The Supercheek™ Super Guide
Written by Nicola Moulton
9 Aug 2021
The makeup artist Hannah Martin knows a thing or two about gorgeous, radiant-looking, rosy-glowing skin. You could say it’s her signature look - and the thing that gets her booked for everything from celebrity weddings (she’s not naming names) to glossy magazine shoots.
And the one product she never works without? Cream blush.
“It makes everyone - I mean absolutely everyone - look better!” she shouts, grabbing one of the four Supercheek™ Cream Blushes that she’s worked on with BEAUTY PIE. They sold out the first time round and it’s not hard to see why - these little pots of deliciousness are genuine complexion joy in a jar.
Why we all need blusher
“From nipping to the supermarket to walking down the aisle, I genuinely think blusher is the thing that takes your makeup to the next level,” says Hannah. “If you’re tired, people will often ramp up their makeup to try and hide it - but I say why would you accentuate your eyes if they’re already feeling droopy?"
If you’re tired, people will often ramp up their makeup to try and hide it - but I say why would you accentuate your eyes if they’re already feeling droopy?Hannah Martin, Makeup Artist
“A blusher is the absolute best way to perk you up if your complexion is looking dull, or at this time of year if you’ve applied a fake tan and need something to give it a bit of a ‘lift’.”
Blusher with built-in brightening
“The Supercheek™ Cream Blushes have a beautiful glide-on texture that are so blendable you can never overdo them or put them in the wrong place", says Hannah.
For a really natural flush, the apples of the cheek are what you’re aiming forHannah Martin, Makeup Artist
“For a really natural flush, the apples of the cheek are what you’re aiming for - so the roundest point of your cheek that you see when you smile. Start by dabbing there, then blend slightly outwards until you get a really seamless application,” advises Hannah.
Be a Blush Pro
If you want a bit more depth to your color, or want to extend its staying power, Hannah recommends layering One Powder Wonder™ in Uberlucent Universal beneath your cream blush for extra ‘grip.’
Find your Supercheek™
French Raspberry (Deep Berry)
“This is the EPIC ALL-ROUNDER! It is SO versatile...It looks incredible on darker skins, but it also looks beautiful on porcelain skin. The reason is because its deep berry color mimics the shade your skin goes when blood rushes to the surface - so although it actually looks like one of the strongest colors, it gives this really natural flush.”
Bare Blush (Muted Pink)
“If you’re at all nervous of blush, this would be your dip-your-toe-in shade. It’s also lovely for someone whose makeup palette is a bit more neutral, or for someone who likes to wear a bright red lip as the color won’t ‘fight’ with it at all.”
Universal Pink (Fresh Pop of Pink)
“I ADORE this one! It’s that brilliant blue-based pink that just makes you look effortlessly glowing. When you’re all about just faking the healthiest glow, this is the one. It’s my bridal go-to shade, too.”
Fresh Faced (Coral Pink)
“This is incredible on olive skin - it’s got just enough pink in it for it not to be orangey, but enough coral for it to really liven up your complexion. I love this one with loads of black mascara; it gives a really fresh, modern look.”
You'll never go back...
“A lot of people are nervous about applying blusher, because there’s this misconception that having a flush of color to the face is a bad thing. If you’re someone who experiences redness or high color, you can conceal or neutralise that and then still add an extra pop of color - all four Supercheek™ shades have been created to suit everyone. They give very subtly different effects but all really flattering, and all really glowy.”
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