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Paul & Joe Cheek Color in 'Cinnamon Roast'





I wish I could start the sentence by saying I am a blush whore. Sadly I'm not. I am a blush loyalist in fact. Like my hair, I know exactly what looks good on my cheeks (hint: P.I.N.K) and I will not experiment with what's in-vogue this season. Call me boring, but for some reason I just cannot mess with the flush. However I have come across a cheek colour that I do not mind digging out when feeling brave and facing the world in. Okay fine, I reserve it for movie nights at home, long drives which don't require me to step outside the car, the gym and whisking up dinner on weekends but hey judgemental, have you heard of baby steps? 

From Paul & Joe's Autumn 2015 range, the blush duo is called 'Cinnamon Roast' quite aptly. Mimicking a winter tan on my skin tone, it's looks refreshing whilst adding a veil of warmth. Quite a transitional shade this one - it manages to make skin appear polished and 'doll like' if that makes any sense. It could be down to the fact that it's consistency and finish is pretty demi-matte yet undetectable at the same time. I can see the baby working in a plethora of scenarios like interviews, first dates and vacations. The shade is rightly described by the Paul & Joe website as a beige with warm pink undertones. The only thing I'd add to it is that it also has a hint of reddish undertones to it that help it liven up olive/golden/yellow complexions whilst complimenting it. 

It's a refreshing change to the usual blue-toned pinks that I'd go for when opting for cheek paint choices, not to mention the super quirky packaging it comes housed in. The highlighter shade is not something I'm very fond of but I quickly discovered that it works pretty well in the slap-eye-shadow-in-20-seconds scenario. 

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