Friday, September 16, 2011
blushing is the color of virtue.
There is something bewitching about blush. I love the way it can completely pull together a makeup look, or change it from day to night with a few simple sweeps across the cheeks. With each shade, are endless possibilities.
It is only in the last couple of years I really started wearing blush. Previously, I owned one neutral colour I wore only on occasion. As my love for makeup has grown over the years, so has my appreciation for blush! As it is now, I have a bit of an obsession. I own a lot of different shades by a lot of different brands, and I am always willing to try out a new blush colour!
This is my blush collection thus far, along with my thoughts (good and bad!) on each of them. I tried to do swatches, but the colours are obviously fairly light, so they didn't turn out well and I chose not to include them. I apologize!
Sephora Colorista Palette Blushes
These blushes came in the Sephora Colorista Palette, and they are really fun to use! 1 is a really soft, natural pink. 2 is a super sparkly satin peach colour that I absolutely adore. It really adds a lot of glamour to a look! Lastly, 3 is a more toned-down version of the satin peach colour. Less sparkle, more shimmer, with hints of brown tones. Also really pretty! The blushes (and bronzers!) in this palette are all really fun to play with!
Almay in Blushing Pink
This was my first blush! Aww, memories. I don't use it too much now, but it is definitely a good blush for something really warm-toned, but natural looking. It is a pretty rosy-pink colour. Definitely good to have!
Joe in Bloom
This is one of my favourite blushes. It is PINK. I mean, BRIGHT pink. Great to add a bit of flirty drama to a look, or just kick things up a notch! This is just a really fun blush. It isn't overly pigmented, so the colour builds up really nicely.
Hard Candy Baked Blush in Honeymoon
I mentioned this blush in my last makeup haul post. I still adore it. I have been wearing this one to work a lot since I bought it! It's not too dramatic, but not too subtle either. And again, it gives such a beautiful glow to the skin! It is terrific!
NARS in Deep Throat
This is my favourite blush. Ever. In the entire world. I cannot even express the amount that I am in love with it. The colour is a beautiful warm tone, rosy with goldish tones in it, with a touch of shimmer. The quality is amazing, obviously, because it's NARS! Perfectly pigmented as well. Beautiful colour, beautiful product! I am madly in love with it.
Cover Girl Instant Cheekbones Contouring Blush
I picked this one up fairly recently, so I haven't tried it out too many times yet. The first colour is a really deep coraly colour which I adore, but it is a bit too dark for me. I like to mix a bit of that with the second colour, for a bit of drama that doesn't make me look like a train wreck! The third colour is a really pretty pale pink. There are a lot of options in this blush trio, and I am excited to really give them a try!
Maybelline New York Dream Mousse Blush in Pink Frosting and Peach Satin
I adore these mousse blushes! I get really dry skin, especially in the winter, so these work perfectly for me. They tend to get a lot of use in the colder months! 1 is the Pink Frosting colour, which is a nice, vibrant pink! I love it! It adds a beautiful pop of colour. 2 is Peach Satin, which is a warm, peachy tone - perfect for daytime looks. I highly recommend the dream mousse blushes!
Wet n' Wild Color Icon in Berry Shimmer
This is one dramatic blush! I was intrigued by the deep berry colour and since Wet n' Wild is very inexpensive, I thought it would be a good way to test the colour on me. This blush is very pigmented, so when I am feeling extra glamorous, I tap my brush lightly in, tap off excess a few times and very lightly start applying the colour just to the apples of my cheeks. A little goes a very long way. This is a very dramatic, but very pretty blush shade. Definitely not for every day though!
So that is my blush collection thus far. I have been eyeballing a bunch of different NARS shades, and a couple of ELF ones as well.....
What is your all-time favourite blush?