23 September 2014

TOP BUDGET-FRIENDLY BLUSHES

A picture of high-street cream blushes including Bourjois and Makeup Revolution

A picture of high-street powder blushes including The Body Shop, Makeup Revolution and Sleek
Over the past couple of weeks, I've turned continuously to some of my favourite drugstore finds to complete a look. I'm really into drugstore blushes right now, having a few stand-out shades in my stash that are perfect from an everyday neutral look, to complimenting a look with a bit more oomph. Of course I have some high-end blushes in my stash that I absolutely adore, but I really do think there's an amazing variety of brands, shades and formulas on the high-street that are just as good as any high-end offerings. These are my top budget-friendly blushes.

If you're looking for the most perfect high-street cream blush formula, then look no further than the velvety soft cream to powder Bourjois Cream Blush (£8) range which features 6 shades. My favourite is 01 Nude Velvet, which is one of the most everyday wearable shades in my stash, a pale pinky nude. 02 Healthy Glow has a bit more oomph to it, a lovely summer perfect orange with softening peachy tones, whilst 03 Rose Tender is a pretty perfect pink with very fine shimmer finish. I love the little round pots they come in, and they last forever too as a little goes a long way. I love using my Real Techniques Contour Brush to apply. 

A brand which has got both cream and powder blushes spot on, is Makeup Revolution, and there's two of their individual blushes which I turn to a lot. The most surprising things about these blushes, is the price. The definition of budget-friendly, the cream blush is just £1.50, whilst the powder blush is even cheaper at just £1. Makeup Revolution Peach Cream Cream Blush* (£1.50) is slightly firmer to the touch than the Bourjois offerings, but blends incredibly easy with a demi-matte finish, and a lovely everyday peach in shade. The Makeup Revolution Treat Powder Blusher* (£1) is easily one of my most used blushers of summer, and one I'll probably use all through winter too. A very soft powder formula, I do experience fall out with this one, so the gentler you are with your brush the better. Slightly warmer than Peach Cream and with fantastic longevity, this is one of my most reached for products of 2014.

Sleek is a brand I absolutely adore for their cheek products, particularly their blushes, and there's one of their blushes which stands out from the crowd as a blogger favourite and quite the cult product with customers. Sleek Rose Gold Blush (£4.49) is a shade I spent months hunting down, and when I finally got my hands on it I became as smitten as everyone else. Often described as the high-street dupe to NARS Orgasm, I actually prefer the deeper, more intense shade of Rose Gold to NARS Orgasm, a beautiful shade which would flatter absolutely any skintone. 

How could I mention budget-friendly blushes without including The Body Shop? I've raved a lot about the All-In-One Cheek Colour (£8) range and I really do think more people should give The Body Shop makeup a go. I'm smitten with one shade in particular at the moment; Macaron, a beautiful soft pink.  

What's your favourite budget-friendly blush?

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23 comments

  1. What a gorgeous recap! I've been eyeing off Bourjois for a long time - I might just have to invest in one of their blushes, seeing as though the Inglot powder blushes aren't really doing it for me anymore. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks so much MJ, really glad you enjoyed my post! Ah really, I wanted to try some Inglot blushes! I'd really recommend Bourjois though :) I haven't tried their powder offerings, but their cream blushes are an absolute dream xo

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  2. I do love the Bourjois cream blushes! Such a nice formula x
    lipstickandlightening.blogspot.ie

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    1. It's beautiful isn't it? Very easy to work with, I love them! xo

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  3. I do love a good cheap blush, its amazing how great a quality cheaper make up has got over the years! Also absolutely adore The Body Shop make up, some of my favourite lipsticks come from them xx

    Charli | Secrets Behind The Closet Door

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    1. I really agree, there's been a huge improvement in drugstore makeup over the past few years, and for the better! I really need to get using my The Body Shop lipsticks more! xo

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  4. I have never tried the Boujoris blushers before. I think I need afew in my life! =] xx.

    www.beautyandlouise.com

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    1. Everyone needs a Bourjois pot blush in their life ;) xo

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  5. I love sleek blushes, they are amazing! As are the topshop cream blushes!
    xprincessjas | ♥

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    1. I've tried the Topshop cream blushes before, but I just couldn't get on with them very well! xo

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  6. I've just got my hands on the Bourjois Nude blush and its really nice. The Sleek Rose Gold blush sounds lovely, I really want to try this one now. Great post, love hearing about drugstore make up. KBxx
    www.beautybykaris.com

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    1. And at such a budget-friendly price, who could resist? Thanks Karis! Really glad you enjoyed my post xo

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  7. Wow some lovely products!! The topshop ones look great really need to get some more topshop makeup xx

    Emilyldn.blogspot.com x

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    1. I didn't feature any Topshop blushes ;) Not a fan of Topshop makeup personally! xo

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  8. I have a couple of the Bourjois cream to powder blushes and they are really good. Need to try Sleek next. I can't believe I haven't got any yet. x

    speakingbeautyuk.blogspot.co.uk | Instagram

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    1. Sleek is a fantastic brand! I really recommend their Blush by 3 palettes too! xo

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  9. I swear by mac & nars but I used to absolutely love the Bourjous ones, they even used to smell delicious!!

    Francesca x | effstarbeauty.blogspot.com

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    1. I love my high-end blushes from MAC and NARS too! But it's nice to go over high-street sometimes too :) Will be sharing some favourite high-end blushes soon, keep an eye out! xo

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  10. I love the Bourjois cream blushes! I currently have Nude Velvet but need to get Rose Tender because it looks so pretty & perfect for autumn! xo

    www.seekmyscribbles.com

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    1. It really is perfect for autumn, it has just the right flush of colour and the finish is perfect for a/w! xo

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  11. What a brilliant post, perfect timing too- I've been on the lookout for trying a cream blush so the Bourjois and Makeup revolution sound good ones to try! x

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