The So Susan website explains exactly what So Susan Universal Blush is: “A micronized, jet-milled blush that works with your skin’s natural chemistry to create a universal healthy flush that is flattering on all skin tones. Made with Buriti Fruit Oil to repair the epidermis and improve skin elasticity.”
This blush is hypoallergenic, fragrance free, phthalate free, non-comedogenic (meaning that it won’t block your pores) and is 100% cruelty free (not tested on animals) but it does contain parabens (methylparaben and propylparaben) and titanium dioxide, the ingredient responsible for white flashback in photographs!
So Susan Universal Blush is a very pretty, almost dusty-rose pink with a subtle shimmer thanks to the titanium dioxide. The blush is easy to apply and can be built up slowly to the desired colour and it blends into the skin well, leaving no harsh tell-tale lines where my blush ends.
To apply, I lightly swirl my blusher brush over the surface of the blush before gently tapping off any excess. I like to smile into my mirror slightly, as this helps me to find the apples of my cheeks (the fleshy round part just under the eyes) and apply I the blush from the apples of my cheeks, sweeping the brush upwards and outwards towards the the part where my ear meets my hairline (just below my temples).
I really do like the colour of this blush and the fact that it’s so easy to apply. It really is difficult to go wrong with this blush, which is an added bonus! I don’t mind the subtle shimmer but I am a little wary of using it if I know there’s a possibility of flash photography.
So Susan Universal Blush is available online.