Tuesday, 22 May 2012

favourite blushers for spring/summer

Left to right: Sleek Flamingo, 17 First Kiss, Topshop High Five, MUA English Rose, eBay Blush Palette Orangey Coral
Clockwise from top left: MUA English Rose, Topshop High Five, Sleek Flamingo, 17 First Kiss, eBay Blush Palette Orangey Coral
I love love love a good blush! They're definitely one of the bits of make up that I get most excited about. I think this might be as I'm so pale I feel that I need to add a bit of colour to my cheeks to make me look a little more alive. Anyway, enough rambling, I thought I'd show you the blushers that I love most for the spring and summer.

Sleek Blush in Flamingo
I know that this looks a terrifying colour in the pan and also on my arm as I've swatched it very heavily but on the cheeks (and used with a very light hand) it just gives such a pretty and feminine flush to the cheeks. I also know that Tanya Burr loves this blusher and I swear by her recommendations!
Sleek Blush in Flamingo is available from Superdrug for £4.30.


17 Blusher in First Kiss
I am OBSESSED with this blush at the moment - I've stopped even trying to restrain myself from using this blush every day - it's just so beautiful! It's a bright pinky coral which finishes with a subtle gold shimmer. It just gives your cheeks such a glowing and healthy look. Now I don't have it to compare, but I have read that this blush is very similar to the infamous Nars Orgasm (but obviously at a fraction of the price). From looking at swatches online it does look very similar hurrah! If you haven't got this blush then I URGE you to pick this up for the summer because I'm obsessed at the moment. I also think it would look brilliant on all skin tones!
17 Blusher in First Kiss is available from Boots for £3.49.


Topshop Cream Blush in High Five
This is a really bright almost neon pink which gives such a natural rosy glow to the cheeks. I love the Topshop cream blushers as they're so easy to blend and dry to a powder finish so your skin doesn't feel tacky all day long. My favourite way to apply these is with a stippling brush as this makes it even easier to evenly distribute the colour. Unfortunately I can't see High Five on the Topshop website any more but I have seen it in some shops still so have a look.
Topshop blushs are £6.00 from Topshop (and now the new John Lewis Beauty Hall on Oxford Street too!)

MUA Mosaic Blush in English Rose
I won't ramble on too much about this blusher as I've mentioned it before here where you can also see it on my cheeks! I think English Rose is such an appropriate name as this just gives you such a naturally pretty healthy glow. I love the shimmer in this blush as well as I feel it highlights my cheekbones so well to. For £2.50 I really can't fault it.
MUA Blush in English Rose is available from Superdrug for £2.50

eBay 10 Colour Blush Palette - shimmery orange coral (fourth on top row)
I picked up this ten piece blusher palette after seeing it on VIPXO (see Victoria's review here) and didn't have particularly high expectations as it was so cheap (it works out 44p a blusher!) However all of the colours are reasonably well pigmented and there's a great range of colours. My favourite at the moment is this bright shimmery coral. Corals and oranges are always so great for the summer and I love that these blushes are a little shimmery as I think that can make you look nice and glowy - and let you skip the highlighter!
This blush palette is available here from eBay for £4.46 - bargain!

What blushers are you loving at the moment?

xx

22 comments:

  1. the 17 blush is my favourite! :) x

    http://eatplayshoplove.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. I love the MUA Mosaic blush in this shade, I've been through two pans of it.
    Love your selection :)

    Isabela

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  3. I have to say I love topshop blushes at the moment. I am constantly reaching for prime time. It is a lovely colour. May have to see if I can pick this one up to.xx

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    1. Just had a look at Prime Time, it actually looks quite similar to High Five x

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  4. Im loving the Sleek in Suede blush atm and Benefit Coralista I think there perfect for spring/summer time, I haven't tried any of the TopShop blushes yet but really want to! :)

    littlefashionstudent.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Yes, I really want Benefit Coralista but I do think they're a bit overpriced x

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  5. I had never even contemplated buying anything from 17 but i'm in line for a new blush and this one looks so gorgeous in the pan and swatched x

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    1. I'm in love with it! You can see it on my cheeks here (http://themusingsofflorence.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/face-of-day-glow.html) too x

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  6. oh wow, can i maybe steal all of those blushers? thanks.
    ha ha, i've been pretty lazy on my makeup lately -- on this next paycheck i hopefully plan on splurging, though! i really need new blush, too. especially since i broke my MAC peach (my absolute all-time favorite color. aghh :( )

    -alexandra
    http://alexisinodak.blogspot.com/

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    1. I can't wait until pay day either, I've got so many bits I want to get! x

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  7. I love sleek blushes! I've been eyeing up Flamingo for such a long time! You're making me want it even more! =) x

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    1. It's great, you just have to be careful with it as it's so bright! x

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  8. I'm pale too and I swear by blusher! That 17 one looks lovely. X

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    1. I know, makes us look alive haha! x

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  9. Love all the blushes you have there but i really want to get my hands on the Topshop blushes they arent sold here :(
    shame they look really good!
    http://starvogue84.blogspot.com

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    1. They are such good cream blushes! x

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  10. Lots of people rave about the 17 one- gonna have to check it out, looks gorgeous. A blush I'm beginning to use a lot more is No 7 Vital Brights Cream Blush in Blossoming pink, was limited edition so pleased I got it :)

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    1. I loved the packaging of those! x

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  11. Some gorgeous colours! I'm so basic when it comes to blush. I just stick with light pinks. The Top shop blush looks incredible!

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    1. It is, it's such a great formula :) x

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