Who knew that a little container would last so long?
Also, do you call it blush or blusher? Ross referred to it as blusher the other day and it sounded strangely old-fashioned (but sweet).
I generally use Bare Minerals make up. Bare Minerals is available here, but I'm not sold- both because of the fact that it has a staying power issue and the fact that it's a bit expensive. And so, I have been keeping my eye out for a new blush(er) for some time now...
I'm not a label snob by any means. I'm happy to use drug store stuff or whatever. As long as it's a good color, good quality, and good price, I'm on board. So when I'm at a grocery store or drug store, I usually take a gander at the make up section- just to see. I've still got one travel sized inferior blush that came in a set with other make up that I'm using for now, so it's no huge rush.
But I've started noticing something. Apparently, British women don't love their blush as much as Texas women. I see the familiar displays for Revlon, Max Factor, Rimmel, and then some other ones that are different in name (but hey- it's all the same crap, right?). I see rows of foundation, mascara, lip gloss, nail polish, eye shadow... wait. Where's the blush? Oh, I see. There are 2 choices at the bottom of the display. That's it. Seriously? Where's the whipped blush creme, the cheek stain, the 10 different shades of pink to choose from? I know these things are available in the UK. Don't get me wrong, but they sure as heck aren't in the regular displays with the volume that they are in America.
What's up with that?
I guess I've noticed that, teenage girls in particular, tend to focus more on the heavy foundation and bronzer look. I don't see many rosy cheeks out there on the streets of Manchester. They're all opting for a more pallid, often orange cast to their complexions. It makes me feel like my G'ma- thinking that these girls would look so much better with some color on their cheeks. But they would!
They really would.