Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Let's Get Cheeky: 5 Favourite Blushers

5 best blushers

My 5 Favourite Blushers

My last blusher round-up was towards the end of 2014 so I decided that it was time for an update! The Benefit Majorette Cream Blush is still an absolute firm favourite of mine but as it came to the end of it’s shelf life a while back (and naughty me, I’ve been using it way after it’s expiry date), I figured that it’s probably best to throw it out (or at least push it back to the back of my drawer) and consider making good use of the other blushers I’ve got.

blusher for yellow skin with warm undertone

I’ve never been one to match my blusher with the seasons, I've not been on holiday for ages so my skin is the same old pastey colour so I just whatever shades suits me at that time of applying make-up.

I love trying out new formulas and I have different blushers in all kinds of forms including pressed powder, loose powder, chubby sticks, creams and liquid tints - and I would like to share with you some of my current favourite blushers!

pale pink blusher

Light Pink
A La Carte’s Touch Blush in Blush is a pale pink. It’s so pretty and it  would suit anyone with a pale and fair complexion. It is quite a tame shade but the colour still shows up well when applied to skin. It is honestly such a BEAUTIFUL pink! 

The only thing about this blusher is that the packaging is quite bulky and takes up a lot of space in my make-up bag. Not a great one to take with you on your travel (with limited luggage space).  

too faced love flush blush

Shimmery Peachy Orange
I wish there was more heart-shaped make up! The Too Faced Love Flush Blush (wow, tongue twister much) which I have in I Will Always Love You original had a sweet bunny rabbit imprint on the powder surface, but that has obviously disappeared with wear (major sad face).

I find that peachy shades compliment my skin tone the best, it adds warmth. If your skin has yellowy, golden, warm undertone, check out this shade! But I warn you now, when you see all of the Love Flush Blush side by side at the Too Faced beauty counter, you’re not going to be able to decide which shade to buy! The packaging is SO cute, your heart will explode!

coral pink blush

Coral Pink
This cream blush (will probably scare those who aren’t in to blushers but I promise you that it’s not as bright as it looks. Even on the swatch I did for this blogpost, I totally understand that this looks vibrant but that’s because it has been layered on thick! 

With a light handed touch, the first layer of this cream blush (Rosie For Autograph in shade Romantic Flush) shows up as a sheer coral pink. It isn’t as easy as applying my fave, Benefit’s Majorette, but if you have a brush handy, you can blend and blur the cream-to-powder formula for a more even look.

mac desert rose

Deep Pink
Ah, the obligatory appearance of a MAC blush. This is the first one MAC blush I’ve owned for a while but for ages, these were my favourite.

I feel like a traitor saying this because I have been a long time fan of MAC and they’ve served me well in my teens and my twenties, I used to think they were so amazing. Maybe I’ve grown out of the brand or perhaps it has lost it’s appeal for me, but I don’t find them exciting anymore. I don’t know if it’s because of the constant bad shopping experience, the poor customer service or the fact they may have changed the formulas throughout the years but some of my MAC faves just don’t feel right anymore. The lack of MAC on my blog goes to show how little I have from this brand.

One thing I do still love from MAC, though, are their blushers. They’re highly pigmented and last long throughout the day. When I want a blusher that doesn’t require much effort, I swirl this on my cheeks a couple of times. Desert Rose is a lovely dusty pink with a matte finish. It kind of bugs me that this is the only blush out of this lot that doesn’t come with a mirror.


Dirty Pink
Lily Lolo’s pressed blush powders are slim and diddy, so it is perfect for travelling! If you’ve not heard of British cosmetics brand, Lily Lolo, have a look on their website to see what else they offer. I recommend their lovely blushers for many reasons; lovely packaging design (eliminates unnecessary waste), includes a mirror, affordable, long-lasting, and highly pigmented.

Admittedly, this shade (Coming Up Roses) is best suited for Autumn or Winter, it shows up quite purpley on me, but maybe I’ll buy a more wearable shade soon!

5 Favourite Blushers

Those are my 5 current favourite blushers! What are yours?

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15 comments

  1. Ohhhhh I love the Rosie blush, what a stunning shade! NARS, Hourglass & Kevyn Aucoin are my favourite brands for blush, the formulas are always fab and love the shade ranges!

    Jasmine | jasminehardingmakeup.com xx

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  2. My winter fave is Nars Dolce Vita and my spring/summer shade is Nars Deep Throat.
    I also love Natural Collection in Pink Cloud x

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  3. My love for blusher has long been replaced by bronzer, but when I did used to wear it I loved MAC's Melba blush :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  4. I love a good cream blush....I'm someone who needs blusher to look alive...so thank you for this post!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Oooh I love the too faced one! I'm really into peachy blushes at the moment which is a change as I was more subtle pink.
    Have you tried the Milani baked blushes? Really nice!
    I've also just bought a top shop blush which is fab, got some shimmer to it so a light hand is needed but I'm enjoying trying new things.
    I'd say my favourite blush formula are the Clinique cheek pops! Blend like a dream and look so good on the cheeks :)

    Bex x

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  6. Lovely picks! I recently checked out the Rosie for Autograph range and the blushes looked so beautiful, I'm gutted I didn't pick one up! x

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  7. I adore the look of the Too Faced one especially for this time of year. Plus the design is just too cute x

    Darling Jordan

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  8. I own so many blush's, my favourite are my max factor creme puff blush's :)

    Meme xx

    www.thedayinthelifeof.co.uk

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  9. LOVE all of the blusher shades! That rosie for autograph blush though!!! OH EM GEE! <3 XX

    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I will always love you is my current favourite blush!xx

    Laura | Lala London: Beauty & Lifestyle

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  11. Beautiful photos :)
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    Maria V.

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  12. i have been eyeing up the too faced blushes for a while but like you said it's so hard to actually choose a shade because they are all so pretty! my favourite blushes are the tarte amazonian clay blush in exposed and milani luminoso!
    m0llylouise.com

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  13. These are looking so cute!

    Sara,
    www.thecrimeofashion.com

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  14. Blush heaven! I am really interested in the ombré blushes that Kiko and NYX have (and a bunch of other brands too).

    Kiran | www.alittlekiran.co.uk

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