Although Queen Victoria might not necessarily approve, blush has survived the onslaught of strobing highlighters and contouring kits to make its full return to our vanities without a hitch. But this time, it's not because it's on-trend to fake a terminal fever or poison your husband. The real reason: an obsession with health.
Cult Beauty co-founder Alexia Inge tells us that the sudden lust for blush has come from that big — somewhat Goop-inspired — wellness boom we tend to see, well, everywhere. From our Instagram feeds to the ads on the subway, living well is the new It thing to do. But not everyone can be Gwyneth Paltrow, so we sometimes have to fake it with blush. Inge adds that this renaissance of sorts won't come with the influences of social media — it'll come with a more subtle touch: "Consumers will start to eschew the full-glam look of the last few years and look for products that exaggerate the attributes that signify wellness," she explains.
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Don't save oranges and peaches for summertime — they work just as well now with a silver liner or purple shadow.
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So, the price tag is high, but results are totally worth it. The formula is buildable and packed with antioxidant-rich, moisturizing ingredients like jojoba seed oil, rosa rubiginosa seed oil, and gardenia floral fruit extract. Even better, it has the ability to offer that just-came-in-from-the-cold aesthetic.