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It does not matter whether you are fond of splashing in a pool or strolling along the seashore with your feet in the sand, these blushes are here to make your summer that extra bit juicy. If you wanted to know everything about Tower 28 BeachPlease, you came to the right source!
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About the Product
Tower 28 BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush (20 USD; Made in USA) - is described as a multi-tasking luminous tinted balm that can be worn on both your cheeks and lips. Currently available in six universally flattering shades.
Packaging: this was my first purchase from Tower 28 and I have to say that I love their modern and minimalistic aesthetic. Clear, see-through compact with the brand's logo printed on top of the lid in the cutest shade of lilac. Portable, well-made and cool. You get 4.5 g / 0.16 oz of product, which is more than what you would get from other brands (for the same price).
Formula: these tinted balms are formulated with skin-loving ingredients such as Jojoba, Shea Butter, Green Tea and Aloe to name a few. They are fragrance-free and silicone-free, which is an added bonus.
Vegan🌱 Cruelty-Free🐇 Gluten-Free🌾
As always, all of my swatches are raw and unedited. Shot in natural daylight.
From L-R: Golden Hour, Rush Hour, Magic Hour
Texture: BeachPlease has the most delicious "melting chocolate" type of texture and feel to it. It is quite creamy and also pigmented. Shimmer and glitter free.
Application: whether you choose to apply these tints with your fingertips or a synthetic brush, you will get equally flawless results. BeachPlease blend with ease, without ever looking blotchy or accentuating pores/skin texture. Since they are pretty color-saturated, you only need the smallest amount to get a desired effect. At the same time, should you wish to add more, you can build these up in a matter of seconds (gradual layering is the best method here).
As a cream blush, this Tower 28 tint appears quite dewy and fresh. I would say the formula is a lot more luminous compared to other brands available at Sephora. However, as a lip tint, it appears satin rather than glossy. To add the vinyl shine you can use the brand's very own ShineOn Milky Lip Jelly Gloss (14 USD; Made in USA) which is quite hydrating thanks to Apricot Kernel and Raspberry Seed Oils. I have mine in the shade Cashew and it is the prettiest balm-meets-gloss texture that makes your pout that extra bit kissable and smooth.
Wear: granted, the wear time is not as that of a powder blush or an actual lipstick. I would say these last for about 4-5 hours on my cheeks before they begin to noticeably fade away. It is also easy to accidentally wipe your blush off in certain areas (especially with a face mask on), so it is a good idea to carry your little BeachPlease with you for touch ups.
Wearing shade Magic Hour in the photo above
Wearing shade Power Hour in the photo above
If you are on a hunt for extra dewy (feel good, look good) cream blushes, that can be also worn on the lips, look this way. Tower 28 BeachPlease Lip + Cheek Cream Blush is my ideal cream blush - it adds a healthy glow and youthfulness to the complexion, without ever trespassing the grease/clogged pores territory. Especially beautiful for those "no makeup" makeup or "model off duty" days. I believe that one compact will last you a very long time and considering the brand's fair pricing and high quality, I think you are getting a great deal here. Beauties with drier skin types will love these tints the most. All in all, amazing discovery that deserves A++
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