Heyyyyyyy! Today I just wanted to share my blush collection with you all. I can’t tell you why today was the day, but blush is one of the most underrated parts of a good beauty routine. I mean, back in the day pinching the cheeks for a little color was one of the few things that women did. And now we have full faces of makeup that don’t include blush sometimes (cough, cough Lindsey!) Haha!
Last I heard Lindsey had finally added blush into her routine, after years of watching me pile it on. One of my earliest memories of Lindsey and I’s journey into this world of makeup was walking into Sephora and getting a compliment on my heavy handed drugstore blush. I was pumped but also glad that she couldn’t tell I’d only spent a couple of bucks on it at Target.
Now that I have been dabbling in both high end and drugstore makeup for a few years I know that the price point doesn’t necessarily indicate the quality of the item. Drugstore quality is often neck and neck with higher priced brands.
In the video below I’ve shared my entire collection! If you are just getting started with blush, you’ll be happy to know that my collection grew do to my hunt for the perfect “nude” blush. For years I had been searching for a blush that gave a decent amount of color without being to drastic on my pale skin. You’ll see that I found lots of options!
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High End Picks
Urban Decay Afterglow 8-hour blush in the shades Video and Fetish are great as well. I will say that these two struggle to blend over any other type of powder. I’ve mainly noticed it when I bake under my eyes a little lower than intended. But if you aren’t heavy handed on the under-eye concealing and setting you should be golden!
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in the shade Love Hangover is a great peachy option. The only thing I would complain about is the size/shape of the sample that I have. It is far smaller than my blush brush and a little goes a long way.
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour Blush in the shade Paaarty is a beautiful rosey nude. This one blends well and is long-lasting!
Cindy Lou Manizer by the Balm is a good shimmery blush. Just be careful using this one if large pores are a problem for you in this area of the phase. The shimmer will emphasize them which is no good!
These specific shades of the Becca Mineral Blushes were a one time deal for this Jaclyn Hill collection. I do love the formula and it looks like there is a wide range of shades to choose from.
Ulta Velvet Blush in the shade Sunglow. This one was a little darker than I was anticipating and doesn’t blend as well as the others. That being said it is not terrible and could be a good starter at the price point.
Physician’s Formula Butter Blush in the shade plum rose is da BOMB. Like seriously, this is my fav blush evvvaaa! It blends like a dream and smells like a beach vacay. You can’t beat that! And this is my perfect shade. If you start to dabble in blush you will figure out quickly what doesn’t work for your skin tone. This just works for me. With literally every look. What I love about it is that it never looks unnatural. And while some days I am certainly going for that over the top look, I love this for my everyday.
This Kardashian Beauty blush is a beautiful tone but is a little heavy for my skin tone. It also doesn’t boast the blendability of the rest of my collection. It looks like this has been discontinued.
CoverGirl Classic Color Blush is soooo good! This was my go-to until I found my beloved butter blush. It does exactly what it’s moniker predicts; gives a lovely natural glow. I wear this one whenever I’m trying to pull off a no-makeup makeup look.
Elf Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder is so good. I love the peachy tone of this blush and the bronzer is actually great too. AND this is only $4. Seriously?! You cannot beat that. This would be great for someone just jumping into blush and bronzer!
These ColourPop shades are so gorgeous, but as I said in the video I cannot figure out how to apply them. If you’ve never seen ColourPop before, their pressed blushes/shadows have this crazy cream/powder consistency. The shadows blend great with a synthetic hair brush but the blush is such a challenge. I think I will try applying them with a damp beauty blender and report back. They are beautiful and a great price point as well!
What about you?
So are you a blush girl too? Did I miss any of your favorites?
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