Truth be told, I have no idea when, or where, I purchased the Studio Gear In A Pinch Gel Cheek Stain in Aunt Rose, but it's been in my collection for some time. The one thing I do remember is, it was the name Aunt Rose that attracted me to buy it. I envision a spinster in the 1920's, wearing a beaded-lace tea dress, and pearls, draped around her neck; her hair fashioned in a Marcel Wave, kohl-rimmed eyes, an exaggerated cupid's bow, and bright, pinched rose-red cheeks.

In A Pinch Gel Cheek Stain is a long-lasting stain that truly gives your cheeks a natural, dewy flush. Aunt Rose is a reddish, English rose shade that goes on sheer, but can be built-up. The best way to apply this gel-base product is with your fingers. The stain blends easily, but a word of advise: make sure to wash your hands after blending because it will stain the finger tips.

A look I've been wearing a lot when I'm bumming around:

My brows au naturel. I'm so happy that my brows have almost recovered from a bad waxing incident. 

Product Breakdown: 
Guerlain L'or Radiance Concentrate With Pure Gold Make-up Base.
Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint Healthy Glow Fluid Foundation SPF 20 (the sheer coverage of Joli Teint allows the two birthmarks on the left side of my face to show through).
Studio Gear In A Pinch Gel Cheek Stain in Aunt Rose.
Dior Diorsnow UV Shield BB Eye Creme SPF 20-PA++.
Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Utterly Becoming (all over the lids).
Clinique Soft Pressed Eye Shadow Single in shade: I don't know because it's very old and the label has worn off, but For color reference, it's a muted cognac with micro gold shimmers. 
THREE Shimmering Glow Duo in 01 ( tapped the darkest shade on the center of the lid).
Maybelline The Rocket Volum' Express Mascara in black.
CANMAKE Stay-On Balm Rouge in 01.

I checked online, and you can purchase the Studio Gear's In A Pinch Gel Cheek Stain in Aunt Rose on the brand's website.

Studio Gear In A Pinch Gel Cheek Stain in Aunt Rose contains .6OZ/17G, and retails for $12.00.

Have you tried anything from Studio Gear?

Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.


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    1. I've been wearing this blushers almost every day this Summer!

  2. What a lovely description you gave with the spinster - very evocative and I totally got what you mean! Very easy, fresh colour - looking lovely <3

    1. Why thank you Bonnie :) This gel blusher has gotten a lot of love this Summer.