Delyteful Speaks posted about her favorite Summer cheek combo (Dior Nude Healthy Glow Powder in Sunset layered over MAC Cream Colour Base in Virgin Isle - gorgeous!) the other day and when she asked me if I had tried layering Dior Aurora over any cream blushes, I told her no because I don't own very many cream blushes...but then I realized that I do own Virgin Isle! So today's cheek combo is 100% inspired by Delyteful Speaks, and I have no one else to thank but her for how lovely I think it is!
I'm a little washed out in this photo but you can see it better below :)
Sonia Kashuk Tinted Moisturizer in Linen
Sonia Kashuk Hidden Agenda Concealer Palette
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder
Dior Matte Bronzer in Honey Matte
MAC CCB in Virgin Isle
Dior bronzer in Aurora
MAC Paint Pot in Rubenesque
UD e/s in Naked
UD e/s in Buck
Milani Liquif'eye Pencil in Brown
L'Oreal Voluminous mascara
Covergirl Lash Blast Volume mascara
MAC l/g in Perennial High Style
For my cheeks, I basically dotted on Virgin Isle onto my cheeks, blended it in with a Sigma F84 brush, and applied Dior Aurora over it with the Sigma equivalent of the MAC 168 brush (I can't be bothered with the random numbers!). I applied both Virgin Isle and Dior Aurora as I would a blush, as I used Dior Honey Matte as my bronzer today.
Dior Aurora (left) and Dior Aurora layered over MAC Virgin Isle
I've said before that I view Dior Aurora as more of a blush-bronzer hybrid, and I think that layering it over a cream blush really just acts to bring out it's blush-like properties even more. Not only do I think the color created by layering the two is divine, but I also love that since Aurora is a powder, it also sets Virgin Isle and makes the combo last even longer on the skin. Perfection!
Disclaimer: The Sigma brushes mentioned were sent to me free of charge for review purposes only. I am not affiliated with this company, nor am I getting paid for featuring them on my blog. The opinions expressed in this post are honest and based solely on my own experience with the product(s).