Cheek products are probably my favourite part of my makeup routine. I love my glowy foundations, and my lush mascara, but choosing a blush is when I get really excited, and when I feel like the look really comes together. I spend a lot of time on Pinterest and Instagram pouring over beautiful photos of models or makeup artists looks and almost always, the first thing I notice is the cheeks. The cheeks are what make it!

I have to be honest, I found it really hard to narrow down my picks. I have a tray full of blushes, and I still use every single one of them on rotation! I've acquired a few new ones recently though that I've fallen in love with, and knew from first application that they were keepers, so I thought I'd share with you my favourites right now!

I'm all about glowing, radiating cheeks lately, I think my complexion has needed the extra boost mostly, but I've also just been loving the minimal flush but with the added sheen of a highlighter. I've just had to ween myself off MAC Mineralise Skinfinish in 'Stereo Rose' because I'd literally been wearing day after day, I was that in love. It's the perfect pinky peach flush with a little hint of shimmer and a little goes a long way, so I consider it a great investment!
Similarly, I've also rediscovered my love for 'Soft and Gentle', which is mostly just a pale pink highlighter which certainly helps find those old cheekbones of mine, wherever they are...

No one does blush quite like NARS, and I have to refrain from picking up a new blush from them every time I'm in Mecca Cosmetica. They are simply perfection, am I right? Too far? Nah. I couldn't decide which one was better, so I included both my blushes, 'Deep Throat' which is a deep, semi shimmery pink, and 'Douceur' which is a dusty, brown toned pink which looks like nothing in the pan, but on the cheeks? Amazing. I would almost go so far as to say this is my favourite blush ever. Yes, the browny pink is my favourite, wild I am, wild. On days where I'm not checking myself and 'Douceur' out, I'll almost always be wearing 'Deep Throat', which I particularly love because it can applied as a light flush, or with a heavier hand without you looking like Marge from that episode of The Simpsons. You know the one.

My love for those damn rosy brown blushes continued when I eyed MAC's 'Warm Soul' in San Francisco recently, and couldn't resist picking it up. It's essentially 'Douceur' with added shimmer, and is a quick and easy finish to any look. It's the browny rose version of 'Stereo Rose'...what can I say, I'm an addict.

Last up is the easily recognisable Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush in 'Tipsy', which is the perfect coral pop. The pigment in this is amazing, and incredibly long wearing! I do wish more Tarte products were available in Australia as I'm hearing so many amazing things about the brand! I've also got their blush in 'Exposed', which is fairly similar to NARS 'Douceur', and again have been wowed away by how little product creates the most perfect, build-able blush! I am just so in love with that colour too, look at it! No dusty pink there...

Talking about all these blushes is making me want to fondly stare at my drawer, is that...weird? Probably.

13 comments

  1. I'm still sad I missed out on Stereo Rose, twice, I will never learn. What a procrastinator haha :)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh no, is it no longer available there? Lily Pebbles just posted about it a few months ago, has it gone off the market again? :(

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  2. Aah blush is my favourite too! You are making me way too jealous! I am yet to buy a NARS blush but one day I will. One day. I do have Exposed though and I love it! Tipsy is definitely on my wishlist if ever Tarte becomes easier to get a hold off. Can't hold me back from coral blushes.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. Oh, I'm definitely a blush addict too! My drawer is full to the brim with them, so I'm trying to use up some of them before I can justify buying more. I guess some people can get away without blush, but it definitely completes a look for me too and adds colour back into your face. I look so lifeless without it!

    Douceur looks so, so beautiful, but every time I go to swatch it, I just haven't been convinced! I think I need to see what it looks like on my cheeks because I think it could be a colour I really love. I haven't been into a Mecca store in so long, it's far too dangerous...

    You should try Benefit blushes next! Coralista is one of my all time favourites and I've just started getting into the more pinky blushes (as opposed to corals and dusty nudes) and Hervana is a great shade there. Plus, they smell lovely and sweet too!

    http://likeneonlove.com

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    1. I absolutely recommend going into Mecca and getting them to test Douceur out on you. I did that with ZERO intention of actually buying it, because I was going to New York shortly after, but ended up loving it on myself SO much I just bought it then and there. It really is nothing in the pan, but on the cheeks...just so lovely!

      I would LOVE to try Benefit blushes next! I've always wanted to but they're just so damn expensive. I'd love to try Hervana and Rockateur I think it's called? I also love that they're in boxes, so there's no product loss!

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  4. What a lovely blog you have here! I found you through Tenneil (Like Neon Love) hehe! I love Soft & Gentle such a classic and it's always nice to go back to the old favourites some times we get so lost in finding new products to discover we forget about the good old ones that won our hearts from the beginning. :D I really want to get Nars Douceur next!

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  5. I have no idea why I've passed on purchasing Stereo Rose for so long. It is so pretty! Next time it gets released again, I will definitely have to pick it up.
    NARS make some of my favourite blushes. Have you tried Sin? It's a little scary in the pan but oh my gosh, it looks fantastic when applied.
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    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Sin looks like a beautiful shade and has definitely been on the wish list for a while!

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  6. I'm such a huge blush lover! Loved this post of yours. :) I am so in love with the Tarte blushes and I've been intrigued by Tipsy for so long now. xx
    Kyra | www.kyrasbeautybag.blogspot.com

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  7. Tarte has such amazing blushes! Lovely picks! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  8. Douceur looks lovely! I love NARS blushes :)

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  9. I really like my tarte blush, they look so natural, gaiety is my fav nars blush. you have a nice blog, new reader here ;) / Claire xxx

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