Whilst recently organising my makeup collection, I realised something. I have an addiction to pink blushes! Whether it be powder, mineral or cream, pink is one of the easiest shades for me to wear as a blush and I seem to have built up quite a selection. Blushes that can be worn on a warm and sunny day in Spring, or in the bitterly cold days of Winter. My favourite pink hues...
Spring is when the cream blushes come out to play and over the past couple of weeks there's been three cream loves in my life. Kevyn Aucoin The Creamy Glow (Space NK, £21) in Isadore was the first Kevyn Aucoin product I added to my collection, spurred on last Spring/Summer by the huge blogger hype around the Creamy Glow range. As dreamy as everyone said they would be, Isadore is a perfect bright pink that blends effortlessly and beautifully onto my cheeks, creating the perfect pop of colour whilst still looking subtle and chic. A budget-friendly alternative is the gorgeous NYX Hot Pink Cream Blush (NYX, £5.50) which is almost a perfect dupe, with just a slight touch of coral to it that sets it apart. For a budget brand at a fraction of the price, I find NYX cream blushes to be just as good as any of my high-end alternatives! For a pink that's truly intense, it doesn't come much better than MAC Pink Shock Cream Colour Base (£15), which is sadly only available in Pro MAC stores and not online! Brighter, more vivid and a really brave pink, Pink Shock looks intimidating in the pan and even when swatched, but once blended in, looks absolutely heavenly. Quite possibly my favourite cream blush, ever!
Onto powder blushes, let's start with high-end. When the news of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes (Space NK, £28) hit the beauty scene, I was like a blush-obsessed girl possessed. I ordered two without a seconds thought, and then forgot about them when they arrived. Lately I've been making the effort to get some use out of these, let's face it, not very purse-friendly blushes, and one in particular I am smitten with! Diffused Heat is a very subtle, warming pink with peach undertones that looks super flattering when on. It's one of those blushes that you could wear for a no-makeup makeup look, for a day out or evening with friends, that can be built up for more intensity or applied as is for a beautiful finish. Love! For those who fancy the look of Diffused Heat or Isadore, Space NK currently have an offer on; Get £10 off of any £40+ orders with code DISCOVER20 at checkout! Estee Lauder Pure Color Blush (Mistrys*, £25) in Exotic Pink is a world apart from Diffused Heat, a beautiful satin finish blush that's the perfect warm pink. With a lovely formula that's easy to work with, Exotic Pink applies subtle, sheer, but with enough colour to warm the cheeks. With a bit more oomph, the colour is easily built up and the warm shade of pink is perfect for colder months. Estee Lauder products are dreamy, and I'm smitten with this blush!
But what about us drugstore fans, I hear you ask? There's three perfect purse-friendly blushes in my stash, too! theBalm Frat Boy Blush (FeelUnique, £14.50) is easily one of my favourite blushes ever, as it's one of the most wearable of all the shades I own. With a buttery soft powder formula, theBalm blushes in general are some of my most highly rated, and Frat Boy is a perfect warm peachy-pink. Must-have, couldn't live without, you need this blush! Revlon Racy Rose Powder Blush (Boots, £7.99) and Sleek Rose Gold Blush (Boots, £4.49) are very similar in shade; both are gorgeous pinks with golden undertones. Sleek is more intense, but Revlon has a nicer finish. The formula of Sleek feels nicer to apply, but the longevity of Revlon is much better. Both gorgeous shades, but Sleek is my favourite of the two with a touch more shimmer and gold!
Pink blush heaven. Which is your favourite?
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