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?