ThisThatBeauty Wears: A Bright Pink Cheek

Flushed, rosy cheeks — we all want it, but can we all wear it?  Of course we can!  In this edition of ThisThatBeauty Wears, we will show you how all three of us rock a bright pink cheek.  So many women gravitate towards blushes with more brown or “neutral” undertones — afraid of how something a bit more daring may look, but after this post hopefully you will feel better about branching out into the realm of pink blushes.  See how each of us wears our favorite pink blush and get a little inspiration to find your Bright Pink Cheek!


Maree Sye - Bright Pink Cheeks

Maree: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Dollface

Tarte Amazonian 12-Hour Blush in Dollface  is one of my go-to shades when I want to achieve that bright, flushed look in my cheeks – seen here with a subtle smoky eye and peachy-pink lip.  Often the misconception is that when wearing pink blush, you must then match it to your lips, which could not be further from the truth.  The Tarte Amazonian 12-Hour Blush in Dollface is quite blue-toned in the pan, but when applied it warms up my face and blends beautifully with brown and peach shades.  On the flip side however, I often reach for this color when wearing cooler shades on my eyes (grays and blues) and lips (pinks) and find that it wears just as well. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Dollface is available at Sephora for $26.00.Tarte amazonian clay blush in dollface


For years the only thing I wore on my cheeks was bronzer – what a coward I was.  As I’m getting older and accepting that my face is perfect just the way it is, I’m getting a bit more adventorous with my makeup.

Bright Pink Cheeks 2

Christene: Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Pure Powder Glow in Myracle

While I am a  fan of Tarte Amazonian Clay in Dollface my favorite pink blush is Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Pure Powder Glow in Myracle. The image below doesn’t event do it justice.  It is bright hot pink and gives a great flush with just one quick wash with a blush or  fan brush. I usually go for a bright pink cheek when I’m short on time and not able to do a full face. The right blush can wake up your entire face in a matter of seconds. If I can do pink, you can do pink. Go for it! Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Pure Powder Glow in Myracle is available at fine departments stores and retials for $37.

Kevyn Aucoin Pure Powder Glow Myracle

I hate to pull a “me, too” and follow up Maree’s pick with Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush…but, yeah — me, too. It’s that good!

TTB Wears Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Amused

Felicia: Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused


I have been a fan of Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in Amused for years. It’s a really delicate shade of pink that’s perfectly suited for brown skin. Don’t let the intense pigment in the compact fool you…the shade is subtle and totally natural. When applied with a light hand and a natural haired fan brush, the finish is quite angelic and healthful. Girls, add this one to your must-buy list. Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in Amused is available at Sephora for $26.00.

What’s Your Go-to Blush for Bright Pink Cheeks?


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Maree About Maree

Fueled by her love (obsession) of all things beauty, Maree Sye writes from the viewpoint of the everyday woman. Recently transitioning from a decade long career as an executive in the cosmetics industry to her current role as sales manager for a baby goods company, Maree has turned her insider information into a spectator sport. Choosing products appropriate for the office, understanding how to transition from day to night, and constantly seeking the elusive weekend “makeup, no makeup” look are the issues that keep Maree up at night. When she is not testing out products and blabbing about them on This That Beauty, you can find her blabbings on A Little Bit etc, her personal fashion/beauty blog – it’s a little bit fashion, a little bit beauty and a whole lot of sass. Maree currently resides in Bergdorf Goodman (or her apt in Midtown Manhattan), spends her summers vacationing at Sephora (or the dog park near her apt), and dreams of one day amassing so much makeup, that she will need a bigger home. Follow Maree on twitter @alittlebitetc or follow her down the street if you like – most likely she is on her way to pick up a new lipstick.


  1. Sarah says:

    I really, really love this feature. So good!! xo

  2. Heather Hejna says:

    The bright colors look amazing on you! Way to be daring with color- it really turned out nice on you.

  3. Christene Carr Christene says:

    Thanks, Sarah! We love doing it :)


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