One product I can’t live without is, of course blusher, It’s the one thing I always add to my cheeks even if I’m not going anywhere. I have the kind of face that needs a bit of colour or I look like a potato. I have several in my collection from the sublime to drugstore and kind of in between. I thought I would share my current favourites in a roundup post today.
I tend to choose a rosy pink shade as I love the girly flush it gives but during the summer I switch between pink and peach along with my bronzer. I prefer a peach shade with a tan but occasionally I’ll mix the two. I’m not overly keen on shimmer when it comes to my blusher but that said, I do like a little highlight. I have one in particular which looks quite shimmery in the pan but when it’s applied it’s actually quite subtle.
In terms of formula, my go-to is a cream blush but I do like to layer a mineral or powder blush over the top to set it. If the compact doesn’t have its own brush I always use my Eco tools retractable as I love the way it’s so easy to keep clean plus it’s great for travel as its lid protects the bristles. So, let’s get to my favourites.
Dior Rosy Glow
I blogged about this particular blusher previously but giving it a bit of an updated viewpoint today as I have been using it for several months now. Firstly, Here’s how Dior describes Rosy Glow:
‘Diorskin’ rosy glow blusher reacts with the moisture in each skin type, giving a delicious and subtle blush to the cheeks. When applied, the initially fresh, light colour develops into a rosy blush to suit each individual complexion for an ultra natural, tailor-made healthy-glow that lasts all day.
I purchased Rosy Glow in Debenhams a while back and for £32 I was expecting good things. The packaging, divine as with all Dior products, The blush itself has more of a blue undertone I find and on some days I’m in two minds but the colour does adapt and blends to a lovely rosy glow. I sweep it across the apples of my cheeks and upwards over my cheekbones as recommended by Dior. This natural blush fits well with any makeup look as it’s just a healthy glow as opposed to the vibrant pink it appears in the pan. it’s buildable so if you do want more of a colour pop then go ahead and sweep it on a couple more times until you’re happy with the colour intensity. Rosy Glow started off with a very subtle rose scent but mine has lost it’s fragrance now although it was barely detectable from first use.
Mine has had a fair bit of use so alas the gorgeous embossing is also fading but all in all, I do love this one. Whether I would repurchase or not is debatable, it’s costly and so it would have to be a considered purchase for me as blushers are so readily available. You can read my full Rosy Glow post here
Stila Custom Colour Blush Self-Adjusting Blush
Stila Say: Custom Color Blush is a perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder that reacts to your skin tone to create a one of a kind colour perfect for you! The velvety formula magically smoothes the appearance of imperfections, leaving skin with a flawless flush.
This innovative powder blush reacts to each individuals pH to create a perfect, personalised shade every time. Stila Custom Colour Blush is ultra-blendable and glides effortlessly over fine lines to promote a radiant, luminous complexion.
Stila Self-adjusting blush is another that looks terrifyingly pink in the pan but applies softly and adapts to a lovely natural pink. It leaves my cheeks looking smooth. The compact comes with a mirror and is smart no-fuss black with branding. It’s the kind of packaging that can withstand the makeup bag! If you like the idea of self-adjusting blusher this on is also worth a look. It’s a reasonable price at around £11.99
No7 Pop And Glow Cream Blusher
No7 Say: Pop & Glow Cream Blush creates a pop of colour!
Glides seamlessly onto cheek bones for a subtle, natural healthy flush of colour, and is easily buildable for a more intense look.
Non-greasy formulation that feels weightless on the skin.
I have used these two for more than 12 months. I love the ease of use, I just twist up and apply to the apples of my cheeks and blend out with my finger tips. the colour is buildable and with my two favourite shades, pink and peach these are my most reached for in my make up bag. I’m literally right at the tale end of both now. Definitely a repurchase for me. The colour lasts and gives a lovely natural sheen to my skin.
The only thing I would say which I find a little annoying is that between uses the top the pink one goes much darker and if you go ahead and use it it’s definitely a different shade of pink than you might be expecting. I always wipe the top with tissue to reveal the correct colour. I don’t really mind this as it’s not an issue just worth a mention. The Peach however, doesn’t seem to have the same problem.
Finally, I Heart Makeup Blushing Hearts Tripple Baked Blushers
I Heart Makeup Say: Blush Heaven – 3 shades in each blush merged together – Blush to Send You To Heaven!
Blushing hearts hit my radar when my Instagram feed exploded with these gorgeous heart-shaped beauties. So pretty and cute packaging. I knew it wouldn’t be too long before I purchased one for myself. With so many shades to choose from it wasn’t an easy decision but I finally went with the Peach Keen Heart which is as its name suggests, a peachy tone with a stripe of a subtle pink. Stroke the brush across the three shades and apply. I use this as more of a highlighter as opposed to a blusher as it’s quite sheeny. I really like the colour although I do find it a little drying on my skin, I just get that tightness you feel when you’ve applied too much powder! that said, if I go easy with It it’s fine. It’s just a bit tempting to keep building the colour. At £4.99 I might just buy another!
Do you have a favourite blusher?