Thursday, 10 December 2015

My Top 5 Blushers





Blushers are one of my favourite make up items and I have more than enough to see me through the next five years but that doesn't stop me buying more. Mac Cosmetics and Nars are two of my favourite brands for blushers because the quality and formulas are so high. They're 100% worth every penny. I don't own any high street singular blushes, so each of the blushers in this post are around the £20 mark but we all need a treat every now and then right?!

Something Special is the only creme blush I own, I'd avoided them for years as I didn't know how to use them correctly. Turns out all you need is a pretty good stippling brush and it applies beautifully. This shade is a light coral that compliments my pale skin tone really well. The cremeblend formula also sits on my skin well and lasts for hours. I keep meaning to pick another one up as I love the formula but something else always catches my eye.

I picked up Lover in this year's sales for £6, absolute bargain. I didn't research the shade or the product at the time because the price was too good not to buy it and I'm so glad I did. Lover is a soft apricot colour in a matte finish. I'm not a huge fan of sparkly blushes and this sits perfectly on the apples of your cheeks to give you a healthy looking glow. I tend to use this when my skin is looking a bit dull because it works wonders. 

Nars do the best blushes hands down. Dolce Vita is another matte blush, this time in a dusty rose shade. This is my Autumn/Winter blush as I find it a little too dark on my skin during the Summer months. Nars blushes are known for their high intensity shades which deliver long lasting results. Each of the blushes are soft and blendable which make them a dream to use. I also love their bronzer Laguna for the same reasons.

Dandelion is the only Box 'o' Blush I own... so far. It doubles up as a blush and brightening face powder as it has a helping of subtle shimmer. Described as a sheer ballerina pink, it's quite possibly the prettiest of all the box 'o' blushes. I dust Dandelion on my cheeks, forehead and down the bridge of my nose for an instant radiant face lift. It's especially handy after a heavy night. 

Rose Petale is the most beautiful blush I own, baked into the palette with pink and gold threaded through the powder, it is something quite special. The powder itself is soft, silky and leaves a radiant flush to the cheeks. It comes in Chanel's signature black packaging, inside a velvet pouch and it's all kinds of luxury. The powder also smells of roses, it's just incredible. £31 for a blush is pretty pricey but you're paying for the product and the brand so I 100% think it's worth it. 

What do you think of my Top 5 blushers? What are your go to blush products?

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23 comments

  1. Dandelion is an all time favourite, it's such a gorgeous shade!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. It is! Especially if you're fair skinned xx

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  2. I have to agree with you here - blushers are up there with my favourite beauty products too! I feel like you can never have enough! I love the look of the Illamasqua blush and at £6, you bagged yourself a total bargain there!! MAC Margin is one of my favourite shimmery blushes and Breath of Plum by MAC is my more wintery go-to! For drugstore blushers, I love the Maxfactor Creme Puff blushes - I have a pink one that is super pretty on the skin! Love this post my dear xxx

    Kirsty - Life in Excess

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    1. Ooo I'll have to look into Plum. I really love MAC blushes! I love Maxfactor as a brand yet I've never tried their blushes! xx

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  3. These blushes are gorgeous, love the shades .
    Nina
    http://www.ninasstyleblog.com

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  4. Such a good mix and such lovely shades. Some of my most favourite and worn blushers include the cult classic NARS Orgasm and Rimmel Santa Rose.

    Emily x
    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. Thank you! I'm yet to try NARS Orgasm! xx

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  5. I love the mac blush and dandelion but I can't believe how I haven't tried any illamasqua yet in this day and age! HAHA I must get onto it xx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. Get some Illamasqua in your life girl! xx

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  6. The NARS one looks lovelyyyy

    In fact they all look pretty nice to me!

    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/life-without-a-fun-sponge-lwfs-12298541

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  7. Totally with you on the Nars blushers, they are always so pigmented and easy to blend! I'm actually a massive fan of sleek, which I definitely think, although not AS good, are a great dupe in formula to Nars and cheaper as well! xx

    www.iridescentplaces.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Omg! If I'd of done blush palettes I would of definitely included Sleek! Their highlighters are awesome too xx

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  8. I have quite a few blushes but the majority are peachy/corals. I love the look of Dolce Vita xx

    Beautylymin

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  9. Benefit's Dandelion blush is one of my favourites too! I was obsessed with Benenfit's Thrrrob but they discontinued it :( x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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    1. I was going to say, I haven't seen that one! I like the look of Rockateur too xx

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  10. I have the Illamasqua blush, it's gives such a lovely radiance! I used to have Dandelion years ago too, very tempted to repurchase!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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  11. I love Dandelion, its so pretty! The Nars one sounds amazing too :) My go to's probably the Body Shop half baked one as I love that it doubles a a highlighter xx
    Chasing Belle 23

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  12. Really excited to get my hands on Dolce Vita! I haven't seen Dandelion in person yet, but looks like a really nice colour. My favourite is Sex Fantasy by Nars x

    Tamz || http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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  13. I have Dolce Vita in the NARS One Shocking Moment palette and I really like it! The Balm's Down Boy is probably my go to blush!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  14. I agree - Nars do THE best blushers. My favourite shade is Deep Throat. I'll have to look at Dolce Vita - looks beautiful.
    And, well done on the Illamasqua bargain find!
    Christina x

    Christina Campbell Hughes

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