Mineral blushes are the best thing ever invented. Seriously. For someone like me, who has dry skin and periodically breaks out on her cheeks, they give a lovely, natural pop of color without the cakiness of typical powders or the irritating oiliness of crèmes.
Don’t get me wrong – on good skin days, I wear and love powders and crèmes. But on my tetchy skin days, only mineral blushes seem to do the trick.
One that I’ve just discovered is the Magic Mosaic Multi-Colored Custom Blush from Physicians Formula ($10.95). It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance and oil free, and best of all, it’s made up of little “petals” of color on a spectrum from light pink to berry rose. This means that I can mix the shades to my heart’s content, and adjust and deepen the color as summer approaches and my face tans (despite my SPF 50 sunscreen, of course).