Monday, 15 April 2013

Blushers I am liking at the minute

Blush or are you just happy to see me!
Blushers I am liking at the minute

Blusher should be every girl’s friend, it allows us to add a hint of colour, a glow of health and achieve an all round girly complexion. To find the perfect blush is a difficult task but like so many other products it is simply a case of trial and error until you finds the shade and texture you adore. I have tried and test many different blushers and have narrowed down a few to share with you.

MAC Dainty Mineralizse Blush

This is a coral based pink blush that seems to compliment so many skin tones (I have tried it on a few friends). It is a pink shade that is natural looking. It is pigmented and like mush of the mineralized range from the texture is soft and light and this results in the staying power of this blush being not so great. There are tiny flecks of multicoloured shimmer that adds to the attractiveness of the blush on the skin. It applies well to the skin, I don’t find it patchy and it blends really well. This shade is a permanent colour in this collection and rightly so it is a really great colour for the spring/summer. 

NYX PB06 Peach

Like many NYX products the shade title is a little misleading. This blush is, in my opinion, by no means peach in the conventional fruit shade use of the word. Instead it is a delicate rich shade of pink. Its texture is that of a pressed powder but it is not flaky or powdery. It gives a natural glow. I find that I do need to reapply this product at least once during the day as it seems to fade but when it is first applied it is pigmented provides a good pop of colour for the cheeks. I find this product perfect for a natural nearly there makeup look. Again the shade is really fresh and bright meaning it is perfect for spring. Also I have to add the quality of NYX cosmetics I have used is very good and priced very modestly (Price: £5.50 / €6.49) therefore it is a brand I intend of trying more of!
NARS Orgasm Blusher

There is not a lot I can say about this blusher that has not been said before. It is truly a cult favourite. I find that it is highly pigmented, has staying power, is not cakey or flaky (always be careful how you apply! I like to use the term “dollied” if I am over doing the blusher!) This blusher is to be used for glam looks. I do not find it natural looking more of a blush to use for a serious pop of colour. It is also best used on tanned or bronzed skin as it does provide great colour coverage but can look too much on pale skin tones. It is a pink colour with a hint of peach and fabulous gold touch. A little goes a long way so it is defiantly worth the cost as it will remain in your makeup collection for ages. 

MAC Prolong Wear Blush in Eternal Sun

This blush is a move away from the previous mentioned blushes which seemed to centre on pink tones. Instead this blush is more of a peach/bronzed rich colour. It is a really warm shade that compliments most skin tones. It is a deep rich colour that is highly pigmented therefore needs to be applied gently. It is light weight and glides onto the skin like a dream and one big bonus as the name implies is that it is long wearing and does not need to be reapplied during the day. On application it gives provides a really nice glow but can be built upon for more dramatic looks. This shade is a permanent shade in the collection. 

Sleeks Blush by 3 in LACE (Crochet, Guipure and Chantilly)

On opening this blush I was a little taken aback by the intensity of the colours inside. They did not look like the blushes I had ordered but I was nicely surprised after my initial shock. They are rich and pigmented but they are also very pretty on the skin. My favourite has to be Guipure; it is a warm bronzed shade with gold shimmer through it. I find myself reaching for these blushers more and more and I have to say for the price they are a great buy.

Blusher really does add a little something special to the face and an overall makeup look so finding the right shade for you is of importance. Do you have a favourite shade at the moment? Please leave a comment and share your experiences with me I really love to hear your suggestions.

Hope you are having a lovely day where ever you are and thanks for taking the time to read my post.



  1. I like the NYX blushes, especially for the packaging and design on the product.
    My international giveaway

    1. I am relatively new to NYX but so far am impressed! did you see the ergonomic eyeliner......I have it ordered cant wait to try lol
      thanks for comment