23 Sept 2014

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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