Friday, 8 February 2013

Inside My Blush Collection

Seriously, what happened to my blush collection. Up until about three years ago I "existed" on one standard pink blush (MAC Dame), we all did! When did it become acceptable to have 20 blushers? And by other standards, this ain't bad... I've seen bloggers with 20 drawers of blushers. My problem is, after lip sticks, blushers are my biggest beauty love plus there's so much choice these days - cream, powder, shimmer, matte, frost, 3D, HD! Still, I think it's too much and most of these beauties sit there for months on end without fulfilling their blushing duty. Before I consider culling it I thought I'd give you a peek into my collection and show you my faves...

CreamsI'm a big lover of cream blushers, I love the dewy, fresh glow and they're great for summer.
TOP: MAC Ladyblush, Lilicent, Stila Lilium
Jelly Ping Pong, Bobbi Brown Pale Pink, Powder Pink, Collection Peahes & Cream
Cargo Rose Flush, R&M Orange Cheek Colour

Powders - I've been reaching for powders much more lately. They're very quick and easy to apply and great for sculpting and shaping. I definitely lean more towards shimmer and frost blusher.
TOP L-R: Sleek Rose Gold, YSL, Benefit Coralista, Bella Bamba
Middle: MAC Fleur Power, Melba, Topshop Flush, MAC Mighty Aphrodite
Bottom: MAC Plumfoolery, Dollymix, Margin
Current Faves - here are the beauties I reach for most. 

Benefit Bella Bamba: My oh my I love this one and reach for it most days. It's a fail sake pink pick me up and I love the 3D effect. Read my full review here.
Benefit Coralista: A beautiful coral/peachy shimmer. When I first bought this one last summer I wasn't sure it was pigmented enough, but now that I'm a bit paler it looks gorgeous. See more pics and review here.
MAC Margin: An unsung hero, Margin doesn't get the love it deserves. A great everyday bronzy blush with a natural shimmer. Read my full review.
MAC Blushcreme Ladyblush: It would be mean for me to make you fall in love with this one, it's long since been discontinued, but it remains my favourite cream blush ever! See why here.

And the ones that failed to hit the mark...

MAC Fleur Power: This is one of those blushers I bought because over people rave about it, but it does nothing for me. It's a pretty colour but I have to apply a LOT to get a decent colour pay off. It's a satin finish blush which seems to be my least favourite.
Sleek Rose Gold: I can hear your gasps! Possibly one of the most sought after pieces of make up ever, it took months to get my hands on this one and for that reason my expectations were HIGH! I'm not saying I don't like it, I do, but it's very gold and can make me look too made up. It doesn't help that it cracked! See more pics and swatches here.
Topshop Flush: Is it cream, is it powder, I just don't know. I like the colour but not so keen on the texture and it doesn't have the staying power I prefer.

So there you have it. I'd love to hear your thoughts. Is 20 too much? How many blushers do you have and which are you faves/least faves?


  1. Loved this post!
    I've been on a blush kick lately.
    I'm currently waiting on my Sephora order of 5 new blushes =/ I have a problem! lol

    1. I'm going to New York in March, can't wait to go to Sephora x

  2. Mac Margin looks gorgeous, I will have to check this one out next time I in Mac. x

  3. So many pretty colours! I have a similar number of blushes and I only started wearing blush 2 years ago!


  4. MAC still carries Ladyblush! At least in Canada they still do :)

    1. I came here to say this too. I just ordered it online 30seconds ago!

  5. Just discovered your blog- LOVE!

  6. omg! i want to raid ur collection soooo bad! such good blush choices :) xx


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