Vincent Longo’s Chiara Flush Stick ($34; vincentlongo.com) is a blush/subtle highlight duo that comes in a convenient stick form. Ardensa is a bright orange coral creme, with a shimmery apricot core.
Ardensa is very pigmented, has amazing color payoff in one swipe and is super easy to blend. The color is a bright coral that can be sheered out. I found the best way to apply this, is by using a synthetic brush - just brush on a couple of swipes to the cheeks and blend away with a brush. The shimmery core has very finely milled shimmer that blends with the product and adds a bit of glow. The texture is easy to blend and would last much longer when layered underneath a powder bush, but since I have dry skin, I prefer it on its own. The packaging is nice, but the blush does feel a bit wobbly, so its one to keep in mind if you plan to toss it into your bag. That apart, it is a quick and easy product for the cheeks that adds a lovely, natural looking flush.