My Favourite Blushers



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.

My Thoughts

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.

My Thoughts

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.

My Thoughts

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!

My Thoughts

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?

 

 

 

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16 Comments

  1. September 1, 2017 / 4:35 pm

    The I Heart Makeup blushes are so pretty, I’d love for that brand to come to Ulta! The Stila blush sounds really cool, too x

    Beauty From Katie

    • Samantha
      September 1, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      They are! I’ll probably get another as they’re so affordable. The Stila is awesome!! I really like the colour adapting formula.
      Thanks for reading x

  2. Louise Brighton
    September 1, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Potato 😂😂😂! I must say those I Heart Make up blushes always look tempting. I’ve been loving my Revlon blush, and Benefit’s Gogo Tint x

    • Samantha
      September 1, 2017 / 9:04 pm

      They are aren’t they, they look so cute all lined up in the shop! I’ll have to look out for your fave two. Always up for trying something new! Thanks lovely x

  3. Anonymous
    September 1, 2017 / 11:00 pm

    Wow!!! Sam!! You are so perfect to do this!!! I’m hooked on You tube beauty bloggers although my bank isn’t too happy! Lol. You should get on there! I’ll be following you now and catching up with all your posts!! Xx

    • Samantha
      September 1, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      Thank you!! I’m thinking about you tubing, not sure right now but I might get into it! You didn’t leave your name so not sure who, but I’m guessing you know me haha xx

  4. September 2, 2017 / 6:08 pm

    I wasn’t really wowed with the Dior Rosy Glow and it’s at the bottom of my stash somewhere! The Stila Self-Adjustable blush looks very pretty though and quite affordable for Stila….I think x

    http://www.franklyflawless.com

    • Samantha
      September 2, 2017 / 6:32 pm

      I know what you mean, although I do to use all of the ones I mentioned, the Rosy Glow isn’t one I go for more than the others, I would say. The Stila is a similar concept with it also being self-adjusting and for the difference in price I would be much more likely to repurchase the Stila again over the Rosy Glow.

      Thanks for reading lovely x

  5. September 5, 2017 / 10:22 am

    I’m obsessed with blushes lately and I don’t actually have that many so I’m always looking out for recommendations. I LOVE the sound of that Stila one that’s a different shade every time and it’s such a reasonable price too! I always see the blushing hearts and think they look so pretty as well but I’m the same I prefer matte blushes so I’d probably use it as a highlight too!

    Ellie x

    elliesbitsofbeauty.com

    • Samantha
      September 5, 2017 / 11:43 am

      You should try the Stila, Its definitely more affordable than the Dior for the same concept. The blushing hearts are so cute but definitely better as a highlight for be too. Although they aren’t quite as shiny on as they look in the pan!
      Thanks for reading Ellie x

  6. September 6, 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Omg all of these look fab!! I want to try a Dior one. So far I have NARS and Bobbi Brown shimmer brick as my every day ones, plus my Clinique chubby stick which I use when I wear full foundation. Great post, lovely photos as always xx

    • Samantha
      September 6, 2017 / 10:07 pm

      I’ve seen the Bobbi brown shimmer brick, looks lovely, do you tend to use it as a highlight, It’s quite sheeny isn’t it? I’m going to get the chubby stick blush soon! Thanks lovely xx

      • September 6, 2017 / 10:24 pm

        Yes I use the shimmer brick as more of a highlight or under or over another blusher. The Nars blushers don’t need it as they’re already shimmery. I don’t find it heavy shimmer though….I don’t like that look!! 😛 xx

        • Samantha
          September 6, 2017 / 10:38 pm

          Ah okay, thought you might! I might look at the Nars too! Xx

          • September 6, 2017 / 10:53 pm

            I really want Exhibit A from Nars….I think it’d be too heavy for you but for my dance comps I think it’d be amazing. Nars Orgasm and Deep Throat, which are the two on Insta today are my faves….they’re not heavily shimmered at all and both pretty and subtle xx

          • Samantha
            September 7, 2017 / 6:28 am

            I need to catch up! Thanks lovely. I’ll take a look at those! Xx

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