Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire blush review

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire blush review

One of the first Charlotte Tilbury products that caught my attention was the Cheek to Chic Swish & Pop Blusher ($50 CAD). There was just something about the package and blush design that really stood out: the gorgeous compact, beautiful engraved lettering, the double circle blusher.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire blush 3

The SEX ON FIRE shade is one of 6, and probably the most neutral shade of all. It has a light neutral pink around the outside (Swish) and a darker almost mauve on the inside (Pop).

The formula has a semi-sheer lustre finish to it that doesn’t kick up a lot of dust. How it works:

• SWISH the brush around the outer shade and tap off the excess. Run the brush flat, up the cheek bone starting from the apple of the cheek, to structure the face.

• POP. Take the pointy end of the brush, dip it in the centre colour and tap off the excess. Apply to the apples of the cheeks to make them pop and glow. Blend seamlessly together.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Sex on Fire blush swatch

Blush swatches are usually very difficult to photograph under studio light, but these show up really well! They lean a bit warmer when on the skin but I like that they aren’t too pink or red-toned.

Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate Cheek 2

You can see how big the compact is compared to my hands. Lots of product in here for a blush!

Charlotte Tilbury The Sophisticate night look 2

The result is a nice luminous finish that doesn’t accentuate pores. The only downside is that the wear time is less than average, I saw fading in about 4 hours. But note that I also have fairly oily skin which can affect wear time.

Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic Swish and Pop Blushers are available online now and at Holt’s Bloor in Toronto!

I’ll be at Holt’s for the Charlotte Tilbury meet and greet today, will I see you there?

*PR Sample


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  • Gah, this blush looks so good on you! Have fun at the meet and greet 🙂

  • I love the idea of two tones in one pan, it looks so great on you, very ladylike!

  • Oh wow this looks absolutely stunning!!!


  • That compact is enormous! I definitely want one of the cheek products (and one of everything really) but I’m not sure which one to get yet.

    • Get all of it??? There’s a nice pinky peach one that would look good on you. Can we just go live at that counter?

      • Yes. I’ll bring my tent.

  • Trysh Chipman

    That is so gorgeous… I need one.

  • -snickers at the name, falls in love with the blush, adds to ‘”potential to buy” list-
    But anyways, love The Sophisticate look you recreated!

  • Jayne

    I love the concept of this blush and how it actually works! It’s not gimmicky at all!

  • SO pretty on you. When I was getting my makeover done, I was so surprised at how different the colours were from the inner ring and centre. It’s like you’re getting 3 products in one!

  • This looks gorgeous on you! Definitely a great shade match for your skin. I have Love Glow and it’s a beaut! That one lasts all day, so I think lasting power varies from shade to shade. I love the whole swish and pop method!

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