5 Blushers

When I started blogging, the first products I fell in love with were blushers. Granted, I wasn't the greatest at applying them and I often ended up with clown cheeks (I would provide you with evidence, but that would be embarrassing). Enough with the nostalgia however, I've now managed to get to grips with using blusher correctly and have accumulated quite the stash. Here's my top five picks!

I was after NARS Douceur for quite a length of time. It was often sold out online, and every time I went into a Space NK they were out of stock. I tried a local Space NK again a few months later and they were still out. Thankfully though a lovely woman in the store provided me with a free delivery code so I could order it online, and it became mine. It's a beautiful neutral blush, more brown than pink, more pink than orange and it just works. It's perfect for those that are scared of going overboard as I find you need to give the brush a swirl a few times before it picks up a lot of colour.

The Tarte Blusher in Exposed (I have mini Tarte blushers, fyi) is often deemed a dupe for Douceur. I find this leans more pink however, and it's definitely more pigmented. I would suggest going for Exposed if you fear Douceur would look slightly muddy on you.

On to my favourite blusher of all time, MAC Briar Rose. I was incredibly lucky to pick this up in a blog sale last year, and despite using it most days since, it looks untouched. It is the perfect pink blusher for me, and I really hope it's rereleased one day (hopefully in another Disney collection *wink*). 

I bought the newest blusher in my collection using my Birchbox store points, and it's the Laura Mercier Second Skin Cheek Colour in Lush Nectarine. This particular colour has received a huge amount of hype, and I have to say it deserves it. It's a gorgeous peachy shade with the tiniest hint of pink, and a welcome change from all of the others I own.

Last on the list is another Tarte offering, this time in the shade Thankful. This was part of the Thoughtful Treasures collection released before Christmas last year and is a lovely golden pink that really perks up the skin. Just like Exposed the pigmentation is astounding, so a light hand is needed. However if you're looking for pigmentation in your blushers, Tarte is definitely the way forward.

What are your favourite blushers?


  1. Love the look of the Laura Mercier blush! x


  2. Those are such beautiful blushes! I just purchased my first Tarte blush in Fearless and I am obsessed!

    Hilary x | MakeupByHilary.com

  3. I love blushers too, these all look lovely I love Illamasqua and a Sleek blush at the minute :) x

    Catherines Loves

  4. The MAC blusher looks like such a pretty colour!! Bet that looks amazing on. Recently I've got back into my Stila convertible colours, I love the shade peony :)



  5. Them Tarte blushes.... ugh, they just get me every time!

    The Mac blusher looks gorgeous as well! I think it'd look really good on my skintone!

    Kat B - Katience

  6. All of those blushes look beautiful! Would love to try out a few Tarte blushes.. Will definitely be picking some up when I go to London in June! My favourite Nars blushes are Deep Throat and Lustre, and for spring I also love the Stila Convertible Colour in Gerbera! :) x

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.com

  7. I've heard new Nars contour blushes are similar to Douceur but more subtle. I'm really curious to try out Exposed as a contour for my neutral fair skintone :)

  8. These are all gorgeous! I have NARS Douceur on my wishlist as well as those Tarte blushers! x

    Evelyn @ We Were Raised By Wolves

  9. I've been wanting to try the Laura Mercier blush for the longest time! It's just so pretty! x

    Daphne | subgenre of a dream | bloglovin

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  11. Beautiful! I really want to try a Laura Mercier blush xx

  12. I loveeee the Tarte blushes! Definately need a super light hand :')) xxx

  13. the Laura Mercier blush looks like a lovely colour!



  14. they look amazing! definitely want to try out the Tarte ones, so pretty! Just found your blog and love it, your photography is beautiful x


  15. I have only just started getting into blushers, as I always thought they were not meant to be for me as I have really rosy cheeks already, but a lovely MUA at MAC said that I shouldn't be excluded because of that!

    So the one's I love is MAC Melba and Blossoming, and I have just bought Sleek's Rose Gold after hearing so much about it being a cheaper dupe for NARS Orgasm.

    Paula at Beauty Lover xx


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