Saturday, 16 July 2016

Blush Collection

blusher collection
I was going to tell you about my love for the Max Factor Creme Puff Blush. I got it out of my bathroom cabinet to photograph it, and dropped it. It smashed and dissolved in to an unrecoverable mess.

So, in an attempt to turn the situation around, I thought instead of telling you about one blusher, I would tell you about my blush collection.

I have to say blushers were one of the last things I got excited about buying and I think this is because I've only recently got to grips with how much to apply. This has been greatly helped by my Real Techniques Blush Brush, which just makes it kind of fool proof to apply blush and I think my days of looking like I'm in the middle of a severe hot flush are over..

So I'm starting to get more excited and less scared about blushers, although I am still learning by trial and error as to what sort of shades suit my skin tone.

All of my current blushers are powder, except for the liquid tint. I do like cream blushers as well though, especially for when you are wearing no foundation or a light base. A cream blush gives a real fresh, youthful flush to cheeks. Great staying power as well. (Note to self-buy some cream blushers).

Here's the blush palette that kicked it all off for me.. 
Revolution Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush palette
Make Up Revolution Sugar and Spice Ultra Blush palette
This eight pan palette is exceptionally great value at £6.00 from Superdrug and you can get it by clicking here. This palette contains four blushers, two contouring or bronzers and two highlighting blushes. All of these powders are pigmented and long lasting. This is a great selection box of shades.

Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek palette
Tanya Burr Peachy Glow Cheek palette
Tanya Burr is a huge You Tube star but she also has a really lovely make up range. As well as this cheek palette, I've tried one of her eyeshadow palettes - lovely. And her nail polishes are very good.
This cheek palette is £8.00 and is also available from Superdrug here. This is a great light weight travel friendly packaging which contains a bronzer, apricot toned blusher and a champagne coloured highlighter.

Kiko Soft Touch Blush - shade 107 (top left)
A terracotta coloured blush which only requires a light hand when applying. This is a great shade is you are going for either a natural look or a bold bronzey eye.

Collection Blush - shade 2 Bashful (top right)
A subtle pink blush which is crazy affordable at only £2.99. A great everyday blush when you only want the slightest hint of colour.

H&M Pure Radiance powder blusher - shade Pink Peach (bottom left)
£6.99 for this really adaptable colour. It is a pinky peach as per the name and this gives a lovely healthy colour to cheeks. If you haven't already checked out the H&M beauty range (available in larger stores), if you come across it, pick up a few bits - it's really good.

Kiko Trio Blush - shade 03 Fushion (bottom right)
A great little compact blush that gives you three shades for the price of one. I suppose you could try and just use one shade at a time but I swirl my brush over all three. Kiko products are so affordable and pigmented, and their shade variations are very impressive. This is £10.90.

Collection Gorgeous Glow Blush Block (top left)
This is a great dupe for the cult Bobbi Brown Shimmer Bricks but is only £4.19. Another swirl your brush all over and then apply for a slightly bronzed healthy glow.

MUA Blusher - shade marshmallow (top right)
This bright pink shade is too pink for my skin tone. It is very pigmented and a lovely fun shade and at only £1.00 who cares that it doesn't suit me! It brightens up my make up drawer.

Stila Eye and Cheek palette - shade light/medium (bottom left)
I previously posted about this palette, which you can read about here. I adore this palette, I honestly have used it every day since I got it. I use the darker blush/bronzer shade like a contour just to the outer part of my cheek bones and then the pink plush as a pop on to the apples of my cheeks. Love it.

Emite Lip and Cheek Tint (bottom middle)
I also posted about this liquid tint from June's Glossybox. I'm still using this and am still impressed at the long lasting rosy sheen it gives. This is great when you want more of a glowy look to your make up.

Urban Decay Afterglow - shade Quiver
I've just realised I'm ending this post on a disappointing product. But it's actually my fault. I totally picked the wrong shade, as any fool can see. Who wears a dark red? This was a costly error at £19.00 for a product I can never use. Shame as it's meant to last 8 hours.
The packaging is gorgeous though. It closes with a magnetic clunk. That almost makes it worth it. Almost.

Let me know if you have any blush recommendations I can try out, especially as I build in confidence in light handed application.



  1. I've never really been that into blushes but this post has made me want to try out so many!! The collection blush in bashful is so pretty as well :)
    Kathy x

    1. Thanks for your kind comment.
      Julie X

  2. So pretty collection! I don't use at all! Do you want to be friends with me on bloglovin? If yes, just follow my blog there, I'll follow your blog back!!!

  3. For someone who doesn't use them that much you have a fair few! Blush has always been a staple for me, used to be the only makeup I wore... For me Bourjois was my main love, those little cute pots & it lasted forever, I've since theBalm products, really cute packaging to boot, the instain blusher & stainiac tint are great, love a cheek/lip product in one! In fact Jane Iredale does a fab one that changes shade depending on your skin tone! I'm also loving the Emite 😁

    1. There's some great ones for me to try. I love the balm packaging and their highlighter is amazing so I'll give their blushes a try I think.
      Julie X


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