14 February 2016

My Blush Obsession: A Look Into My Collection

It was last spring when my obsession for a nice flush began. I think I saw a lot of runway models or actresses or characters in my favourite films — Kirsten Dunst in Marie Antoinette or (more recently) Lily James in Cinderella are good examples — wearing minimal eye makeup with clear and glowing skin but the most beautiful flush of colour on the cheeks. It was effortless. It was just naturally pretty. No more smokey eyes and heavy foundation — defined brows and colour on the cheeks with mascara was my go-to. Now that its winter I am less partial to this look, but spring is right around the corner and I know I'll be back to it soon. I used to not care about blush at all back when I was a makeup novice. I couldn't understand that it could do so much for the look, so I simply didn't use any. Now I can't live without it! It brings warmth and life to the face. It's just plain pretty!

- Hikari Blush in Tango: a really pigmented bright pink powder blush. [This came in a former Ipsy bag back in the States. Not a colour I would usually go for, but I was pleasantly surprised! It is a nice change.]

 - Colourpop Super Shock Cheek in Quarters: satin rose with gold shimmer cream-based blush. [I find it hard to a lot of pigment from this... I think because the texture is so odd. It's a cream but still solid...]

- Sleek Blush in Flushed: a deep red, burgundy wine powder blush with the tiniest bit of shimmer. [Love this one - get's great pigmentation after you scrape the top layer off.]

- Model Co. Blush Cheek Powder in Peach Bellini: a very shimmery peachy-coral powder blush. [I think this is super similar to Nars Orgasm - it's fantastic in the summer time. Very glow-y and illuminating.]

- Josie Maran Coconut Watercolour Cheek GelĂ©e in Pink Escape: a beautiful gel blush in a pink cherry colour. [This is best for that natural spring time, I just walk through fields in the French countryside blush. It just melts into the skin.]

- Doll 10 HydraGel Cream Blush in Flirt: a no-shimmer cream blush in a warm pink. [Not a very hydrating blush despite the name. It's a little tough to get an even application due to the dryness, but the colour is fantastic. It's a great neutral option, so it's worth the extra work.]

- Stila Field of Florals Convertible Colour Dual Lip & Cheek Palette: my wonderful cream blush palette with an assortment of colours from brown tones to fuchsia pink. [Great for a blush junkie like myself, though I do find these do not last as long as a powder blush. I suppose that is to be expected. But it gives a great natural flush to the cheeks - wonderful in spring and summer. Favourite colour is Rose - second down from the upper right corner.]

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