- Beautiful as a blush
- Creamy paste formula
- Pigmented, yet buildable
- Long wearing (especially for a cream product)
- Could accentuate dryness/texture if skin is not prepped properly
- Drying on the lips
As much of a best seller as it is, Trinny London Lip2Cheek isn’t the best multitasker. It makes a beautiful blush, but on the lips it can be quite drying.
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Trinny London Lip2Cheek is a best selling, multitasking cream lip and cheek color.
Multitasking products are great secret weapons to have in your makeup bag… If they work. I find that multitaskers can fall short. For example, I want my blush to be long wearing, but if I use that on the lips, it could be drying. That’s exactly what I found when testing out Trinny London Lip to Cheek. I was super excited fo the shades, the creamy formula, and, of course, the multitasking benefit, but the product fell short for me.
Quick Rating Rundown
:Trinny London Lip2Cheek
Promises vs. Performance: Buy Lip2Cheek as a blush, not a lip product.
Lip2Cheek is Trinny London’s best selling, multitasking cream product. They call it “a hero that brings your entire complexion to life.” The creamy formula comes in ten shades suited for cheeks and lips (who doesn’t love a monochromatic look?) that can be applied with fingers or a brush. It promises a long lasting matte flush of color that can be built from a soft wash to a more concentrated pop.
Let me preface this by saying my lips tend to be on the drier side. As a lip product, Trinny London Lip2Cheek looked dry, almost scaly on my lips. I think this is because it is a more matte product with a long lasting wear. If you do wear on your lips, I’d recommend to exfoliate first to get rid of any dry bits, then apply a nice balm while you do your makeup to let your lips really soak in some moisture prior to applying.
But, as a blush, it’s beautiful. It has a creamy, paste like texture that applies easily with either a brush or fingers. Trinny London Lip to Cheek is pigmented, yet buildable for anything from a sheer wash of color to a saturated pop. For the most part, it doesn’t accentuate imperfections such as dryness or texture, or settle into fine lines. But, if your skin us über dry, I could see how it may exaggerate and cling. I’m super impressed with how long wearing this cream blush is. It wears much longer than the typical cream blush, so if you have a problem with cream products fading on you, I think this would be a good one to try.
How It Compares: Don’t count on Trinny London Lip2Cheek as a multitasker if you have drier lips.
I quite enjoyed using Trinny London Lip to Cheek as a cream blush. It had a long lasting wear on my cheeks and buildable pigment. The application was easy with both my fingers or a brush, and it glided over my imperfections (though, if you have über dry skin, I’d make sure your skin is prepped beforehand). Though it only comes in one finish (natural matte), there’s 10 beautiful shades to choose from.
Unfortunately, the long lasting wear didn’t make the best pair with my lips. After a few hours of wear, I still had a stain of color on my lips, but they felt dry and chapped. I wouldn’t recommend Lip2Cheek as a lip product if you suffer from drier lips like I do.
But, how does it compare?
What is my favorite cream blush, you might ask? ROSE INC Blush Divine is easily one of the best formulas I have ever tried and is one of my holy grails. The creamy formula easily blends into cheeks with fingers or a brush, providing a the most healthy, radiant flush of color. It never accentuates any imperfections, from dryness to texture and never settles into lines or pores. Blush Divine applies beautifully over any base, whether cream or powder, without disrupting the makeup underneath. Bonus points: its cheek and lip friendly! For a complete list of my favorite cream blush formulas, check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘The Best Cream Blushes You Need In Your Life.’
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Edited by Maddie