tint is a balm-like blush that leaves behind a flush of color reminiscent of a time that you didn’t even need to put on makeup. Think: freshman year of high school. Each shade—there are six in total—has its own personal story. For example, Poppy, a peach tint, was inspired by a discontinued shade of powder blush that Dempsey discovered while she was in London many years ago. “I held on to it because I loved how it was so bright and cheerful,” says Dempsey. “I gave it to my lab and put a new spin on it.” The makeup artist also created an exclusive color for VIOLET GREY called Bloom, a muted plum. “This is the only shade that has the slightest bit of iridescence to deliver a little more glow on the cheeks,” she says. “I believe it’s universally flattering for most skin tones.”
THE ARTIST RESPONSE
“I love this cheek tint. It has a pomade-like texture that makes it easy to build. I love using it on the lips too.”—Katie Jane Hughes, makeup artist
Using a brush or your fingers, apply the tint to the apples of the cheeks.
HOW TO GET A DEWY, ROSY FLUSH
By her own admission, Leslie Mann is bad at putting on blush. But her pal Jillian Dempsey is really, really good at. And that’s what friends are for.
Jillian Dempsey $195