In an effort to distract myself from my aching desire to peruse the Sephora website, I thought I’d do a makeup post. (It’s almost birthday month and my Sephora addiction relapses quite hard – half of my loves list is blushes!…) Blush is one of my favourite types of makeup – I’m drawn to the soft and sparkly peach, rose, and coral shades. I’ve built up a little collection over the years, by no means as big as other people’s but still, not too shabby.
I’m drawn to orange toned blushes – I’ve got yellow toned skin so I find warmer shades suit me better as opposed to cooler tones. As a result, most of my blush collection features colours that are quite similar.
I have about nine blushes in total. All (but one) are powders… I haven’t really delved much into liquid or cream formulas yet but it’s only a matter of time…..
Let’s take a closer look at some of my favourites!
Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush
in Candy Glow
. I LOVE THIS ONE AHH I think its one of my favourites at the moment! It’s my only high end blush at the moment. Not too shimmery, and a mix of three gorgeous colors. The top is a bright pink, middle is a peach, and bottom is a darker pink- coral. They apply quite sheerly which is nice. I’ve mainly been using the bottom two colors at the moment. So pretty.
I received this in an ipsy bag which was a nice surprise because it’s full size! It’s a bright, matte, warm toned pink shade that is super pigmented, so only the tiniest amount is needed, Not a color that I would normally go for, but super flattering none the less!
Stila Positively Pink
blush for women’s breast cancer awareness. Bought this in the UK online because they were having a charity sale – this blush and a lip glaze for £6 which is a total steal! A matte pink blush with a light champagney pink ribbon in the middle.
Pure Finish Highlighter. This isn’t technically a blush but it’s a rose-gold highlighter that I often use in place of, or mix with blush. The reason for its weird texture is that I dropped it and it shattered into fine pieces (thank god the compact was shut), so I had to use alcohol and mix everything together so it would dry as a solid piece. Thankfully this hasn’t affected the pigmentation too much!
blush in Dolce Pink –
a warm, bright pink blush with a very rosey gold / shimmery finish. Works kind of like a dual blush-highlighter finish! Very pretty, Milani sells some of the best drugstore blushes you can buy!
blush in Prospect Park Rose.
Pretty peachy pink matte – a very nice rosey coral.
Majolica Majorca Puff de Cheek blush in PK301 Peach. Probably my most orange-toned blush, this is more of a peach shade than a pink. Has a very nice natural finish, matte. I think this was one of the first blushes I bought, I ordered it on ebay from a Japanese cosmetics seller. The blush itself has dried out/hardened a bit so I have to scrape it in order to get some color! Still one of my favourite shades though, I feel like it really suits me.
Naris Up Love Chouchou blush in Peach pink – this isn’t so much of a peach shade, but rather a bright bright pink – almost as bright as the Hikari blush. The tinyiest amount will give you a bright finish. I’ve had this forever but I haven’t even hit pan on it yet! I tend to use this at conventions as it shows up really nicely in photos. It is mostly matte but has a little bit of shimmer in it, not a noticeable amount though.
So there we go~ my blush collection! This is probably more than I need, but I love blushes and I love wearing them. I have a lot of similar shades but they’re for my different…blush moods? Ya feel me?! I really want to get my hands on one of the Hourglass Ambient lighting blushes that all the beauty guru’s rave about but man I don’t think I can justify spending $50+ plus on one… lol.
What was your favourite shade? What are some of your go to blushes? Do you have any on your wishlist at the moment?
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