THE EDIT: BlushSaturday, 26 April 2014
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.