[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I know that if you are in the south east today, the last thing you’ll probably want on your skin is make-up but for any day but this sweltering Monday, the NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tints are perfect little pops of colour for cheeks and lips.
They’re not as glossy as other hybrid counterparts so if high sheen isn’t for you, these will sit well. The texture is a kind of thick mousse – it comes out looking very intense but in fact blends to quite sheer so you can add if you want to. The claim is that the Balmy Tints contain 90% skincare ingredients and that makes them very pleasant on the lip. I’m not so sure there’s any real advantage to that for the cheeks because you’re wearing such a sheer veil that it can’t really offer much there. However, the formula does contain orange blossom (which might account for the slight fragrance that isn’t vanilla but is a little bit sweet and fruity), hyaluronic and shea butter.
The shades from bottom to top are: Pinch, Chills and Flush and currently, these are the only shades available.
The red shade is very wearable – I think it runs a little blue/pink rather than orange – and personally feel it’s good for cool tones who don’t venture to the bright side very often. Both Chills and Flush lend themselves well to all tones including very deep. A little goes a long way so your first squeeze should be a small one! As with most hybrids, for me NU YSL Lip & Cheek Balmy Tint does better on lips than cheeks – you still get a slight gloss over the cheeks and that’s not for everyone. A nice touch is that the orange blossom is sourced from the YSL Community Gardens in Morocco. RRP is £20 but Escentual has them for £17 HERE.
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