Wednesday, April 4, 2012
I'm sure I don't have to tell beauty-savvy gals that Salma Hayek has a relatively new beauty line. I had resisted until the four shade families of her Nuance Flawless Mineral Cheek Trio ($10.39 on sale at CVS online - look for in-store coupons) stopped me in my tracks. Pink, Apricot, Mauve, and Spice all looked lovely.
I swatched Pink with a sponge-tipped applicator, starting at the top of my arm with the shimmering highlighter, moving clockwise to the pink blush, and then swatching the contour shade. Then I used a dense blush brush to pick up all three shades, blended, and swatched below the individual shades. I took my photos in full sun.
Because of the size of the color wedges in the trio, you will need to use the right brush - a smaller one for the blush - to select only one shade. While the overall compact is relatively large, divided into three, it constrains a "sweep with abandon" approach.
All in all, I'm pleased with the Mineral Cheek Trio. I think it's a great value and I'd recommend it to anyone shopping for an inexpensive three-in-one face powder for summer. Now, I think I'm going to stay out of the beauty aisle. I don't really want to be snared again with all of the colors I've already purchased or reserved for summer.
Photo at top courtesy of CVS; other photos by Best Things in Beauty