Wednesday, 9 May 2012
my favourite blushers
After lipstick, I think my biggest and most loved collection has to be my hoard of blushers. Even when it is a minimalist makeup kind of day, there is always room and time for a little bit of blush; a flush of colour and a sweep of shimmer. I often get stuck in a rut and find myself reaching for the same few blushers every day so I thought I would share with you my top seven blushers. It is pretty conclusive from looking at this line up that I definitely sway towards blushers with a shimmer finish - I like to add colour and an appearance of luminosity to my cheeks all with one product, so never tend to like matte blushers much.
Sleek Rose Gold - A pinky-rose blush laced with peach shimmer and golden flecks, and often heralded as the dupe for Nars Orgasm. It is so beautiful, strongly pigmented and gives a gorgeous glow to the skin.
Benefit Coralista - I call this my rio carnival in a box. The perfect pink-coral blush with fine golden shimmer running through it. It gives you a dazzling, sunshine complexion.
MAC Peachtwist* - A warm bronzed peach with pinky-silver shimmer. This blush from MAC is a bit of an underdog and doesn't get talked about much but it is absolutely lovely and has a rich, frosty finish. It is a sheertone, but really not that sheer at all.
MAC Love Rock Mineralised Duo - A spectacular marbled fusion of hot pink, berry purple and shimmery champagne, this is probably one of my most treasured limited edition blushers, purchased over two years ago! The colour payoff is so rich and heavy, I have barely dented the surface yet.
Look Beauty Pinch* - This blush in two words; pretty and pink. I love the subtle silver sparkle and the fact it is a very gentle colour so is great for a soft, natural flush.
Illamasqua Cream Blusher Sob - I definitely punt for powder over cream blushers, but every now and again, I love the dewiness and freshness that a cream blush can give and Sob is the perfect colour for adding a baby pink pop to the cheeks.
Bourjois Little Round Pot Blush .34 Rose D'or* - Rose D'or is a deep rose blush with very fine golden specks running through it. Bourjois pot blushes are just adorable and so handy for on the go, not to mention they smell like flowers!
Are any of my favourites blushers your favourites too? Which blushers are you reaching for at the minute?