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Smashbox O-Glow Intuitive Cheek Colour

I like fuss free cheek products sometimes. It removes the hassle of selecting a blusher depending on how I am feeling that particular day, complement it with my apparel and all that fancy stuff. Specially the ones that claim to react with your skin or body's chemistry to provide a bespoke colour that suits you perfectly!

I have tried a tonne of similar lip products before and albeit not a fan of all, Pixi's Magic Lip Tint is my absolute favourite and one everyone should try once. 

Smashbox's O-Glow on the other hand is the only such cheek product I have and I have to say I'm not disappointed. I have seen various reviews of this over the web and it looks considerably different on quite a few skin tones, indicating that it actually works. 

On my NC30 skin colour, this clear gels transforms magically to an intense fuchsia pink. I am happy to report however that it's quite soft, subtle and buildable in the sense that it does not shock you with artificially hot pink cheeks in just on go.

It's buildable and the intensity of colour primarily depends on how much product you apply directly to your cheeks. I recommend taking less than a pea sized amount at a time.

The end result is gorgeously flushed cheeks as if you've just come back from the cold. What's also remarkable is its texture which is undetectable on the skin - simply visible in the form of pigments showing through. The quality of a great blusher in my books.

I like how the gel after absorbing into the skin sets to a naturally matte, almost velvety to touch finish. My only problem with such products is that I use them up quite quickly and this 15ml tube would be gone in a few months. Retails for £21 at smashobox.co.uk and they always tempt us with free delivery and a deluxe sample on purchase.

EllieAlice said...

This looks lovely! I've never seen this before xx


Jennifer~Vickahh said...

wow I would love to try this out! :)


Dollie Solanki said...

I haven't tried this on my cheeks...when I got the smash box o-plump lip gloss from Paris, I tested this on my finger but got scared by the intense fuchsia. But you say it doesn't look that bright on the cheeks so will check it on my next trip. Unfortunately, smash box isn't available in India :(

Kay said...

I actually bought this a while ago and its a really good thing that you feel you will be done with it in a couple of months because it doesn't really work after a while anymore. I had to throw mine out the other day. Enjoy it! :)

Get Gawjus! said...

@Kay - Oh really? That's a bummer. Thanks for the heads up so I know I should use it up quickly.




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