Mamamia’s Tried and Tested series is your weekly review of the latest to hit our desks in beauty, health and wellness. You won’t find any #sponsored content here, just honest, relatable and independent advice. This week, Senior Lifestyle Writer Amy Clark wants you to know exactly how blush can transform your face.
I was 27 when I started wearing blush for the first time and honestly, it was 27 years too late.
OK, a bit dramatic. Maybe a decade late considering babies don't... need blush. Moving on.
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My fear of blush came down to a few things. Like how my natural ranga colouring has its own inbuilt blush that pops up whenever I exert the smallest amount of energy.
And not wanting to resemble toddler-me, who sported two perfectly round red circles on her cheeks like an 80s prom queen. Or Chucky.
Once when I was working in hospitality, a lovely woman complimented me on my blush and asked for the brand and shade as she paid for her chicken sambo on rye. It was just… my face.
So, I stayed away. My bronzer and I were just fine without blush. But the more I spoke to beauty experts, makeup artists, influencers and friends, they all wouldn’t stop talking about how great blush is and I started getting FOMO.
Still, it wasn’t until I received a mini size of the Nudestix Nudies Bloom All Over Dewy Color Blush in the shade Poppy Girl when I interviewed the brand’s co-founder Taylor Frankel (who is a seriously kickass mid-20s Lady Startup) that I finally got it.