The brand new blush responsible for Lizzo's glowing Grammys makeup

A tangerine dream come true

Editor / February 06 2023

Leave it to Lizzo to carry the Grammys red carpet's whole beauty game, showing up and showing out with a vibrant tonal tangerine moment. Because why settle for just statement eyeshadow or statement blush when you could connect the two and create a major makeup moment?!

Lizzo teamed up with her go-to makeup artist Alexx Mayo, who relied on a well-stocked kit of Charlotte Tilbury essentials to make magic happen. But while her foundation was flawless and her lips looked luscious, it was the pigment-packed product responsible for her neon cheekbones that we desperately needed to know more about...

What blush did Lizzo wear at the 2023 Grammys?

The look gracing Lizzo's face was clearly not the work of any old ordinary blush. Luckily, Mayo spilled the details in a very informative Instagram caption. “Hitting the red carpet with a beautiful cherry flush using the new @charlottetilbury pillow talk matte beauty blush wand in the shade DREAM POP,” he revealed. “Buildable, and Blends like a dream.”

That's a rave review if we ever did hear one! So what is this buildable, blendable blush delight and why haven't we heard of it?! Because it's brand new, of course!

The Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wands ($60 at Charlotte Tilbury) just dropped. They've already made quite a name for themselves though, selling out in mere days and now gracing the Grammys red carpet in fine, flushed form. But though these Lizzo-approved formulas may not be able to be added to cart immediately, we advise keeping an eye out: they'll be worth the wait.

The shade worn by Lizzo (Dream Pop) is described by the brand as a "cherry blush wand for a magic matte pop of colour." Featuring an easy-to-use magic cushion applicator, they're a cinch to apply and blend, and while they may be matte, the formulas are also infused with light-reflecting pigments to impart the skin with a dreamy soft-focus finish.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand

How to get Lizzo's Grammys blush look

Mayo also shared some details about how he created the cherry look, fittingly dubbing Lizzo as "a blushing beauty". After prepping the skin with a plethora of luxurious serums and creams, he first applied foundation and concealer before moving onto the main event.

That's where Dream Pop came in, being applied across the apples of cheeks and cheekbones using a 'draping' technique (referring to taking bolder blush colours over the high points of the face).

From there, the colour connected with the eye/brow area, melting seamlessly into an eyeshadow look that pulled peachy shades from the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Instant Eye Palette ($119.99 at Little Orange), as well as (we would guess) another hearty helping of the same Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Dream Pop ($60 at Charlotte Tilbury) to pack extra pigment punch.

Tilbury herself evidently approved of the statement use of her new blush formulas, commenting "What a STUNNING look, darling" on Mayo's post. We wholeheartedly agree, and don't doubt we'll be seeing a whole lot of 'draping' from here on out...

Main image credit: @iwantalexx

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Delaney began her career in the Australian beauty media industry in 2015, landing amidst the glossy world of women’s lifestyle magazines (or more literally, in their beauty cupboards). Since then, she has gone on to write across a multitude of beloved Australian media brands, including OK!, NW, InStyle, and Harper’s BAZAAR. She’s covered every side of beauty content, from directing beauty editorial shoots to rounding up the best glossy serums for golden hour skin. Having spent nearly a decade immersed in the beauty realm, Delaney’s knowledge of beauty is as extensive as her collection of tinted lip oils (read: extremely extensive). Delaney is currently the Digital Managing Editor of BEAUTYcrew, and her beauty wisdom also appears across beautyheaven, ELLE and Marie Claire. She enjoys channelling her personal hobby (testing beauty products) into her professional work (talking about testing beauty products), and considers perfecting the art of a cat eye in a moving car her life’s greatest accomplishment.

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