Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Starting off: Blushers

Ok guys and dolls so it's week 4 of the soproject and this week it's all about blusher! 

This is quiet an exciting one for me, as I've always been a bronzer girl but I've recently started getting into blusher and have gone a bit blusher crazy! 

Blusher is normally a pinky shade or toned product that you apply to the apples of your cheek either on top of your blusher or on their own to add a wash of colour to your face as well as making you look "more human" - brilliant for them really early starts where you look a bit like zombie! 

Because I wasn't sure what blusher shades would suit me, I started off with purchasing a few of MUA's £1 blushers. I wasn't expecting anything spectacular from these because of the small price tag, but I was so pleased with them that I repurchased the shade "Lolly" this is perfect for my skin tone and is a sort of peach colour which can warm up or cool down any face without it looking orange. 

I also like the beauty UK blush and brush in shade no.3 upper east side. This is a shimmery blusher, in a rose gold colour. This is absolutely beautiful teamed with a dark smokey navy eye and nude lip. I am loving rose gold at the moment, especially in makeup because it's so A/W. This shade is also meant to be a dupe for the new benefit rocketer blusher. You can pick this up from SuperDrug for around £4. 

I then thought I would get slightly more adventurous and try a cream blusher. These are now my favourite type of blusher because they go on so smoothly with a stippling brush or with your fingers. these also make your face look really hydrated because of the cream texture and feel really refreshing, because sometimes powder blushers can make your skin feel really dry! Cream blushers are also a lot more pigmented, so you will need a light hand when applying this and to build it up lightly. My favourite cream blusher is MUA's cream blusher in shade blossom This retails for £2 from any SuperDrug store or their website. I have also heard good things about the bourjois cream blushers but am yet to explore these! 

Next up is a loose powder blusher, these are great if you want a very light coverage of blusher. I find this product is great to apply when you only want a really light flush of colour  and if you don't want to wear heavy makeup. I've really become a fan of mineral makeup recently because they are natural and a lot better for your skin and the environment (check out my beauty pageant speech!) my favourite is the bare essentials loose powder blusher in shade pink petal. I think this colour looks beautiful with a brown smokey eye and a nude lipstick. 

Last but not least, is a cream to powder finish blusher. This blusher has all the benefits of both a powder blusher and a cream blusher. It applies easily because it's a cream texture so just applies like your foundation but drys to look like you have applied a powder blusher (amazing!) my favourite is the ELF cream blusher in shade rose.

(L-R ELF Cream blush in rose, MUA powder blusher in Lolly, MUA cream blush in blossom, bare minerals loose powder blush in pink petal, beauty UK blush n brush in no.3 upper east side)

Hope you enjoyed this post hunnis, I am a blusher newbie so please be gentle! :-) 



  1. The beauty UK blush is gorgeous!




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