Blush is a step that I never miss in my beauty routine as I find it makes the biggest difference to my overall look. Having such a fair complexion, blush really livens up my face and keeps me from looking gaunt and tired. I saw this post pop up on Laura’s blog and thought I would join in and share some of my favourite blushes with you.
What blush colour suits you the most?
My collection mostly consists of a variety of pink, peach and coral blushes. I swear all of them are slightly different from each other, hence why I need them all. *wink* I find that pinks and peaches really suit my fair, cool toned complexion the best but that doesn’t stop me from stepping outside the box.
Pressed, cream, or loose blush?
I prefer pressed blushes as they are the easiest to work with and come in such a wide array of shades. However, I love cream blushes as they give such a beautiful glow to the skin and are perfect for those like myself who have a dry skin type.
Favourite shimmery blush?
I don’t use shimmery blushes often as I prefer to use highlighter instead, but if I am going for a quick and easy makeup look that keeps the number of products to a minimum, I’ll reach for the NYX Baked Blushes. You get the pop of colour of a blush, and the glow of a highlighter all in one product. Plus the packaging is too cute to handle!
Favourite matte blush?
I have so many matte blushes that I love, so it’s very hard to narrow it down to just one. I have raved about the Bobbi Brown Blush in Apricot a few times on my blog and it still is my all time favourite. Everything from the colour, texture and formula is so luxurious that I can’t get enough. However, I have to give mention to MAC’s blush in Pink Swoon because even though I don’t use it as much as I once did, it’s the most perfect matte pink I have in my collection.
Favourite cream blush?
Hands down my favourite cream blushes are by Bobbi Brown. Their Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks in Fresh Melon looks just as the name suggests – a fresh pinky-peach melon shade that is the perfect pick me up colour for the face. It’s beautifully pigmented, blends like an absolute dream and melts into your skin making it look like you’re naturally flushed. I need to pick up more shades!
Favourite high-end blush?
Aside from Bobbi Brown, I truly adore my small collection of MAC blushes. They truly have every shade and finish under the sun and I reach for them often. I love heading to the MAC store and browsing through their gorgeous selection of products and often find myself leaving with a blush and a lipstick or two. Recently I forayed into the world of Lancome and picked up one of their Cushion Blush Subtil in the shade Splash Coral and I have to say I am really impressed – review on that coming soon!
Favourite bright blush?
When I read this question I had a blush that instantly came to mind and it’s the NYX Ombre Blush in Sweet Spring. Appropriate name for this time of year, is it not? The bright barbie pink shade fades into a beautiful dark pink that reminds me of a stunning sunset. You can use the colours separately or swirl them together for a brighter pop of colour. I need to pick up the other shades from their ombre line!
So that is the Blush Tag! I had a lot of fun writing this out and I hope you lovelies enjoyed it. I’d love to know what your favourite blushes are and I tag all of you to participate in this as well. Be sure to tweet me a link to your post on Twitter so I can check them out, or let me know in the comments below! x