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Swatched: Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic In First Love

When the Charlotte Tilbury line launched in the US, the Cheek To Chic blush was one item I knew I definitely wanted to try. After looking at online swatches, I settled on the color First Love because it looked like it might add something different to my collection. And, as an ulterior motive, I thought it might/possibly/maybe a powder dupe for NARS Penny Lane...something I've been on the hunt for entirely too long! 

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Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in First Love - www.gummyvision.com

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Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic in First Love, $40 @ Nordstrom, Net-A-Porter, Bergdorf Goodman

The full name is the Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher, with the idea being that you swish the outer color onto your cheeks...then additionally pop the center color onto the apples of your cheeks for a bit more depth. I don't do that really. I just mix the colors together, usually picking up more color from the outer, lighter circle. 

The packaging is a very lightweight plastic. While the design and colors are nice, for $40 I'd like a little more heft to the product. That said, at least it's slim and doesn't take up a lot of space.

The product itself though is super smooth, velvety and blends beautifully. Supposedly the pigment is "rolled into finely crushed pearls that smooth & buff the skin for excellent blend ability & perfect color uniformity"...so...there is that :-)  It's not powdery, but it is very soft to the touch...so depending on what brush I use sometimes a little product is kicked up. I expected this color to be light and pretty neutral, and wondered how well it would show up. First Love is more pigmented than I expected, and I have to use a light hand otherwise things can quickly turn clown-like! Not that it's super pigmented...just...somehow it seems to pick up on my red undertones a lot so I don't need as much as I do with some other blushes in my collection. 

The outer, lighter circle of color has some shimmer to it, but it's subtle and not the least bit in-you-face or overwhelming. It more just lends to a naturally glowy finish. The middle color is matte. 

Overall, I'm very happy with my purchase and definitely wouldn't mind adding more colors to the stash :-)  

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Outside sunlight. Bottom swatch is the outer circle. Top swatch is the pop. 

So this isn't as neutral as I had thought it might be. It pulls more peachy on me, and is definitely not anywhere close to NARS Penny Lane. Nevertheless, It's a lovely color!

p.s. If anyone does know of a powder dupe for Penny Lane, please let me know!

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Outside sunlight. Bottom swatch is the outer circle. Top swatch is the pop. 

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Outside sunlight. Bottom swatch is the outer circle. Top swatch is the pop. 

I did this swatch on my hand for an alternate color swatch, as it didn't pick up as much red as in the arm swatch. 

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Outside shade. Bottom swatch is the outer circle. Top swatch is the pop. 

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Outside shade. Bottom swatch is the outer circle. Top swatch is the pop. 

Do you have any of the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek To Chic blushes? What do you think? Any other color recs I should try? 

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