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.