i have a new blush love! hourglass’ aura sheer cheek stain is a bit of a game changer. the sheer water-based stain is housed in a stick with a click base and spongy applicator top. it can be tricky to get cream and liquid cheek color to go on evenly, but the lightweight formula is super simple to stamp and blend onto cheeks without the need for your fingers to get involved. (i don’t know about you, but i find that the less i touch my face, the better off i am.) it’s somehow hydrating and gives a gorgeous natural flush but it sets and dries completely leaving no stickiness behind. used over tinted moisturizer, it could not be more perfect for everyday wear and i love the fact that it stays where you put it sans settling into any creases. coming in two natural shades appropriate for a range of skin tones, it’s nice to find something that absorbs quickly and gives a dewy look without actually being wet or shimmery. in short, this blush is just easy – and couldn’t we all use just a bit more easy?