In a search for my natural blush color, I came across UNE Breezy Cheeks Blush and fell for the shade B02.
As my skin doesn’t have a natural flush it’s been a problem finding the perfect shade of blush. Without the acne popping up, my natural complexion is even and a bit yellow toned. May even look gloomy and lifeless if made matte. So I’m not a fan of matte makeup and couldn’t be happier with the new trend of “strobing” and dewy complexion. Unfortunately, most products focused to give you a glow is aimed towards dry skin, and those products may sometimes be too much to my face and break me out :/
Anyhow, when I last did my TCA chemical peel and the new skin was revealed, a natural pink flush appeared on my cheeks. And it seemed quite permanent until my skin had healed completely and gotten it’s tan back. In my mind, I was like “Could this…. Could this be my natural blush color?” So I kind of “sampled” it and went out to find a blush in the same pink color.
Just the thing that it was pink had me learning a lesson as I’ve always gone for apricot, peach, terra cotta, and coral colors. But in the end, I’ve only gotten confused by all the different shades of pink.
If you look up any blush guides they will tell you that medium skin tone can practically go for almost any color, but I can’t agree on that. And I see daily beauty bloggers having an unflattering and unnatural blush that makes me want to cringe. Looking back at my own color selections from the past, it’s almost dreadful… We’ve all been there or we are all right there doing the same mistake. I do respect people who like the look of a strong blush, but I personally think it should look natural and not obvious.
From left to right: Smashbox LA Lights in Beverly Hills Blush, Lily Lolo Blush in Beach Babe, and UNE Breezy Cheeks Blush in B02.
UNE Breezy Cheeks Blush B02
Now to the blush itself! The UNE breezy cheeks blush comes in a cool flip container with good sized mirror for applications on the go. It’s like it’s made to be thrown into your bag for daily touch-ups, and touch-ups are what you’re going to want to do. Like, my only problem with this product is that the color seems to fade quite fast.
It’s a cream blush that sets into a more or less powdery finish on the skin. You can use your fingers or any makeup tool to apply it. While I don’t like to use my fingers, I feel like it gives the best result without wasting any product. I’ve experimented with using the beauty blender blusher, but the time it takes to wash that thing in contrast to the quick application is not worth it. So fingers it is.
But I would’ve liked it more if it came in a stick-format. You would have to lose the mirror, but I feel like the application would get better.
They say to keep away from creams when you’re acne-prone, but I haven’t noticed any unusual breakouts from starting to use this on my cheeks. However, my acne is more centered towards the jawline than cheeks nowadays.
I could easily have gone with B03 that’s slightly darker and warmer than the B02. But even B01 doesn’t look too bad either. Actually, all of the UNE blushes look very lovely and seem to give you that French-innocent-but-yet-seducing flush of color you’d want on your cheeks!
This was my very first UNE purchase. I kind of regret not splurging when a local beauty department store was closing and was having big discounts on everything, including UNE Beauty. I’ve heard a lot of good things about their mascaras but been on the fence for a long time. Hopefully, I may invest and explore more from this brand in the future!
I must say, finding my true pink cheek color wasn’t easy. And now that my skin is somewhat more tan, the type of pink I had with my pale skin isn’t really quite suitable for me anymore. But the B02-pink gives me more of an alive look, that’s much appreciated. It looks a bit harsh when first applied, but as it fades it looks more natural.
But you could say that I haven’t really come much closer to my true natural blush color, but at least I know in what direction I should be looking to. In other words, I will still be exploring different shades for different seasons. And maybe someday I can put on some blush without feeling like, “Gosh, I did too much!”
So when will UNE make a compact cream highlighter?
INGREDIENTS: CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, ISOPROPYL ISOSTEARATE, CERA ALBA (BEESWAX)*, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX, SILICA, ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) HULL POWDER, SUNFLOWER SEED OIL GLYCERIDES*, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL*, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)*, TOCOPHEROL, GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL,
[+/(MAY CONTAIN) : CI 77019 (MICA), CI 77000 (ALUMINUM POWDER), CI 77007 (ULTRAMARINES), CI 77163 (BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE), CI 77289 (CHROMIUM HYDROXIDE GREEN), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499 (IRON OXIDES), CI 77742 (MANGANESE VCI 77510 (FERRIC FERROCYANIDE)] VIOLET), CI 77891 (TITANIUM DIOXIDE), 09UMT0051.
*Ingredients from Organic Farming
Pictures have been retouched.