Throughout the past few months, i have been using the same handful of blushers over & over.
I have quite a nice collection of blush too, but i just keep going back to these beauties.
At some point, I am going to have to give my other blushers some well deserved attention but for now, i will share with you the 5 that are very close to my heart. ha.
P.S I’m sorry about my lack of eye makeup and generally lacking full stop on the makeup front today..but it’s all about the blush..right?
Illamasqua Powder Blush in “Tweak“
This blush was kindly sent to me by Alex over at Illamasqua as she had seen it in my wishlist. I absolutely adore the colour of this blush. It’s a shade i don’t often see. I’d say it was a red based hot pink. I know it looks scary, but honestly, you just need the smallest amount and it brightens up your whole complexion. I honestly think that warmer tones suit my skin alot more than cool tones. I have been wearing this alot during the winter because i think it gives your cheeks a naturally “cold-kissed” glow (been out in the cold) I am one of those people that doesn’t go pink when cold, or after exercising, so this is perfect. I’d also like to add that it’s the most pigmented blush i own.
Mac’s Mineralize Blush in “Daft Pink“
This blush came out with a collection earlier on in the year, and i instantly knew i’d love it. I get so many compliments on my skin when i wear this. It does give you a healthy glow. However, if you don’t like small particles of glitter or a sheen..this isn’t for you. As my skin is mostly dry/combination, i love a bit of a sheen to give my face more dimension. I’m going to have to slow down with this one, as it was limited edition. If you are after something similar, The Body Shop came out with a mineralize blusher not long ago, it didn’t look similar, but had almost the exactly same effect on the skin. They had a few in the winter sale, so you might still be able to find one of those somewhere.
Benefit Powder Blush in “Coralista”
Since I recieved this at Christmas, i have worn it to death. I don’t care if coral is typically a summer shade for the face, it brightens up my complexion and softens it. Sometimes pink can get a bit boring & when that’s the case, coral is perfect. I think because my skin is a “warm” shade, coral is easier for me to wear. I can’t wait until the sun starts coming out so i can really whack it on with my bronzer. haha.
Illamasqua Cream Blush in “Sob”
I love this one when i am going for a “doll faced” look. What i mean by that is just simple pale matte skin, long full lashes, and simple lip & eye colours. This cream blush gives the ultimate dewy effect, it has a gorgeous shine to it, and when paired with flawless matte skin, it looks so pretty. It’s got a much blue-er undertone than anything else i own, and for this reason i don’t wear it as much as the others. I wore it alot more towards the start of winter when I still had a bit of face colour from the summer, otherwise it CAN make you look slightly cold. I still wear it at the moment though. It looks pretty with brown neutral eyes and a neutral lip colour.
Mac’s Powder Blush in “Well Dressed”
A favourite of many, the trusty Well Dressed. A gorgeous milky pink with slight shimmer. It goes on smoothly, blends well & looks good with ANY makeup look. Pale or sunkissed, this blush will suit my skin whichever. The only thing i WILL say about this, is that Illamasqua puts Mac to shame when it comes to pigmentation. In order to get the achieved amount on my face i do have to go back a few times, whereas Illamasqua’s blushers are very highly pigmented..and i believe they are around the same price.
What are you’re current “go-to” blushers?