Ahhhh… a pretty blush to brighten your day! Melon Pop product review
10am. Monday morning. Cynthia is excitedly trying on her new blush.
She vogues at herself in the mirror.
Cynthia: Gasp! So pretty!
Marcy is watching from on top of the toilet.
Marcy: Oh no. That’s not vain. Not in the least.
Cynthia: I mean the blush, Marcy. It looks good, right?
Cynthia vogues some more. She sucks in her checks, makes duck lips, lowers her eyes, and throws out her hip.
Marcy: Hmpf. Karma.
Cynthia: Marcy. I don’t need you to “pretty” shame me. Really. Go be a troll on Twitter if you’re going to do that.
Marcy: Fine. I’ll stop. So what are you so thrilled about?
Cynthia (eagerly): Well, I don’t know what happened to Clinique. It used to be the brand your Grandma wore back in the day.
Cynthia catches herself and looks alarmed. She backtracks.
Cynthia: I mean… not that there’s anything wrong with being a Grandma. Of course not! I hope… in fact… to be old enough one day to be considered a Grandma…
Marcy: Some would say that day has already come.
Cynthia (panicked): What I meant to say is…
Marcy (interrupting): That you considered Clinique to be old fashioned. Passe, if you will.
Cynthia: Yes! Exactly. So.
Cynthia takes a deep breath and continues.
Cynthia: It’s just I’ve noticed I’ve been using mostly Clinique products lately. The colors are so pretty and work surprisingly well with my pale complexion and dark eyes and hair. This blush in Melon Pop is a perfect example.
It’s a light coral that goes on sheer but is very build-able.
Some product reviews complain that not much color gets deposited on your cheek. I found that to be true if I use a regular fluffy blush brush. So instead, I use a synthetic foundation brush which picks up more color and then I can paint the color on my cheek.
Cynthia poses, gives a cheeky grin, and throws out her other hip.
Cynthia (grinning through the pain): Yeah!
Marcy: So where’s the photo of you in all your make-up glory?
Cynthia: Oh. Well. I have a huge zit on my face so I don’t want to take pictures today.
Marcy: I didn’t know Granny’s got zits.
Cynthia (shaking her head): Yeah. Modern times, Marcy. Modern times. I’ll do a post on that crazy conundrum at a later date.
And stop calling me Granny!