Wednesday 13 July 2016

Favourite Blushes

One item in my makeup collection which is kept to a minimum is blushes. As you can probably see I always gravitate towards peachy/pink toned blushes with some shimmer. These are the 5 which I always reach for the most on rotation.

First up, MAC Peachykeens is my most used blush ever and this is my second one as I just cannot get enough. I am sure I picked this up on my 18th birthday when I had a makeover at a MAC counter. I instantly fell in love and I have been using it ever since. This is the blush I reach for on a morning when I want a little colour added to my face to bring some life to my cheeks. It is the perfect peachy coral and contains a little shimmer but nothing too over the top. If there is one blusher you need in your collection it is this.

My other MAC blush is from their mineralize line, I have the shade Gentle which is described as a raspberry with gold pearl. This is the darkest and brightest pink within my collection. I have had this for at least 2 years and it has lasted amazingly well. The mineralize range are super pigmented and you just a tiny amount in order for it translate on to the skin. These blushes build very lightly, until you have your desired amount.

I received the Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic in Love Glow for Christmas. When I first opened it I initially thought that the pink tones were maybe going to be a little too dark for my pale complexion. However, I really love this and reach for it often. It is definitely the most pigmented of them all, and I have had experiences when my blush has probably been a little over the top when using this but hey that happens some time! You need a very light dusting on your brush, and it applies very soft and smoothly onto the skin and feels super comfortable.

The Sleek Rose Gold blush was a huge hit within the beauty world when it first launched. It was seen as the drugstore dupe from the ever so famous Nars Orgasm. I really like this, but at the moment I feel like I have neglected it a little. I always bring this out more in the summer months as it the most shimmery blush which I own. It is really pretty when applied, and for £4.99 is a must have for your holiday makeup bag.

NYX Foreplay is my newest addition to my blush collection. I had heard amazing things about their baked blushes, so I decided to buy one. I wish I had been a little bit more adventurous with my colour selection and branched out into more different toned blushers. However, as always I went for something reliable with a pink tone. In terms of the colour selection this is probably the most similar to Sleek's Rose Gold. It is a little lighter in colour and is more of a baby pink shade with a golden shimmer running through it. This is pigmented and the powder is finely milled meaning that you do not have to be too light when applying it.

What is your current go to blush?

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