Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek
Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek

Instagram is awash right now with indi beauty brands – Jeffree Star, LA Splash and Color Pop to name a few, but I think we have a contender here for a UK indi brand to scoop some fans because I am completely smitten with the blush. And, it’s baked powder, which normally I don’t like one bit!

Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek
Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek

I’ve seen many a rose gold blush but Nectar Pop does the gold thing layered with a deep pink (it reminded me straight away of a Chanel blush) that’s just moved the trend along to another (better) level. It’s a fresh pink that does the double duty of giving you a pop of colour that enlivens the complexion and a trail of golden highlight. It’s in perfect balance – one doesn’t overtake the other and they just work so beautifully together. Not normally a powder blush fan (exception is the Cargo Swimmables) I just love this one – it’s silky soft in application and doesn’t work against my skin in terms of making it look and feel dry. If you thought you couldn’t do the rose-gold thing (yes, fellow older beauties, I am looking at you!) Nectar Pop will make you think differently. Very excited and very keeping this. The second blush is hardly getting a look in but it’s a more gentle version of pink without the gold in a matte formula.

Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek
Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek

I like the glosses too – Nude Nature is a pink toned toffee and Skinny Dip is a shimmer hit pale gold – best for beachy days when you don’t want a full face but need a little something. I tested Nude Nature – it’s an idea shade for me – and found it low fragrance and a good stayer without relying on a lot of stick to keep it there.

Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek
Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek

In the swatch, bottom to top, Nectar Pop, Posey Pop, Nude Nature and Skinny Dip. All Sara Hill cosmetics are cruelty free – Sara is a make-up artist and creative editor

Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek
Sara Hill Bare Faced Cheek

And, one last look at Nectar Pop. It’s £19 HERE. I should also add that this blush is Sara’s favourite to use with freckled complexions.

 

*all products are sent to me as samples from brands and agencies unless otherwise stated