Blush is the type of product I would not gravitate towards on day to day bases, but it is undeniable how much of a difference it could make. With that in mind I venture into the endless search of the perfect shade of blush. Selecting the right shade is very crucial in this equation, just as a precaution to avoid blush overload. These are my candid choices ranging from pretty apricots to predominately rose pinks.Somewhere in between you might find your best blusher too
Estee Lauder Illuminating powder in Tease is limited edition from a few years back. What is unique about this blush is the shade of color which range from iridescent pink with golden undertones. The effect is glowing rosy cheeks that also appear tiny bit highlighted. Looking for some dupes or close lookalikes Benefit Rockateur seems to be close enough.
Speaking of dupes Laura Mercier Orchid Mosaic is also a good substitute. It comes with one darker burgundy shade and three shades of highlighters ranging from champagne pink, rose and ash pink. Swirl together they make the perfect shade of cheek glow. This shimmer brick is not only great for the colder months but it is also great to use as highlight only, especially if your skin tone is more on the pale side of things.
Mac blush Well Dressed is the perfect light pink that add a settle hint of color. This is another blush that goes with any eye look. The pigment is not strong and very hard to overdo. On the skin it gives a flattering light pink glow that really gives a bit more dimension to the face. It is more of a spring/supper color but with certain eye look it does look better than your usual berry plum shade.
Stila Dual Lip and Cheek cream in Magnolia is probably one of my favorite cream blush colors. The color is settle and really not as dark as it appears on in the pan. Because it is so blendable it is quite easy to adjust the intensity of color, even if you mess up. The effect on the cheek is natural flush of rosey color. This cram also doubles up as a lipstick. The color translates as quite pigmented and very natural ash pink on the lips. This product is not really forgiving on chapped lips and can feel a bit drying at times. For me I only use it as a really long lasting cream blush only.
Hourglass Ambient lighting blush Dim Infusion is a mix of tan and apricot color that simply flatters any complexion. Once on the skin it really makes a settle difference that compliments both every day and more dramatic evening looks. This blush is moderately pigmented, allowing to slowly build it up even if you are heavy handed.
What is your favorite/best blusher this season?