Does This Really Work: Clinique Quick Blush

Clinique Quick Blush is not your ordinary blush and brush set. It's a makeup brush that stores the color inside its own cap. Once pulled apart, one side is a brush, the other holds a creamy rouge, which becomes a powdery texture when you put it on.

To apply, you first twist the tube; this raises the brush inside so it reaches the cream in the cap. Then you pull the tube open and apply the blush with the brush. I tried the Pronto Pink shade, a bubblegum pink, which gave my face a pretty mid-day pick-me-up. The formula is water-resistant, so it doesn’t run if you sweat, but it still washes off easily with your cleanser. I found the Quick Blush easy to use and compact to carry in my makeup bag. And if you’re wondering if this is hygienic, don’t worry (we were worried about that too)! The brand addressed this by adding their own anti-bacterial technology, which, incidentally, is added to all of their makeup brushes. If you’re a girl-on-the-go, this is just what you’ve been waiting for to make your makeup routine even quicker.