The beauty world has become so obsessed with highlighters and bronzers that
we have forgotten about one very important part of our makeup routine – the
blush. I have always loved blush and if I am honest, probably have loved it a little
too much in the past. When I was 15 I definitely had that Aunt Sally look nailed.
Fast-forward a few years and a practice in application I finally see what the fuss
was all about.
Before I begin listing my favourite blushers let’s talk about what it does for your
face. Blusher has the power to actually brighten and lift your face and is the
perfect finish to create a beautiful makeup look. Blusher is classy and enhances a
real, natural face shape as opposed to ‘look at my natural sunken in cheekbones’
a la Kim K. As nice as that look can be, when done right, there’s something about
a blush that makes all the difference.
When I look for blushers I tend to buy fairly versatile shades that suit a variety of
skin tones so that I can keep them in my kit to suit everyone. Whatever your
preference be it matte or shimmery, there is always something out there to suit
MAC ‘Melba’ Powder Blush, £19.50
I have always loved MAC’s blushers as their formula is perfectly creamy and they have an amazing variety of shades. My most used shade is by far Melba and as it is a beautiful soft coral peach shade this blusher beautifully compliments a huge variety of skin tones. It is super pigmented so just use a little each time you are using it. With no shimmer it’s great for all skin types and ages and is a staple in my Make Up Kit giving a the skin a perfect glow.
NARS Blush ‘Orgasm’, £24
This blusher shouldn’t need any introduction as if you are familiar with blushes at all, you should have tried this one. If you haven’t, what are you doing? You owe it to yourself to try the blush that permanently tops the list as one of the best blushers on the market. An iconic blusher that gives natural, healthy looking colour without looking too heavy and again, you only need a light application to give a beautiful colour.
Milani Baked Blush ‘Luminoso’, £10
These blushers are unreal and for £10 they are such a good quality! It’s very hard to pick just one shade that I like from this range as I use them all and love them all. As I tend to go for more coral colours with blush I tend to use ‘Luminoso’ the most. Baked on Italian terracotta the powder is so finely milled that it delivers a smooth and silky application.
Charlotte Tilbury Cheek to Chic ‘Ecstasy’, £30
Charlotte’s range of blushers are my absolute favourite. They scream luxury and everyone needs a little luxury in their make up bag! Currently there are 6 powder shades to choose from and again, sorry I like the coral shades so my favourite is the shade ‘Ecstasy’ but there are colours to suit everyone. I love having a glow from my blusher and with Light Flex Technology these blushers capture and reflect light again leaving your skin with a beautiful soft sheen.
Bare Minerals Gen Nude Powder Blush ‘Pretty In Pink’, £22
Seriously blendable and buildable blushers this range from Bare Minerals is a staple in my own routine and in my makeup kit. I’ve collected a few shades since they have launched however, I use ‘Pretty In Pink’ most often, a beautiful subtle pink shade and ‘Bellini Brunch’ which is a beautiful peach shade. The formula is so creamy and glides on to the skin effortlessly without catching and giving the skin texture giving the skin a soft focus effect.
What blushers do you like, or do you even use blusher at all? I would love to hear your favourites.
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