Despite 2020 being the year that practically everything grinded to a halt, we’ve still managed to find ourselves rushing out of the door, frantically topping up our makeup in the car and forever chasing our tails. That’s why when a new time-saving product arrives on the scene, we listen.
Combining lip and cheek makeup is a genius way to save time, save space in your beauty bag and it always results in a deliciously cohesive makeup look. If you’re wondering how to apply the Lip & Cheek Cream and how to pick the perfect shade for your skin tone, read on for our expert tips.
How to use lip tint
Let’s start with the simplest step, because while the terms ‘lip cream’ or ‘lip tint’ may be new to you, applying lip cream is pretty much the same as putting on lip balm.
Lip cream has the same nourishing, hydrating loveliness as a lip balm (thanks to clever ingredients like Sweet Almond Oil and Vitamin E), but is paired with a pigment-rich, long-wearing hue so your lips get colour and comfort all in one!
To master this natural pop of colour, simply apply as you would a potted lip balm: rub your index finger in the pot, allowing the warmth of your fingers to gently melt the natural oils in the lip cream. Then dab onto your lips, starting in the centre and working outwards. Simply repeat this process again and again to build up the colour strength or stick with the one-layer approach for a lovely lip glaze look.
A great benefit of opting for a natural lipstick just like the Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream means that you can top up your lip colour throughout the day knowing that you’re only putting the best organic makeup ingredients on your skin.
How to apply cream blush
If you're wondering how to apply blush with your fingers, then you’ve come to the right spot. Yes, opting for a cream blush means that makeup brushes can be tossed aside, because this clever little all-in-one blush works best when applied with just your hands.
Simply scoop out a little of the Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream onto your index finger and then rub your index finger and thumb together. This will let your body heat gently warm up the natural oils in the cream, allowing for a smooth application to your cheek.
Next dab it onto either the upper part of your cheek bone (just 45 degrees down from your eye) for a lifted more polished look, or to the apple of your cheeks for a natural rosy glow.
Here’s a quick cheek cream tutorial video to show you how to use lip and cheek cream:
The great thing about a non-powder product like this is that you can build up the colour and coverage that you want - meaning that one shade can work as a blush for yellow undertones as well as a blush for warm skin tones.
How to pick the right blush shade for you
While you’ll have the flexibility to build up colour strength with whatever shade, the key is finding the best match for your skin tone. Lucky for you, the Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream has three new hues launching, so you have some all-natural options to choose from!
The shade ‘Morning’ is a dreamy blush for fair skin with cool undertones (and works as a great lipstick shade for light skin), while ‘Petal’ works beautifully as a blush for medium skin with yellow undertones and a lipstick shade for medium skin. The final and third option is the delightful ‘Dust’ which is designed to work as a blush for warm undertones and is a gorgeous lipstick colour for warm skin tones too!
You can now shop the Certified Organic Lip & Cheek Cream in all three colours (along with any other blush or lip tints that catch your eye) on INIKA Organic now. There is free standard shipping on orders over $75 and you can even buy now and pay later with any and all of our natural, certified organic, vegan and cruelty free products.