Personally, for my pale skin I find it such a hard task to find a blusher that doesn’t make turn me into a beetroot or a cabbage patch doll! It’s taken me a while, (I mean years!) of constantly buying and re-buying of blushers to find my all time faves as well as the ones that make me look horrendous and are not worth the hype.
Rimmel Lasting Finish Soft Colour Blush in 050 Live Pink (what a mouthful!) –
For the price of just £3.99 this blush is a bargain, but for me the cheap price really shows. In comparison to my other blushers I feel that the colour is very dull, and definitely not as vibrant as the Sleek blushes and the pigmentation is not that great. The pink is definitely not bright and I find it very hard to blend and by midday I need to reapply some blusher… something which I’ve never had to do! So all in all, I’m not impressed with this blusher, it makes my make up look very ‘fake’ and the longevity of the product is not great.
MAC Mineralize Blush in Dainty –
This blush is definitely on the pricey side of things with a price tag of £20, but I do love it. At first my relationship with the blusher was not too great… I almost, almost contemplated throwing it out as I really didn’t like the effect of it on my cheeks. However, that moment aside I now really like it, the pink of the blush is almost coral on the cheeks, surprising since it looks so pink in the packaging. I love the soft shimmer and I have to say that the lasting power is pretty good and I am now definitely open to purchasing more MAC blushes!
Sleek Blush in Pomegranate-
Now, I am a MASSIVE fan of sleek blushes, for just £4.49 you can purchase a blush that has great staying power, great pigmentation and comes in a variety of colours – way better than the Rimmel blushes! The only downfall for me with this particular blush is my wrong choice of colour, pomegranate is so so bright and the colour is very rich, something which doesn’t bide well with my skin colour! I think it would look beautiful on more olive and warmer skin tones, perfect for the winter, just way too dramatic for me.
Sleek Blush in Rose Gold-
Now this blush is an all round winner for me, a fail safe, maybe even my holy grail of blushers! This particular blush colour has been reviewed and raved about to death by beauty bloggers and dubbed the dupe of Nars Orgasm and I really do agree with that. I absolutely love love love the shimmer in this blush, it lasts all day on my face, easy to blend and will suit any skin tone, what more can a girl want?
Now I know what you’re thinking… £23.50 for a blush, are you crazy? Well yes, that price tag makes my bank account weep, but boy is it worth it. I first bought this blush about 2 years ago and really did not like it at all, I thought to myself I do not like a shimmery blush and it is too orangey! But I was lucky enough to be bought this for Christmas and I am now in love with it! For the past 2 months I have worn it every single day without fail, it is the PERFECT summer blush, I can sweat as much as I like in the heat and at the gym and I come out and my blush has remained in tact. Also, I think it looks absolutely gorgeous with a tan! Thumbs up Benefit!
(From R-L Benefit Sugarbomb, Sleek Rose Gold, Sleek Pomegranate, MAC Dainty and Rimmel Lasting Finish in Live Pink)
What are your favourite blushers and which ones do you hate? I really want to try Benefit’s Coralista, would you recommend it? Xo